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Why do they glisten so

Why do they glisten so, these pools of light,
My trembling senses lost in ardour sweet.
As stars they sparkle gently in the night
And dance to rhythms of my own heartbeat.
I gaze deep deep into a magic glade
Where intertwining lovers each caress,
As silvered waters softly serenade
And sporting moonbeams do the shadows bless.
Soft silken creature of my dearest dreams,
I ache to hold you fast within my arms,
To breathe in scents of paradise, it seems
To die would pay small homage to your charms.
The book of love is filled with many a rhyme,
Of lovers' promises and tender sighs,
But few could match this fervent pen of mine
As, drowning in the lustre of your eyes,
My heart must surely burst asunder,
Lost in unfathomable wonder.


23 September 2017. Entered in The Poet's Fire contest.Sponsor  Gregory R Barden

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Date: 11/15/2018 5:52:00 PM
Peter, You have some excellent phrasing! I especially liked "sporting moonbeams do the shadows bless."
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Date: 12/8/2017 10:31:00 AM
Oooooh! This is so beautifully romantic and sensual! Love it! Congratulations on a well-deserved win, Peter! Hugs. Pandita
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Date: 12/8/2017 7:32:00 AM
Wonderful! Congratulations on your win! xomo
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 12/9/2017 6:13:00 AM
Thank you Peter :)
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Peter Rees
Date: 12/8/2017 8:49:00 AM
Thank you Maureen. And congratulations on your own success. I loved the idea, ie the brain, behind your enticingly seductive lines.
Date: 12/8/2017 7:19:00 AM
Lovely one, Peter, Congrats! “As silvered waters softly serenade...”
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Date: 12/7/2017 11:41:00 PM
Absolutely enchanting and sensual, Peter, with exquisite imagery and phrasing - I loved this thoroughly! Congratulations on THIRD PLACE and thank you for your patience! :-)
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Peter Rees
Date: 12/8/2017 5:13:00 AM
Thank you Gregory for these kind words. I'm really delighted that you enjoyed my poem. It was written specially for the contest and I attempted to follow your brief. I enjoyed writing it, and I actually still enjoy reading it. You have my sympathy in your present difficult time. I hope things are easing a little now.
Date: 10/7/2017 11:26:00 PM
These are lovely lines, each sliding effortless off the backs of the ones before in a fashion that is not only sublime but effortless. I so enjoyed the first four lines that so adroitly cast your spell.
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Peter Rees
Date: 10/8/2017 5:56:00 AM
What a lovely comment Mark. Thank you.
Date: 10/3/2017 12:14:00 PM
What a beautiful poem Peter :)
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Peter Rees
Date: 10/8/2017 5:54:00 AM
Many thanks Gary. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
Date: 9/30/2017 4:31:00 PM
A beautiful and passionate well-written poem Peter. I so enjoyed reading it this afternoon. Good luck in the contest!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 10/1/2017 9:12:00 AM
Really lovely language and imagery Peter. Breathtaking, especially; 'As silvered waters softly seranade' pure poetic bliss throughout your poem. Thank you for the follow and I added you to my list as well :)
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Peter Rees
Date: 10/1/2017 5:24:00 AM
From you Susan this is praise indeed. Thank you so much.
Date: 9/28/2017 1:08:00 PM
Oh -- Bravo, Peter! This is wonderful. Smooth and easy to read and so full of expression. Great poem!
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Peter Rees
Date: 9/29/2017 7:40:00 AM
Thank you Dean for enjoying my poem - and for telling me !
Date: 9/27/2017 2:00:00 PM
- Passion and beauty, I enjoy reading this wonderful poem Peter - Best wishes in the contest - hope it will win :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Peter Rees
Date: 9/27/2017 2:27:00 PM
That's lovely Anne-Lise. Thank you so much.
Date: 9/23/2017 9:02:00 PM
As woman reading this poem my heart yearns for such a declaration of love. You have captured every woman's wish.
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Peter Rees
Date: 9/25/2017 7:28:00 AM
Oh My ! An accolade indeed. Thank you, Patricia.
Date: 9/23/2017 7:41:00 AM
WOW! This is so brilliantly crafted--love the words of passion--a sure win !!
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Peter Rees
Date: 9/23/2017 8:20:00 AM
Many thanks Vijay for this great comment