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Love's Tribulation

Treasures of love's white passion flowers
Sweet with desire, so dearly sought;
The breathless unrest of seeing you
For just a happy hour or two
Is bought with such a store of tears
Such anguish, sorrow and such fears;
With sadness and forlorn regret
Such waves of longing to be near you yet
Debasing all my other hours
And frustrate my every other thought.

I can't drink joy drenched in tears,
I need the warmth of kinder days.
The roses that you now give to me
Are white and dear enough to be
A crown that only love could wear;
If only her head could bear
The thorns without the sorry ache,
That crest for love's dear crowning sake:
And all the sorrow of coming years
Bring weary feet that walk the thorny ways.

There's a peace in the twilight skies
Where the sun does not try to shine;
But not here where the transitory glow
Of inflamed bursts of sunshine show;
Only the earth's brown fields wet with rain
With darkened clouds flying fast again
Into a dreary sky like this is
Warmed by no fires of sweet kisses;
But when I see love shine in your eyes
A lightning bolt will shine in mine.

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  1. Date: 5/27/2012 7:58:00 PM
    Again, a bittersweet mixture of sorrow and joy woven with your impeccable skill. '...the warmth of kinder days,' '...the thorns without the sorry ache,' and the beauty of your last two lines. Lovely couplet rhyming and flow. :)

  1. Date: 1/2/2012 10:20:00 PM
    never have i read such a wonderous,,,brilliant,,,,majestic,,,sweet,,,,and beautiful poem,,,you are truly a writer of emotion provoking words,,as such i have never seen,,your poems move me....................

  1. Date: 11/30/2011 7:14:00 PM
    i was told roses have their thorns and night's have their dawns. john

  1. Date: 11/16/2011 11:16:00 AM
    The trouble with tribulation. It might not bring jubilation. But a heart so brave to become a slave. Will know God's love will some day save.

  1. Date: 9/25/2011 8:37:00 AM
    A stage of Yin & Yang, it seems. I really liked this.

  1. Date: 9/24/2011 1:46:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your reflections on love here Elizabeth..

  1. Date: 9/22/2011 6:38:00 PM
    I especially liked the last two lines..Seeing love in someone's eyes has a great reward..Enjoyed..Thanks for stopping by, reading, and commenting on my work..Sara

  1. Date: 9/22/2011 5:48:00 PM
    I love this intense and passionate piece, Elizabeth

  1. Date: 9/22/2011 9:50:00 AM
    I liked the last two lines of poem the most. Who wouldn't want to get hit by such a "lightning bolt?" Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 9/22/2011 9:39:00 AM
    Elizabeth, adding another one to my Favorites folder. Peace & warm hugs))):

  1. Date: 9/22/2011 7:56:00 AM
    Lizzy, A poem of true understanding of what love might be, if only it dwells in destiny. Your words speak for many and your poem deserves recognition. I hope many have the privilege of reading it. It is beautifully written.

  1. Date: 9/22/2011 4:40:00 AM
    You have expressed the feelings of a (doomed) lover spot on. I could relate the entire poem to my own self. Including the last two lines, so beautiful, and very true. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for showering my work with lovely comments. About the poem I mentioned earlier, you will have to wait little dear friend. However, I am gonna post another one sooner, probably tonight (my time). take care Hussain

  1. Date: 9/22/2011 1:03:00 AM
    ONe of the best ones I've read tonight, Elizabeth. Very lovely!

  1. Date: 9/21/2011 9:31:00 PM
    There is so very much in this poem Elizabeth. I will have to come back and read it again and again. It is simply loaded. You keep out doing yourself lady Liz! .. and thanks for the comments and by the way ..I am a part time licensed auctioneer so the poem really was too easy.. : ) thanks again

  1. Date: 9/21/2011 9:20:00 PM
    Smile, *^_^* “Compelling Within The Beauty of Ones Deepest Spirit As Most Always Seems The Extroardinary Case With Your Amazing Verse My Dear Precious & Priceless, Blessed & Very Beautiful Elizabeth! *^_^* Takes Myself Unto This Truthful Thought In That I Realize Profoundly So *^_^* Apart From My *Beautiful Heavenly Fathers Blessing & Love *^_^* No Love Could Ever Own Nor Bring Light Unto My Heart *^_^* I Am Somehow Quite Certain Although That Deep Inside My Dear, Beautiful Elizabeth *^_^* You Yourself Would Understand This Yet, Your Treasures Own Love Spoken In Brilliant Expressions *^_^* One Would Only Wish for Your Precious Heart to Forever Know *^_^* A Fave In Faves!” === My Love Unto Your Splendid Beauty, Always & Evermore, Jasper *

  1. Date: 9/21/2011 9:06:00 PM
    Both delicate and strong verses of loves duress. Well done Elizabeth. Love, Vie

  1. Date: 9/21/2011 4:03:00 PM
    Elizabeth, I know of noone else who expresses the depth of human love and emotion that you convey in this and other writings - over and over again. I couldn't be more honored, humbled and proud to know someone of your amazing poetic calibre. Thanks again for all you say and do. PS: I recently revised "Where Have You Gone America." Warm Hugs, Terry

  1. Date: 9/21/2011 2:54:00 PM
    tender emotion.. explicit passion.. intense romance... effervescent desires... deep yearnings... touching lines.. elizabeth u have captured every essence with this write luv..

  1. Date: 9/21/2011 1:43:00 PM
    "is bought with such a store of tears" i understand this completely awesome write as always 7up

  1. Date: 9/21/2011 10:26:00 AM
    mmmm...like a walk through a beautiful formal garden as dawn's light breaks, lovely!

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