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Before I Knew Your Name


Before I knew your name, you spoke to me. 
Before I learned the contours of your face, 
or came to know your talents, or the place 
you call your home, you'd touched me lastingly. 

Before I understood your shifting moods, 
or pressed against your skin, or heard you weep, 
you were already in me, buried deep. 
This never was some shallow interlude. 

I loved you though I'd never heard your voice 
or stroked your hair. It was just meant to be. 
In some unknowable realm we made our choice, 
without recourse to hand, or heart, or eye, 
for these are carnal things, which fade and die. 
And I have loved you for eternity.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 5/9/2017 12:26:00 PM
I am downloading this poem, suppose you suddenly decide to delete all your work, then I have at least this one left, and I will download Peter Pan too :P The rest of your poems is wonderful, but those two are so very special.
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Date: 2/27/2017 12:27:00 PM
I keep coming back to this, this is far too beautiful. FAR TOO BEAUTIFUL! Favourite :)
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Michael Coy
Date: 3/2/2017 3:44:00 PM
I'm proud that you think so.
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Michael Coy
Date: 2/27/2017 11:49:00 PM
You know how grateful I am, Darren. You say such wonderful things about my little compositions. But I have to agree with you - on this occasion, I got close to something special.
Date: 2/27/2017 7:44:00 AM
I am in a long-distance relationship with my boyfriend. This exactly describes how it is, an how I feel: "In some unknowable realm we made our choice, // without recourse to hand, or heart, or eye, // for these are carnal things, which fade and die. // And I have loved you for eternity.//.. This brings tears to my eyes.
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Darren White
Date: 2/27/2017 11:10:00 AM
I'll read it to him :) I will NOT send your poem to him as if it were mine.
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Michael Coy
Date: 2/27/2017 9:51:00 AM
That's such a wonderful compliment, Darren. If I have succeeded, however sketchily, in capturing a real, sincere emotion, then I'm awed and delighted. Thank you. (Why not send it to him, as one of yours?)
Date: 2/26/2017 4:10:00 PM
Really nice reading.
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Michael Coy
Date: 2/26/2017 11:26:00 PM
I'm very grateful to you!
Date: 2/26/2017 3:33:00 PM
A swoon worthy write! 7 :)
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Michael Coy
Date: 2/26/2017 3:42:00 PM
LOL I'm delighted with "swoon-worthy"!