The love we thought would never stop
now cools like a congealing chop.
The kisses that were hot as curry
are bird-pecks taken in a hurry.
The hands that held electric charges
now lie inert as four moored barges.
The feet that ran to meet a date
are running slow and running late.
The eyes that shone and seldom shut
are victims of a power cut.
The parts that then transmitted joy
are now reserved and cold and coy.
Romance, expected once to stay,
has left a notw saying GONE AWAY.
By Gavin Ewart
to congeal = erstarren
to chop = abhacken, abschneiden
bird-peck= vogel picken
charges = spannung
to lie= liegen
inert = inaktig, träge
reserved= zrückhaltend, distanziert
coy= schamhaft, schüchtern
morred= fest, festgemacht
power cut = Stromausfall
joy= Freude, Beglückung