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Where my True Love Lives - A Ballade

Seared upon my soul for ever more
That break of dawn upon a summer morn
As I made my way along that rocky shore
Strewn with remnants from a ragging storm
When through a rising mist of gray - so forlorn
I saw a badly broken sinking ship
With canvas wings of white so sadly torn 
There beneath those majestic purple cliffs

And as that mighty fearless ocean roared 
With salty breezy breath so filled with scorn
I saw it rise up from the ocean floor
Wrapped in a velvet coat so frayed and worn 
A red, red, rose impaled upon a thorn 
Where passion bled like rain from ruby lips 
Upon a vivid memory reborn 
There beneath those majestic purple cliffs 
      
The wind - it whispered - in my ear - Lenore		
As black clouds in the sky began to form		
Into a face I’d never seen before			
With hollow cheeks that endless tears adorned	
That fell in frozen crystal drops so foreign..... 		
Then from those clouds his face began to slip  	
And I cried  the tears of a woman scorned 			
There beneath those majestic purple cliffs		

Lenore, the love he would forever mourn
That from his pen on page in words did drip
As I read his poetry and love was born
There beneath those majestic purple cliffs.


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Author:  Elaine George of Canada
 Written:  February 28, 2011

A tribute to: Edger Allen Poe and his Lenore

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011




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Date: 12/7/2012 1:24:00 PM
Hey there WHERE are you? How are you I wrote a new verse aabout the SEA [I remember you love sea writes]..called Do You hear What I hear..Oh how I wish you'd stop by and read it & say HEY! Please check in with your friends here we miss you. Light & Love
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Date: 8/5/2011 4:16:00 PM
'Laine, congratulations on this and the other exquisite poems of yours making it through tothe First Rounds of PS's Intl. Contest! Always a pleasure read! Thanks for your kind comments also. Love, Annalise
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Date: 8/4/2011 10:59:00 PM
Congrats Lainie on have all three poems entered make it to first round competition in PS. contest luv..good luck...
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Date: 8/2/2011 11:29:00 AM
Lainie congratulations on placing in the first round with this fabulous Ballade, I love Poe and you did a marvelous job. I am most certain this will place high in the contest. Best to you~ Caryl
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Date: 6/23/2011 7:07:00 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Lainie. Love, Carol
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Date: 6/20/2011 4:56:00 PM
Congrats Lainie on your ballade being featured. Picturesque story. God Bless. Vince
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Date: 6/20/2011 10:32:00 AM
Congrats on the selection, Lainie. Your love for Poe shines through on this one. Love, daver
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Date: 6/19/2011 7:24:00 PM
Congrats Lainie on your featured poem this week on PS.. a wonderful write to share with us all my friend with luv..
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Date: 3/22/2011 9:24:00 AM
Dear Lady Elaine, WOW YOU are sure to be in the Winners Circle Into my Favs YOU have touched My Heart with this Tapestry of POETRY Thank-YOU LOVE ALWAYS...HG
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Date: 3/17/2011 11:02:00 AM
Yes. You have to fall in love with Lenore. Great images, Lainie. Love, Dave
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Date: 3/13/2011 2:00:00 PM
Majestic, marvelous, lushious!?[bad spell LOL] congrad's on this great ballade winning! Light & Love 7 & fav
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Date: 3/10/2011 8:27:00 PM
your use of language and the rhymes make this piece a real poetic read, elaine... my best CONGRATS you… huggs, :) nette
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Date: 3/10/2011 5:56:00 PM
Beautifully written, Elaine. Congratulations on winning in the contest.
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Date: 3/10/2011 4:22:00 PM
A wonderful write. Congratulations on your fourth place win with this lovely Ballade. I enjoyed the read. Caryl
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Date: 3/10/2011 2:17:00 PM
This one is so mystical, Elaine and so gorgeously written. Great imagery. A very well deserved win. Congratulations!
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Date: 3/10/2011 1:28:00 PM
Beautifully penned ballade, Elaine. Congratulations on the win in the contest, Elaine
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Date: 3/10/2011 9:16:00 AM
To my favorites this one goes Lainie. Congratulations on your win in Catie's contest my dear friend. Love, Carol
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Date: 3/10/2011 8:44:00 AM
Dear Lainie, Congratulations on your win! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 3/10/2011 7:58:00 AM
Wonderfulyy formed and presented. A real winner. How did she chose? Congratulations Elaine. Love, Joyce
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Date: 3/10/2011 7:54:00 AM
This speaks of love just as the masters would speak of it.....with beauty and lovely verse. Wow, Elaine...just beautiful!! Congratulations on your win!
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Date: 3/10/2011 7:13:00 AM
Congrats Lainie on your big win in Catie's contest with this wonderful Ballade my friend.. enjoy with luv..
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Date: 3/1/2011 8:39:00 AM
Hello Elaine, Very impressed - if you have seen my blog it might almost apply to me with a slight stretch of the imagination. All the best, hope to hear more of you, Joe
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Date: 2/28/2011 11:21:00 PM
excellent write here!nice imagery!A great entry into the contest.thanks a lot for ever inspiring words at my pages Elaine-kashinath
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Date: 2/28/2011 9:50:00 PM
Just so stunning and outstanding a write full of deep emotion, I loved every word~~
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Date: 2/28/2011 8:56:00 PM
Poe was forever haunted by the memory of Lenore, Lainie. Excellent entry for Catie's contest. I found this form difficult but also rewarding. You work in Ballades so smoothly! Best wishes for success. Love, Carolyn
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