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With crusted eyes from little sleep
I stepped out on the sand,
the morning mist a coverlet
o'er all, both lake and land.
And then as if a waking dream
or flight of fancy to my sight
I thought I saw a spritely nymph
come dancing in the dark and light.

Entranced was I to see such sport
displayed in front of me,
she swooped on wings of gossamer,
cavorting merrily.
In and out of my purview
she flew with graceful ease,
accompanied by flute and lyre
to decorate the breeze.

Then rooted to the spot I watched
the vapors disappear,
with them the image of the nymph
whom I had held so dear.
Was she a daydream, fancy's flight,
a soulless apparition,
or is she real, and can she feel
the moment, and her mission?

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  1. Date: 1/15/2013 6:42:00 AM
    simply awesome, I wrote one called Down Below" mine is more adventure, yours is more sensual. I'll have to post mine, you have an awesome;}

  1. Date: 11/13/2012 6:51:00 PM
    I think nymphs are usually naked aren't they? Never saw one with wings though, nice daydream to have!

  1. Date: 10/14/2012 12:41:00 PM
    A delightful scene from you in this one Keith.."7

  1. Date: 10/3/2012 1:50:00 PM
    One of my all time favorites!

  1. Date: 9/28/2012 9:30:00 AM
    Dearest Keith Oh the words, so distinctly chosen, the lines flowing beautifully one after the other. I am again enchanted by your gift. hugs, Kathy

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 9:04:00 AM
    Lovely, Keith, really enjoyed this one. Effortless rhyme and beautiful imagery... a winner!

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 5:57:00 AM
    Hey Keith, my first time reading your poetry. I am duly impressed, my friend, beautiful! Kudos!

  1. Date: 9/14/2012 6:17:00 AM
    I think she was part of you and who you are Keith; an exquisite poem that handles a dream with such delicacy. Mmmmm, loved it!

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 8:49:00 PM
    Keith, much can be said here... women and nature..... enjoyed stopping by ;-) Have yourself a goodnight~ PD

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 8:24:00 PM
    Keith, you never dissapoint. This is just lovely...such great and easy rhymes. BG

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 6:12:00 PM
    welcome back, keith! you have been so missed! this poem is absolutely delightful and feels like it could have come from a shakespearean play! i love to read your poems...

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 10:44:00 AM
    Smashing Keith i love this I could picture it all the way through images dancing through my head xx

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 10:14:00 AM
    This is a truly fanciful write of a fantasy nymph my friend! I love this magnificent poem, full of delightful kindness and merriment! What a harmonious piece Kieth, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 9:26:00 AM
    a fully-lit scene of that one moment when all else is fanciful and light,keith.. great sequencing of your mystical plot with a lyrical language that brings me to another world... :) huggs!