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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 06-30-2000 08:31 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Come Gently Down


Come down, my friend, come gently down
To settle on the flower
And place wet beads upon the blade
And moisten draping bower
Step tiptoe light on misty feet
In silence, if you will
While falling to the morning earth,
For my loveís sleeping still

Reach out, my friend, to pointed rays
Embrace the rising light
Consume the warmth assigned each leaf
That spins toward sunís delight  
Unwrap each flaunting petal wing
Bathe each in fragrant balm
But donít allow the perfume stir
His most exquisite calm

Please let my love rest peacefully
Still draped in midnightís fold
Do not allow your flaming beams
Disturb his dreams of gold
Then radiate in measure, friend
Shine prisms through the glass
But donít cast rainbows on his face
Or in his darkness pass

Sing out your morning hymn, my friend
But trill more quietly
Do not disturb his slumber from
Atop the dogwood tree
Restrain the wondrous thrusting beak
From turning lullabies
To pleasing strains, that pulse aware
Into his dreaming eyes

The morning dew falls tenderly
On taffeta of rose
As though it hears a loverís plea
And somehow kindly knows
ĎTis I who want to wake him
With a tender loving kiss
Before the sounds of warbling
Through the silent falling mist

Elizabeth Santos

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1 posted 06-30-2000 08:42 AM       View Profile for BSC   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BSC

Oh Elizabeth, This is simply breathtaking.  Just WOW.... can't find the words right now to say what I'd like....  Bonnie
Seymour Tabin
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2 posted 06-30-2000 11:34 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
This is really breathtaking. Love Sy
Danny Holloway
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3 posted 06-30-2000 02:38 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

Nature's poetry, there to see each day but sadly missed by those who rush in every which way.
This was a pleasure to read!


A life isn't significant except for its impact on other lives.

Mike
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4 posted 06-30-2000 03:15 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

you have outdone yourself on this one Elizabeth.  You have transcended the mortal realm and are penning from the heavens.
Janet Marie
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5 posted 06-30-2000 05:42 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

exquisite
exceptional
amazing
astonishing
breathtaking
beautiful...
come back later...I'll be here a while  

AWESOME---YOU ARE
love ya
jm

What the caterpillar calls the end ...
The world calls a butterfly
~LaoTzeTao~
~Butterflies are meant to be free~

Dark Angel
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6 posted 06-30-2000 06:03 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Oh Wonderful, Beautiful, Breathtaking!!!!!
Absolutley loved it Elizabeth. You have my vote!  

Yes, I am here, but I am dead, not alive,
my body goes on, my spirit has died,
and I though alive, feel dead inside.

"Rose Petal"

Denise
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7 posted 06-30-2000 08:27 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I am soooooo glad that you decided to post this one here, Elizabeth! I was hoping you would so that I could vote for it! This had become my #1 favorite of yours!  

Denise
Martie
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8 posted 06-30-2000 08:44 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

You know I love this one, liz...it is wonderful poetry from the heart!
Yu Lan
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9 posted 06-30-2000 08:47 PM       View Profile for Yu Lan   Email Yu Lan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Yu Lan

Very beautiful Liz.. such a perfectly captivating description of such a lovely image.. I'm glad you submitted this, so we can vote. ^_^



Lynne

"He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened." Lao-tsu


Marge Tindal
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10 posted 06-30-2000 08:50 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

Elizabeth~
Such a joy to read.
~*Marge*~


~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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11 posted 06-30-2000 10:04 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I'm a big fan of Elizabethian poetry. This one makes me more so......
Elizabeth Santos
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12 posted 07-01-2000 10:38 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Some of your comments brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for reading and responding
Liz
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13 posted 07-01-2000 10:52 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Oh my, do I love this, Liz!

~ Claire

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?......Henry David Thoreau

Poet deVine
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14 posted 07-01-2000 11:41 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

This is truly a marvelous poem! How do you do it time after time? Amazing!
Elizabeth
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15 posted 07-28-2000 05:44 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

I can't help but vote for this one. It's my favorite one of yours, Liz, and even more beautiful now that you have rewritten it. It really touched me. God bless.

Elizabeth


Why ME???
jamesjiao
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16 posted 07-28-2000 09:28 PM       View Profile for jamesjiao   Email jamesjiao   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit jamesjiao's Home Page   View IP for jamesjiao

Excellent!, Liz

Your poems are always so captivating, It's such a marvellous picture of love!



- James
The beauty of nature is displayed,
not through itself,
but through the creatures
dwelling within its bosom.


tracie66
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17 posted 07-29-2000 02:22 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Liz~
This is what souls are all about, fine writing like this comes from deep within and my dear your's must be the deepest I know.
Love to you
Tracie~


Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe

AVANTI
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18 posted 07-29-2000 05:39 AM       View Profile for AVANTI   Email AVANTI   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for AVANTI

wonderful...awesome work

If all was light...then I would have never learnt the dark...from which such truth evolves
from which evolves the light...
Avanti Rao

Vaporous One
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19 posted 07-29-2000 11:38 AM       View Profile for Vaporous One   Email Vaporous One   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Vaporous One

What more can i say than...WOW! This literally took my breath away. You have an amazing way with words...and the rhyme seemed SO natural.  Definitely another vote from me.  
Elizabeth Santos
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20 posted 07-30-2000 09:21 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Claire, Thanks. It means so much

PDV, Thank you

Elizabeth, Your comments are very warming, Thanks

James, You always have such a kind response. Thank you for reading.

Tracie, What a sweet comment. Thank you

Avanti, I appreciate your comments so much

Vaporous one, You are very kind. Thank you

Liz

ethome
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21 posted 07-30-2000 05:31 PM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

This is absolutely beautiful Elizabeth... straight from heaven...into your heart and on to the page.(I still can't call it screen)
You have given us a wealth of thoughts to cherish..........click..  
Temptress
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22 posted 08-01-2000 02:26 AM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

Beautiful.  


Nothing can deter a poet, for he is actuated by pure love. Who can predict his comings and goings? "Thoreau"

Elizabeth Santos
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23 posted 08-01-2000 09:54 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Ethome, thanks again for another very kind comment. I also cannot say screen.

Temptress, Thank you
JulieAnn
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24 posted 08-02-2000 02:58 PM       View Profile for JulieAnn   Email JulieAnn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JulieAnn

Wow this is just beautiful...it has my vote for sure....Just breathtaking.....

Julie :)


 
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