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Beneath Our Willow Tree

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MARK V SHELDON
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In a corporeal internship...


0 posted 07-12-2001 06:21 PM       View Profile for MARK V SHELDON   Email MARK V SHELDON   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit MARK V SHELDON's Home Page   View IP for MARK V SHELDON

Beneath our willow tree,
Enveloped in my arms,
You share your dreams with me;
I'm lost within your charms...

With eager concentration,
I hear all that you say...
A surge of jubilation
My smile gives away...

Upon your neck, I rest my cheek
And lose myself in you...
I take to heart all that you speak --
I know your words are true...

And as my fingers spiral round
The waves of your dark hair,
Your lucious lips exude a sound
Of ecstasy we share...

The pure content and joy we feel
Through our tight embrace...
Elation never felt so real
As when we're face to face...

A fragrant Zephyr treats us to
A most delightful scent...
And even better than we knew --
This day together spent.

The sleepy swaying of its limbs;
The comfort of its shade...
Beneath our willow tree, our whims
And promises are made...

I stare into your topaz eyes,
In awe of all I see:
Your Love and Trust I realize...
Your Faith and Honesty...

And For A Brief Infinity,
Words fail to define
Our synchronous epiphany:
I'm yours, and you are mine.


(Copyright 2001 by: MARK V SHELDON)


"If you think you know it all, you have a lot to learn."

"Everyone can hear;  few can listen."

[This message has been edited by MARK V SHELDON (edited 07-12-2001).]

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cpalmer
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1 posted 07-12-2001 06:48 PM       View Profile for cpalmer   Email cpalmer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for cpalmer

What a delightful impression of a love that lasts forever it seems! I love this work...
Cindi

God is our inspiration; Words of the heart can be music to our ears
Cpalmer

MARK V SHELDON
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2 posted 07-12-2001 07:04 PM       View Profile for MARK V SHELDON   Email MARK V SHELDON   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit MARK V SHELDON's Home Page   View IP for MARK V SHELDON

Thanks, Cindi...  "For A Brief Infinity" would be a better replacement to the word "forever"...  Glad you enjoyed.

-MVS

"If you think you know it all, you have a lot to learn."

"Everyone can hear;  few can listen."

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3 posted 07-12-2001 07:11 PM       View Profile for catalinamoon   Email catalinamoon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit catalinamoon's Home Page   View IP for catalinamoon

Mark, it seems you have a serious romantic side here.
This particualr stanza most affected me, both the use of words, and the meaning

"And For A Brief Infinity,
Words fail to define
Our synchronous epiphany:
I'm yours, and you are mine."


MARK V SHELDON
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4 posted 07-12-2001 07:25 PM       View Profile for MARK V SHELDON   Email MARK V SHELDON   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit MARK V SHELDON's Home Page   View IP for MARK V SHELDON

For better or for worse, when one's core is of a true "romantic", one's sensitivity is exposed to the universe, at times like a beacon, with the hopes that Honesty and Understanding will be two virtues with which others will approach him/her.  The deeper the sensitivity -- the deeper the potential for inspiration as well as hurt.  As long as the motives remain pure, both ways, I'd never give up this core.  Thanks for your comments, Sandra.

-MVS

"If you think you know it all, you have a lot to learn."

"Everyone can hear;  few can listen."

Bill Charles
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highways, & byways, for now


5 posted 07-12-2001 08:45 PM       View Profile for Bill Charles   Email Bill Charles   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bill Charles

Mark - I like your writing style, most romantic it is...

BC
Suetang
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6 posted 07-12-2001 10:17 PM       View Profile for Suetang   Email Suetang   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Suetang

What a stunning piece of writing this was, I loved each and every word.....dripping with romance!  Take care.......Sue

Suetang

VAS
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7 posted 07-13-2001 12:51 AM       View Profile for VAS   Email VAS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for VAS

catalinamoon and I have both picked the same stanza as our favorite, I see

enjoyed again Mark
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I love willows....and I love this poem.  You have touched on something very special with this one.  It's lovely  
~Krista

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And all you can do is to go where they can find you."
~Winnie the Pooh

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9 posted 07-13-2001 08:53 AM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

And For A Brief Infinity,
Words fail to define
Our synchronous epiphany:
I'm yours, and you are mine.


my favorite part...


I enjoyed the read and the images it brought to mind... good work here
MARK V SHELDON
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10 posted 07-13-2001 03:41 PM       View Profile for MARK V SHELDON   Email MARK V SHELDON   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit MARK V SHELDON's Home Page   View IP for MARK V SHELDON

Thank you, Bill...  my style is directly proportional to my mood.  Thanks for your reply, and I'm glad you enjoyed.

Suetang, thank you for your kind words...  inspiration can do wonders.  I'm happy you found this enjoyable.

That's probably one of my favorite stanzas too, Virginia.  Thanks for the read and reply.

Krista:  thank you very kindly.  The tree seemed to be the perfect setting for the mood I described here...  thanks for the read and for your comments.

Thank you, Ron.  I like that passage too...  it contains the title to a future book of mine:  "For A Brief Infinity".  Thanks, as always, for your reads and replies.

-MVS

"If you think you know it all, you have a lot to learn."

"Everyone can hear;  few can listen."

Zinsser
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11 posted 07-13-2012 10:36 PM       View Profile for Zinsser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Zinsser

wOw!!!!!

           Thank You
         ~~~Connie~~~

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