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(26 September 1944 / Missouri - United States)

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Am I Dreaming?

Tell me again how the flame in your heart
Flares up when before me you kneel
To declare your love in this old-fashioned way,
Am I dreaming, or is this real?

Tell me again how you love me, my dear,
Make my heart and my senses reel!
And I, in my rapture, can only inquire:
Am I dreaming, or is this real?

Tell me again how the rose has no beauty
And its fragrance has no appeal
When compared to me - O, tell me again!
Am I dreaming, or is this real?

Tell me again how my eyes burn brighter
Than any light heaven could reveal;
While envious stars complain of their fate,
Am I dreaming, or is this real?

Tell me again how my love holds you captive -
A prisoner loving the ordeal!
And when you kiss me, it's then that I know
I'm not dreaming..... O, yes, this is real!

Submitted: Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Edited: Thursday, August 29, 2013


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  • Stephen Katona (1/15/2014 2:25:00 PM)

    You capture the dream of love magnificently.

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  • John Brown (10/14/2013 7:03:00 AM)

    This is a beautiful poem, and very well written.

  • Juan Olivarez (8/22/2013 4:55:00 PM)

    Wonderful Lorraine. Beautiful love poem.

  • Kevin Halls (8/8/2013 3:18:00 PM)

    Your Poemhunters answer to Fifty Shades of Grey!
    You and Val Doren should get together, you'd go down a storm!
    WELL DONE.

  • Khairul Ahsan (8/8/2013 1:07:00 PM)

    I am speechless, marveling at the beauty of this beautiful piece.
    A great poet you are, Lora.

  • Heather Wilkins (8/7/2013 6:15:00 PM)

    sometimes I think I am thats what love does to us beautiful

  • Pradip Chattopadhyay (8/7/2013 5:47:00 AM)

    Tell me again how my love holds you captive -
    A prisoner loving the ordeal

    the way you finely weave the picture in these lines is amazing.

  • Valerie Dohren (8/6/2013 3:44:00 PM)

    This is lovely Lora, and extremely well written - love the rhyme scheme.

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