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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

While the shadows fall so widely
we shall embrace a moment
for a moment will fill
all the shells empty; holding nothing
but time—days n' days
without love

The wedding procession covered
you in flowers and white
floating through the candle light
dragging crisp white fingers lightly
through lilies fair
While the shadows fall so widely
and the candle light twirled through your hair 

Twist a finger, twist a lily
While the shadows fall so widely

Blush the sun rubbed rose cheeks
lift a veil, let the sun shine off your green eyes
While the shadows fall so widely

You were left a drift 
your beauty beyond our realm
of beauty

While the shadows fall so widely
Lift the veil from mine eyes tonight
as goes the cloud from under your star
I see

While the shadows fall so widely
your foot astray touched the water
and you bloomed embracing me

While the shadows fall so widely 
we shall embrace a moment
for a moment will fill
all the shells empty; holding nothing
but time—days n' days
without love

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  1. Date: 5/30/2009 7:42:00 AM
    Hauntingly beautiful, and so profound. A MASTERPIECE. Lainie

  1. Date: 5/27/2009 5:33:00 AM
    There is a melody that haunts every syllable here, and a rich repast of beauty floods upon the air, this is a great write ... congratulations on your featured poem.

  1. Date: 5/26/2009 2:25:00 PM
    congrates on the feature and its much deserved a great poem :) love jayne

  1. Date: 5/26/2009 9:45:00 AM
    Congrats once again as you are being honoured once again with another feature of the week. We can’t get this kind of well deserved honour else where other than poetrysoup. Keep writing, you are a great poet… Leke

  1. Date: 5/26/2009 4:41:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 3:00:00 PM
    Congrats Sylvanwillow on the re-featuring of this winning poem. Vince

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 1:58:00 AM
    Congratulations on this beautful and excellent piece of art being featured thi sweek. Ernilando

  1. Date: 5/24/2009 4:46:00 PM
    Interesting perspective in this poem. Congratulations on having it featured. I see this poem was a contest winner too. Enjoy your honors. Wishing you ongoing success with your writing. Karen