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(13 January 1947 / Southport)

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Within The Dreaming Hours

There within the dreaming hours
Whisp'ring voices soft exclaim
Carried on the gentle wind
Calling, calling out my name

Haunting echoes from the past
Loved ones lost, so far away -
Through my mem'ry sweet souls drift
So upon my heart to play

In the shadows, thus I see
Images of those no more
Flick'ring phantoms, as pale flames
Dancing on the distant shore

Reaching out, can I touch them
Hold them in my trembling hand -
Through my fingers they would slip
Ne'er be grasped, like shifting sand

So within the dreaming hours
I shall linger, in my mind,
Be with those fixed in my heart -
Know the love, once more to find

Submitted: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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  • Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (4/6/2014 10:44:00 AM)

    Your poetry is so well polished and shines..very inspirational..beautifully written.. a ten and thank you...

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  • Dee Corpolongo (12/20/2013 10:34:00 PM)

    Beautiful and tearing at my heart....excellent written poem Val, thank you for sharing it. {{{hugs}}}

  • * Sunprincess * (12/20/2013 9:13:00 PM)

    oh val, I read your poems and the beauty touches me every time..
    thank you for sharing these wonderful poems...

  • Patricia Grantham (4/29/2013 8:31:00 AM)

    This is such a beautiful poem Val. I dream about loved ones gone
    all the time. I think that dreams shows us that we can continue to keep them
    if only to be reminded in a dream. A fantastic write.

  • G.R. Gaus (4/6/2013 11:14:00 PM)

    I often dream of my father who passed on many years ago, how else can we stay in touch if it weren't for our insightful dreams. Your poetic words make the dreams come true......

  • Juan Olivarez (3/27/2013 9:17:00 AM)

    Sometimes I wish I could stay in that land of dreams. No worries there. But the cruel morning decides to awaken me.. love this one.

  • Hazel Durham (3/22/2013 4:27:00 PM)

    Beautiful echoes of past loved ones nudging you to hear their whispers of love in the gentle breeze of your dreams.
    Inspired write!

  • Meena Mustafa (3/20/2013 12:45:00 PM)

    Such a dreamy and a lovely poem. Thanks for sharing.

  • Diane Hine (3/20/2013 3:53:00 AM)

    How beautifully you've described those rare and precious happy dreams - so much better than daytime memories.

  • Robert Green (3/14/2013 4:57:00 PM)

    A great poem again, so simplistic in the telling of what we see and feel.

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