Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black

Gold Star - 11,544 Points (July 12,1952 / New York City)

Song To A Drifter - Poem by Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black

Like the wind breathes upon the leaves
Behind are left sweet memories
You live in my heart, soul and mind
In the world you own, now left behind
O Drifter, drifter why did you go?
Adrift in the wind only time could know

You, unsettled by the roads you own
So far away you have freely flown
You touch upon the waves at sea
You wander the storms of Eternity
Drifter, drifter have you found your soul?
Unanchored, your vision sets distant goals

Untamed spirit of sapphire sky
Grave are my tears for you I cry
This wide world you call your home
Born in your heart the need to roam
Free, unchained no earthly bonds need
Drifting, drifting..you're gone take heed

While I keep yearning wistfully
It's on this sad day I set you free
To catch the winds of wilder climes
To seek your soul 'till the end of time
Drifter, drifter through life you've gone by
Forever in my heart you will never die.

Comments about Song To A Drifter by Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black

  • (11/24/2009 9:40:00 PM)

    Oh! How I love the thought of being unanchored. I can smell the salty air and feel the sea breaze blowing through my hair as I watch the distant sails of his boat become smaller and smaller. Beautiful poem. You have captured so much and this gypsy drifted away on the poems emotions and imagery.Thank You (Report) Reply

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  • Andrew Blakemore (8/22/2009 3:13:00 PM)

    A beautifully written piece Lorraine, a pleasure to read. Best wishes, Andrew (Report) Reply

  • Deborah Cromer (6/29/2009 11:01:00 PM)

    Intensely beautiful! Vivid and descriptive, I can feel sadness and strength in it. There is a hint of understanding and acceptance, but also of wonder. Very, very good. DC (Report) Reply

  • (4/25/2009 11:15:00 AM)

    My poem is about the wind and the yearning to be free.I've never been a drifter so it would be difficult to write from that perspective.
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  • (4/24/2009 1:47:00 PM)

    While I stumble a bit over the last two lines, I find the whole idea of this piece enchanting!
    I wonder if you have written another perhaps, from the drifter's point of view?
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  • (4/11/2009 7:31:00 PM)

    top marks for a wonderful poem, you captured everything so beautifully! (Report) Reply

  • Edgar Andrade Baguio (9/23/2008 4:14:00 AM)

    Now, this is what I call 'simply beautiful'. It is full of tender emotions of the persona. The touch of pure sincerity and caress that reaches out to humanity. A 10 for you my friend. (Report) Reply

  • (9/17/2008 9:04:00 PM)

    It was purely beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • (9/14/2008 9:26:00 AM)

    A 'drifter' is by nature......a drifter....and..therefore....may return....someday. And then? (Report) Reply

  • (9/6/2008 5:13:00 PM)

    This song to a drifter is a special thing. I would have given it a 10 if it was perfect. It wasn't, so it only gets a 9.

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  • ngaio beck (9/5/2008 8:21:00 PM)

    another beautiful interlude.I perceive you are a true women in the classic sense.Today 'A pearl of great price' (Report) Reply

  • (9/4/2008 9:13:00 AM)

    Beautiful and wistful poem. If you love someone set them free......but it does it open-ended for him to come back. I like your writing style. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • (9/3/2008 12:45:00 PM)

    Some people like that in life-they just drift (Report) Reply

  • (9/3/2008 12:25:00 PM)

    Good Poem. I really like the standard verse. I an not very good at it myself. I think I do well with free verse but then everyone things they do well with free verse. But when i try to write a structured poem as you have, mine seem to sound like second graders wrote it. Good Job. (Report) Reply

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