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Blinded by a burning sun
Spellbound by the moon;
Beguiled by your tender kiss
Mesmerized too soon.

You looked at me and cast your spell
You took my breath away;
I thought that I could never live
If you didn't come each day.

In haste these moments come to be
In haste they soon will pass;
For passions then that filled my soul
Convert to splintered glass.

The flame that once burned in my heart
Is now a fading ember;
And when I look at you once more
That flame I can't remember.

Was on vacation, missed you all! :)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012

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Date: 1/9/2013 11:49:00 PM
Love it Elizabeth ;},,, don't know which line I like better then the other. You have a blessed day Liz ;}
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Date: 11/9/2012 5:14:00 PM
Lovely rhyme on what almost everyone had gone thru sometime in life. Enjoyed reading, luv, Lizzie!!: ) Jag
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Date: 11/8/2012 3:34:00 PM
on of those things about reality. beauty fades.
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Date: 11/1/2012 12:38:00 AM
very romantic this ,,thanks you Eliz for your nice share...luv you <3<3<3 SK
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Date: 10/24/2012 9:01:00 AM
A good poem, Elizabeth.. Thankfully, you're not going back in his arms :)
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Date: 10/23/2012 10:18:00 PM
sounds like my second marriage. Beautifully penned as always. Hope you had a wonderful vacation
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Date: 10/21/2012 5:17:00 AM
Hi Lizzie, been a while since I visited the soup but glad I did to receive your comment but mostly to check out and meditate on your excellent poem. IN poetic fashion you have once again spelled out a fact of human emotional frailty. You have created another success for yourself in your ability to mirror reality in and with your words so clearly as to let others see it in themselves ... like me! Loved it and so enjoy reading your poetry. My friend returned your book with more praise for it.
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Date: 10/21/2012 1:22:00 AM
Really enjoyed this one Lizzy you are great as always I tecieved your mail and tried twice to soup mail back just got system error 500's I can/t blog and can't mail.." however both Carolyn and Michelle have my internt contact address.. I know Carolyn is not.well so perhaps Mikkie would be the better to ask..? Good to hear from you, yours Joe
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Date: 10/20/2012 5:46:00 PM
Marvelous phrasing and imagery... especially your first verse. Sad, but beautiful at the same time. Well done Elizabeth!! Love, Keith
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Date: 10/18/2012 11:57:00 AM
Hope you had a great vacation. Im glad your back in action. The flame that once burned in my heart Is now a fading ember; And when I look at you once more That flame I can't remember I love these lines.
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Date: 10/18/2012 5:27:00 AM
This is an awesome write my dear friend, Elizabeth! I love it. Thank you for sharing. I just arrived from a week camp. Wish you enjoy your vacation, too! love, Leonora
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Date: 10/17/2012 11:18:00 AM
Few people know the meaning. Of rhyme but you do very well.
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Date: 10/17/2012 10:15:00 AM
Very wise and insightful poem about faded love, Elizabeth...the two 'in haste' lines are true gems...have a good day my friend and I hope you enjoyed your vacation - Tim
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Date: 10/16/2012 2:42:00 PM
Sounds like young love, Lizzie. Sometimes young love, though thwarted, lasts a lifetime. Much better the "fading ember," eh? Enjoyed, and from experience. Love, Dave
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Date: 10/16/2012 12:56:00 PM
Lizzie, just dropping by to say hello to you. Hope you are doing okay.. Love Wilma
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Date: 10/15/2012 9:04:00 PM
Elizabeth, thanks for stopping by! I take life lessons away from this fine have been in love is enough....the rest is God's Will...jimbo
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Date: 10/15/2012 5:23:00 PM
Most enchanting poem, Elizabeth. An excellent souvenir for soupers from your vacation. Please make up for the lost time. Thanks also for your brilliant comment on my poem The Journey of Love. As always you are so liberal with your praise. God Bless you. Love. -Mohammad
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Date: 10/15/2012 4:50:00 PM
Strictly top shelf poetry!! So much enjoyed your poetry. Hugs Michael
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Date: 10/15/2012 1:58:00 PM
It's sad when love fades out to sea. The echoes, we can't hear. And memories get wiped away with sadness in a tear. But morning has it's way each day and let's us live anew. I'll bet this guy is still saying that he remembers you.
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Date: 10/15/2012 1:53:00 PM
Thought you might like to check out a one line rewrite on my Unguided tour poem. I was able to double rhyme like you like. :) I appreciate your comments very much.
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Date: 10/15/2012 10:05:00 AM
I always wished to have someone who wrote just like you. And fill the year with many pages to prove my love was true.
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Date: 10/15/2012 8:04:00 AM
missed you too,hope you enjoyed your vacation nice write Elazabeth
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Date: 10/15/2012 4:31:00 AM
Wonderful emotive poem! Hope it wasn't reflective of your holidays... Terry (BTW, yours is sort of a 180° reversal of one of mine you've recently commented on!!!)
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Date: 10/14/2012 10:37:00 PM
I hope you had a lovely vacation. It is wonderful to be reading your poetry again. This poignant piece is so descriptive of the power of time, if we can find the patience to endure the pain. A gift. Mahalo
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Date: 10/14/2012 6:18:00 AM
missed you too, hence the title,,, another classic from you Lizzy,,sad, powerful, heartfelt yet so joyus to read, i think you from Canada? just had friends from Kingston Ontario, i thought of you and Chris A.
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