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If But a Nightingale...

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Mike
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0 posted 02-27-2000 09:55 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mike


If I were but a nightingale,
...I'd fly on feathered wing,
I'd soar amongst the stars above,
...and to the heavens sing,
Around the world on currents high,
...I'd sail the evening's breeze,
As I sought out, my one true love,
...to sing love's harmonies,
From Zanzibar to Tinbuktu,
...ever would I fly,
Seeking out my Aphrodite,
...on wing in welkin's sky,
If I were but a nightingale,
...I'd sing that I love you,
If I were but a nightingale,
...I'd fly as one with you.
© Copyright 2000 Mike - All Rights Reserved
poetFemmeFatale
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1 posted 02-27-2000 10:08 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Exquisitely done sir!  This has got to be one of my favorite pieces from you, for I too, have longed to fly of late....(sigh)  This really touches me deep - your words are magical in this, and you said everything I feel, so well....Thank you for sharing...I see we all have dreams to fly.....Come fly with me anytime!  hehe  That sounded like an airline commercial....  ROFL    
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2 posted 02-27-2000 10:16 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

You are so good at this! Beautifully done.. this is perfect poetry!!!!!!
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3 posted 02-27-2000 10:36 AM       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

Mike~
Your phrases send my thoughts soaring.
~*Marge*~


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Martie
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4 posted 02-27-2000 11:22 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

This is sooo beautiful!  
Mike
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5 posted 02-27-2000 03:27 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Thank you kindly Marge, Martie, Ms. deVine and Ms. Fatale.  Glad you enjoyed.
Meadowmuse
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6 posted 02-27-2000 10:48 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

I like the distance implied and the wistfulness of this piece, Mike. Very sweet.

Claire
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7 posted 02-27-2000 10:58 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Ditto! I love it!!  

Denise
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8 posted 02-28-2000 08:58 AM       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

Now Mike...you do know I couldn't let this one go either right?  

If I were but an falcon
...I'd fly on outstretched wings
I'd soar into the highest clouds
...To hunt you precious things
I'd search the skies above you
...And watch you from on high
Hooded, tethered, bound no more
...On graceful wings I'd fly
If I were but a falcon
...adrift up in the blue
In freedoms flight, I'd always find
...A way to be with you
Denise
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9 posted 02-29-2000 10:50 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Beautiful response, Ruth to Mike's beautiful poem!    
Janet Marie
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10 posted 02-29-2000 11:04 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Mike this is a beautiful expression...very lovely with the imagery and emotions.
jm

 You're going to hear my voice in the morning calling your name
And know my love and my desperation were one and the same...
Baby it's alright...
Take this pain and all this sadness
It's alright
Take this rain
You're going to be free...
Jackson Browne
*I love you baby*


 
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