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I know it will be quiet when you come:
No wind; the water breathing steadily;
A light like ghost of silver on the sea;
And the surf dreamily fingering his drum.
Twilight will drift in large and leave me numb
With nearness to the last tranquility;
And then the slow and languorous tyranny
Of orange moon, pale night, and cricket hum.

And suddenly there will be twist of tide,
A rustling as of thin silk on the sand,
The tremor of a presence at my side,
The tremble of a hand upon my hand:
And pulses sharp with pain, and fires fanned,
And words that stumble into stars and hide.

Copyright © Steffan Voss | Year Posted 2017


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  1. Date: 1/12/2018 3:17:00 PM

    Superb. Love this poem, Steffan. Welcome to the PoetrySoup community.
  1. Date: 12/27/2017 11:40:00 AM

    Steffan, you have penned a very dreamy and magical poem, well done and welcome to Poetrysoup.