Old age isn't always a barrier to love
Crone and Sage
nce there were two turtle doves;
they both had mates but scoffed at love;
as playful youth had passed them by,
they found themselves alone and sighed
and now they gaze but hesitate:
too old, too achy, far too late
to fall in love, begin anew,
to know before they die what few
will ever know: a wrinkled face,
cold trembling hands, a warm embrace
to guard their hearts against old age;
lips meet, this wizened crone and sage.
© Kåre Enga, [177.349] (18.february.2021)
12 lines; six couplets: aa,bb,cc,dd,ee,ff.
February Contest prompt: LET'S TALK ABOUT ... LOVE. Rhyming couplets or quatrains on the subject of LOVE.