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In Shadows Beyond Reason

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In Shadows Beyond Reason

Beyond the iron gate, alone I read your name, through tall weeds, grown A vigil, where the mossy stones Cleave to breast of wasted years I feel you standing here with me Deep in the dark, where I am drawn Where whimpering trees, brown grass and weeds Are dripping in the weepy dawn There is a web, that pulls me in That tugs at me with silken thread A withered garland, black with dread Calling me to hear the wind Where dust to dust, of what has been Is quietude, and vague recall That falters in the falling leaves Yet alters what I've always known I know I loved you long ago It comes from you, in thin-leafed songs Two centuries old, and can't be seen Shadowed by the granite years Behind the gates where you have lain Sharing earth with dried up tears Defying time that lies between I see your name, through tall weeds, grown A vigil now, where mossy stones Bring with them all the wasted years Between us now, I feel the cold Defying lucid reasoning

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  1. Date: 5/5/2015 3:30:00 AM
    Great and inspirational poem that tickles your imagination. The emotions captured here is real and coming from the deepest source. Congrats, Carrie!

  1. Date: 5/3/2015 10:30:00 PM
    Carrie, Congratulations on your win. Thanks for the support. SKAT

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    Date: 5/4/2015 9:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much, Skat! It was an honor and so great to have a chance to re-visit one of the darker older poems again! Thanks very much!!
  1. Date: 4/12/2014 4:26:00 AM
    Truly wonderful Carrie ! Congrats on ur top win ! Full of beauty and emotions !!

  1. Date: 4/11/2014 8:04:00 PM
    A beautiful poem. right up there where it should be. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/11/2014 7:39:00 PM
    I am with Frank. Awesome is the only thing that came first to my mind. This also seemed a bit surreal to me. It is simply beautiful. Big congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 4/11/2014 3:33:00 PM
    another excellent write from you, carrie, and it has a very lyrical quality to it, as so much of your free verse does - I think it needs its own form as a sort of free verse/lyric hybrid! tremendous atmosphere, and I love "thin-leafed songs" - congrats on your 1st place win in my contest! :)

  1. Date: 10/26/2013 2:36:00 AM
    This is awesome, just awesome Carrie . going to fav's

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 6:41:00 PM
    It all flows with elegance congrats on your win Carrie, xxx

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 5:10:00 PM
    Gave me shivers! Congrad's on your WIN, Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 3:12:00 PM
    wonderful Carrie love it congrats on a fine win Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 11:23:00 AM
    Carrie, CONGRATS in Giorgio's awesome "Gothic or Romantic contest" enjoy your day.................... LOVE -- SKAT

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 10:49:00 AM
    Wow, such vivid images and emotions! You have captured both beauty and sorrow ...amazing! Congrats!!

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 7:12:00 AM
    Congrats on the win in the contest, carrie

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 1:39:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win dear Carrie..This poem touches beyond the mossy stone of my heart.

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 9:48:00 PM
    Carrie, your win is amazing... PD

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 8:56:00 PM
    Now THAT is a proper gothic poem. Stellar! Grats on the win. CTB

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 7:16:00 PM
    wow...this one is an amazing poem Carrie...I adore this, the images are so vivid....congrats on your win! :)

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 5:55:00 PM
    Would have sworn I was reading Whitman or one of the classics....but then again maybe I was! Do you know how good this is? I think its awesome!

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 2:47:00 PM
    † Whether It I Be Right Or Wrong And Time Will Tell ? As My Father In Heaven, All Also Do Live Unto This Myself *.* Sweet Beautiful Carrie Richards. Yet, Your Poetry Has Always Seemed Extremely Beautiful And Truly A Notch, Above Many I Have Thus Read. That Truth Being Said, Much Is Merely Like Hollywood; Makes For A Cool Flick ? Gets Us Past The Tick-ing Of Another Days Clock; Those Gates We Find, Somewhere, Deep Inside ˜ My Love, Always, John