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The Last Waltz

La dernière valse From the skies Clouds fall upon my dreams I am up high, away from it all I am far, but my tears still fall I stand up and shout to Paris ( Pareee) You left me, you left me here to fend alone I can not danse, nor can I waltz I am here, overlooking skylines of desire Graveyards calling out my name The clouds in the sky grey and dancing The tour Eiffel stands up high The symbol of all that makes me cry I can not dance, nor can I waltz Alizee Alizee go go go Arête, arête my love simply won’t flow Abelard died, and so must I Lovers of love, wine runs dry Poets and words, vices and crimes Lovers of the majestic and the absurd I was pushed over the ledge In Versailles they left for me dead Grandiose mirrors and artistic displays I can not dance, nor can I waltz So in the castle I will be slayed By the demons of lovers From the past, they do say She left me here On the left bank of the seine So here I shall drown totally insane Notes: I have on purpose used french spelling for some words in the poem.

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Date: 11/27/2014 2:05:00 PM
Ahh, the sweet-sorrow..... Tres bon my friend! Always, Keith BTW, I'm back....
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arthur vaso
Date: 3/24/2015 10:02:00 PM
Thanks Keith! Somehow I missed this comment!
Date: 11/23/2014 7:22:00 PM
Le 226 vous vénère!
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Date: 3/24/2015 10:01:00 PM
Merci bien!
Date: 11/23/2014 2:59:00 PM
Excellent write Arthur, belated congratulations.
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Date: 11/23/2014 11:30:00 AM
arthur, after i faved your poem, I went and saw Ken's and faved it too and then looked down and saw your comment to him that you had just posted a similar one. a nice coincidence, huh?
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Date: 11/23/2014 12:52:00 AM
Nice poem and very creative
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Date: 11/22/2014 8:17:00 PM
Arthur, sad but good write. Congratulations on the poem of the day:) eve
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Date: 11/22/2014 8:18:00 PM
Thank you so much Eve, much appreciated!!
Date: 11/22/2014 6:37:00 PM
I love it and it is beautiful
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Date: 11/22/2014 7:49:00 PM
Nankoria, thank you for your nice comment.
Date: 11/22/2014 6:14:00 PM
The Eiffel Tower and this poem are like steel and lace.
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Date: 11/22/2014 7:48:00 PM
Thank you, so true and I see the beauty in both!
Date: 11/22/2014 5:42:00 PM
Congratulations Arthur on Poem of the Day!! Very well-done Sir!! Best Always, Gary
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Date: 11/22/2014 7:47:00 PM
Thank you Gary, cheers!
Date: 11/22/2014 12:49:00 PM
certainky a POTD for you, Arthur.. such finesse woven with charmed intensity.. you can dance!.. huggs
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Date: 11/22/2014 7:47:00 PM
Thanks Nette, you wouldn't say that after I stepped on your feet!
Date: 11/22/2014 10:41:00 AM
The poem has echoes of bourgeoisie -- the Seine -- a river of drown love. Your poem is well done and mighty!
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Date: 11/22/2014 7:50:00 AM
Beautifully written in all its sadness...congrats on being chosen TPOD!
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arthur vaso
Date: 11/22/2014 7:46:00 PM
Thank you Rhonda, I really appreciate this, for some inexplicable reason I feel like writing a song about you! Help me!!! LOL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSCibaH9AvU
Date: 11/22/2014 5:08:00 AM
- Nice to read it again .... Congrats, Arthur ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 11/22/2014 7:38:00 PM
Thanks Anne Lise, the congrats is to all the fine poets who have inspired me and helped me!
Date: 11/22/2014 1:47:00 AM
Nicely written Lian and Anne Lise.... Congratulations on be chosen as the poem of the day... Verlena
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Date: 11/22/2014 7:35:00 PM
Thank you Lian and Anne Lise, this was a fun one, We must have had more wine than I thought, cause I dont remember all the fun we had together, but we sure must have had it !!!!!! :) :)
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Date: 11/22/2014 5:09:00 AM
- Thanks, Verlena .... but it is on the "wrong side" :)
Date: 11/22/2014 1:45:00 AM
Vous etes magnifique! Atrocious spelling, I know. HA HA HA! Dear dear, I understand...took two years of French at Uni. I LOVE IT. But the spelling...out of this word. Talk about the numbers! Four twenties and an 8 to mean 88...COME ON! Ok...this poem is lovely, Arthur. So much sadness...NO...the graveyards are NOT calling your name. Be sure of that. You need to write and show that person who rejected you...you are pure gold ;) Fiction or not...that's my plot. Congrats on this FINE piece as POTD.
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arthur vaso
Date: 11/22/2014 7:33:00 PM
From someone as Talented as you, I tip my hat, thank you so much. Hugs
Date: 11/22/2014 1:33:00 AM
This is why poets are praised for the drama while others are barely tolerated. Grandiose, yet restrained. Pained yet lightness is maintained. A 7 certainly is deserved. Kim Patrice :)
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arthur vaso
Date: 11/22/2014 7:32:00 PM
I bow to your great taste!!! Thank you so much! I find poetry like music, many tastes and anyone who writes and expresses, well I think thats fantastic.
Date: 11/22/2014 12:23:00 AM
"She left me here On the left bank of the seine So here I shall drown totally insane" ^^^This ending sealed the deal my friend. No need to dance when able to write like this... Super 7 my friend...
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arthur vaso
Date: 11/22/2014 12:24:00 AM
Thanks Robert, I might just want to hire you!!! :)
Date: 11/21/2014 11:40:00 PM
Arthur, this is an extraordinary piece - lovely while tragic! Wow! I am so impressed by the story as well as the imagery! Bravo! Pandita
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Date: 11/21/2014 11:42:00 PM
Thank you so much Pandita, this is one of my favs so I really appreciate your kind words!
Date: 11/21/2014 8:22:00 AM
How sad this is yet how beautiful it flows-Charma.
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Date: 11/21/2014 9:07:00 PM
Thank you Charmaine, I think the fluid and flowing of the poem was due to the wine that was also flowing! :)
Date: 11/21/2014 3:51:00 AM
Very fluid write my friend....enjoyed the scenery
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Date: 11/22/2014 12:10:00 AM
Lol...my cousin is being honored as coach of month at the Hawks vs Habs game....look for her...wait stay away from her :)
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Date: 11/21/2014 9:05:00 PM
Thanks Tim , speaking of fluid, when we going for drinks? Before or after the HABS win the Stanley cup? :)
Date: 11/21/2014 2:36:00 AM
- Arthur, a very well written poem ..... yes, it's deep and touching ... but, "see" your thought behind the words - Well done! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 11/22/2014 7:36:00 PM
I hope you are smiling at the comment I made above!!!! :)
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arthur vaso
Date: 11/21/2014 9:05:00 PM
Thank you, a small confession, this was inspired by a french song!!
Date: 11/21/2014 2:00:00 AM
Very sad but well written Arthur. Excellent poem! A 7 for me. Enjoyed reading it! :) Love and light! xxx D.
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arthur vaso
Date: 11/21/2014 9:04:00 PM
You are such a sweetie thank you so much!!!
Date: 11/21/2014 1:37:00 AM
oh so deep and sad Arthur:-( Hugs jan xx
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arthur vaso
Date: 11/21/2014 9:03:00 PM
Thank you Jan, hope all is well with you!!