When In Kuln

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As we both sat and watched boats float by, on the Rhine, we mused of how we met.

I sat in front of a beer in Koln, when a scarf brushed my cheek. My gaze found her, shy and sweet. ‘At what cost’ I thought, ‘might I try to know her?’

My chance dimmed when, with a twirl and a grin, she was gone. Where she went, I knew not, but in time, our love would cross.

One day I read on Rhine’s shore, when I saw her run for her scarf, caught in a gust. Like a frog, I jumped moss , rocks and logs. Yet high up it went, now a piece of the sky, lost in the far and wide.

She drew up to my side; ‘I know you, you sip tea and read’ she said. Her name was Kate, oh such fate, ‘You will come with me and we will buy a new scarf’.

We tripped through stores and found a scarf , but not for her, for me. This gift of soft grays I held tight, not to lose, in the March wind.

The next day I bought her a bronze charm, for her arm, and set in on the bed, near her heart. When we woke, we pledged to carve, a piece of time, on the Rhine.

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  1. Avatar JonB

    Beautiful, and romantic, and poetic. Particularly paragraph 4, but really, all of it.

    Not only is the writing very strong, but it has a lovely, self-contained coherence to it that, in my opinion, is partially lacking in the other challenge entries that I’ve read so far. Very well done.

  2. Avatar Pablo Vilas

    Romantic and exotic, a very nice piece of work. I think I see some violations, tho.

  3. Avatar JonB

    I think 32 toys with us, by presenting such words as ‘tripped’ and still maintaining compliance with the challenge brief. Carefully judged, I think.

  4. Ahfl_icon THX 0477


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