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If You Only Knew

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Far from me and like the stars, the sea and all the trappings of poetic myth,
Far from me but here all the same without your knowing,
Far from me and even more silent because I imagine you endlessly.
Far from me, my lovely mirage and eternal dream, you cannot know.
If you only knew.
Far from me and even farther yet from being unaware of me and still unaware.
Far from me because you undoubtedly do not love me or, what amounts to the
same thing, that I doubt you do.
Far from me because you consciously ignore my passionate desires.
Far from me because you are cruel.
If you only knew.
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Dr Antony Theodore 10 June 2020
If you only knew how the world has yielded to me. And you, beautiful unyielding woman, how you too are my prisoner. O you, far-from-me, who I yield to. If you only knew... a very fine poem. tony
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Charity Nduhiu 19 August 2015
If only I knew. Great write
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Sossi Khachadourian 15 December 2014
Far from me, If you only knew. If you only knew how I love you and, though you do not love me, how happy I am, how strong and proud I am, with your image in my mind, to leave the universe. How happy I am to die for it.
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John Richter 15 December 2014
far from me in the magnificent noise of oyster shells crushed by a night owl passing a restaurant at first light. Presumably speaking to a woman he desires but who does not return that emotion, he is speaking about or referring to her as this owl? As most modern poetry fails to affect me, so does this. I'm sure there are many who adore word art for its phonetic assonance alone, but to me it is nothing more than a canvass filled with beautiful colors that fail to form any recognizable object. I could probably get a better thrill by looking into a box of crayons, which are at least arranged in order of color....
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Aftab Alam Khursheed 15 December 2014
Beautiful amazing a great write thanks for share
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Tim Stensloff 15 December 2012
So great to see Desnos getting a Poem of the Day slot!
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