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Portrait--In a Courtyard

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Sven
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0 posted 12-06-1999 01:55 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Sven

The rain has stopped as we enter the courtyard.
The last drops glisten on the stone-lined ground.
The moon is full
     as it, almost vainly, gazes at itself in
     nature's own mirror.

The wind sings a haunting tune
And somehow, it joins in harmony with the music of
     our hearts.
And as our bodies dance to this silent tune,
So too,
do our hearts and souls.

Ah yes, but as the heart thirsts for love,
So does my tongue thirst for water and wine.
We turn and join the others who have come here to
     share this moment
That nature has created for us
to quench that thirst.

And now, as I stand here with you, looking down on
the courtyard,
I know that this moment will never happen again.
But I am glad that we were able to share this moment of beauty.
But the beauty of the courtyard at night
Will never match the beauty of your face as it is
kissed by the first morning light.


 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

© Copyright 1999 John Garcia - All Rights Reserved
Seaangel
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1 posted 12-06-1999 02:30 PM       View Profile for Seaangel   Email Seaangel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seaangel

Beautiful.  I can see the whole scene and you've described it so clearly.  
Well done.
Severn
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2 posted 12-06-1999 09:23 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Well described, Sven. very good indeed.
caroline
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3 posted 12-06-1999 09:48 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Such beautiful imagery....I enjoyed this much  

 It's not the love you fear, but the fall from the height~Edwin McCain

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