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(07 April 1950 / London)

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To my sweet love

I lay here dreaming that you love me
In that half twilight world between sleep
And being awake just before dawn
When it is neither night nor day.

And a tear comes to my eye as I cannot
Have your affection. In this dream you
Are smiling at me with your iridescent eyes
Of limpid blue looking softly through

The haze of that smoky mist of dreams.
Your soft mellow brow twinkles a
Beguile wanton softness as I slumber
In this my twilight world.

I gaze and in that flood of limpid blue
My spirit wanders free. Only that now
The new dawn begins to wake me from
My slumber and my lonely torture begins.

Submitted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 11, 2013


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  • marvin brato (11/5/2013 10:59:00 PM)

    A melancholic poetry.... love gone as one awakens from dream to sad reality!

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  • Valerie Dohren (10/19/2013 5:11:00 AM)

    A lovely poem David, and yes I can surely relate. The loneliness is hard to bear.

  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (10/17/2013 10:56:00 AM)

    She is never gone as long as you care to remember
    And at your bedside unseen she will always stand
    And someday or some night you will eventually join her
    To hold hands once again in a more beautiful land

    (good touching poem Sir, - welcome to my site too)

  • Joseph Anderson (10/9/2013 12:44:00 PM)

    It is so hard to let them go. A sadly beautiful, bittersweet write. I feel your pain from
    this touching poem.Perhaps a new start would heal

  • Poetheart Morgan (9/19/2013 9:04:00 PM)

    Your poems Poet exude the scents of flowers even when is a sad poem. A beautiful describe of lost love. Thanks.

  • Noreen Carden (9/18/2013 2:27:00 PM)

    Hi David what a beautiful poem a lovely one to read well written

  • Heather Wilkins (9/18/2013 2:15:00 PM)

    beautiful writing touching

  • Poetheart Morgan (9/15/2013 10:24:00 AM)

    Ah! A poet heart beats fast inside the chest! ! !

  • Sekharan Pookkat (9/15/2013 6:08:00 AM)

    A lovely poem-The new dawn of love begins

  • Lyn Paul (9/14/2013 8:43:00 AM)

    Beautiful words David. Everyone just presumes that you just soldier on. Let us hope your strength can, yet nuture these memories.

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