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What Cannot Be Written

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Skyfyre
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What Cannot Be Written
(for my love)

I strive, at length, to capture what I feel
For you, in the unworthy grasp of words;
But how, in so inelegant a cage,
Might I confine that rare and precious bird?

My heart demands the words, and I oblige
By writing, but the reading finds them less
Than able to convey the essence of
The love they were intended to profess;

Oh sweet embrace, whose warmth enwraps my soul,
And comforts me when I must stand alone,
That vibrant sense of joy that you inspire
Seems lifeless here, in rhymed and metered stone:

And so, at last, I leave it to my heart
To show, with deeds, what words cannot impart.



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"Nunc lento sonitu dicunt, morierus"
(Now I hear this bell tolling softly for another, it says to me, "Thou must die.")

© Copyright 1999 Linda Anderson - All Rights Reserved
caroline
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1 posted 08-24-99 07:16 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

This makes me feel as though I've just had a nice amaretto...warm and sweet and oh so good! Really like this piece. It is a love song which needs no music It sings on its own.

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The only man worth your tears will never make you cry...
traveler
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2 posted 08-24-99 07:40 PM       View Profile for traveler   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for traveler

Another lovely entry. Only one person ever affected me in the way described in this poem. I hope she remembers me. Only a great poet could be articulately inarticulate. Thank you for your prose.
Andrew Scott
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3 posted 08-24-99 08:20 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Well said! A most enjoyable read. If you would not mind, I would like make a copy. Thanks for sharing.
Skyfyre
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4 posted 08-24-99 09:46 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Thank you all so much for your kind words ...

caroline, my poetry has been compared to one of my favorite liquers, I can now die happy ...

traveler, I never thought of myself that way ... LOL ... "articulately inarticulate." Clever way to put it ... but some things truly cannot be said ...

Andrew, you are welcome to print a copy ... I am glad you enjoyed it that much.

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"Nunc lento sonitu dicunt, morierus"
(Now as I hear this bell tolling softly for another, it says to me, "Thou must die.")

 
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