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© G.V. 12-12-2012 All rights reserved
This is a revised version of my initial "bergamot" poem, posted on Soup back in May.

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The ridge beyond defined his scopes; 
in his Elysian fields both laugh'd; 
the distance smil'd and maybe ask'd
if one could rise beyond the slopes.

A climber walk'd above the ridge, 
where nothing was but white thin clouds, 
a bergamot and his mind's doubts, 
have pass'd across his soul's time bridge.

The climber saw the clouds disperse, 
in air the town was hung, and Halls
with dancers' smiling saddened souls
defined the image, strange and terse.

Amid the dancers, courtly laced, 
a graceful Princess smiled at him, 
the bergamot was there to hint
that this transmittance was space-braced.

Beyond the ridge, white Angels roam'd
(or were the clouds that turned to rain?)      
the bergamot sang a refrain, 
upon the slopes the dancers domed.

('The climber jumps above the ridge, 
the climber laughs while dancers bow, 
the splendid waltz transmits their glow, 
a Princess waits upon time's bridge.')        

Unspoken was she and the crags, 
returned the bergamot's refrain; 
Oh, her beatitude's soft rain, 
washed down the slopes the verse he sang.

© 12-12-2012 G. Venetopoulos All rights reserved
(Iambic tetrameter)

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  1. Date: 3/22/2014 3:55:00 PM
    Congrats again with this gorgeous poem of yours, Giorgio. I can see why you put it as your favorite of 2012.

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 12:30:00 PM
    Hi, Congrats, an enjoyable read. xx

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 7:01:00 AM
    It was a great pleasure to read one of your best and favorite poem. Congrats on the win,

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 10:51:00 PM
    Giorgio ,a beautiful winning poem. Enjoyed reading every crossing bridge win. Hugs ~ SKAT ~

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 8:18:00 AM
    Masterful job, congratulations.

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 7:02:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Giorgio xx

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 10:35:00 PM
    A very exhilarating and beautiful poem, Giorgio! Congratulations on your win! :)

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 9:24:00 PM
    Congrats on the win in the contest of Deb, Giorgio

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 8:33:00 PM
    Giorgio, this is a fine specimen of writing. I felt the brisk mountain air as your story developed.... Mastery resides in your quill.... Jake

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 6:45:00 PM
    GIORGIO, Congratulations on your Crossing That Bridge win.... always & forever :) LINDA

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 10:59:00 AM
    a dreamlike tune so wonderfully scribed, G..... special cheers on your win..:) huggs

  1. Date: 8/25/2013 2:48:00 PM
    the gr8t Greek does it again... ;-)

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 6:53:00 AM
    Hey Giorgio, congrats on your big win.....

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 12:49:00 AM
    excellent piece you penned here friend Giorgio. Congratulations on your win!! cheers!!

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 5:00:00 AM
    congrats on your winning spot xx

  1. Date: 8/15/2013 12:30:00 PM
    Congrats on your great win...Sara

  1. Date: 8/15/2013 11:58:00 AM
    Beautifully written in dreamy lyrical lines. Such a romantic story to see unfold in the spectacular imagery. Congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 8/15/2013 6:45:00 AM
    very lyrical and pretty. Congratulations on top spot!

  1. Date: 8/15/2013 4:22:00 AM
    enjoyed this Giorgio a meaning of Bergamot I had not come across. like the imagery of this congrats on being placed 1st Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 8/15/2013 12:06:00 AM
    Congrats on a great win. (:c Jenish