Unrequited Love

(Photo by Kristen Wyman)

A nightingale sang every night,

A song for her beloved.

Her love every night grew deep.

For her Love, everyday she weeps.

Her fellows mocking say-

“Dear your love, purely a vain;
for you there’s not a gain.”
She, on Moon her gaze-
“True love, no loss or gain,

mere sweet suffering and beautiful pain.
No care take I, that you don’t know me.

No care take I, that I am not the one you see.
I still adore you,
In every way, every hue.

Charming gentleman, prince of many hearts.

Charming gentleman, king of many arts.

God, if there, do me a favour,

Let my beloved shine this way, forever”

Love, though requited; pleases each one,

though he be beast, bird or human.

Pearl

(Pallavi D. Patel)

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12 Comments

  1. Parimal 4th August 2018 at 4:58 pm

    I’m no Nightingale but i can almost relate.

    “True love, no loss or gain,
    mere sweet suffering and beautiful pain”

  2. Aejal Patel 4th August 2018 at 11:14 pm

    Such a beautiful poem!
    Very few would feel unrequited after reading your poems.

  3. Susana 5th August 2018 at 7:13 pm

    My dear friend, your love is so precious.
    Each word of your poem is so ambitious.
    I hate to admit but I’m so jealous.
    May you find your beloved, Oh! so chivalrous.

  4. Rita Prar 14th August 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Beautiful Poem. I also read all the other poems and they were as more beautiful than I thought. I want to ask you a question.

    What inspires you to write poems? Can you write a post explaining the story behind your poems.

    1. Pallavi D. Patel 14th October 2018 at 5:29 pm

      Thank you so much Rita!
      Mostly different things inspire me to write poems, sometimes it is nature, sometimes it is human emotions…the muses have many faces.😁
      As far as the stories behind the poems are concerned…I guess for each one of us it tells us a different story. Then why limit it under one?
      I would love to hear your stories. Tell me, which poem of mine tells you which story? Why just mine , tell me the story behind your favorite poems. I would love to hear them. ☺

  5. Aradhana 27th August 2018 at 10:49 pm

    Lovely Poem. 🙂

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