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Please Do Not Wake Him

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 06-04-2000 05:02 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 down, my friend, come gently down
And settle on the flower
And place wet beads upon the blade
And moisten draping bower
But do not make a single sound
My love is sleeping still
So fall onto the morning earth
In silence if you will

Reach out, my friend, toward pointed beams
Embrace the rising sun
Consume the warmth assigned each leaf
The day has just begun
Unwrap your flaunting petal wings
Bathe each in perfume balm
But don't allow the fragrance stir
His most exquisite calm

Please let my love rest peacefully
Still draped in midnight’s fold
And do not let your garish beams
Disturb his dreams of gold
So radiate in measure, friend
Shine prisms through the glass
But don’t cast rainbows on his face
Or in his darkness pass

Sing out your morning song, my friend
But trill more quietly
Do not disturb his slumber from
Atop the dogwwod tree
I could not bear that he should wake
By morning bird or mist
Or roses spreading to the light
Or sunbeam's playfulness

For it is I who wants to wake him
With a tender loving kiss

Elizabeth Santos




[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 06-05-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 06-04-2000 05:12 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

profound---beyond my capability of words--
Kit McCallum
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2 posted 06-04-2000 06:58 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Sigh.... lovely Elizabeth, just absolutely lovely!

Best wishes,
/Kit
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3 posted 06-04-2000 11:46 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, of the morning song~

Stirring ... beauty from your heart.
What gentle thoughts so displayed with ease.
You rock the cradle gently with your verse.
My, my !
~*Marge*~


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4 posted 06-04-2000 11:52 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Liz--Wow!!!  Opps, I'm being too noisy, but wow!!  This is gorgeous...I love it!!!  Wow!
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5 posted 06-04-2000 11:59 AM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

You certainly painted a vivid picture, lush images, flowing words and a beautiful romantic ending. wonderful poem.

Reach out, my friend, toward pointed beams
Embrace the rising sun
Consume the warmth assigned each fold
The day has just begun
Unwrap your flaunting petals
In sweet fragrance cautiously
Please don't allow their perfume stir
This lulling ecstasy




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Elizabeth Santos
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6 posted 06-04-2000 06:36 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Serenity, Kit, Marge, Martie, brian
Thanks dear friends for reading and for your lovely comments
Martie, it was fun talking today. Denise is so sweet, isn't she?
Love
Liz
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7 posted 06-04-2000 06:45 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Liz, you write one more poem this beautiful and I'm gonna throw my pens away and go back to doing easier things, like Rembrandt recreations!!!

Beautiful, beautiful work......
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8 posted 06-04-2000 07:21 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Well, I know that I told you this morning in person that this was absolutely one of the most beautiful poems that I had ever seen, but I wanted to post it here as well! This is one of my favorites! Thanks again for a lovely day!  

Denise
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9 posted 06-04-2000 08:06 PM       View Profile for mariee66   Email mariee66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mariee66

Oh my...what a lovely poem.
Sigh...if only I could pen something of such beauty...you leave me in awe...  
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10 posted 06-04-2000 08:09 PM       View Profile for Jana Tovey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jana Tovey

This is so magical, like love can sometimes be.  I loved this.  Thanks for sharing.
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11 posted 06-04-2000 11:08 PM       View Profile for EagleOne   Email EagleOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagleOne

This is simply beautiful Elizabeth!

 God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me. ~Unknown


Elizabeth Santos
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12 posted 06-05-2000 05:05 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Balladeer,
Don't you ever throw your pens away, I depend on them too much for my inspitation.
And besides, poet pens don't come cheap, esspecially those with muses included.
(The muse plumes)
Then, of course, there's your work part time as meter man. But, you know, a Rembrandt would be nice too. My suggestion, just stick tp your exquiste poetry
Liz

Denise, Thank you for coming and spending time with me. Thank you for your support and for your help. The saga didn't end when you left. I will e-mail you. You brightened my day
Liz

