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The wind blows love songs from afar
And rides the night on a fallen star;
A glow of light from enchanted skies
Holds the trance that stills your eyes;
I’ll kiss the song that fills the air
With haunting words that rise and flare
Around you Cecilia.

Eyes that flame that know not shame
Speak of love and call my name;
Knowing eyes, soft glowing eyes
That brim with tears and love's surprise
To draw my heart so close to you
As rose buds draw the diamond dew
The tempting eyes of Cecilia.

If I should be a great strong tree
Your tender self could lean on me;
Your touch would start and tear apart
Flames that consume my aching heart
And I would be but smoke to rise
Forever lost in empty skies
Oh, save me, my Cecilia.

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  1. Date: 3/17/2013 11:26:00 PM
    Yet another awesomely well written piece from your pen! You seem to be on fire, with a real sense of craft in your poetry. I especially liked the the shift in the third stanza... admitting the lengths you would go for the one you love and how it's YOU that needs here... instead of the other way around.

  1. Date: 7/23/2012 4:47:00 PM
    Tender... Very nice... Terry

  1. Date: 6/11/2012 6:40:00 PM
    Such tender words, so eloquently put.... a lucky soul has words such as these written of them... lovely, tyvm karen and thanks for reading small

  1. Date: 6/1/2012 9:38:00 AM
    soup mail...

  1. Date: 5/30/2012 9:27:00 PM
    Three 7-line stanzas of pure perfection... your mid- and end-line rhyming, and the rest of your rhyming, is superb. Lovely flow, and outstanding imagery! Love, Keith :)

  1. Date: 5/26/2012 3:34:00 PM
    Beautifully written...I was enthralled by this write, firstly for it being titled by my name but mainly by the emotion and heart your words portrayed.

  1. Date: 5/22/2012 11:44:00 AM
    Thanks to your words, Cecilia becomes enchanted indeed. Love, daver

  1. Date: 5/10/2012 9:59:00 PM
    A touching write by this mistress of perplexities. Beautifully penned with streaming imagery and flawless flow. A captivating tribute to someone dear to you, Elizabeth. Thank you for sharing! Best wishes, Mikki

  1. Date: 4/30/2012 9:00:00 AM
    A fine write, Elize. Cecilia must really be adorable.

  1. Date: 4/30/2012 2:53:00 AM
    That you should deign to read and comment on anything I would pen is possibly the highest praise I will ever recieve. Lizzie, this is without a doubt the finest expression of love I have read in a very long time. Thank you - Chuck

  1. Date: 4/25/2012 8:32:00 PM
    I love this penning by you Liz. Yes, your wonderful poetics are always silky smooth and skillfully timely.

  1. Date: 4/25/2012 4:21:00 PM
    Beautiful and so poetic, wonderful writing, Elizabeth. I am adding you as one of my favourite poets.

  1. Date: 4/25/2012 8:35:00 AM
    this is so beautiful and flowing. i really like your anology in the last stanza and how well it works with the rest of the poem. it's amazing. enter this somewhere, no, everywhere :p

  1. Date: 4/24/2012 2:50:00 PM
    soup mail

  1. Date: 4/24/2012 12:37:00 AM
    So poetical Elizabeth! If I were Cecilia, I'd save this poem in my jewelry box!! Thanks for visiting my work. Love Dalial

  1. Date: 4/23/2012 9:58:00 AM
    i imagine this as a song Elizbeth, a song that would flow like your inspiring words. harry

  1. Date: 4/23/2012 9:46:00 AM
    read with tenderness

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 7:15:00 PM
    Very romantic and passionate work..Enjoyed reading this eve..It has such good rhyme and rhythm...Sara

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 6:21:00 PM
    Smile ˜ Hi Baby, how is my beautiful gifted precious poetess today? Your longing for love is everclear as is the brilliance I find amid your splendid verse, sweet beautiful Elizabeth ˜ If the heart were a dam then, what could hold it's waters? Smile, baby girl * My love to You, Always, John!:) ˜

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 3:36:00 PM
    flowing like a river, lizzie...majestic feel that pulls me in... excellent touch of romanticism...:) huggs!