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Sonnet 23

Last night I walked into a cloud of dream
The distant kind where the waters run deep
And you beside me, did your presence gleam...
Beyond the moon abroad my mystic sleep
          The clouds, gone with the wind, left skies alone
          For us to sing and dance upon the blue
          Underneath air above our robes have flown
          Only out done by humming birds anew
Mornings magic returned myself to me
And cotton clouds consumed the colored sky
I thank thy dream, as now I think of thee
On light landscapes of love I learn to fly
     We share our lips over the crescent moon
     Relived by kisses through the afternoon

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  1. Date: 8/20/2011 5:33:00 PM
    Whoever this lady in your life is, she is one lucky gal to have a man who sees and appreciates all the beauty around him, Johnny. I love your writing style and wish I could master imagery as you have. Per your comment, most of my poems have messages and I have written four novels -- one has been published and I'm trying to rewrite two of the others. Thankyou for sharing this lovely poem!

  1. Date: 8/17/2011 3:51:00 PM
    Beautiful as always! Love the opening line. Thanks for stopping by my work. (this is the first time in over a week PS has let me log in to leave comments!) Have a great week best wishes em :)

  1. Date: 8/17/2011 3:30:00 PM
    Very romantic work even though only a dream..Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Thanks for the comments about the moth...You saw deeper into the work than most..Sara

  1. Date: 8/16/2011 10:45:00 PM
    Dear sonnet poet, your words paint magic for the mind! This is so light and full of breathless imagery that it draws one in. Such a lovely verse. Luv Eliz

  1. Date: 8/15/2011 10:10:00 AM
    this is very beautiful! a fanciful dream that sounds wonderful and continues into reality. just lovely! (and such a different tone than the one i just read. good job with each one - each tone fits its story perfectly)