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In the Moonlight, Shadow Dancing (hoot's challange)

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Martie
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In the Moonlight, Shadow Dancing

How these words appeal to me
like the song that we heard playing
that night so long ago.

Dancing in the moonlight
meet me after midnight,
words that turned our eyes to glistening,
hearts to planning a rendezvous.

Oh, the romance of it
took me trembling to anticipation
of midnight shadow dancing,
back yard lit and crickets singing,
         but
midnight was to me a lifetime,
I called him, so full of my desire
that waiting was no option,
at eleven o five on the dot
I whispered now, not then.

He was there
in just a heart beat
in this softly moonlit place
behind the house, beyond the trees
on grass that held the evening damp.

Moonlight lit the loving arms
that circled me and took me in
to such a love
that time still tells us
of shadow dancing, in the moonlight
of the backyard when we first loved
at eleven o five.



[This message has been edited by Martie (edited 01-23-2000).]
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Martie...I could see it so clear in my mind....How lovely. -SEA
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This is so beuatiful, Martie! Challenge well met! And thanks for bringing old memories to light!  
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3 posted 01-23-2000 04:40 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

Martie-
This is sooooo pretty.
Funny the things we each remembered
through this challenge, huh?
Yours is a touchingly tender
remembrance that will stand in
your memory for all time.
Especially ~Eleven 0 Five~
~*Marge*~


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I watched this all in my mind, thanks to your wonderful words!  
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Since I am basically a shy kind of guy... I was averting my mind...  but I loved the poem.  Beautifully written.

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Thank you all for seeing the feeling that was so special to me, and Mike, averting your mind?  Please don't do that.
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Amazing what Ruth's challenge does to all of you and what wonderful poetry it's giving us ! Wonderful poem, like it a lot  
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Martie...this is wonderful...challange well met. Loving all the variations of a single line  
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Oh my.....now what time was it agian?..LOL  Excellent pictures come from these words Martie.  Painted with care  

 
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Eleven-oh-five works for me ...

(Course, so does twelve-oh-five, one-oh-five, two-oh-five, preferably back to back ...)

Oops!  Got a little sidetracked there!   hehehe

This was tender and loving, and not at all deserving of the crass comments I have heretofore offered, but hey, that's just me.  

Well done, Martie, and thanks for this lovely vision!

--Kess


 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...


--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest

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All I can say is wonderful
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Very heartwarming and touching. Such memories are treasures to hold on to. Very beautifully painted.

 Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

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This is beautiful Marti , such wonderful pictures I can see from your words  
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Yes, a portrait of a cherished time you've shared with us. Excitement, allure, the senses alive...all this and so much more!

Claire
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Wow!  I'm so tickled, no...overwhelmed by the response to this poem.  Thank you so much all you wonderful poets!

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
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Brilliantly painted picture you've given us!

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there is love.
Where there is love,
there is peace.
Where there is peace,
there is GOD.
Where there is GOD,
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