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I'll Always Remember

I will always remember the moment we met.
(Haunting woodlands in springtime, your slim silhouette)
The glint in your eyes sparked a tempest at dawn
overwhelming the dreams of a slumbering fawn.

I will always remember your singular smile
(Fusing fantasies, fancies and phantoms the while) 
when I brought you a daisy, then fled from the room,
weaving dizzy designs on a mystical loom.

I will always remember first touching your hand.
(Like the wing of a sparrow, frail fingers were fanned)
With my heartbeat aflutter, I jittered with joy - 
on the surface, a man, though inside still a boy.

I will always remember the sound of your laugh
(Merry mermaid amused in a summer sea bath)
as we strayed 'long the strand, for a moment, alone,
with your tresses a’ tousle and tumbled and blown.

I will always remember your breath on my skin
(Seeking castles in chaos, a spirit in spin)
as you drew me aside and our tongues first entwined -
tangled twists of amour had begun to unwind.

I will always remember the fires of love.
(Shades of autumn ablaze in the tree leaves above)
Crazy passions ignited whenever we lay 
painting stars in the night with the dazzle of day. 

I will always remember the nightingale's tune.
(Divinations awash neath a ruddy blood moon)
When we kissed to its cadency, laughed as we danced,
lurking lanterns in limbo forged shadows enhanced.

I will always remember the shattering knell -
(Wanton words tolled in winter...  ‘Adieu, dear... farewell’)
just a note near a nook where so often we slept
which I read and reread and reread while I wept.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012




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Date: 5/1/2016 9:00:00 PM
What a great poem Terry. Congratulations on your win.
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Date: 5/1/2016 12:31:00 PM
Charming and wonderful! Congratulations!!
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Date: 5/1/2016 11:05:00 AM
Makes me want to weep too, so lovely!
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Date: 5/1/2016 8:06:00 AM
I loved this, Terry. You are indeed a poet's poet. An excellent write, mate. Cheers!
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Date: 5/1/2016 7:25:00 AM
A well-written piece. Congrats on your top placement.
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Date: 5/4/2014 2:49:00 PM
so pleased to see this featured on the home page - into favourites for me its so beautiful
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Date: 4/28/2014 6:03:00 AM
Awesome write, Congrats on your poem being featured this week, Terry
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Date: 2/23/2014 5:08:00 AM
This is beautiful beyond a shadow of a doubt and it is sad...i love the imagery and the flow of the lines...amazing:)
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Date: 10/18/2012 10:32:00 PM
Another great romantic poem from you. Great work Terry.
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Date: 7/15/2012 2:30:00 PM
Wow, that was beautifully written. I love the twist at the ending, and how everything just flows together perfectly to create this brilliant story.
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Date: 6/16/2012 11:54:00 PM
Aha, so I see what you did with your haiku, using this poem as the basis of them. Sorry about the "no show" IT happens.
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Date: 6/8/2012 10:57:00 AM
this is amazing! very beautifully written, perfectly rhymed and i love the second line in each verse in parentheses. a wonderful poem!
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Date: 6/8/2012 8:51:00 AM
Oh Terry, this one goes in my favorites and reaffirms why you are on my favorite poet list. A love story from beginning to end, (if much too sad) flowing off your pen seemingly easy. Thank you for the ant. Made my day. love Kathy
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Date: 6/7/2012 8:20:00 PM
wow, this is so beautiful, Terry. I am trying to think what contest of Gail's this is for. It says June 7, so maybe it is one I don't know about yet!! Good luck. I love it.
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