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Love's Legacy

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Meadowmuse
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0 posted 04-12-2000 10:49 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse



Love's Legacy





When aged, and with limbs that have dulled and died,
when grieving has slowed and tears have dried,
and childrens' own forge forth in life
and forget, love, our pens and palette knife

Should wandering bards e'er address our tale,
their voices, the rival of nightingale,
through streets of guilt and grimmest gold,
Could fate forsake us our telling's told?

Who'll know, alas, our lover's hearts?
To whom shall all time and breathing impart
this missive, far more than of lusting or deed,
but one fair of earnest devotion and need?

What then, I pray, might we finally bestow,
to savor this lyric of love and and of woe,
for generations 'pon the next ~
a work of art, a scroll of text?

A serenade, a ballad fine,
a portraiture from berried wine?
A looking glass with silvered panes
to cast reflections of our names?

Please tell me, love, what shall we leave
of hearts' shared treasure unto which we cleave?
Oh yes dearest one, yes that surely will do!
We'll set Heaven's blaze when our lives are through...

We'll ascend sacred skies...with purest joy we'll embark,
forever you shall be daylight, love, and I shall be dark.


Dear LadyClaire


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1 posted 04-12-2000 10:54 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

Absolutely Beautiful.....I have no other words to do this justice. Thank you for sharing your gift.

 Hold me for yesterday
Kiss me for tomorrow
But love me for today.

Martie
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2 posted 04-12-2000 11:07 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Claire--another exquisite poem!!  I always look forward to the beauty that you pen.
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3 posted 04-12-2000 11:17 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

So beautiful...I especially loved the last line.  You indeed have a rare and lovely gift, Claire.  

 *Krista Knutson*

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
~*Albert Schweitzer*~
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4 posted 04-12-2000 11:33 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Absolutely beautiful... that sums it up fairly well...    
your poetry reads aloud so beautifully... it flows so smoothly and your choice of words is always so perfect.  I wish I was enough of an academian to be able to explain what I am trying to say other than each word is so well crafted into the overall effect of your poetry.
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5 posted 04-12-2000 11:46 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

beautifully crafted writing
congrats Claire

Jeffrey
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6 posted 04-13-2000 12:32 AM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

*sigh*

Just too beautiful Claire... you indeed have touched me with this one.. .

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 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

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7 posted 04-13-2000 12:59 AM       View Profile for Richter_9   Email Richter_9   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Richter_9

I love the mystique of this poem. So beautifully written.

Rich
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8 posted 04-13-2000 03:48 AM       View Profile for Rex Allen McCoy   Email Rex Allen McCoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex Allen McCoy's Home Page   View IP for Rex Allen McCoy

A wonderful poem Claire ... I woke and couldn't get back to sleep ... came here to find this priceless treasure
I think I can sleep again now
Thankyou for sharing your gifted talent

Rex}>{{{{o>
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"Oh yes dearest one, yes that surely will do."  This is lovely Claire.  I have been thinking recently about past friends and lovers...when they think about me what are their feelings...sadly I must say that not all there thoughts will be good..
I hope and pray that when I am gone someone will remember me and think beautiful thoughts about me.  James
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10 posted 04-13-2000 09:27 AM       View Profile for EagleOne   Email EagleOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagleOne

Beautiful beyond words....just fabulous!!!

 Not all those who wander are lost. ~J.R.R. Tolkien
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11 posted 04-13-2000 11:01 AM       View Profile for PoeticKnight   Email PoeticKnight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoeticKnight

You are the coolest, Claire. This was another of your masterpieces. How do you do it? I am fumbling through my mind for some worthy words....but alas, none.

JML
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Thank you all, in earnest, for such gracious and encouraging responses. To be able to share words with you in this way is, to me, one of the most fulfilling activities of my day. I so enjoy reading all the wonderful poems and poetic exchanges here!    

~ Claire
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~~~~~~~~True Poetry~~~~~~~~~
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14 posted 04-13-2000 01:24 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Claire,
What was said above is all true. You are a wonderful poetess. And this one is a treasure
I enjoy your work and thank you for sharing it. *L*
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15 posted 04-13-2000 01:33 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Claire~ I am blown away by your beautiful words...awestruck... -SEA
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This is breathtakingly beautiful, Claire! Very lovely, indeed!

Denise
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Danny, Seymour, SEA, and Denise...I'm touched by your kind responses! Thank you for reading this, I'm so glad you enjoyed it.  

~ Claire
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18 posted 04-13-2000 10:38 PM       View Profile for CMGrimm   Email CMGrimm   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CMGrimm

Dearest Claire,
      As always you've left me utterly at awe at your beauty.   Wonderfully done.

Chris

 Never be a carbon copy of anybody...make your own impressions. - ANON.


Michael
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19 posted 04-14-2000 04:50 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Your words are pure magic, Claire.

"this missive, far more than of lusting or deed,
but one fair of earnest devotion and need?
"

The epitome of love and longing.


Michael
 
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