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  • Lost Love

    Poem Commentary

    the ending of the "almost"...it's passage still, felt all the more profoundly. It was a dream, but it was sweet, and it was held in the deepest, most secret, sacred place...in my heart.


    my love, the wind shakes the trees
    and howls it's torment
    through branches stripped bare
    the sky weeps it's copious tears

    even as I weep for you
    for the never-knowing of us
    for all the might have beens
    and dreams we spun

    fragile, spider-silk dreams
    revealing heart truths
    shared...then blown apart
    my love, the wind

    illusion is severed
    and the heart stills
    bound by its shackles and chains
    to the stillness of the emptiness

    of what is real...
    our hands, almost touching
    our lips, hunger
    our hearts with their syncopated beat

    I'd languish in this dream
    of longing fulfilled
    ephemeral as mist
    but my love, the wind

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    DiStefano commented on ephemeral


    Beautiful ... just beautiful. I really enjoy your style ... Intellectual, but not overly cerebral. Honest, and without pretense. Thanks again.

    kdarcy commented on ephemeral


    Nice write, great lines, thoughts and passion ... thats the way you always write, hope you are well

    devaamido commented on ephemeral


    Ephemeral it is!! And reminiscent of the tenderest, most tentatively caressing "accidental touch" that may occur in mutual attraction between strangers.

    Rhymer commented on ephemeral


    Your poetry flawless as usual, like the title, it only lasted a short while and left this reader wanting to hear more. 10++++

    pocketofdreams6 commented on ephemeral


    Wow that was very different from a lot of what I have been reading lately... I really did enjoy how you pieced the words together so eloquently without standard rhyme; Personification was great, imagery was great, and masterpiece metaphors. Very Very Very Very Well written, applause!

    Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion.

    T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

    tenderpoison’s Poems (116)

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    la chanson de la petite mort 4
    fallen 2
    seasons 0
    smoke 2
    Thursdays Child 2
    the edge 0
    whispers 2
    nothing left to say... 2
    sense of season 2
    suspension bridge 1
    Legendary 1
    Almost 3
    compromise 1
    the final line 1
    weather report 6
    lessons in loss 2
    Walk Away 1
    b*itch boots 5
    fumbling, tumbling - falling down 6
    metamorphosis mine 13
    Secret Language 15
    An Ode to StudlyVonFiel
    the ties that bind 15
    spitting in the wind 9
    paradigm 8
    talking in tongues 10
    cloudy skies 12
    really 15
    well, I guess I know what it's not.... 13
    heart of stars 17
    The Longest Road 14
    Legacy 6
    Despair 7
    Delusion 7
    Inflammatory 8
    survival of the fittest 20
    ephemeral 13
    the fall of the inconsequenti
    Modern Love 24
    apathy the enemy 9
    Oceans 7
    Consummation 11
    "I don't love you" I said 20
    narcissus speaks 13
    destination 9
    expectations 6
    worlds collide 6
    afternoon delight 7
    my addiction 19
    spilt milk 8
    bay-area tourist beware 6
    reciprocal 7
    take the lead 11
    losing what's precious 20
    figment 5
    bacchus unveiled 9
    genuine 24
    fool's gold 13
    silence speaks 9
    dark temptation 10
    glass beach 9
    mother love 12
    sweet nothing 9
    lighthouse 6
    unbound 8
    One Moment 5
    Michael Jackson is Dead 4
    parley 4
    unmasked 4
    stand 5
    sage 9
    Rising 8
    the last word 6
    prelude to bliss 2
    unstained 4
    insatiable 3
    not pretty 8
    surrender 4
    forsaken 5
    kudos 5
    fine dining 3
    Pieces 4
    the tree 16
    inches 9
    priceless 8
    25 years 7
    only a dream 9
    reborn 5
    flicker 5
    unruffled 4
    taking the air 6
    cymbol song 4
    strike zone 6
    nine days in turlock 9
    through the pale 8
    redemption song 3
    Wise Men Know 8
    not so ancient history 7
    my forefathers? 2
    American Memorial 2
    bitter harvest 4
    unconquered 52
    what's in a name? 5
    Flattery 5
    me and a tube of crazy glue 6
    eternal vows 2
    Old Friend 5
    directions to destiny 4
    Illumination II (a rewrite) 7
    Illumination 6
    submission - things they don't teach girls 22
    Echo 20
    Bride 16
    Undone 21