Dermot McGarthy


The Crossword - Poem by Dermot McGarthy

They poured trust, entangled with,
Remote memories of lust,
In cradle type recognition,
Of one who has traveled,
So far with the other,
On life's cusp.
Six decades of life could be witnessed,
Gushing from their eyes,
Playfully cherishing sameness,
Without the cheap disguise.
Sensual, caring, stroking, sharing,
Letter, word, adjective, noun,
Five across, three down.
Their prize glaring at them,
The puzzle complete,
This is their love eternal,
An afterlife's heartbeat.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

The Poet observing an older couple doing a crossword together, transfixed.

Comments about The Crossword by Dermot McGarthy

  • Gold Star - 9,846 Points Heather Wilkins (8/20/2013 8:02:00 AM)

    a good write enjoyed (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Gold Star - 5,981 Points Hazel Durham (3/16/2013 12:04:00 PM)

    Brilliant observation of an older couple in rhythm, with each others thoughts, dreams, regrets and living for the moment with such treasured simplicity is a rare gift. Their life is their love for each other, so beautiifully nourished from the inside out! (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Friday, March 15, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 27, 2013


[Hata Bildir]