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'Love Beyond the Pale

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'Love Beyond the Pale

You lay upon the warm wet earth
ripped from limb to limb.
Your present shape denies the girth
of your form in its prime.

Cut short in life denied your worth
about you ivy climbs,
my love for you evokes the hearth
a fire which knows no end time.

Now fallen, slain, cast for rebirth,
the core of you sublime,
an earthly stump, at forest skirt
reminds me of grand times.

soon I too will go beyond the earth
recalling passion's prime
through the veil of life unearthed
my heart returned to thine.


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  1. Date: 1/18/2014 12:43:00 PM

    Sir. Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, was fascinated by this particular theme, especially after his beloved wife died, and he turned to researching on the life after death and the ways to communicate with the beloved dead. He altogether stopped writing crime fiction and came up with a classic novel which described the other world beyond the curtain. Like dear Debbie Guzzi points out here in this poem of hers, people love to wait beyond the pale, for their return some day.

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 7:23:00 PM

    Hello Debbie, congratulations with your poem on Andrea's, favorite list. always~ Linda

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 7:36:00 AM

    Wow cher, beautiful stuff here...The first verse sounded like you were describing a human...One of these days I would like to visit Methuselah, a Bristlecone Pine almost 5,000 yrs old in California...That would be awesome! - Tim

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 6:57:00 AM

    Debbie, this is going to my fave list too. Congrats!

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 3:07:00 AM

    Hi Debbie, congrats on your well deserved top win..... my favorite line was "Yet, love lingers beyond base veils".... Cheers

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 2:53:00 AM

    Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 10:43:00 PM

    It had to be a winner. Many congrats dear friend.

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 9:14:00 PM

    congrats on a great win

  1. Date: 11/24/2012 4:41:00 PM

    Flows with promise hope and deep affections, enjoyed your poetry Debbie, V.xxx

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 3:58:00 AM

    Superb writing Deb. Congratulations on making it through the first round and best wishes on making it to the Finals. Lainie

  1. Date: 11/26/2010 6:16:00 AM

    Beautifully written, Deborah. Congrats on a well deserved 1st place win. Dan C

  1. Date: 11/18/2010 5:41:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win, this is truely a beautiful piece.

  1. Date: 11/17/2010 10:07:00 PM

    Deborah...many congrats on 1st spot in contest. Luv/best wishes....Hitendra Mehta

  1. Date: 11/17/2010 10:04:00 PM

    oh Wow! this sure is a true gem, Debbie-- totally deserving of first place win-- your last two lines are just so memorable-- really love this one-- adding this to my faves as well-- Super duper congrats for the BIG win ^_^ -- hugs nikko :)

  1. Date: 11/17/2010 9:33:00 PM

    and a big fav for a well deserved win!

  1. Date: 11/17/2010 9:32:00 PM

    oh, my gosh, Deb. was yours a metaphor like mine? The message seems so much like mine!! I just love this one from you Congratulations! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 11/17/2010 7:47:00 PM

    Many congratulations Deborah for this stunning poem and win.

  1. Date: 11/17/2010 7:45:00 PM

    Congrats TEACH on your first place win in Matt's contest with this super entry .. great display of affection for the tree stump in your lines luv.. enjoy ...pupil..luv..

  1. Date: 11/17/2010 4:39:00 PM

    Terrific and well deserved accolades to my patient teacher of the verse!! This was my choice as a winner....so glad to see it here!!! Yahoo!!

  1. Date: 10/29/2010 11:47:00 AM

    I am stopping in today to thank you for all your wonderful comments Deborah. May your weekend be one of much joy to you and may it bring inspiration to the end of your pen. Love, Carol

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