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Leaving On A Jet Plane

Oh the wondrous glow of an English Rose
seductive she glides along foreign skies,
words that are spoken in this tongue she chose
whence where she will dwell amidst sunlit sighs.

But what of the love she doth leave behind
subdued in the humus of his desire,
a stringent veil of secrecy so blind
creates a fabric entity of fire.

The candle burns low his autumn of life
when stood at the gate of fearful goodbyes,
upon a tropical romance so rife
chance an English fragrance with Spanish eyes.

Still through woeful tears he scans a Jet plane
waits thereof her return to ease his pain....

 © Harry J Horsman  2013    

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 12/23/2018 8:11:00 AM
John Denver left on a jet plane and ended up in heaven.
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Date: 11/22/2013 1:48:00 PM
A Spanish English Venture to think on Harry, Enjoyed stopping by today
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Date: 11/1/2013 11:22:00 AM
I am a leaving on a jet plane, I don't know when I'll be back again..O please... I hate to go..All long forgotten. And now you remind me. Thanks.
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Date: 10/23/2013 7:14:00 PM
Penetrates the mind, I so feel this one, I've been there & the title pulled me in to a very enjoyable read....ty4sharing:) Harry. I truly appreciate your visits. Thanks so much big hugz,,,Cherie:)
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Date: 10/12/2013 9:18:00 AM
Said my good byes at many a gate Harry, i can relate, great tale here my friend,Carl
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Date: 10/11/2013 3:23:00 PM
lovely sonnet, Harry
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Date: 10/10/2013 11:02:00 AM
Its a cracker xx
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Date: 10/10/2013 8:19:00 AM
This could have been written a 100 years ago. The only thing that gives the time away is the jet plane. Good one Harry!
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Date: 10/10/2013 7:30:00 AM
Harry this is so good deep thoughts here love it Shadow x smile
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Date: 10/10/2013 5:23:00 AM
Wow Harry, you took this song and ran with it!... 'chance an English fragrance with Spanish eyes'...Good stuff! - Tim
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Date: 10/10/2013 1:41:00 AM
oops, I just realized it was TIm who made the comment to me that John Denver wrote this song title. Did you know that too?
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Date: 10/10/2013 1:38:00 AM
Harry, I did not realize John Denver wrote this one. HE was an amazing singer. I remember when I tried to learn guitar, my teacher gave me so many john denver songs to try, and it made me appreciate him even more. What a tragic death he had.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 10/10/2013 1:39:00 AM
Of course I am talking about the orginal title. I know YOU wrote this marvelous poem based on that song title.
Date: 10/9/2013 8:49:00 PM
such a beautiful poem...one can feel the sadness within your words. it lingers long after the read... :) well done Harry!
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Date: 10/9/2013 1:16:00 PM
Very sweet fragrance of sad sweet romance, beautifully adorned. Loved your style of expression "English fragrance with Spanish eyes". Ah! how sweet it is. Lovely done. Loved always, bl
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Date: 10/9/2013 12:24:00 PM
you got that mellow feel, harry.. shades of country -type of a piece.. this simply grows on me; remarkable!..) huggs
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Date: 10/9/2013 2:59:00 AM
So so beautiful.I love how easily sonnets come for you and with anamazing flow.I loved the story
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Date: 10/9/2013 1:13:00 AM
wow, so nice to see you using sonnet form, Harry . This has a great touch of romance and sad longing in it. didn't it get into the contest in time?
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Date: 10/8/2013 8:36:00 PM
A touching poem, Harry! I feel the heartbreak...would have been perfect for Debbie's last contest. Love and blessings, Rhonda
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Date: 10/8/2013 6:52:00 PM
Autumn of life....fearful goodbyes....awesome lines Harry....the whole poem is awesome....
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Date: 10/8/2013 5:51:00 PM
This was such a take-off from the original......I love the creative license you took with this song. Well done, Harry!
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Date: 10/8/2013 3:36:00 PM
A beauteous write Harry... The title pulled me in. Now I'll be singing that song the rest of the night. Ha-ha. :o)
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Date: 10/8/2013 12:04:00 PM
Oh Harry....she will love this. Absolutely beautiful and full of love and longing...She is one lucky lady! :) Hugs....
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Date: 10/8/2013 11:52:00 AM
- Never say goodbye to love, welcome it .... - A touching and beautiful poem Harry! - All the best to you. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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