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His Eyes

His eyes, oh his eyes
Consume the fabric of my life;
I try to swim
But he reels me in 
And I drown in those deep dark pools.
I fall willingly
Into the terrifying tenderness of love.
I am lost -
How could I have known
I would fall so deep?



First attempt doing free verse.

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  1. Date: 11/7/2013 1:59:00 PM
    I hope all is well. I truly miss reading your works, as you were one of my favorite poets. I do hope that you grace us with your presence once again...TAH

  1. Date: 12/24/2012 8:24:00 PM
    Liz, Once again, we find ourselves trapped in the Holiday Season. And, hear I am stopping by to say Hi and to wish you a Merry Christmas once again sincerely from my heart. Loving each moment I found comforting here on the soup. Thank you for any comment or support you have offered now or in the past. Love always & forever ~ PD

  1. Date: 9/14/2012 2:33:00 PM
    you wrote this while i was away, glad i've read this, i can understand this, i've found in life to give any aspect 100% effort, if one gets it right Bliss, if wrong devastation, but that's me.. thanks for the comment on 'The Leaving' i'm actually living back in the uk now, after a total of 45 years 36 of those in New Zealand and 9 in Australia...

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 6:22:00 AM
    i like all ur stuff elizabeth! excellent work

  1. Date: 8/14/2012 8:44:00 PM
    " Into the terrifying tenderness of love...", yes Elizabeth,love and trust can translate into vulnerability,but its better than no love, right? With respect, J.A.B. %

  1. Date: 8/14/2012 8:27:00 AM
    he eyes are hazel, and don't lie behind his eyes, they glow, just letting me into the love zone, his eyes are like aroma Liz i loved your poem, was just interpolating some more words from me, i love it, my eyes too, i love them

  1. Date: 7/23/2012 12:16:00 PM
    Wonderful... I love 'eyes' poems... This one is very, very nice (exceptional as a 'first attempt')

  1. Date: 7/11/2012 7:24:00 PM
    Liz, you are a true romantic and it shows in your writing. Going to send soup mail.

  1. Date: 7/10/2012 1:14:00 PM
    Have you ever read Tanneheuser by Heinrich Heine - the German poet? The theme is similar to what this poem is about. Very nice, romantic work! Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 7/1/2012 6:33:00 PM
    Did you ever hear of the poem by W.H. Auden entitled "What is this thing called Love?" This reminds me of it. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 6/29/2012 9:36:00 PM
    Eyes...the windows to the soul. Great poem!

  1. Date: 6/22/2012 5:43:00 AM
    Very nice...'Eyes' are always a good theme (for me anyway... apparently also for you)... I've not tried 'free verse', but maybe (with this inspiring poem in mind), I may one day try... Terry

  1. Date: 6/21/2012 6:40:00 AM
    Yep! Been there, done that, and have the scars to prove it. Beautifully penned and wonderfully conveyed. Another masterpiece for your portfolio.

  1. Date: 6/19/2012 8:54:00 PM
    Looks like you've mastered 'free verse' , Elizabeth! "the terrifying tenderness of love"...somewhat of a paradox, but so very true! Oopsie, I commented on this one before!...I enjoyed it as much this time 'round! Keep well..love, Mikki

  1. Date: 6/16/2012 8:42:00 AM
    WoW! This is excellent. So full of emotion and such tenderness. Great stuff. God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 6/16/2012 12:36:00 AM
    Love has a tendency to show up unannounced. I like this one. - JH

  1. Date: 6/15/2012 1:44:00 AM
    A very beautiful write and I woud have never guessed this is your first attempt. I think you have the Midas touch with poetry and it doesn't matter the form you use, it comes out golden!

  1. Date: 6/12/2012 7:46:00 PM
    A touching poem -very romantic. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 6/12/2012 11:15:00 AM
    Very creative one, nicely penned. Loved and enjoyed, always bl

  1. Date: 6/12/2012 12:24:00 AM
    Beautiful verse! It captivated me..in a sea of perfect words. I can relate to this awesom poem. Great one. Always, Laura

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