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Shine

Shine as a source of endless light
whose rainbows of colour deter the night
where daydreams are gentle as doves in flight
and sleep the sleep of angels

Shine like a shower of soft moonbeams
Inhabit the sea of a thousand dreams
where laughter and love are timeless themes
and sleep the sleep of angels

Shine like the sun in a golden sky
On warm, sultry evenings, a fragrance, a sigh
an echo of summer as life passes by
and sleep the sleep of angels

Copyright © | Year Posted 2005




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Date: 2/8/2019 10:23:00 PM
Very well written!
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Greta Robinson
Date: 2/12/2019 8:02:00 AM
thankyou very much
Date: 8/17/2017 2:01:00 PM
Absolutely love this poem. It is the essence of beauty and with such a depth of peace. Every time I read it I am so moved. Thank you.
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Greta Robinson
Date: 2/12/2019 8:06:00 AM
thankyou so much for your kind words!
Date: 7/30/2017 9:45:00 AM
Such a lovely beautiful piece Greta leaves one speechless in a sense, stunning indeed!
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Greta Robinson
Date: 7/30/2017 9:49:00 AM
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Date: 7/26/2017 7:07:00 AM
Such a beautiful poem. I read this recently at my Grandmother's funeral - her name was also Greta - and it really touched people. I added a fourth verse of my own (hope you don't mind Greta); Shine at the centre of all of our hearts No longer together but never apart May your love fill us up at each new day start Til we too, sleep the sleep of angels
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Mel Rom
Date: 8/17/2017 2:03:00 PM
Whoops. Those question marks are meant to be thank you pictures.
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Mel Rom
Date: 8/17/2017 2:02:00 PM
Love the verse you added.????
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Greta Robinson
Date: 7/26/2017 7:40:00 AM
Hello Paul. I feel touched and very honoured that my poem has been read at your Grandmother's funeral. I love that you added your own verse! This elegy that I wrote for a friend's husband's funeral back in 2005, has been able to touch quite a few people's hearts, and for that, I am truly grateful. Many thanks for sharing. Greta xx
Date: 7/18/2017 1:17:00 PM
All I can say is Wow!!!
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Greta Robinson
Date: 7/26/2017 7:41:00 AM
Thankyou very much for your kind words. Greta x
Date: 5/19/2017 4:33:00 AM
No words, Greta... I'm speechless! I was touched by your amazing composition, it was absolutely beautiful. Simply worded with such complexity in expression. Just superb! :D
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Greta Robinson
Date: 2/12/2019 8:08:00 AM
Thankyou so very much for your kind words!
Date: 8/12/2011 8:21:00 PM
Greta, Just wanted you to know.. the first time I read this poem was back in 2005. It has since been and will remain on my favorites list. My husband passed away in January of 2010 and I have not been able to write since, but for his wake I insisted this poem be placed next to his photo collage and casket. Just wanted you to know the degree of how much your excellent poem has and continues to move me. Take care and best wishes, Michele
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Greta Robinson
Date: 2/12/2019 8:13:00 AM
Hi Michele, I just read your reply to my poem Shine, for the second time, and I was sure I had replied back to you, but it appears I may not have done, which upsets me a little because your reply meant so very much to me, in fact it moved me to tears. I have never forgotten your words and they meant the world to me. I hope you and your family are well, best regards, Greta
Date: 5/16/2011 3:50:00 AM
Thankyou very much Theresa, that's what I believe - we are a source of light. Happy writing! Greta
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Date: 5/15/2011 1:16:00 PM
Enjoyed your poem, it reminds me that we are like candles, (don't let your light go out). I am new to Poetrysoup.
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Greta Robinson
Date: 2/12/2019 8:13:00 AM
Thankyou for the kind words and encouragement!
Date: 3/31/2011 2:40:00 PM
Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, Greta
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Date: 3/30/2011 11:45:00 AM
Thankyou so much, I wrote this poem in 2005 and it's still going strong - it was a regional winner in the National Poetry contest here in the UK last year and was featured in the local press. It's good to know it is still being read, best wishes Greta
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Date: 3/29/2011 3:36:00 AM
Beautiful and heart-wrenching Elegy, Greta. Many congrats on this feature of the week. Elaine
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Greta Robinson
Date: 2/12/2019 8:14:00 AM
Thankyou so very much!
Date: 3/28/2011 5:14:00 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved featured poem this week Greta. Love, Carol
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Greta Robinson
Date: 2/12/2019 8:15:00 AM
Thankyou!