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Love Passing By

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Love Passing By

When the crimson rose has faded
And our day at last is done;
In the forest dark and shaded
Blows the tempest, dims the sun.
When the night holds us together
Shall forgiveness mend the past
Will despair bring sunny weather 
And heal our hearts at last?

If we hide within the shadows
Will you stay here close to me;
Will we walk forgotten meadows
Or sail a foreign sea?
In vain the hour must reap
What we gathered in the sun;
And love's harvest now will weep
For the battle never won.

Within the world's disgrace
In the hour of Nevermore;
Will there be another race
To a far-off fabled shore?
We promised love tomorrow
We preen with pride today
Now pride and love will borrow
The tears of yesterday.

Our pride we now confess it
Is a sin that couldn't last;
Our passion if we kiss it
Is like a dream now passed.
While fragrance scents the garden
And the misty moon rides high;
The wind whispers a pardon
When love goes passing by.



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  1. Date: 1/16/2014 2:00:00 PM
    Form and rhyme in poetry supplements each other. The poet cared very much to keep rhyme but compromised much on perfection in form. It's a poet's right and choice anyway; I am not the one to judge. But I fervently wished-had she cared a little more for metrical form! Today not many poets care for these things and in the midst of an abundance of such poems in the world, poems like this are indeed a solace. They keep the hope on poetry alive. My compliments to the poetess Elizabeth Wesley.

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 3:59:00 PM
    Strong work....

  1. Date: 8/14/2013 10:57:00 AM
    A definite Fav4me.

  1. Date: 5/21/2013 5:57:00 PM
    I still say that it's one of your best .

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 9:04:00 PM
    Elizabeth: This is an awesome poem. I will save as one of my favs. Thanks for reading mystic Rose. Elizabeth - thank you for liking my hats. I have always loved hats, especially red and black. Today a friend and I became members of The Red Hat Club. Thanks for your beautiful poem.... lucilla

  1. Date: 4/9/2013 10:21:00 AM
    What a beatiful creation!

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 1:19:00 PM
    Your poem was very touching. Something to think about. Thank you for sharing. My favorite part of this poem is: "We promised love tomorrow We preen with pride today Now pride and love will borrow The tears of yesterday."---so true. LEGANDWRITER

  1. Date: 1/19/2013 5:57:00 PM
    A Classic beauty, Elizabeth. Thank you for sharing and thank you for your kind comments on 'Violin' Elaine

  1. Date: 11/21/2012 12:41:00 PM
    such a beautiful poem...a classic for the ages....hugs.

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 7:52:00 AM
    Dreams of yesteryear I am there with you brought by your skill dreaming...Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/19/2012 7:34:00 AM
    this one you penned when i was away, Lizzy, and it is another wonderful rendering of profound poetry at its very best.... just love what to write....

  1. Date: 8/9/2012 12:25:00 AM
    Always Love Passing By your work, dear Elizabeth.

  1. Date: 7/23/2012 1:55:00 PM
    Splendid! Terry

  1. Date: 6/27/2012 4:39:00 PM
    Wow! What a beautiful love poem, Elizabeth. A winner in the Contest. Thanks for your educated comments on my poem Penitence. I admire your deep insight into life and its pains. You have amazing sensivity. -Mohammad

  1. Date: 6/27/2012 2:23:00 AM
    Dear Elizabeth, do hope you won PD's contest. This is truly a beautiful poem. Glad you enjoyed my poem. God bless, Maureen

  1. Date: 6/25/2012 10:32:00 AM
    Wonderful termanology and nice flow. Hugs TLee

  1. Date: 6/25/2012 4:09:00 AM
    Wow, I love you, I mean the poem. Nice one girlfriend

  1. Date: 6/24/2012 1:09:00 PM
    What a beautiful poem Lizzie! I love how this one flowed and almost read like a song for me :) Thank you so much for passing by my poems :) I hope that all is well with you :) hugs to you!

  1. Date: 6/23/2012 3:32:00 PM
    Francine is right in her tribute poem to u elizabeth.. u leave us wanting more and to be able to express as u do luv.. so amazing each new piece.. u are a treasure to us on PS luv.. may u continue to share and bless us ..luv..

  1. Date: 6/22/2012 9:04:00 PM
    This touched my heart....beautifully written Elizabeth. Hugs

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