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Under September skies

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Under September skies

One night all alone in the garden
Under September skies;
The moon was gone but the starlight shone
And glowed like your beautiful eyes.
Away from the shimmer and lamplight
I stood so lonely there;
While the noise of the throng was loud in song
And floated on the air.

You looked down through the starlight
And I looked up at you;
A memory came that I could not name
A feeling unknown and new.
We were lovers for a short time only
So why should I feel such pain?
To know you would go where tomorrow
Would not bring you to me again.

The time that flies fast between us
Can never be captured I know;
For hours now sleep and eyes now weep
As the turmoil spins below.
But I know that I shall remember
Though I will try my best to forget;
How I looked in your eyes under September skies
After the moon had set

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  1. Date: 6/7/2012 3:18:00 PM
    Simply lovely! Again, exquisite rhyming, cadence and imagery. Your final two lines draw it all together. :) x

  1. Date: 9/30/2011 2:33:00 PM
    Reading your September Poem on the last day of September has left me in a mood of melancholy. It was pleasure reading this lovely sad note, as often the most desired pleasure come from understanding the pains of others. Excellent write my friend conveying the feelings of what we call ‘Viyog’ in Hindi and thank you for your kind and precious comments which you have left on 'Radha's Love Song 2'. Love and best wishes always...Ravindra..... elizabeth wesley

  1. Date: 9/29/2011 9:01:00 PM
    You are so wonderfull! I am feeling so sad tonight and somehow you have capture a sorrow filled with hope. I love september. Thanks miss! I LOVED

  1. Date: 9/29/2011 1:10:00 AM
    Back for another look at this, was gone a few days & not much reading time. This is powerful and I have to say it touched me even more the second time as I just returned from a major memory tour - "many there were that I could not name", your line speaks directly to my heart, thank you Elizabeth

  1. Date: 9/28/2011 11:54:00 PM
    A most perfect flow to this, and the capturing of emotion you do so well is exemplified in this poem. Melancholy notes and a painful questioning. Do not fret about those bears, if anything and it came to it, I'd give him a fair shot and use my bare hands :P. Bravo on this one though!

  1. Date: 9/28/2011 7:19:00 PM
    Lovely writing elizabeth. I am sure 'll be seeing more of your pennings. Thank you for your kind comments. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/28/2011 4:39:00 PM
    Elizabeth, I'd give anything to write even half as beautiful as this. You're talented beyond belief and thanks for blessing us with your soul filled spirit of inner love songs. Especially this one. Its another lovely heart stopper:) Terry

  1. Date: 9/28/2011 4:01:00 PM
    ah how fleeting love can be, and yet the time spent is timeless... beautiful write yet again, Lizzie--:)

  1. Date: 9/28/2011 8:52:00 AM
    You've written this one better than Shakespeare! Sadly true, the feelings of a weeping heart have been expressed with such ease here. The flow is perfect, as always is with your poetry, dear Liz.

  1. Date: 9/28/2011 8:07:00 AM
    Keep writing from your heart dear Elizabeth. You amaze me with your writing and I am sure others are amazed also. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/27/2011 10:16:00 PM
    It took you a verse to get going. After that, you really were flowing. It's always amazing when you get to phrasing. And wrap it all up in the end. After the fall harvest moon had set. Please forgive me for being forward. I think the last line needed something. We all tend to want to just wrap things up at the end. Then again, maybe you don't agree with my little edit. hhhhh!! :)

  1. Date: 9/27/2011 8:25:00 PM
    I just had a vision of the most beautiful sky. Lovely piece of crystal work Elizabeth.Love,vie

  1. Date: 9/27/2011 6:34:00 PM
    Another beautiful poem from inside your heart.

  1. Date: 9/27/2011 4:21:00 PM
    WoW! What lovely veerse! Loved this. I had the vision of a lonely woman standing alone in the moonlight with her memories. Super stuff. God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 9/27/2011 3:32:00 PM
    like one of my poems say, "Yet I stand - speechless." Keep doing your thing.

  1. Date: 9/27/2011 3:14:00 PM
    What a sad love poem, it tugged at my heart and left me weeping to see a September sky! Wonderfully written Lizzie and the line, "Though I will try my best to forget;" is such a powerful line...and so true!! Too bad this isn't for any contest, or is it? because you would win hands down!!

  1. Date: 9/27/2011 1:53:00 PM
    Another winning piece...TAH

  1. Date: 9/27/2011 12:55:00 PM
    You have once again brought loving pain into my heart.September skies will never be the same for me. :*(

  1. Date: 9/27/2011 11:20:00 AM
    Very powerful especially how it ends emphasized with the meter [But I know that I shall remember/ Though I will try my best to forget;] Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/27/2011 9:59:00 AM
    Beautiful poem Lizzie. I can see the sky through the branches of the trees.