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Grey-Eyed Mabel

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I gazed on orbs of flashing black;
I met the glow of hazel light;
I marked the hue of laughing blue,
That sparkled in the festive night.
But none could fling a lasting spell
To hold me with unchanging power--
The chains they cast were never fast
Beyond the gay and fleeting hour--
Till Grey-eyed Mabel's gentle glance,
With blushing sense and beauty rife,
Bade my soul cry with burning sigh,
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Britte Ninad 11 June 2020
Into sweet Mabel's listening ear; Our mutual vow, from then till now, Bound each to each- fond, firm, and dear...........superb, immense powerful writings
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Amar Agarwala 07 March 2017
Reading Eliza Cook for the first time... and found it to be a captivating read.
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Ratnakar Mandlik 07 March 2017
A captivating poem with excellent flow, rhyme and rhythm.
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Indira Renganathan 07 March 2017
And why? - ah! why? My soul replies, 'She has dear Mabel's soft, grey eyes.'.....superb work giving immense amusement....great
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Seamus O Brian 07 March 2017
A work of adoration, written not from the perspective of new love, but a fond remembrance of overwhelming beauty written from a position of enduring love's security. Refreshing.
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Tom Allport 07 March 2017
a loving poem that has a happy after ending?
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An endearing poem that holds your attention throughout. Most beautifully narrated in this powerful poem by Eliza Cook.
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Edward Kofi Louis 07 March 2017
Fleeting hour! Thanks for sharing.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 07 March 2017
Mutual vow.... thanks for sharing....
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Nivetha Somasundaram 07 March 2017
A new entrant to the world of poetry through poem hunter I enjoyed your poem very much.
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