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In the Moonlight, Shadows Dancing [ Following in Ruth's footsteps, or just trying to]

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Sunshine
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In the Moonlight, Shadows Dancing

In the moonlight, misty dark and still
comes the shadows dancing ‘cross my window’s sill.
Misty foggy moonlight, embracing all in memory
what lies in yon moonlight, let my starving heart do see.

The shadows of past transgressions come forth,
and they now sage, not of merry mirth ~
proof all I know was taken from Mother Earth
now weighs me down, waist in chains now girthed.

Silently the drums roll on, through the moonlight’s call,
in the moonlight, shadows dancing, dancing on the pale;
silently the shadows show the misery of man
in the moonlight, shadows dancing, no one took a stand.

Shadows dancing, beckoning me on in the moonlight
feelings of feelings of feelings I cannot fight,
toward wisps of beings long since past
lay before me broken promises, strewn in the grass.

Oh in the cool damp moonlight, shadows do slow dance
to have lived and loved the earth, life’s greatest romance,
for without a promise to the earth to hold in great esteem
life will lose its hold on me, and all of life’s clear meaning.

In the moonlight, misty dark and still
comes the shadows dancing ‘cross my window’s sill.
Misty foggy moonlight, embracing all in memory
what lies in yon moonlight, let there be truth to see.

24 January, 2000
©KRJ



 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


© Copyright 2000 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
Janet Marie
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1 posted 01-24-2000 03:36 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

I absolutly love this poem. It is so descriptive and well written. I can feel the mist on  my cheek as I read it. You paint this moment with your words. very nice.
Janet Marie
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2 posted 01-24-2000 03:42 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Thank you Janet Marie, for your heartfelt comments.  Welcome, welcome to Passions!

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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3 posted 01-24-2000 05:16 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Wow! This is wonderful, Sunshine! So descriptive, I was there!    

Denise
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Sunshine...truly a lovely poem. Thank you  
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Sunshine this was wonderful!  

 <*\\\><
Where there is faith,
there is love.
Where there is love,
there is peace.
Where there is peace,
there is GOD.
Where there is GOD,
there is no need.

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denise, Hoot, Whtdove, I am so glad you enjoyed this.  Thanks to Hoot for the inspiration.

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Elizabeth Santos
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This is exquisite
Liz
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Elizabeth, Thank you for your kind words.

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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Sunshine-
Around the warm circle of the fire
I watched dancers from my past come
to life in this piece.

Mother Earth surrendered her best to us.
We must listen to the ~shadow spirits~
to know how to reclaim the abundance.
We must bring it back in time.

This piece is awesome.
I'm so very glad you shared your thoughts.

<~~~~*Marge*~~~>



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I had hoped you would enjoy this Marge.  Thank you.

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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