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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 weeping in the morning's rain 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: 9/1/2015 11:35:00 PM
    Carrie, Congratulations on your win.... SKAT

  1. Date: 9/1/2015 7:28:00 PM
    Just beautiful! 7

  1. Date: 9/1/2015 1:54:00 PM
    Beauifully displayed, congrats on your big win Carrie xxx

  1. Date: 9/1/2015 12:39:00 AM
    Congrats on ur very wonderful emotive n expressive write and first place win Carrie!

  1. Date: 8/31/2015 10:03:00 PM
    Wonderful write congratulations on your win Hugs Eve

  1. Date: 8/31/2015 4:31:00 PM
    Congats on you win!!! Skyy

  1. Date: 8/31/2015 3:48:00 PM
    you are so good at capturing MOOD, Carrie. Simply amazing! BIG congrats.

  1. Date: 8/31/2015 2:01:00 PM
    Wonderful poem, truly brilliant. Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 8/31/2015 1:09:00 PM
    This is fantastic! Totally lyrical yet perfectly structured. Excellent win, Carrie! xoxo

  1. Date: 8/31/2015 12:10:00 PM
    Absolutely beautiful Carrie I can see why this grabbed the top spot - congrats:-) hugs Jan xx

  1. Date: 8/31/2015 11:44:00 AM
    Carrie, I am in awe with your beautiful poem and how it has reminded me of my own pain ...that these could be my own words. So beautifully written...this really touched me. Congratulations on your well-deserved First Place! 7+Fav, Hugs, Sandra

  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

    Richards Avatar Carrie Richards
    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