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From the Balcony


 the undisturbed tranquility of twilight hours
 paralyzes life and motive
 with its sovereign emptiness

 the eloquence of silence captures me 
 conquering any vestige of past pleasures 
 even those fugitive memories of ephemeral bliss

 a waft of fragrant lavender 
 whispers its dulcet voice from the neighboring garden
 where there're lights and children who run to welcome Daddy

 a woman walks with innocent lilt 
 to exchange a kiss for a lascivious caress 
 through the glass of their kitchen

 I think of destiny and serendipity 
 with languor in eyes and spirit 
 for mirages or miracles

 life flows downward
 widening regrets 
 Splendor of inertia in effervescent agony

 the nightfall ends 
 with the comfort 
 of a new day 


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  1. Date: 4/15/2013 11:48:00 PM
    I think this poem is just timeless, I can read this again and again and still be captivated with it each time... I really enjoyed watching these scenes enfold again from the balcony...really glad to be reading this gem again...

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 9:30:00 PM
    Ruben,, a nice and awesome win... Congratulations with your awesome #1. I love many of Andrea's favorite poems. always~ Good Night* PD

  1. Date: 4/14/2013 6:16:00 PM
    Sometimes, I like to read your poems in the quiet night. J

  1. Date: 4/14/2013 5:35:00 PM
    A very thought and ponderable poem. Congratulations Ruben.

  1. Date: 4/14/2013 4:35:00 PM
    I love this, Ruben!! Your word choice is fabulous, and your descriptions are so unique. A fave from me :) Congrats!

  1. Date: 4/14/2013 12:05:00 PM
    This is really lovely and great! You write so well my dear friend Ruben. I extremely love this as well. Thank you so much for sharing and my big warm congratulations on your grand win! love and big hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 4/14/2013 10:39:00 AM
    many congratulations on your double win Ruben, first as a fave and now this xx

  1. Date: 4/14/2013 2:04:00 AM
    A beauty of a poem really, congrats, friend:) Jag

  1. Date: 3/15/2013 7:23:00 AM
    Love it Rueben, congratulations.

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 7:52:00 PM
    Congratulations, Ruben! I liked the twist at the end.

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 10:39:00 AM
    Very Rubenesque and a perfect idea for the contest!

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 6:44:00 PM
    congrats on your win :D and thanks for stopping by poem the other day:)

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 5:40:00 PM
    Another nice win Ruben,,, and thanks for reading my poem... LINDA

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 8:35:00 AM
    Ahhh.........under the influence of all things beautiful. What an unexpected over indulgence of bliss! :)

  1. Date: 3/24/2012 8:58:00 PM
    It really an inspiring piece,Ruben.Many many congratulations!

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 11:46:00 PM
    Shit, I love this poem more every time I read it. Uggh, this was one of around 4 that I truly battled myself with placing it ~Ivan

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 3:00:00 PM
    wow what an opening stanza! every word placed to perfection and such great use of vocabulary throughout; congrats on your win :-)

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 1:00:00 PM
    Congratulations on your placement in Chris' "Let The Masks Fall" contest Ruben. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 9:20:00 AM
    congrats on your win from my wife..Ron. thank you for your nice words to her about her health.

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 9:12:00 AM
    such depth in this one, Ruben. Your longing heart is showing. Congratulations on your win in Chris' contest. hugs, Catie :)