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The Dunes of Ossabaw

We walked by them… The lovers on the beach… The night hid our presence and the waves silenced our passing. There was no missing the intensity of their caresses and the throes of their passions in the gentle falling of night. We walked softly to honor their magic. The lighthouse sparkled in your eyes and the quiet laughing in your smile echoed the warmth of younger days. On an island, long ago, the dunes of Ossabaw had whispered such spells and we, in our youth, had listened to the ocean’s love songs. The return to our camp passed in rich silence. Under the amber glow of candles the adventure returned and I fell in love.. again.
Originally published in "Bang" by Due West Publishing. duewestbooks.com

Copyright © James Byrd | Year Posted 2009


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  1. Date: 4/12/2016 12:28:00 PM

    James Byrd, you've expressed yourself well, I enjoyed your poem. Love LINDA :)
  1. Date: 8/30/2015 2:52:00 PM

    JAMES, Great piece to read today, Well done ~SKAT~
  1. Date: 1/29/2011 10:05:00 AM

    I was just missing some wonderful poetry and thought of you. Now I will look for some of your published one. Thanks Byrdie
  1. Date: 3/15/2009 2:09:00 PM

    You know what James, hmmm, try taking a pass it the verse in present tense. It's a lovely verse and present tense might make the reader feel like the couple must have...in a hurry to get back to their own tent & love. Hugs!
  1. Date: 3/9/2009 8:23:00 PM

    James, your wonderful poem makes me wish I could visit "the dunes of Ossabaw." A very enchanting, alluring write! Love, Carolyn
  1. Date: 3/8/2009 11:00:00 AM

    Enduring love has to be one of life's richest of blessings. How rare and precious it is and how dismal the prospects of finding it. Beautifully expressed in your poem James. Thanks for sharing. Laurie