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The Lovers


How gently darkness lays itself upon the restless sea,
While breezes scented  cool and clean, are blowing wild and free.
When moonlight's blush fades gradually and hides its ash white face,
A thousand candles dimly lit, now frame the soft embrace.

 All through the night with spirits bright as shameless dreams unfold,
'till sunlight makes the darkness break to show the story told.       
Tempest waters calm and smooth, stillness now the sea,
Sky and water bound in love-- as lovers, you and me.



Written April 10, 2016

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 1/25/2018 6:53:00 PM
Francis, congratulations on another fine win for this beautiful poem! Sandra :)
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Date: 1/25/2018 12:58:00 PM
What melodic rhythm and imagery, a FAVE with me. Congrats on your well deserved win.
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Francis J Grasso
Date: 1/25/2018 1:27:00 PM
Thank you, Line. Glad to hear you enjoyed reading it. ...Fran
Date: 1/24/2018 10:36:00 AM
Breathtakingly gorgeous winning piece Francis, congratulations on another win. Beautiful work! xomo :)
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Francis J Grasso
Date: 1/25/2018 1:25:00 PM
Thank you for the kind words, Maureen. ...Fran
Date: 1/24/2018 7:11:00 AM
just gorgeous imagery, congrats :) -luloo
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Francis J Grasso
Date: 1/25/2018 1:24:00 PM
Thank you, Laura. ...Fran
Date: 1/24/2018 5:53:00 AM
As many have stated below, utterly gorgeous and superb, Francis, and I adored every level and layer of this romantic gem! Blessings and congrats on your FIFTH PLACE! Thank you so much for entering my contest! :-)
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Francis J Grasso
Date: 1/25/2018 1:23:00 PM
Thank you for hosting this contest, Gregory. And thank you for honoring this poem with a high placement among so many fine poets here on the soup! ...Fran
Date: 12/19/2016 9:18:00 AM
Lovely romantic write, Francis...congrats on your win :)
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Date: 12/16/2016 9:12:00 PM
this was GORGEOUS, Francis. Utterly superb. Congrats on your win.
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Date: 12/16/2016 10:34:00 AM
Lovely poem Francis :)
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Date: 10/12/2016 4:50:00 PM
Absolutely, so beautiful, Fran, and my heartfelt congratulations for your well-deserved First Place Trophy win! Sandra
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Date: 9/18/2016 6:02:00 PM
Francis-just beautiful flow and remarkable rhyme-lovely poem...congratulations on your placement and thank you for being a part of my contest :)-luloo
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Francis J Grasso
Date: 9/18/2016 9:16:00 PM
You are welcome, luloo! Thank you for hosting and for placing me among the winners! ... Fran
Date: 6/2/2016 8:06:00 PM
Yes it was in the first contest that you could have put it, not the second one! I am trying to find a new poem of yours to read now. Let me go looking. Oh, and yes, it takes a while to understand things here. I took a good few months!
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Date: 5/14/2016 1:59:00 PM
Congrats on the win with this beautiful write
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Francis J Grasso
Date: 5/15/2016 8:14:00 AM
Thank you for your kind words Broken Wings.
Date: 5/13/2016 11:46:00 AM
Beautiful write! Congrats, Francis!
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Francis J Grasso
Date: 5/13/2016 11:53:00 AM
Thank you Susan.
Date: 5/13/2016 10:44:00 AM
Francis, so romantic, I love it...Thank you for being a part of my contest and congrats on your top win! :)-luloo
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Francis J Grasso
Date: 5/13/2016 11:38:00 AM
Thank you Laura.
Date: 4/28/2016 9:09:00 PM
hey, I remember this one of yours I faved a while back. Why the heck didn't you put it in my last contest?
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Francis J Grasso
Date: 4/29/2016 7:28:00 PM
Sorry Andrea. I see now Part Two was already judged. I guess I'm pretty confused today. Still fumbling around figuring how everything works here on poetrysoup. Thanks again. Fran...
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Francis J Grasso
Date: 4/29/2016 8:06:00 AM
"Finding NEW Faves (Part Two of FAVES contest)"? The rules say "never faved by me before". I thought you Faved this one. I haven't figured out how to check that yet. I actually did enter it and then removed it when I read the rules, (a second time :) ). If it is eligible I would love to enter it. Thanks for the heads up. Fran...
Date: 4/21/2016 10:17:00 PM
Stunning write, Francis, a graceful bond... linda
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Francis J Grasso
Date: 4/22/2016 9:22:00 PM
Thank you for the wonderful complement Linda. Fran...
Date: 4/17/2016 7:28:00 PM
I also have done love poems for the moon, the sea and/or the sun!
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Francis J Grasso
Date: 4/18/2016 10:36:00 PM
You have done so much work! Right now I just look at one of your pages and pick a title I like. Every one has been a pleasure to read. Fran...
Date: 4/17/2016 7:27:00 PM
WOWOWOW< this is really good. I see TEASDALE got to YOU too. FAVING this gem.
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Francis J Grasso
Date: 4/18/2016 10:26:00 PM
Thank you Andrea. Yes, Teasdale got to me years ago. I read most of her rhymes dozens of times. I like to read Khalil Gibran as well. I like his insight on things. He has written some beautiful really short, short stories. Fran...
Date: 4/17/2016 7:26:00 PM
It is so nice to meet someone who also loves Sara Teasdale. She was one of my all time favorites growing up. let me read your poem now.
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