Alice Kriel


Dusk is fastly falling
familiar sweet melancholy
covers and fills me

Another day has passed
my search remains fruitless
sad beauty of solitary sunsets

I keep watch of the sky
waiting to wish on each
free-falling star hurtling towards earth

Clouds hug the distant suns
thunder drones overhead
and soft raindrops kiss my skin

My bed now seems emptier still
I stare into the darkness
watching a face that is not there

I pray for a dream of love
contrary to my present reality
falling asleep to angels weeping

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 28, 2006

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Comments about Longing by Alice Kriel

  • A. Michael Sears (3/11/2006 6:33:00 PM)

    I will love you, my dear. I'm sending a kiss sailing across the seas to soften your brittle lips. Much love, ams.

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  • Peter A. Crowther (3/3/2006 9:49:00 AM)

    Nicely creates a mood of wistful melancholy

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