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The midnight hour nears as I await thee
Our old oak chest filled with treasur'd mementos
Is with me, ready to share my love
Crescent moon o'er head lined with silvery cloud 
Illuminates the nightsky, softly
Our safe place was this garden 
In the days of yore a place for secret liaisons 
Where dreams and hopes were shared with joy
I await thine entrance through these steely gates 
Come quickly O Maiden of the Night, mine lover 
One minute 'til the chimes begin, please love tarry not
These lucid mem'ries torment me like raging storms
Upon a once quiet sea, reveries of my loss harrow me 
Come to me love, for there are new things to cherish 
An ill wind blows, crescent moon obscur'd
Tether'd to the blackness which surrounds it 
The clock chimes twelve; O Octavia, come forth 
Fear not the wind nor the black of night
Love survives this dismal season
Fragrant flowers sway gently in the breeze 
This night as in years past I sit alone without thine presence 
Threescore and a year have pass'd since we last lov'd 
An evil tide swept thee away; the cruel tempest - victor 
Yet patiently I await thine arrival 
Next year, next year, my love, to this garden shall
I return once again to beseech thee-
Please come home

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 12/11/2019 6:01:00 PM
Thoroughly enjoyed this romantic and melancholy piece - the flow, phrasing, story, and word usage just exquisite - all elements essential to great poetry, IMHO, and done exceedingly well here. Most of all, I just ENJOYED it, imagination-to-imagination, and that trumps all for me! Thank you for steering me here - going into my faves, my friend! :o)
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Date: 10/12/2019 8:10:00 PM
A breathtaking masterpiece! A fave for me!
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/13/2019 8:58:00 AM
Way cool. Thanks
Date: 10/5/2019 9:33:00 AM
Now that is devotion, my friend! Sixty-one years and still how he yearns for her and the love they once shared. I'd love to read more about this visit and their past. Very intriguing and well-written! Kudos :) A fave ~
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/13/2019 8:57:00 AM
Yes their brief but blazing back story would be interesting to explore. Maybe I'll write a prequel some day
Date: 10/2/2019 9:09:00 AM
I absolutely love this ! I love the old English and the romantic feel. It’s hauntingly beautiful:-) x
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/2/2019 12:05:00 PM
If you like this style you may also enjoy - The tempest in thine heart
Date: 9/20/2019 7:02:00 AM
A delightful night garden of rich imagery, wishful and optimistic thinking added to hope. Also, thank for tasting the cake.
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/2/2019 12:04:00 PM
Yum
Date: 9/9/2019 10:11:00 AM
This is lovely. So so beautiful.
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Son of Spock
Date: 9/9/2019 3:53:00 PM
Ooh yeah
Date: 9/3/2019 7:29:00 PM
Love the classic sentiment flowing through your lines Tommy. Love survives all with patience....Maria Hugs
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Son of Spock
Date: 9/3/2019 8:26:00 PM
Love in absentia. Thx maria
Date: 8/29/2019 12:14:00 PM
patiently I await thine arrival, Wow!!! I feel every word closely and had to read it twice, I fell in love with the letters themselves. Wonderful. Extreme pen! Ann
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Son of Spock
Date: 9/3/2019 8:25:00 PM
Way cool!
Date: 8/27/2019 11:03:00 PM
I can see shades of Poe's 'Annabel Lee' in this romantic, yet melancholy poetry... Beautifully written my friend!
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Date: 8/28/2019 11:45:00 AM
Hey thanks
Date: 8/15/2019 9:16:00 AM
I love the old tyme language here, very nice touch. Heartbreaking bittersweet becomes you ;)
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Son of Spock
Date: 8/15/2019 11:54:00 AM
It's an oldie, brushed up a bit. My new one won't likely get a "lovely poem" comment lol
Date: 8/13/2019 7:12:00 AM
Amazing write Tom. A Shakespearian masterpiece. SO well done! -Charlie
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Date: 8/13/2019 7:38:00 AM
Danke Charles
Date: 8/10/2019 12:11:00 PM
yeah, I remember this one. 31 years fgs...that's "love", I guess.
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Son of Spock
Date: 8/11/2019 3:38:00 PM
Love... Or madness?
Date: 8/7/2019 10:09:00 PM
fine lament SOS...
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Date: 8/8/2019 3:38:00 PM
Oui
Date: 8/7/2019 6:56:00 AM
Really beautiful. How could she refuse with language like this. Best, SuZ
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Son of Spock
Date: 8/11/2019 3:41:00 PM
After 61 years in the grave I'm thinking she's lost her girlie figure and cherubic smile, so... Nah!
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Date: 8/10/2019 12:10:00 PM
Jeez that's tragic...maybe you could get one of those Voodoo High Priestesses to come in and raise her from the dead....rattle a few bones.
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Son of Spock
Date: 8/7/2019 4:53:00 PM
Well, she's dead. So that's a problem. Otherwise, yeah
Date: 8/6/2019 12:15:00 PM
the reader can feel that longing drawn from the depths of your poetic soul, this is romantic and beautiful....nice penning :)
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Son of Spock
Date: 8/6/2019 4:27:00 PM
Thanks Sandra
Date: 8/5/2019 8:17:00 PM
All good things come to those who wait. Lovely poem my friend. You're obviously a bit of an romantic. Would your father approve? Have a great day my friend.
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Son of Spock
Date: 8/6/2019 4:27:00 PM
Would my father approve? Buwahahaha
Date: 8/5/2019 1:13:00 PM
Nice one T, this is an instant classic, love the olde english.
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Son of Spock
Date: 8/6/2019 4:26:00 PM
An oldie, edited and reposted. Gotta get a new one out
Date: 8/5/2019 8:28:00 AM
You do romance well! Mind you other topics flow equally well from your pen.
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Son of Spock
Date: 8/6/2019 4:25:00 PM
Romance isn't my forte, but thanks
Date: 8/4/2019 2:15:00 AM
A touch of Shakespeare in your verse, well written. Tom
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Son of Spock
Date: 8/6/2019 4:25:00 PM
Just call me Billy
Date: 8/4/2019 2:12:00 AM
And what happens if she doesn't return; accept or wither? The layers!!
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Son of Spock
Date: 8/6/2019 4:24:00 PM
Wither I'm guessing. Then die, sad and alone
Date: 8/3/2019 9:27:00 PM
Patiently you Wait. I believe this to be true, of you. Son of Spock. Your heart is in every word. ~ Brandy
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Son of Spock
Date: 8/6/2019 4:24:00 PM
He aches, he aches
Date: 8/3/2019 4:33:00 PM
riveting piece filled with such longing...food for the soul, tommy...huggs
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Date: 8/5/2019 3:45:00 PM
Danke