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Nights Like This

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Beki
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Nights Like This

On nights like this, too cold for sleep, I think
of you. At 3am the sky is deep
with stars, the moon hangs low above the roof
tops. Shadows weave themselves like ghosts at play
between the houses. Far away I hear
the early tide approach the shore.

That beach
was ours on nights like this, to walk along
and fashion dreams from salt and sand. Those nights,
too cold to sleep alone, we played at love
like children play at growing up. I was
your Cinderella, you the prince who came
to spirit me away to some far-off
enchanted castle made of sand.

On nights
Like this, I think of you and how your eyes
would fill my room with light as soft as fall
ing snow. The shadows taught us how to touch
in whispers, like the moon would touch the waves.
Too cold for sleep, I think of you, and how
your body's heat could make me shiver as
a woman will, alone, on nights like this.

Beki (1989)
© Copyright 2000 Rebecca Reese - All Rights Reserved
Martie
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1 posted 02-22-2000 05:57 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I love the sound of this poem, the way it reads.  "...how your eyes would fill my room with light as soft as falling snow..", just beautiful.  Very nicely done!
Danny Holloway
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2 posted 02-22-2000 06:15 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

Can remember nights like that! Brought back some memories.
Well written Beki.  Nice to see more of your writing.
Danny
Elizabeth Santos
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3 posted 02-22-2000 06:26 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Very beautiful poem, says she who envies those who write exquisite free verse. Your talent shines through
Liz
Beki
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Newport Beach, CA, USA


4 posted 02-23-2000 03:19 AM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

Awww geee guys! Thanks a bunch Martie, Danny and Elizabeth!
tracie66
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5 posted 02-23-2000 03:23 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Beki I found this so dreamy, very well written. Tracie
 
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