Dorothy Swoope’s Dinner Date

Feb 14, 2016 by

Dorothy Swoope’s Dinner Date

Sweet Valentine:


At the piano you play

chords of magic and mystery

and maybe even a little hope.

I feel the essence of this unknown key,

this progression of notes, their tones

lifting the darkened afternoon,

the storm abating,

waiting for our guests,

the table set, dinner cooking.

The rumble of thunder, another rhythm

as the keys tumble beneath your fingers,

nimble and light.

After all these years

you still surprise me

with a touch of mystery.


Dorothy Swoope is an award winning poet whose writings have been published in newspapers, anthologies and literary journals in Australia and the USA.

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