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  My Lover
by Paul Williams
Saturday, January 15, 2005
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I wrote this early last year for someone special...


My Lover


 


Wretched am I


My life from high empyrean has fell


to Hades sent, and here, for now, to dwell.


In solitude, lost and broken


haunted by the memories of collusion


with the princess of the mountain coast,


Who captured my heart in the mists’


of the Orme like a bewitching ghost.


Her enchanting eyes


hid the Lilith with lustful thighs


and chameleon tongue that engulfed a host.


 


We danced a dance of love looking into


one another’s’ soul as our hearts entwined


we lost ourselves and left the world behind.


But the Fate’s decreed it not to last


once the shadows distant were cast.


 


Dark clouds gathered and rained down a sorrow


upon a passion nurtured in loves sweet garden.


The deluge destroyed what grew


in a flood


 of jealousy and greed and superficial need.


Flowerbeds overgrown with an intrusive weed,


strangling the life from the flowery heads.


Black mournful eyes


shed sliver tears far to many times


To count…


 


Now…


the smell that pervades your absence


Is one of dust,


not of flowers or the nectar of passion


not even lust.


Just a cold dank musk.


 


So from situations that was hard to defend


that led to a sad and tragic end.


You inspire me to a new confidence,


to make amend and balance desire and need


with the love


on which our souls feed


my lover, my friend.


 


 


 


© P Williams 2004


 


 




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Reviewed by Harriet Ottaway (Reader) 3/28/2010
Extremely powerful and poignant. Excellent! ;-) x
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/17/2005
Powerfully romantic and with an uplifting ending! Thank you for sharing this offering, Paul. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 1/16/2005
Spoken with the heart and soul of a poet, I applaude you!
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 1/16/2005
As Kate said, "truly of the Romantics." Love your allusions:
"Her enchanting eyes
hid the Lilith with lustful thighs"

Writing from the wealth of literature that's gone before us often adds additional layers of texture to enrich the sensitive reader. Thank you for visitng my work. ;-)
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 1/16/2005
A beautiful conclusion to a finely crafted, "poetic" write that is truly of the Romantics. Very delicate and well-balanced, and with an inner tension and strength that made it extremely flowing to read: the "sight-line" being clear throughout - something I struggle with! Has a very classical feel to it, but somehow portrays a very contemporary male/female relationship. I like the way you have woven modernity into the framework of such a well-metred and rhythmical structure. Just gorgeous poetry! TY, Paul, Kate x
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 1/15/2005
Yes and again I bow to Tinka and how she put it.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/15/2005
Outstanding write Paul! Poignant, with a hopeful finale;-)!

Eileen
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/15/2005
Bittersweet write Paul!!

Another breathtaking picture!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/15/2005
nice one, paul; the picture is beautiful, too! well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D

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