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Diana

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Fred Hobbs
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0 posted 07-03-99 08:51 PM       View Profile for Fred Hobbs   Email Fred Hobbs   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Fred Hobbs's Home Page   View IP for Fred Hobbs

Diana

The storm roared in as darkness fell
And cold winds shrieked like fiends from hell
For the warmth of her my soul I'd sell
But no one's buying, just as well
Dear God, I am so lonely

Throughout the night the cabin creaked
Until the storm at midnight peaked
And banged the shutters 'til they leaked
Then icy fingers through them sneaked
And snow blew in my kitchen

The snow I gather in a pot
Then on the stove for water hot
To make some stew from game I'd caught
And dream of her whom I have not
To dream of sweet Diana

Although her name brings me remorse
Her memíry comes with wondrous force
My only joy, she was the source
But never was she mine of course
For Heaven took her early

She died some twenty years ago
Alone in darkness, drenched with snow
Sheíd asked me to her home, but no
Said through that storm I would not go
To her the storm meant nothing

She lost her way that soulless night
All blinded in the swirling white
And wearied by the wintíry bite
She stopped to rest, too weak to fight
An Angel came to claim her

I know this now, Iíve known it long
She was my heaven, was my song
My life without her,life gone wrong
Oh Lord, I am so lonely

(a revised repost)

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1 posted 07-03-99 09:00 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

You've got it all, Fred. The rhyme, the rhythm, the tempo, the mood, the story. Excellent, as always.
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2 posted 08-14-99 10:58 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Fred! Why didn't I see this one before? Did it get lost in the patriotic poetry of the 4th of July? Anyway, here it is, a found treasure. Wonderful poem. TGTBATB
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3 posted 08-14-99 11:02 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I can feel the lonely... great job!
Sally S.
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4 posted 08-14-99 04:53 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

Fred..this is wonderful and Ms. deVine was right when she refered to this as a "found treasure" I'm going to have to go back a few pages once again myself.
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5 posted 08-14-99 05:41 PM       View Profile for Artur Hawkwing   Email Artur Hawkwing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artur Hawkwing

Fred~ I liked this a lot, it is an excellent poem of winternight. My mind speaking as it reads... "dark, gloomy feeling...the arctic winds blowing...wintry non-solace...come out, sunlight...melt the snow...white all around...the snowstorm...Diana...wandering lost...the snow angel...winternight..." This is a tragedy but a masterpiece nonetheless.
Fred Hobbs
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6 posted 08-14-99 07:45 PM       View Profile for Fred Hobbs   Email Fred Hobbs   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Fred Hobbs's Home Page   View IP for Fred Hobbs

Thanks everyone for the favorable comments. And special thanks to you Poet for rescuing Diana from the frozen wasteland of the back page. But she had some fine poetry back there to keep her company.

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I could read this a hundred times and enjoy it equally as much each time....
 
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