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Feasting on the Fruit of My Heart's Desire

I dreamed that I stood in a valley, and amid sighs, For happy lovers passed two by two where I stood; And I dreamed my lost love came stealthily out of the wood With her cloud-pale eyelids falling on dream-dimmed eyes. William Butler Yeats There were notions gathered inside my head; a wanderlust of flames that would not be denied. From within my mind the need of love was bred and burned in tongues of fire that torched a hole inside my heart and seared the veins of my soul. I sought the finest wine to quench my thirst, a thirst to be sated when she'd stand at my side. I climbed heathered hills; crossed Ireland's streams Down twisting paths I ambled, taking wrong turns until I found the enchanting vision in my dreams. I feasted on the fruit of my heart's desire but too soon she slipped from my arms. Left behind were her vespers in passion's embers, and fading echoes of her whispered words. Time rushed through years like sifting sand but the fire she kindled has not died. I remember the gentle touch of her hand, and sweet moments of devotion we stole. Now, with feeble steps I remain in pursuit, for love's flame still burns within my soul. An interpretation of ''The Song of Wandering Aengus," by William Butler Yeats.

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Date: 12/7/2018 6:24:00 PM
Just love this write ... it has an grand, epic feel and presentation, and yet touches the spirit on a very personal way ... that's an unusual and difficult line to walk with words, and one that can't be taught or guided, but only FELT. Enjoyed this thoroughly, and adding to my favs.
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Date: 11/28/2018 3:31:00 AM
Lin I loved this, I have been avoiding some long poems because of my eye sight, I need to be totally focused to read the texts, and then realized, Firefox has a "readers view" which makes poems so much easier and enjoyable to read. The font is bigger and ore clear, and so I am just saying this in case it helps anyone else! such beautiful poetry as always!!!
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Date: 12/2/2018 6:01:00 AM
Thank you, Arthur, and I'm so very sorry your eye problem hinders you. What a great treasure you'll have in being able to read more easily with your 'reader's view' find.
Date: 11/26/2018 6:32:00 PM
Beautiful Lin
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Date: 11/27/2018 7:46:00 AM
Thank you, Tim.
Date: 11/26/2018 10:53:00 AM
wow Lin this is so beautifully penned! I agree with everything Chris said, and what a wonderful quote that inspired you to write this gem, into my faves:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 11/26/2018 1:39:00 PM
Thank you for such gracious compliments, Jan. Yeats has long been a favorite poet. I guess I truly am a romantic at heart, even if love is lost.
Date: 11/26/2018 10:46:00 AM
I loved this Lin. That final stanza was my favorite, though it was hard to choose because the entire poem is fantastic. There is a soft rhythm to this that flows so smoothly. Really nice my friend.
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Date: 11/26/2018 1:37:00 PM
Thanks ever so much for your generous praises, Chris. Each one is greatly appreciated. The last stanza indicates that love has a hold on us, even in its dying embers.
Date: 11/26/2018 10:08:00 AM
My favorite line: Left behind were her vespers in passion's embers. Very nicely done, Line!
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Date: 11/26/2018 1:35:00 PM
Thanks for the read and leaving your favorite line. Lin