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Nights Like This

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Beki
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Nights Like This

On nights like this, too cold for sleep, I think
of you. At 3am the sky is deep
with stars, the moon hangs low above the roof
tops. Shadows weave themselves like ghosts at play
between the houses. Far away I hear
the early tide approach the shore.

That beach
was ours on nights like this, to walk along
and fashion dreams from salt and sand. Those nights,
too cold to sleep alone, we played at love
like children play at growing up. I was
your Cinderella, you the prince who came
to spirit me away to some far-off
enchanted castle made of sand.

On nights
Like this, I think of you and how your eyes
would fill my room with light as soft as fall
ing snow. The shadows taught us how to touch
in whispers, like the moon would touch the waves.
Too cold for sleep, I think of you, and how
your body's heat could make me shiver as
a woman will, alone, on nights like this.

Beki (1989)

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"We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion.....the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?"
--John Keating, Dead Poets Society
© Copyright 1999 Rebecca Reese - All Rights Reserved
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on the threshold of a dream


1 posted 09-16-99 04:18 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Yup! *G* Great poem!!
Elizabeth
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2 posted 09-16-99 04:19 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Wonderful, Beki. Glad to have you here.

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*Elizabeth*

"Dwelt a maid belov'd and cherish'd by high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."

Master
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3 posted 09-16-99 04:29 PM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

One of my favorites... Glad to see you here Beki!

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I fell in love and kept on falling
Beki
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4 posted 09-16-99 07:10 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

Master you sly dog! How nice to find a friend here ...:-) Thanks for the comment, it's nice to have a poem that ranks as a favorite for someone whose work I like too.
((hugs))
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This is beautiful, Beki! I enjoyed this!

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Denise
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Very nicely done

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"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer" ~Albert Camus
Beki
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7 posted 09-17-99 01:38 AM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

Thanks Denise and Hoot..and hoot, I love your signature quote!

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"We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion.....the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?"
--John Keating, Dead Poets Society
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beautiful
 
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