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Summer's Haze

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RSEvans
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0 posted 10-24-1999 06:51 PM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for RSEvans

The velvet touch of the Autumn wind,
Pulls my memory from me again.
A sharp reminder of death and loss,
Makes bitter tally of love's harsh cost.

The colored hues which cling to life,
Remind us of our lonely strife.
Our temperate days we pass with care
As seasons' change fills the air.

Without the death of warmth and heat,
Would we even know it's bittersweet
Caress when once again we touch
The Springtime's air we missed so much.

So perhaps we should live in this death
And pay to nature all our debts
And free ourselves from it's painful hold
Even as we're growing old.

Perhaps no season knows the way.
Perhaps it's not for them to say.
Perhaps its just the way of things
To wait for what the future brings.

And once again I watch the passing
Of another season of mirth and laughing
Of another year of twice-lived days
Of yet another Summer's haze...





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On the wings of day-bright dreams...

© Copyright 1999 Rob Evans - All Rights Reserved
IsabelleSkye
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1 posted 10-24-1999 07:32 PM       View Profile for IsabelleSkye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for IsabelleSkye

Autumn is my favourite season!
I really enjoyed this poem just for that reason
Thanks for sharing
and Welcome to Passions
I.Skye

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"With love's light wings did I o'er-perch these walls; for stony limits cannot hold love out; and what love can do that dares love attempt." Romeo & Juliet Act II
Watcher666
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2 posted 10-24-1999 07:33 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Beautiful verse,great imagery! Liked this much!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
caroline
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3 posted 10-24-1999 07:44 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Elegantly written...I enjoyed your imagery in this too

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"Tread softly, for I have spread my dreams under your feet"~~William Butler Yeats

poetFemmeFatale
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4 posted 10-24-1999 08:16 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Robert, your poetry gets truly better each time I read a post of yours! Are you saving the best for last, cause WOW I sure want to see 'em! LOL The is exquisitely beautiful....very nicely done.

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I beckon you to come...I lure you with my tongue... - poet FemmeFatale

Julie
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5 posted 10-24-1999 08:20 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

I loved this...it says a lot...well done.
Balladeer
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6 posted 10-24-1999 08:53 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

This is very well done. The last stanza is perfection indeed. The seasons all work together, I suppose. We can't appreciate one without experiencing the others. Living in Florida, believe me, I know.
Pepper
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7 posted 10-25-1999 04:42 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

I am glad I didn't miss this poem RS.
It is beautfully written with wonderful imagery.
Enjoyed this piece very much!

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sparrow
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since 10-22-1999
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8 posted 10-25-1999 04:46 PM       View Profile for sparrow   Email sparrow   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit sparrow's Home Page   View IP for sparrow

This is a wonderful poem, but when reading it I had some English class flashbacks...

forgive me, but it's = it is, and its = possesive form of it. I put the wrong one ALL the time, so I'm starting to spot it pretty often ;}

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Michael
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9 posted 10-25-1999 08:33 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Robert,
I'm liking your works more and more with each post. This flows so well and is so rich with imagery(love the first stanza).

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Michael Anderson

Is all that we see or seem
but a dream within a dream?


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