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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…



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;-)!

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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