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Tim
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0 posted 06-28-99 04:29 PM       View Profile for Tim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Tim

I sit beneath green canopy
.....In shade of towering oak,
Reflecting on the paths not took
.....Of words I've never spoke.

I gaze above at shimmering leaves
.....As sun's light filters through,
Oasis in the summer heat
.....Beneath the sky so blue.

I hear sweet songs of nightingale
.....Upon the summer breeze,
And see the dance of Terpsichore
.....Amongst the oaken leaves.

Within the limbs a universe
.....Protected by oak's boughs,
And on this beauteous summer day
.....Majestic oak allows...

A simple man to touch the gods
.....In boughs of nature's grace
Allowed in splendor to repose
.....In this, gods' special place.

In summer of my eighteenth year
.....I took you as my wife,
For eight and twenty years you've been
.....The tree that shades my life.



[This message has been edited by Tim (edited 06-28-99).]
© Copyright 1999 Tim - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 06-28-99 04:48 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

A husband, and a romantic. Not necessarily something that can be found in every male being. Your wife is extremely lucky; as I am sure you are as well. Thank you.
Tim
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2 posted 06-28-99 10:41 PM       View Profile for Tim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tim

Sunshine:
I am a male being, a husband, and extremely
lucky...
and thank you....
Wolfgang
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3 posted 06-28-99 10:44 PM       View Profile for Wolfgang   Email Wolfgang   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Wolfgang's Home Page   View IP for Wolfgang

Without a doubt an excellent piece of poetry.
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4 posted 06-28-99 10:50 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Tell your wife she's a lucky lady! Poetic romantic! This is a terrific poem! LOVED IT!

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5 posted 06-29-99 12:10 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

So hard to express great love without sounding trite. You did it expertly. Thank you.
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6 posted 06-29-99 12:46 AM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

Absolutely beautiful.....

You paint a lovely picture.


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7 posted 06-29-99 08:32 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Yet another great one, Tim...
Tim
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8 posted 06-29-99 05:16 PM       View Profile for Tim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tim

I thank you all for your very kind comments.
But I do have to wonder how someone who was married at eighteen and been married twenty-eight years can only be thirty-seven years old. Oh well, I was not a math major.
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9 posted 06-29-99 06:22 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

You truely created a beautiful image here in my eyes. It was wonderful to read a poem written by a man who is very devoted to his wife, no matter how many years it may be.
Tim
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10 posted 06-29-99 08:07 PM       View Profile for Tim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tim

Feeble attempt at humor Lost Dreamer,
the poem was for our 28th wedding anniversary a couple of weeks ago... I might be a shade older than 37...(46)
I did however want to thank you for the kind comment...
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BEAUTIFUL! You have my highest praise.
Tim
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to join its companion poem
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Well true love obviously does happen as you and your wife are a testiment to it, Happy Anniversary for this one I missed and now to wish you happiness on the one I am able to catch.   Enjoy you two, and it looks like you do.

There is nothing means more to me than
my faith, my family and my friends.

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It was good to see this one again...Happy Anniversary!
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make sme want to go find one to sit under
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