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Than to Fade Away

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PoeticKnight
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0 posted 03-23-2000 03:06 PM       View Profile for PoeticKnight   Email PoeticKnight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for PoeticKnight

Flaming youth, where have thee gone?
Setting suns take longer to fade
Than thy fire, now but glowing embers
Once prominently displayed,
Yet the heart remembers
What a flame thee had made

So suddenly did I realize your end
Content to let the Earth keep turning
Thy heat by slow degrees,
With an ever gradual cooling of thy burning,
Allowed the senses to freeze,
All of which now, too late in the learning

Rekindle that which made thee proud
To replenish the fuel by that which inspires
Let not the flame fade slowly,
For in lowering, lowers desire
Rather, make haste in making all things holy
Until extinguished, burn ever thy fire


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1 posted 03-23-2000 03:56 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Ahhh, this is so beautiful, JML!

Denise
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Rekindle that which made thee proud
To replenish the fuel by that which inspires
Let not the flame fade slowly,
For in lowering, lowers desire
Rather, make haste in making all things holy
Until extinguished, burn ever thy fire

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thy poets pen has graced us with a vision of thy grace.
I love this one...perfection in poetry... THOU are..(smile)
thou art still being stalked...does thou like that?  
thy jm
Marge Tindal
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3 posted 03-23-2000 04:35 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

JML~
Exquisitely lovely.

'Yet the heart remembers
What a flame thee had made'

Doesn't get much better than that.
~*Marge*~


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JML...you name is getting to be one that I search for when I log on here   Nice work, like your passion and your style  
Meadowmuse
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Very pretty poetry, JML.

~ Claire
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6 posted 03-24-2000 09:44 AM       View Profile for PoeticKnight   Email PoeticKnight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoeticKnight

Thank you all very, very much for the comments on this one. It is one of the few that I am really proud of.
Thanks again.
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