Friday, April 9, 2010

Delilah speaks

"Love Letter"

Dear Samson,
I put your hair
In a jar
By the pear tree
Near the well.
I been thinkin'
over what I done
And I still don't think
God gave you
All the strength
For you to kill
My people.

Love -- Delilah

This little poem by Carole C. Gregory is the first in a book I've long treasured called Women's Love Poetry. The picture is from the movie Samson and Delilah back in the days of my childhood when I believe I saw it in black and white [perhaps it's been given the color treatment since then]. Samson was Victor Mature and Delilah was Hedy Lammar. I thought I'd posted a couple of pretty heavy poems the last couple of days and we could use something lighter -- though the underlying thought is a matter very much alive in world politics today.


Kass said...

It's perfect poem.

LimesNow said...

Samson, I got it for you bad. But some things just aren't done.