Maree
Whatever you penned from your heart is the most beautiful poem in the world to you and two your loved ones, the most important readers
Liz

Jana,
And poetry is as magical as love
Thank you
Liz

Eagle one.
Thank you so much for reading and respondind
Liz
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13 posted 06-05-2000 07:19 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Oh Elizabeth, I'm left speechless and in Awe, this had me captured from the word go, absolutely beautiful *sighhhh*  

 Je t'aime plus qu'hier et moins que demain."
I love you more than yesterday and less than tomorrow
(unkown)


Irish Rose
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14 posted 06-05-2000 07:40 AM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

this belongs in a gallery of fine poetry.

 "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace" Elizabeth Barrett Browning


[This message has been edited by Irish Rose (edited 06-05-2000).]
Sudhir Iyer
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15 posted 06-05-2000 07:43 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

The Bumble Bee has landed .......
Landed on the flower, heard you whisper this poem, his heart gave up, decided to be silent lest he unwittingly wakes up your blessed love who would rather be awakened by ...

Well, the bumble bee decided enough was enough and left the flower after chewing on the pollen grains and searching for honey, but the love he saw as an image from the words that he heard, made him realise there is something that is sweeter than the honey that he collected...

Though saddened at his discovery that what he had collected was not the sweetest thing, but then he had just discovered love, he flew to his love and there was a garden in full bloom....


Liz, this is beautiful poetry from you as always, but this one is one of the very special ones , and a brilliant gift to me after coming back from the heavenly sea side of Venice... Thanks for giving me the courage to catch up on my work and the pleasure of continuing with the discovery of more poems posted in the last few days...

Regards, sudhir




 Hey you, out there in the cold,
Getting lonely, getting old, can you feel me?
Hey you, standing in the aisle,
With itchy feet and fading smile, can you feel me?
Hey you, don't help them to bury the light.
Don't give in without a fight.
Hey you, out there on your own,
Sitting naked by the phone, would you touch me?
Hey you, with your ear against the wall,
Waiting for someone to call out, would you touch me?
Hey you, would you help me to carry the stone?
Open your heart, I'm coming home....

by Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) - The Wall
Elizabeth Santos
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16 posted 06-05-2000 07:51 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Dark Angel
Your very warm words are music to my morning calm
Liz

Irish rose,
For it to remain in the gallery of your heart
is my grandest achievement
Elizabeth Santos
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17 posted 06-05-2000 08:01 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Just leave it to Sudhir to read a poem and on the whim of imagination, create a little bee with aesthetic tastes, who after days of hard labor, would abandon his most treasured fruits of labor for the sake of love. And then be so inspired as to create a magnificent flower garde.
Sudhir, I believe you have just created the makings for a new ballad. And I would like to deicate this poem to the little bee.
I hope you are well, and please send my regards to"you know who"
LIz
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18 posted 06-05-2000 10:00 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

*speaking very quietly here* I think this is definitely one of my favorites of yours, Elizabeth!

Elizabeth


 And this I say to you: why? Why? Just tell me why, so I can understand. Why?


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19 posted 06-05-2000 10:02 AM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

no kidding....I ditto all of the above, my heart just catches in my throat, this is incredible
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AWESOME!!!
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21 posted 06-05-2000 11:26 AM       View Profile for Poertree   Email Poertree   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poertree

Liz

this is really a extremely competent job .. fresh imagery and fresh ideas ....

you are quite a poet y'know

Philip
Elizabeth Santos
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22 posted 06-05-2000 03:01 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Elizabeth , Corazon, Passing Shadows
Thank you for such wonderful comments

Poertree, Thanks, my friend, for your remarks.It means a lot

Liz
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23 posted 06-05-2000 03:56 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

This is incredibly lovely...
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24 posted 06-05-2000 04:04 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Liz - you are one incredible talent - this is terrific - I gotta tell Lorelei about this poem - I wonder if she already thinks this way - she always wakes me with her sweet kisses
 
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