Adeline Foster

Bronze Star - 2,182 Points (Instructor of poetry, Hagerstown, MD)

~ O Dearest Love * - Poem by Adeline Foster

~ O Dearest Love

O Dearest Love
Wherever you are walking
My heart is there,
My dreams are by your side.
Since you've been gone
The sun no longer rises
In blazing joy
To meet the coming day.
My heart will wait
In faith through all your wanderings
Until your feet
Shall lead you to my door.
You'll come to me
Across the years of longing -
Here in my arms
Your wanderings will end.
A hearth, a home
Will capture all your dreamings.
O Dearest Love
There is no day till then.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

*Written to the tune of 'Danny Boy'
Poets start out to write a poem in a certain time-frame and during the construction of the poem the time-frame gets blurred. This is written to Maurice, of course. The 'Wherever' is in a parallel time-frame of the future. A future life in a paradise earth.

Comments about ~ O Dearest Love * by Adeline Foster

  • Rookie - 443 Points Robert Smith (6/5/2015 10:52:00 PM)

    Lovely poem of hope and love! Thank you for commenting on my poem The Hidden Room. There are certainly thematic similarities. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 159 Points Laurie X3 (3/12/2014 5:50:00 PM)

    I hope your faithful heart of waiting is rewarded. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 108 Points Thomas Vaughan Jones (1/19/2014 4:03:00 PM)

    I've loved a hundred women beneath a million stars, yet never called one Venus or ever been a Mars, but if I was maybe sixty years younger I'd surely be tempted to up roots and come alookin' eh? From start to finish the verse was impeccable and evocative. Thank you for the tonic. Hugznstuff. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sylvia Carter (12/16/2013 11:03:00 PM)

    This help me to remember what, I felt the times I've been in love Dearest Love whoever you are I'm waiting for your arrival :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 17 Points Alookh (matin) (8/20/2013 2:00:00 PM)

    really great poem...if only i knew who is my dearest love.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Madeleine Wolf (8/17/2013 5:44:00 PM)

    This is a beautiful love poem. It captures the essence of the love of a dedicated person. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 806 Points Ruth Walters (6/11/2013 4:39:00 PM)

    & it fits perfectly to the tune of Danny boy...a beautiful melody and such poignant words (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,112 Points Heather Wilkins (5/24/2013 4:11:00 PM)

    a beautiful touching poem. love lingers in our memories. Never to be forgotten (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 40 Points Angelo Turello (5/7/2013 11:21:00 AM)

    Amazing :) thank you for checking out my Heart poem :) (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,814 Points Paul Brookes (12/5/2012 3:21:00 AM)

    I think we have all felt this sense of lose and awaiting the home coming of the wanderer who is in your heart if not your sight A very universal poem I tried it to the tune of danny boy and it worked! ! ! ! ! ! : 0) Paull (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 300 Points Terry O'leary (8/9/2012 4:32:00 PM)

    Very beautiful poem... full of feeling/love... Nice... Terry (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Beth Johnson (7/2/2012 10:10:00 PM)

    My mom's Scottish and it truly struck home.Waiting for your love to come into your arms.Nice write! bethSad ending. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Kasia Fedyk (6/22/2012 5:19:00 PM)

    Sublime! Everlasting love never separated in the spirit, always together, the flesh longing for its embrace of the dear one. Living eternally as one in the sweetest embrace. Adeline, your writing is incredibly beautiful and speaks to the core. Thank you! Kasia (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,428 Points Elena Sandu (5/29/2012 5:20:00 PM)

    I remember this poem, I read it the same day it was posted, and loved it very much, but by those times I had not much courage to post a comment. Glad I found it again, much confident now, three years later I shall give all my thanks for this wonderful share. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ciarli Ling (5/5/2012 10:48:00 AM)

    And if you write Poems in the evening affect the word selection. But Love Poems must be written in the morning or in the free time, noon time maybe. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,881 Points Saiom Shriver (4/5/2012 7:32:00 PM)

    very beautiful and sad (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 445 Points Danny Draper (3/1/2012 5:03:00 PM)

    This fine poem was accompanied by a background tune in my head and certainly added another level of depth to the experience. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,112 Points Diane Hine (2/22/2012 5:31:00 PM)

    Moving....interesting connection... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 6 Points igor Grey Balatsky (2/7/2012 3:46:00 PM)

    'Not all who wander are lost', as J. R. R. Tolkien says.
    Impressive writing, Adeline, full of love, desperation and hope.
    P.S. Two parallel lines cross each other – in the dimension of love.) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points C. Cruz (1/18/2012 10:42:00 PM)

    There is no day till then... Nice! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 13, 2009

Poem Edited: Friday, July 24, 2015

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