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Aphrodite And Li Bai

Rating: 4.9

The wine with its grace
purifies my grief.
When in bed, the two candlesticks
are the flames of your very eyes.
I fetch down a cloud as a pillow,
the sky I lower as my coverlet.

Bare bosom you entered my dream
(no, it’s not a dream, I said) Aphrodite
then you pull me up to dance with,

young for ever, vertical and horizontal;
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Harry Bryant 17 September 2008

nicely written, and what dreams you must have, I bet they are just terrific, you express them very well keep up the great work. Harry

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Allan Macli Borges 16 September 2008

you're great! i have so much to learn with you!

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Andrew mark Wilkinson 15 September 2008

Yes it's got that classical touch...

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Sathyanarayana M V S 20 September 2008

thickly knitted descriptive poem...wonderfully crafted...very very good poetry indeed.

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Indira Babbellapati 15 September 2008

it's like reading a classical poet...you are one, indeed!

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Nora Eason 27 September 2008

another great poem. Good job

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Bob Blackwell 27 September 2008

This is wonderful poetry, the phrasing the metaphors are perfect. Thank you Bob

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Mehedi Faysal 26 September 2008

i like these lines: - 'Bare bosom you entered my dream (no, it’s not a dream, I said) Aphrodite then you pull me up to dance with, young for ever, vertical and horizontal; in the end you award me a price, the fragrant juice of your beauty, to get me drunk on your other table. ' -so brilliant....as writer

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Bob Gibson 24 September 2008

Never! never! have i related to to words such as yours! ` you have grabbed, taken, enslaved my being

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Donna Nimmo 23 September 2008

You write so beautiful, you have a great talent with words. This poem is lovely. Hugs, Donna

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