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Romance  of the Unactualized Sort
T. Buckingham Thomas physics Oberlin WOBC Richwood Tom Thomas Chyron Infinit Pittsburgh
I never really tried to form a romantic attachment, but in my twenties and thirties I got to know several ladies who inspired poetry and other writings.  Here are some.


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1940

Running Off to Covington

Young people in my village often tied the knot more than a hundred miles away in Kentucky.  So did my parents.  I hear from the grandson of the minister who married them.

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1960

A Freshman Crush

At college, I'm dazzled by a friendly princess.  Yet I am not worthy.

The Parable of the Lady and the Cat

A shy, longing student's blank verse.

Fragment

Just one page of a story from my dorm room.

The Prophetess

I get inside her head, in two languages.  She may not want me there.

Passing Notes

A quarky tale of two physics majors.

Item Four

Unable to love, I nevertheless pen a sonnet.

The Lonely Guy

Writing to old loves about the potential for new loves.

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1970

Letters from Jan

Correspondence with my college friend:  she eventually finds love and becomes a doctor

The Songs of Linda

Dramatizing a true story from my past — a story of love gone bad.

Here's Pie in Your Eye

High school cheerleaders willingly take one in the face.


Flirting with me?  She was?  I had no idea

Jingle Bells, the music of love

Mini-dresses with skirts shorter than sleeves


The Banner


Dierdre Lenihan