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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, 
 conquers any vestige of past pleasures,
 even those fugitive memories of ephemeral bliss.

 a waft of fragrant lavender 
 whispers its dulcet voice from neighboring gardens,
 where children run to welcome daddies.

 the woman walks with innocent lilt 
 to exchange a kiss for an intimate caress,
 through the glass of their kitchen.

 I think of destiny and serendipity,
 with languor in my eyes, in my quiet spirit,
 who dreams mirages expecting miracles.

 life flows downward
 widening regrets, but I don't longer cry.
 I accept the splendor of inertia, its effervescent agony.

 nightfall comes slowly
 and remains indifferent about
 a new day less.



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  1. Date: 8/18/2015 6:27:00 PM
    Ruben, you are a genius writer to be sure.. A fabulous winning pen!

  1. Date: 8/12/2015 8:21:00 PM
    wow, you are so amazing with your free verse like this, Ruben. You captured not only silence, but also a kind of melancholy nostalgia. Great imagery and great title. Congrats on the win.

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    Date: 8/12/2015 8:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Now, I know that you really like this poem. Years ago, you chose it as one of your top winners (your first contest).
  1. Date: 8/12/2015 8:57:00 AM
    This poem does more for my tranquil state of mind, and lowering my blood pressure, than yoga, or meditation or any other exercise in relaxation..........I just want to sigh, drink it in and say......... ahhhhhhhhhhh :) n i c e

  1. Date: 8/12/2015 8:33:00 AM
    Wow. I'm so impressed, Ruben. You have captured so many of my feelings when silence takes over and I just the moment. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 8/11/2015 10:23:00 PM
    Quite a thought provoking write Ruben! Congrats on ur win!

  1. Date: 8/11/2015 7:24:00 PM
    Well penned Ruben...Congrats on a great win

  1. Date: 8/11/2015 5:37:00 PM
    Fictional it may well be, Ruben, but it's an inspired write that spoke to me, especially the final stanza. ~ Congrats on a most worthy win. // paul

  1. Date: 8/11/2015 11:17:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win hugs eve

  1. Date: 8/11/2015 8:58:00 AM
    Ephemeral verse. Your words float from the page.

  1. Date: 8/11/2015 8:17:00 AM
    Thank you for taking part in my contest. I really really enjoyed your poem, it really captivated me and that is why I awarded it first place. Congratulations. I have never read your work before and I look forward to reading your poems.

  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.