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In Velvet Silence

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 07-21-2000 05:27 PM       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



In Velvet Silence

It came to me so softly felt
In velvet silence slowly crept
Just like a roseís thorn it dealt
A wound of pleasure as I slept

So unaware, the potent quill
Approached my being undisguised
And made its way into my heart
A force I didnít recognize

Uninvited was the passion
Unexpected was the feel
Love never asked if it was welcome
Nor revealed if it was real

In only days my heart deciphered
What I felt and what I knew
That this was meant to be a life
Of love known only to a few

Through the years, the thorn still lingers
In my heart where it was placed
But also love and memories
With velvet silent songs are laced

Elizabeth Santos



© Copyright 2000 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Sunnyone
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since 07-06-2000
Posts 5483
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1 posted 07-21-2000 05:30 PM       View Profile for Sunnyone   Email Sunnyone   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunnyone's Home Page   View IP for Sunnyone

Elizabeth.....
            I always marvel at your work...
     It flows so smoothly, and is quite
     beautiful in the phrasing...

            Thank you for this one...


~~~~~~~~~~Never~~~~~~~~~~
say
~~~~~~~~~~Never~~~~~~~~~~

RainbowGirl
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2 posted 07-21-2000 05:32 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Liz: Here I am, posting a small reply to another poet and up you come talking to my heart, putting into words what I somehow fail to do....*shakes her head*

I hope all of us, after the hurt subsides, can reflect on the happiness that your poem reminded me of, little way to go here but I'm getting there, I have decreed it and so it will be..

I swear you're in my dreams, sitting there, telling me, that I was not a fool.

HUSG
Janet Marie
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3 posted 07-21-2000 05:32 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Uninvited was the passion
Unexpected was the feel
Love never asked if it was welcome
Nor revealed if it was real

In only days my heart deciphered
What I felt and what I knew
That this was meant to be a life
Of love known only to a few

Through the years, the thorn still lingers
In my heart where it was placed
But also love and memories
With velvet silent songs are laced
=================
OH Liz this is so lovely and well
written..
so well conceived...
those 3rd & 4th verses are so full of depth and emotion
and beautiful title as well
PERFECTION
later-poetry-in motion-gator  
jm



There are places inside our souls -
that have never been touched.
There are places inside our hearts -
that need to be loved this much.
~jm~
ellie LeJeune
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since 01-10-2000
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4 posted 07-21-2000 05:39 PM       View Profile for ellie LeJeune   Email ellie LeJeune   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ellie LeJeune

Dearest Liz; How romantic and lovely. Sigh!!
Now I think I'll go give my wonderful husband a big hug! Love, Ellie

Summers haunting melody
that awakens
the butterflies,
calling them to join
the dance
in their silent song
of praise to God.

eL
Jamie
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5 posted 07-21-2000 05:58 PM       View Profile for Jamie   Email Jamie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Jamie's Home Page   View IP for Jamie

A marvel in romantic muse.
I really love it.

Jamie

Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito. - Virgil.
"Yield thou not to adversity, but press on the more bravely".

Martie
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6 posted 07-21-2000 06:10 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Liz--I think the quill might have been a pen, for you have written so much love into poems like this one.  Remarkable!
Seymour Tabin
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7 posted 07-21-2000 06:49 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
You did it again, wonderful. Love Sy
brian madden
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8 posted 07-21-2000 08:24 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Liz, really beautiful a stunning poem.

why must we pray
screaming? why must not death be redefined? we shut our eyes we stretch out our arms and whirl on a pane of glass-patti smith
Denise
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9 posted 07-21-2000 08:53 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Yep, you did it again!  

Denise
linda munday
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10 posted 07-21-2000 10:07 PM       View Profile for linda munday   Email linda munday   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for linda munday

Elizabeth, wow wow wow!

Through the years, the thorn still lingers
In my heart where it was placed
But also love and memories
With velvet silent songs are laced

Perfect! You have remarkable talent.
I loved every line, and the ending was perfect!

Linda M  

jefsand
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11 posted 07-21-2000 10:24 PM       View Profile for jefsand   Email jefsand   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jefsand

Wonderful poem! The lucky few!

jefsand


"... meant to be a life
Of love known only to a few"

tracie66
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since 01-18-2000
Posts 4587
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12 posted 07-22-2000 04:10 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

This is so softly written and so lovely to read...lovely writings Elizabeth
Tracie~


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

ethome
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13 posted 07-22-2000 06:48 AM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

Elizabeth you've done it again. I never cease to be amazed to how you can carry the rhyme so completely tight through a work and yet use such great thought patterns to put the mood and emotions across. Great gift, you should be proud........
Sunshine
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14 posted 07-22-2000 08:29 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

God, thank you for giving us Elizabeth and her gift of words. She is truly a treasure to us all.

Sunny

~~~Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller ~~~

When you want to be loved, look within...KRJ

Kit McCallum
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15 posted 07-22-2000 09:50 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Oh, I second Sunshine's comment!  

Stunning wording and emotions Elizabeth, such a beautiful flow ... and I just can't get over the way the last line just sings through my mind:

"With velvet silent songs are laced"

Beautiful Liz!  

Best wishes,
/Kit
Marge Tindal
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16 posted 07-22-2000 10:17 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

Elizabeth~
And the 'Velvet Silence' laces such lovely memories.
How we appreciate your sharing.
~*Marge*~


~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Cerenity
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17 posted 07-23-2000 01:32 PM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Hi Liz,

You heart is sing again and your work is so beautiful, thanks Liz you always make me smile in side.

Love, Cerenity


"God doesn't have to be reminded that we exist.
We have to be reminded that He exist!"

(Writer Unknown)
MMoonchild
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18 posted 07-23-2000 02:30 PM       View Profile for MMoonchild   Email MMoonchild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit MMoonchild's Home Page   View IP for MMoonchild

Love never asked if it was welcome
Nor revealed if it was real



loved the title, and all that followed

thank you for sharing such wonderful thoughts
~~softly
Maureen
Sudhir Iyer
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19 posted 07-24-2000 07:03 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Lovely!

Just too lovely for words to describe...

regards, sudhir
passing shadows
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beautiful
 
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