The Wake of My Heart

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    The Wake of My Heart

     

    ‘Tis midnight still and moonbeam calm

    When frosted footfalls trudge silent in the snow,

    And ribald limbs leave black lace upon the wall,

    That satin slowly slides off soft skin once again.

     

    Memories antiphonal, lines lifted from a Psalm,

    Shining with brightness above and below,

    Dance with a dervish then slow to a crawl-

    My juggernaut prayer with no sure amen.

     

    Inquire through the window and question the night,

    “What will you bring before march of dawn?”

    Stars rub dim their glory off ice-armored tile

    And constellations gasp, as they fall apart.

     

    How soon will sky’s hue catch that first blaze of light;

    And thence spark a yearning e’er its fire is gone?

    Since there’s no warm touch to make my face smile,

    Who then will greet the wake of my heart?


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    Teardrops commented on The Wake of My Heart

    12-12-2009

    love is explained in so many ways but its still love very nicely done wonderful flow and loved the poem

    HarverTomsson

    12/13/2009

    You have a thoughtful way of expressing your reading experience, Thank you. HT

    Hampton commented on The Wake of My Heart

    12-12-2009

    Your command of words plus the built in poetic spirit that you possess is amazing; as is your latest write.

    HarverTomsson

    12/13/2009

    Hampton, sometimes I think, we need to get out more. LOL thanks, HT

    Poetry is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality.

    T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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