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Whispers at Daybreak

Such tender whispers waft on salty air
On foggy mornings waves are brushed in gray
I hear you then as winds caress my hair
Your murmur’s soft, but I know what you say

The day will soon come when we live as one
You know I miss the sea scent in your clothes
Our earthly union – life had just begun
You asked for “waders;” I said, “What are those?”

On morns like this I put your waders on
Reach out and search in misty sea for you
The realms that separate us will be gone
To vows we made so long ago, I'm true

My lover, teacher, mentor and best friend
The bond between our souls will never end

*Entry for Brian's contest, December 2018

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012

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Date: 12/29/2018 8:49:00 AM
Congrats Carolyn on your win in Brian's contest. As one who suspects reincarnation is real, I can relate well to this: we love those we are meant to love.
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Date: 12/29/2018 9:47:00 AM
It's been suggested that couples travel in pairs through eternity, L.J. Maybe that helps explain love at first sight.
Date: 12/28/2018 9:25:00 PM
Carolyn, great poem and very well written . Congratulations on your win! Happy New Year. Hugs Eve ~`*
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Date: 12/28/2018 11:54:00 AM
Hey this is pretty good; a heart-tugging read. Well done.
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Date: 5/4/2012 5:22:00 AM
A belated congratulations on your win in the "Sonneteers" contest Carolyn. Love, Carol
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Date: 4/27/2012 10:34:00 PM
Oh, Carolyn, thank you for entering such a personal poem in this contest. Despite its sad overtones, I loved how you brought in aspects of hope and joy. Congrats on your placement, friend. Hugs, Cyndi
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Date: 4/27/2012 8:49:00 AM
*tear* So beautiful ,I love it,Carolyn....Congratulations in Debbie and Cyndi's win! What a tender heart...such familiar pain...bighug...much love~deb
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Date: 4/5/2012 4:12:00 PM
Hi hon...we said we will not be overly concerned with the meter..I am more concerned with the end rhyme pattern, this is what you have a,b,a,c / d,e,d,e/ f,g,f,g/ h, your fourth line is throwing you off..just make line 4 rhyme with gray..and all will be GOOD>BIG hugs! Light & Love
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Date: 1/26/2012 6:04:00 AM
Congratulations on your 1st place win Carolyne. Enjoyed your poem. Maureen
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Date: 1/26/2012 12:35:00 AM
Carolyn congratulations on your win in Francine's contest.Enjoyed the read.
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Date: 1/25/2012 10:19:00 PM
Congrats on your win, my friend, for this wonderful piece, bl
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Date: 1/25/2012 9:46:00 PM
Corolyn, a big congratulatins on uor win, all the best, Greg
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Date: 1/25/2012 6:21:00 AM
Congratulations on the win in Francine's ""4 forms 4 themes" contest Carolyn. Love, Carol
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Date: 1/25/2012 1:54:00 AM
Carolyn congrats on your win, super sonnet..David
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Date: 1/24/2012 10:46:00 PM
Beautiful sonnet Carolyn. congratulations. Love, Joyce
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Date: 1/24/2012 9:21:00 PM
congrats on your fifth place win Carolyn, full of beautiful imagery and remebrance
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Date: 1/23/2012 2:03:00 AM
Beautiful- just love the sea- I loved the subtle humor too, blessings, Bren : )
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Date: 1/20/2012 3:52:00 PM
Awww, such a touching piece for John, my friend
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Date: 1/18/2012 1:28:00 AM
Very touching one Caroline.Knocks at the door of heart.Best wishes.
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Date: 1/17/2012 9:32:00 AM
Very tender and sensitive, Carolyn. These remind me of a piece Jascha Heifetz used to play - Sea Murmurs. Very beautiful. Love, daver
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Date: 1/17/2012 3:18:00 AM
What a lovely poem, filled with warnth and love! Thank you Lizzie T
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Date: 1/16/2012 6:46:00 PM
Simply great ..what a delight, luv, jag
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Date: 1/16/2012 3:51:00 PM
Breathtaking write your have written Carolyn, I do love it so! I felt like I was there, understanding your feelings as you have said it so perfectly! It's a very sad poem Carolyn, but I do understand, time heals what nothing else could! Fantastic poem! Awesome Work!!
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Date: 1/16/2012 3:11:00 PM
Precious poet, I have been overwhelmed many times with your writes regarding you lost love, yet, this particular write has caused the salt 'pon mine face dear friend. Touching to say the least ! Have a blessed week dear Carolyn...much love, james
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Date: 1/16/2012 2:20:00 PM
Oh my..this one is just just get better and better. Hope all is well. Love LNC
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Date: 1/16/2012 1:12:00 PM
Okay Carolyn.... you done me in with this one. I saw it all and empathized with it all and saw you wading in the sea looking beyond time and space. A heart shredder and muse melder. Very beautiful my dear friend..very very beautiful. Congratulations. Into my favs
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