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0 posted 2000-06-18 11:39 PM

~  Willowglades  ~
by poetFemmeFatale

Crickets chirping near the river hauntingly they sing -
Cool night air makes me shiver warmed by mere moonbeam...
Quiet waters bubbling smooth beckon me along -
The sounds of night time, how they soothe, luring me with song.
I tiptoe through the willowglades in search of elfin lad -
His voice, my heart he serenades although, it leaves me sad...
Been searching for him many years, a wizard cast a spell -
And now he still cries human tears his soul condemned to hell.
A handsome lad was he they say,  but now he hides alone -
The spell took all his charm away - true love, he's never known...
He lives here in these Willowglades afraid though, to be seen -
And through the night, this river wades, his tears, they flow serene.
I walk the banks in search of him for I can break this curse -
Although his love I have to win with serenading verse.
As I walk, my voice rings sweet - I sing to him my song -
Of how our souls are meant to meet, together - we belong...
A rustling in the underbrush - I hear a young man's cry -
I stop and listen with a hush, and then he whispers, "Why?"
Again I sing with sweetest charms, as words cannot be spoken -
Longing for him in my arms, I wish this curse be broken...
So near he is - I hear his heart - beating like a drum...
"No one, this love, shall tear apart, with song to you I come."
'Twas then I saw his elfin eyes now flowing fast with tears -
The river here was made by him, his crying, all these years...
I held my breath & saw his hand clenched tight, reach out for me -
I pulled him up, and saw him stand - his face, I could not see...
He pulled me close to kiss his lips, he took my breath away -
The spell was broken instantly - In Willowglades that day...

[This message has been edited by poetFemmeFatale (edited 06-18-2000).]
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1 posted 2000-06-18 11:45 PM

pFF~ This is amazing..... You tell this love story so perfectly.   -SEA
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2 posted 2000-06-18 11:49 PM

Hi Gen,

No doubt about it, this one gets my vote

All my love,

I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep

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3 posted 2000-06-19 11:48 AM

Yeppers, got my vote.
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4 posted 2000-06-19 12:31 PM

this is so beautiful Gen...
a perfect choice to represent your
gift of painting a weave of imagery and emotions.

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5 posted 2000-06-19 01:52 PM

a true weaver of romantic tales you are.

loved this one too pff

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6 posted 2000-06-20 05:07 PM

Hi poetFemmeFatale,

This is very lovely.


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7 posted 2000-06-20 05:36 PM

A beautiful story well told. The flow and rhyme are excellent. It's like a grown up fairy tale.


[This message has been edited by Not A Poet (edited 06-20-2000).]

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8 posted 2000-06-20 06:09 PM

Maybe not the kind of fantasy we've come to expect from you Femme, but very nicely done indeed  


"We are the music makers and we are the makers of dreams." - Willy Wonka.

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9 posted 2000-06-21 05:52 AM

A good elfin love story is good for me... my vote is in.


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10 posted 2000-06-21 05:59 AM

This is the most beautiful fantasy poem I have read...You captured my attention and held it all the way through this and the imagery was fantastic.

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

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11 posted 2000-06-21 07:18 AM

"'Twas then I saw his elfin eyes now flowing fast with tears -
The river here was made by him, his crying, all these years..."

This has got to be my favorite line above PoetFemme ... but then, I loved the whole mystical verse! Wonderful imagery and flow ... beautiful work!

Best wishes,

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12 posted 2000-06-22 09:41 AM

found one I hadn't read!!! I love this Gen.  
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13 posted 2000-06-22 06:59 PM

Such love and peace
What else can I say
As thank you
My lady

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

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14 posted 2000-06-22 07:09 PM

Ah...I do remember this it much...
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15 posted 2000-06-23 07:19 AM

Mystical and magical.  I was totally caught up into it.  I like all your poems, but this one had something special.
Linda M.

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16 posted 2000-06-23 08:02 AM

How?  How does one write such memerising poetry?...i wish I had your talent, and beauty lol...seriously, one of the best poems i have read on this site ever!
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17 posted 2000-06-23 10:07 AM

This one says yes

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18 posted 2000-06-23 12:27 PM

I stand amazed at your versality and talent.
You are a remarkable lady, you got my vote  

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19 posted 2000-06-23 02:53 PM

As I recall, when you initially posted this poem, I indicated I felt this was my favorite of your poems.  Still do...
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20 posted 2000-07-01 06:23 PM

Mmm hmmm!


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21 posted 2000-07-01 06:58 PM

Great poem Femme !
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22 posted 2000-07-01 08:20 PM

Excellent, Femme. Vote's in.....
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23 posted 2000-07-01 08:55 PM

Oh Beautiful! voting!  

Yes, I am here, but I am dead, not alive,
my body goes on, my spirit has died,
and I though alive, feel dead inside.

"Rose Petal"

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24 posted 2000-07-01 09:08 PM

very touching.  could feel the tears as he cried them.  great job.

P. J. Kotrch
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A soul once touched is a soul once blessed by love

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25 posted 2000-08-03 11:00 AM

I jsut saw this and was surprised to see that I'd not given you a hard time on what is one of my favorite posts by you!

Well I won't now, ('cause you're never 'round any more TG) but I will bring it up...

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26 posted 2000-08-04 12:48 PM

wow...this is catches the reader and pulls ya in....damn good...

"To live is to love; To truly LOVE is to live!" ~kg~

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27 posted 2000-08-05 05:10 PM

really enjoyed reading this!  its so very well written and reads like a dream  

and who couldnt love a fairytale  


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28 posted 2000-08-06 01:54 AM

i saw it said yuh i remember this yuh must vote compelled to it was so good
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29 posted 2000-08-06 05:08 AM

can picture the situation...
very well done

If all was light...then I would have never learnt the dark...from which such truth evolves
from which evolves the light...
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30 posted 2000-08-06 09:52 AM

I'm voting for this again and I don't care who likes it  

Genn, This is poetry at it's best. Absolutely perfect!!!

The best and most beaytiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched...but are felt in the heart (Helen Keller)

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