"Now, Voyager," refers to the movie of that name, which refers to the Walt Whitman line:

“The untold want, by life and land ne'er granted,

Now, Voyager, sail thou forth, to seek and find.

the reality of an ill-fated love


it was, and is, very much a now, voyager love,

deep and ill-fated. years pass without hope


until a simmering, resigned acceptance proves to be

the only survivable way they can live their separate lives.


love as unrelenting as this carves new pathways,

if one way fails, another is channeled. so it was, so it is.


the rare union brings a scorching primacy,

unsettles to the core, reaffirms that much more


the certainty of their love, but rules apply. there is

an embrace, no more. it must suffice, it must say all


and be all, the triad of their sensuality pressed as one

for as long as their rationalized sense of propriety fails them,


and that much longer—searing, imprinting. then,

another year, or set of years, pass. so it was, so it is.






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Written on 2019-11-16 at 14:46

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!

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I think I should watch the movie first. But nonetheless, a well-written verse: the couplets work well. And now I can see what it means to write "anything but yourself."