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Tom Billsborough

Preston Lancashire England
Tom Billsborough
Preston Lancashire England

I Am Here

Rating: 3.3
"Chacun en soi et son ami vivra" Louise Labé


I am here and you are there
And you are here and I am there
As each to each the other moves
Constant as the murmuring waves
Breaking in soliloquies
Upon a silent shore,
The sea and sand together and apart
Yet always touching as you touch my heart.
For I am here and you are there
It matters not how far the where.
Each to each the love shall move
Since you are here and I am there.
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: love and life
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
The quote from the French renaissance poetess, Louise Labe is the
springboard for my own poem.
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COMMENTS
Jane Campion 02 August 2019
What a dive you took into this beautiful poem. I can still see the splash. Beautiful!
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Mahtab Bangalee 10 July 2019
here and there there and here whirling the love as the air ..........// beautiful poem penned and shared; I enjoyed it
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Jane Campion 09 July 2019
Together and apart we are aware.
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tom billsborough 10 July 2019
Distance doesn't matter except the lack of touch.
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Seamus O Brian 28 June 2017
Tom, I love how deftly you have captured the soft movement, the quietly repeating rhythm of a gentle sea. A delightful piece, and you have inspired me to become acquainted with this poet. Thank you for sharing your scholarly art with us; your work definitely inspires and enriches this forum. Be blessed, my friend.
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Tom Billsborough 28 June 2017
I've translated about a dozen of Louise Labe's poems. I have a book of her complete works which includes amongst other things a short play and her licence of copyright given to her by the French King, Henri deux. She was held in high regard by the poets of the Lyon School. She was a wealthy woman but very generous to the poor. Her direct style made her one of the flowers of the Renaissance.
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Bharati Nayak 02 November 2016
I am again visiting this poem after reading it in Bri Edwards October show-case.I immediately recognized this extremely beautiful poem.I am going to keep it in my favorite poem list.
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Tom Billsborough 02 November 2016
That's very kind of you. Sadly my wife passed away earlier this month but she will always remain with me.
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Bharati Nayak 03 November 2016
It is really heartbreaking to hear the sad news.May God bless her soul.She will always remain in your beautiful poems.
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Julie Smith 29 September 2016
Love this! It's very beautifully expressed :) And so true
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Tom Billsborough 29 September 2016
Thank you, Julie. I've had a great time reading your beautiful poems today. You are definitely on my to read list
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Tapan M. Saren 07 September 2016
Sir, you're a great love poet.. Another beautiful poem..
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Tom Billsborough 08 September 2016
Thank you, Tapan. Will visit your latest poem very shortly. Just dealing with messages!
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Sandra Feldman 12 August 2016
What a beautiful going and coming You have so naturally painted here, It was like a breeze humming, Back and forth Never wanting to disappear. Extremely pleasing and good.
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Tom Billsborough 20 October 2016
always nervous on springboards! Tried to avoid diving. Belly-flops usually and very noisy! I think Louise did a lot of ducking and diving while her husband wasn't watching!
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Bharati Nayak 11 August 2016
I am here and you are there And you are here and I am there As each to each the other moves Constant as the murmuring waves- - - - A love song, sweet, soft, beautiful, enchanting and full of light like soft rays of morning sun.Thanks for sharing this great write.
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Tom Billsborough 12 August 2016
Sorry about the delay in replying. We don't seem to be getting notifications. Love your comments. Don't think I've read any of yours yet. Will have to correct that right now!
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Sriranji Aratisankar 25 July 2016
Tom I am really impressed going through this poem. Thank you sharing....10
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Tom Billsborough 25 July 2016
Thanks Sriranji. It's one of my own favourites. It took about 10 minutes to write. Came out in one easy flow. Not often that happens, is it? Tom
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