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since 1999-10-09
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0 posted 2000-06-20 07:19 PM

Come to me, thou Slumber Sweet,
When weariness my head doth meet
From all the fleeting thoughts of Day,
As they flash in their odd way!
Greetings to thee, Lovely Maiden,
Thou forever with Charms laiden-
Who gently woos me from all pain,
Pampers 'til my Strength's regained!

SWEET REPOSE, true Friend, indeed,
Whose very presence fills my need.
Who comes without a jeering sigh,
Nor suspicion's pressing, "Why?"
She works in silence her fine Arts,
Until her Magic she imparts
With fond carress and watchful eye,
While I in Oblivion fly!

Sleep equates a communion,
"Sweet Repose" enacts the union
In an elusive Rendezvous,
Where I'm gently swept from view
To hide away from Life's swift road,
To pause, unburdened from my load.
A Way of life? By no means meant,
But oh how sweet, those moments spent!

[This message has been edited by deleeme (edited 06-20-2000).]

© Copyright 2000 David L. White - All Rights Reserved
ellie LeJeune
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since 2000-01-10
Posts 4156
King of Prussia, PA USA
1 posted 2000-06-20 08:29 PM

Dear David; "Until her magic she imports with fond caress and watchful eye". This poem is exquisite and will be in the book, I'm sure. This is my all time favorite of yours, so incredibly lovely!!!!
Love, Ellie

Member Seraphic
since 1999-08-22
Posts 22648

2 posted 2000-06-20 10:58 PM

David, this is wonderful, one of your best for sure!  


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Member Rara Avis
since 2000-01-03
Posts 7855

3 posted 2000-06-21 02:52 AM

You take sleep and dreams in an interesting direction. I love the part about sleeping to avoid "life's swift road" for a while. Cool phrase.


linda munday
since 2000-06-17
Posts 315
Adelaide, Australia
4 posted 2000-06-21 03:44 AM

Your have a talent that is amazing... love your poem.

PS OK i clicked every button on every page.  How do I get my poem to be able to be voted for.  I need clear instructions... thank you.

Senior Member
since 1999-10-09
Posts 1766
5 posted 2000-06-21 03:54 AM

Thank you all for your kind remarks-God bless you all.

Linda, I had to be told this myself--but it works.  Go back to the poem you want to submit and push the edit button(the third icon from the left with a pencil on a sheet).  Then scroll up toward the top and find the box for book submission.  Then click -submit, and you will be in the running.  I will be looking to read yours.  (I hope this helps)

[This message has been edited by deleeme (edited 06-21-2000).]

Member Elite
since 2000-02-04
Posts 2919
New York, USA
6 posted 2000-06-21 08:51 AM

Simply beautiful David.  Loved it from start to finish.  Bonnie
X Angel
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since 1999-11-07
Posts 1521
7 posted 2000-06-21 01:26 PM

*sigh* this has a medieval feel to it.
I like!


Lost Dreamer
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since 1999-06-20
Posts 2464
Somewhere near the Rainbow
8 posted 2000-06-26 04:32 PM

David, This poem is so tranquil, and so well written. I love it  
Member Elite
since 1999-10-08
Posts 3544
The Hague, The Netherlands
9 posted 2000-06-26 05:44 PM

Ahhhhhhhhhhh........great poem David !  
Janet Marie
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since 2000-01-22
Posts 18554

10 posted 2000-06-26 05:54 PM

perfection from your poets pen David
this is EXCELLENT...'
love seeing this different style from you
take care, jm

Elizabeth Santos
Member Rara Avis
since 1999-11-08
Posts 9269
11 posted 2000-06-26 06:50 PM

I loved the title and then the poem was just equisite. Wonderful, David

Dark Angel
Member Patricius
since 1999-08-04
Posts 10095

12 posted 2000-07-16 07:13 AM

I can't believe this was on the last page!!

this is EXCELLENT Deleeme!! I floated while reading this beautiful poem... Thank you  

you have my vote!!  

Dennis L. White
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since 2000-02-17
Posts 1463
Michigan, U.S.A.
13 posted 2000-07-17 06:49 AM

  This is one of my favorites! So well written, WAY TO GO BRO!
Dennis :^)

Member Seraphic
since 1999-08-22
Posts 22648

14 posted 2000-08-06 09:24 PM

Another that I wish I could vote for again! Absolutely beautiful, David!


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since 2000-02-28
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15 posted 2000-08-07 12:38 PM

David, This is terrific!! imo, one of your best!    marcy
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High Springs, Florida
16 posted 2000-08-07 02:06 PM

another great one from you  


"Half of what i say is meaningless; but i say it so that the other half may reach you."
-Kahlil Gibran

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