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The Lighthouse

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 04-07-2001 06:44 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

The Lighthouse

White sails against the grayness of the night
Adrift at sea without a charted course
Where once they skimmed the waters of delight
Now sailed in unknown circles of remorse

The little craft afloat on rippled wave
Was seeking safety from a coming gale
Edging toward the sheltered harbor's bay
Blinded by the blowing wind and hail

A lantern beamed its glow through raging squall
Through fog and waves and oceanís frightening roar
The light, instead of warning to withdraw
Beckoned her to come upon the shore

A boat in limbo drifting place to place
Unknowing of what dangers were to be
Looked toward the light that offered an embrace
A safe and warming haven from the sea

A lanternís glow that ever mystifies
You were a beacon in the midnight mist
That lured me to the light within your eyes
And touched me with the whisper of a kiss

Somehow I drifted back one stormy night
To find the love I never would forget
And still your footsteps are my guiding light
In sands beside the lighthouse where we met

Elizabeth Santos

[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 04-07-2001).]

© Copyright 2001 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
tracie66
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1 posted 04-07-2001 06:54 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Oh Liz this is so deeply beautiful and touching. It is always something special when a poet touches another poets heart as you have mine...lovely musings my friend
~HUGS~
Tracie~

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


Irish Rose
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2 posted 04-07-2001 07:27 AM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

Oh, Elizabeth,  yes that OH!    This one....is so special

Kathleen Blake

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and the sun drips honey."
Laurie Lee

Sunshine
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Listening to every heart


3 posted 04-07-2001 07:51 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

You, my Lady Santos, have touched heartstrings once again....
Lone Wolf
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4 posted 04-07-2001 09:23 AM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Elizabeth,

You have made the lighthouse come to life with your heartfelt words this morning.  This was stunning.  I love it!!!  Very well written.  

LW

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by the grace of God.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lone Wolf
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5 posted 04-07-2001 09:23 AM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf



Had to add this to my library.    

[This message has been edited by Lone Wolf (edited 04-07-2001).]

VAS
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6 posted 04-07-2001 10:56 AM       View Profile for VAS   Email VAS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for VAS

Wonderful, absolutely!  This could be taken literally and be a monstrous joy to behold.  Yet, it spoke to me as one's life, or even the lives to two who've united and begun their future, unseen, unknown, as if adrift in a sea...having only the beacon, the light to seek for guidance...then finding the Light, the Beacon, the Lighthouse just as they had hoped, yet even more powerful to their lives.  This is a keeper!  May I copy it to my favorites file?
Joyce Johnson
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What a joy.  To have a lighthouse guiding you through life.  Your poems ae always so lyrical.  Joyce
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8 posted 04-07-2001 11:04 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, my friend~
I caught the glow of your lighthouse ...

'The light, instead of warning to withdraw
Beckoned her to come upon the shore'


What a refreshingly lovely thought ...
~*Marge*~

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Martie
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9 posted 04-07-2001 11:21 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Liz--beautiful thoughts from your heart, sweet lady...exquisitely penned.
Mike
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10 posted 04-07-2001 12:10 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

beautiful poetry... a true pleasure to read and enjoy.
Elizabeth Santos
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11 posted 04-07-2001 01:33 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

THank you so much for your beautiful responses to this poem. They mean so much to me especially since this poem is true.
I appreciate all of your comments, and of couse VAS, you may copy it.
Liz
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12 posted 04-07-2001 02:10 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I love lighthouses... whether they beckon or warn, their presence implies safety and guidance... the shelter and harbor of your last verse are sheer perfection. *S*
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13 posted 04-07-2001 05:58 PM       View Profile for Trillium   Email Trillium   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Trillium

Elizabeth:  A hauntingly beautiful poem. Your work always is outstanding.  I could really relate especially to this one as we used to sail in the Puget Sound region and among the San Juan Islands.

Betty Lou Hebert

Denise
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Very beautifully done Elizabeth, as always!
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15 posted 03-07-2006 06:10 PM       View Profile for skyshine   Email skyshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit skyshine's Home Page   View IP for skyshine

I love lighthouses. This poem is a gem! I could see the boat and everything else described here.

~sky

I hope someday you get the chance to live like you were dying....
~Tim McGraw

 
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