The ways to love

These two quadrilles are for the Secret Keeper’s writing prompt. This week’s words are:



This is where they part,

the head and the heart,

old demons give way

to dreams’ new day.

For poorer are we

if we only see

the rocky path before,

above the tangled shore,

and never raise our eyes

to the bright, star-speckled skies.


Ancient are the ways,

he says,

to love,

ask the stars above,

the watchful moon beaming,

sunlight streaming.

Listen not to your fears,

or give in to tears,

but take my hand, start

to heed your beating heart

or we will the poorer part.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

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