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While She Slept


Coyotes yelping in the distance
Crickets chorusing in the yard
Silent is the air, stilled by
The warm summer evening
Listening to this out of the
 Open window
At rest hoping to sleep
And dream of our conversation 
To envelope us completely 
Like smoke rising from ashes 
Of the past where all that was
Burned up is useless
Leaving only the virtue of love
To whisp around circling our bodies
Drawing closer mingling flesh 
With emotion seen expressing
Both realities the ethereal and
The physical
Only to be awakened by the cat
Startling me to my world
And finding you still here 
Happy to smile your love
In my poems

Submitted: Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, August 07, 2012

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  • Bronze Star - 6,774 Points * Sunprincess * (8/23/2014 9:21:00 AM)

    ............really like the first stanza....poems are more beautiful when nature is described so nicely, as you have done in this poem.....enjoyed... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,449 Points Lyn Paul (8/23/2014 6:16:00 AM)

    And dream of our conversation
    To envelope us completely. What a beautiful line. Thank You Rick. Like the title too. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 16,032 Points Akhtar Jawad (8/23/2014 4:17:00 AM)

    Beautiful description of memories rising like smokes from ashes of past wherein fire of love has extinguished but ashes are hot enough to inspire for creation. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,757 Points Hazel Durham (8/23/2013 1:07:00 PM)

    A beautiful, serene scene of an evening in reflection of your beloved in such an endearing way! (Report) Reply

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