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My Drowsy Head

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Meadowmuse
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0 posted 05-11-2000 10:56 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


My Drowsy Head




I read his words aloud again
of verses laced with passion, free.
I cannot help but crave the touch
soft syllables stroke my memory.

When pen to ink dips softly thus
and writes from honest aching heart,
how can one turn and carry on,
and from love's missive duly part?

How can one face each night anew
with emptied arms and sorrow's song?
How might one suddenly deny  
what words, as torches, can scarce prolong?

Yet what if love was not surreal?
Nor ether, vapor, mist entwined?
Could words of love create a bond  
in which a greater truth assigned?

My drowsy head cannot abide.
Such madness, now, these queries sow!
I greet the Night, to grieve upon
his words, the love I shall not know.



Dear LadyClaire



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Sven
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1 posted 05-11-2000 11:03 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Claire, the longing and the unknown in this one are readily apparent. . .

Your words speak of a love never known. . .a love known only in the mind. . .and in the heart. . .

Superb my friend. . .

-----------------------------------------------------



 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

netswan
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2 posted 05-11-2000 11:04 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

What a wonderful rhythmetic poem -- reminds
me to start working harder on my own.
Well done.
If this is how you feel -this emptiness
inside, remember this dear Claire we have
to let love in --)

netswan
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3 posted 05-12-2000 12:11 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Sven, how perceptive you are, my friend. Thank you for reading this one...

Netswan, thank you for letting me know you enjoyed this. It seems my muse has found herself a bit barren, verbally, and has taken to playing devil's advocate with my mind, of late. I think she likes to keep me in the throes...  

~ Claire

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


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4 posted 05-12-2000 12:13 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

to fall for the poets sweet words...
tis indeed a lonely curse.
I too crave the touch of my poets hands,
to be embraced by more than his verse.


*sigh*... whats a girl to do. *smile*
perfect poem C,
just perfect!
take care,jm


 It's amazing
How you make your face just like a wall
How you take your heart and turn it off
How I turn my head and you lose it all ...
And it's unnerving
How one move just puts me by myself
There you go just trusting someone else
Now I know I put us both through hell ...
I'm not sayin
That there was nothing wrong
I just didn't think you'd ever get tired of me
And I'm not sayin
We ever had the right to hold on
I just didn't wanna let you get away from me.
~MB20~Leave


CSwtThng
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5 posted 05-12-2000 12:20 AM       View Profile for CSwtThng   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CSwtThng

Well written. Love can be very scary yet it can be so comforting.
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This is exquisite, Claire. I especially love the last verse.

Denise
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7 posted 05-12-2000 01:05 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

Claire~
Hard to rest your 'drowsy head'
with longing thoughts playing about.

This is stunningly lovely, hon.
Love ya'
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Janet Marie...thank you, how did I know you would understand??   Actually, I'm fine...truly...just stretching my poetic legs tonight. (although....)  

CSwtThng, yes on both counts! A belated welcome to Passions (I don't get over here as much as I'd like) and thank you for reading!

Denise...just knowing you've read my little poem makes me smile. Thank you!

Marge...I've fairly resigned myself to the longing thoughts being long forgotten...   Glad you enjoyed this, thank you, dear one.

~ Claire



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


Nan
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9 posted 05-12-2000 07:37 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Nicely done, Claire... Perhaps when we lie our drowsy heads down that love finds its way to us.. It's the incessent searching that makes it impossible to find....
HelmutB
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10 posted 05-12-2000 08:15 AM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

No sentence could do justice
No words could describe
No thought could bring truth any closer
Then you have done with this poem
I can only but admire you
And yet the pain is shared

These words will haunt me through the night
So well written and so right
To feel what "others" feel I do
For this poem I “Thank you”
L.& S.P.


 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

David2
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11 posted 05-12-2000 10:03 AM       View Profile for David2   Email David2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for David2

Claire,
   Quite touching, I especialy liked these lines;

My drowsy head cannot abide.
Such madness, now, these queries sow!
I greet the Night, to grieve upon
his words, the love I shall not know.

I like the way you express yourself.I only hope you aren't pining for such lost love.
         David2  




[This message has been edited by David2 (edited 05-12-2000).]
Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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I love this poem.  I don't know how you get the words so nice and large.  I like that too.
Meadowmuse
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13 posted 05-12-2000 05:12 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Nan, thank you. Yes, and perhaps it is all the searching that makes one so drowsy *smile*

Helmut, thank you for your kindness. I know you understand...but still I must write, at least, for now.
L. and S.P.

David, thank you for reading this and letting me know that it touched you. I am fine...no pining that I can't handle, thankyou.

Rosemary, I'm glad you liked this, but tell me...how large is the font?? On my screen it looks actually rather small, but wonder if that is due to my "small fonts" settings. I didn't realize that my posts were coming out so large...that is not at all the way I wanted them. Guess I'll have to modify the html and see if it helps. Thank you for reading, my friend.

~ Claire





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


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