Adeline Foster

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~ 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.

Topic(s) of this poem: poem


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

  • Tom Billsborough (6/2/2016 2:47:00 AM)

    Yes I thought the rhythm was familiar and then I saw your note. Worthy of that great song. A beautiful lyric poem.
    Enhanced by your two quotes too. We should b never give up hope.

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  • Gajanan Mishra Gajanan Mishra (5/19/2016 9:33:00 PM)

    O dearest love, I am glad to read it, thanks, very fine.. (Report) Reply

  • Liza Sudina Liza Sudina (3/16/2016 2:00:00 AM)

    A future life in a paradise earth - I loke that you see paradise on earth, not in heaven.
    it is optimistic! (Report) Reply

  • Buried Alive (2/27/2016 10:32:00 AM)

    a very sad and deeply moving poem by someone who really feels the mounting loss
    of a loved one with the passage of time.
    But in the end it is only the living who can rejoin the dead
    when it is their time to depart this world.
    That is how I must reconcile my own grief (Report) Reply

    Adeline Foster Adeline Foster (2/28/2016 2:12:00 PM)

    And Yet faith is notwithstanding, research answers, sincerely one can hope with the righteous man Job who declared, Job 14: 14 If a man dies, can he live again? I will wait all the days of my compulsory service Until my relief comes.
    One cannot deny the promise so clear and faithful even as he promised. John 11: 25
    Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.

  • Robert Smith 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

  • Laurie X3 (3/12/2014 5:50:00 PM)

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

  • Thomas Vaughan Jones 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

  • Sylvia Carter 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

  • Alookh (matin) Alookh (matin) (8/20/2013 2:00:00 PM)

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Heather Wilkins Heather Wilkins (5/24/2013 4:11:00 PM)

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

  • Angelo Turello Angelo Turello (5/7/2013 11:21:00 AM)

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

  • Paul Brookes 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

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

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

  • 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

  • Kasia Fedyk 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

  • Elena Sandu 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

  • 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

  • Saiom Shriver (4/5/2012 7:32:00 PM)

    very beautiful and sad (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 13, 2009

Poem Edited: Friday, July 24, 2015


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