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Blanket of the Night

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 12-26-1999 12:35 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Blanket of the Night

I felt the blanket of the night
Wrap around my inner soul
It warmed the essence of the dark
And kept away the damp and cold

I tasted food of life's delight
It filled the emptiness inside
And chased the hunger from my door
A craving for content's abide

I savored wine of purity
Of clean and crisp and new refresh
It woke the spirit, mind and heart
And flowed throughout my weary flesh

I drank the herb of loveliness
Medicinal leaves of mind's desire
It opened windows of the brain
To aesthetic notions of inspire

I bathed in water of the font
It cleansed the care from off my chest
The fingers touched my waiting shell
Immersing skin in soft caress

All this did happen late one night
I chanced upon a poet's name
And trembled at his wondrous verse
And I would never be the same

Elizabeth Santos




[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 12-26-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 12-26-1999 12:38 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Oh my, what a lovely tribute to one of Passions finest  
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2 posted 12-26-1999 12:53 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Oh, Lady, Fair Lady ....

You've done it again !
Magnificent !
Breathtaking !
Wonderous !
Soul-awakening !

~*Marge*~


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3 posted 12-26-1999 12:57 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Oh, Elizabeth, I am not worthy of such praise but..huh?..what?...Sy who?...oh...er, Elizabeth, this is a wonderful poem!
Elizabeth Santos
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4 posted 12-26-1999 01:20 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Comments such as these from three poets such as these, Ruth, Marge, and Michael, make me shiver. You are all so kind. Thank you
Liz
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5 posted 12-26-1999 01:31 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
Your poem is absolutly exquisite.
And this is my first visit
For my computer was on the fritz again
And Dr norton did not say if or when
It would be well enough to do its stuff.
If your poem was about me or mine,
I would like to get off cloud nine.
For you fly so far above my writing
comparing them is like a ufo sighting.
Of cource your clever weave does decieve,
It might be another in recieve.
If that's the case my face is red.
and I think I'll just go back to bed.
Love ya.
Sy

Elizabeth Santos
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6 posted 12-26-1999 01:37 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Sy,
No need to blush, unless by chance
Your modest heart decides to dance
You under rate your talents so
I am the one who flies below
But truth is in the verse above
It's you, of course, the Poet Dove
Love ya,
Liz
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Eloquent words for an eloquent poet.

Well done Elizabeth.  
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Lovely Liz....
I really enjoyed the read !!!!!

 A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!
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Elizabeth Santos
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9 posted 12-26-1999 03:06 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Coegwyr, Yes he is quite eloquent, I'll have to agree. Thank you.
Liz

Pepper,
Pepper, Pepper always here
Not writing poems, but sitting near
Whatever thought or poem we dare
We know that Pepper's always there
Thanks, dear
Liz
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10 posted 12-26-1999 03:43 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

I echo praises
With the rest-
Of all your work,
I like this best
A mural of poetic art
But more than that
it shows in part
A glimpse of your
Impassioned heart.

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Seymour Tabin
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11 posted 12-26-1999 03:44 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
The beauty of your poetry
Has me hanging from a tree.
And the tree is called inadequacy.
For your poem has openned a soul to view
And the sight within is beyond my coup
It is in my view an epopee.
And I thank you for the latch key.
Love Sy

[This message has been edited by Seymour Tabin (edited 12-26-1999).]
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The poem you wrote reminds me of my boyfriend
and his drinking problem.
Elizabeth Santos
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13 posted 12-26-1999 03:54 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Gunslinger, Quite a compliment from a poet of your caliber. Thank you.
Liz
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14 posted 12-26-1999 03:56 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Beautiful verse for a beautiful poet!

 Denise


Elizabeth Santos
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Quiet lightening,
I wonder if you could elaborate on that response. I wonder how it does?
Thanks for reading
Liz
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16 posted 12-26-1999 04:25 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

How great to see the effect of words and emotions..

HUGS

 Don't ask me where I'm going, just listen when I'm gone and far away you'll hear me singing softly to the dawn.

Elizabeth Santos
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Denise and Rainbow, two of my favorite poets, I thank you.
Liz
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Liz

another outpouring divine
from a passioned pen
it leaves me quite supine
and has me hoping when
if your writing ceases ever
I'll state such dreadful day as 'never'

Fantastic as usual dear friend.

K

Elizabeth Santos
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19 posted 12-26-1999 05:39 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Sy,
Would you please come down from that tree
And write some verse of poetry
For I never meantioned in the rhyme
'Twas you that taught me all this time
I have learned so much from you
Except one thing and this is true
Your vocabulary is beyond my reach
That is something you can't teach
And you are so much wiser too
And this I cannot learn from you
But know, dear poet, your way ahead of me
So please do come down out of that tree!
LOve ya,
Liz
Elizabeth Santos
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20 posted 12-26-1999 05:45 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

My dear Kamla,

This is for sure telepathy
That you should now reply to me
For I was just thinking,dear, of you
And about to send an e-mail through

Thanks for your lovely comments
Love ya,
Liz
Nan
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He is it's true, a Poet Dove
With talent soaring high above
A plane he thinks he shan't achieve;
With his humility he can't conceive
How wonderful the verse he shares
and each of us - how much we care.....

Luv ya, Sy.....
Elizabeth Santos
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22 posted 12-26-1999 06:57 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Nan,

Thank you for saying those things which I've told Sy so many times. His poetry has a  brilliance and an aesthic beauty, a lightness of verse, and a lyrical quality unlke any one I've known, and then add a phenominal store of words and there you have a brilliant poet. But he is a humble man, and perhaps will never recognize his talent, but I certainly hope that his work will be published some day. Thank you, Nan
Hugs,
Liz
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23 posted 12-26-1999 10:02 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Lovely work, Elizabeth, he really does deserve it.

Elizabeth I  

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Set every threadbare sail-
And give her to the god of storms,
The lightning and the gale!
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Thanks, Elizabeth, I know he does
Liz
 
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