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Saturday, June 9, 2012

For All Who Ached For Moors and Men







For All Who Ached For Moors and Men

Oh meet me over the bluffs
Under the sweep of the willow
First sun will keep a corona
Just for you as I, trembled-wait

Oh meet me over the bluffs
I will crawl through mud
Cleanse myself for you
In the dawned frosted tide

Oh meet me over the bluffs
Where I shall smash all vessels
of vanity, spill each drop of self respect
on the boulder of my unrelenting need

Oh meet me over the bluffs
Or find each nail torn with
The stain of my own blood
My body cold, my face ravaged

Lying in the shadows
Of your disinterest


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16 comments:

  1. Wow. Who could resist such a plea? Beautifully wordled.

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  2. I love the repetition of your first line, so powerful. My favorite lines: "smash all vessels
    of vanity, spill each drop of self respect
    on the boulder of my unrelenting need."

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  3. Oh, Pearl... this is one of my favorites of yours! Absolutely lovely!!

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  4. Oh Pearl, this is my favorite of yours. The repetition is gorgeous, and the feel of the plea. Beautiful work.

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  5. This sounds like a voice calling across the centuries, from a distant time and place. Love the photos and when I look at them can hear the echo of that call. Wonderful,

    Elizabeth

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  6. Very nicely done. "Lying in the shadows of your disinterest" is heartfelt throbbing pain.

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  7. Pearl - the repetition is spot on perfect. As you now know, I have a love affair with willows, the line that drew me in was, "under the sweep of the willow". Absolutely breathtaking.

    Under the sweep of the willow. I just had to type that again.

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  8. Wow! A visceral poem, especially with that ending. Talk about unrequited love...

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  9. Oh meet me over the bluffs ... who could resist this plea? One of your very best Pearl ...I watched "Braveheart" last night (for about the nth time) and somehow this puts me in mind of that ... very poignant, aching, deep

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  10. wonderful wordle, like an old story of lost love and a lovers leap

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  11. Such a wondefully descriptive poem and a dynamite ending!

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  12. Hello.
    Who would be so heartless as to ignore those pleas? He'd better meet you otherwise he'll have me to answer to! LOL
    Nicely expressed. Thanks for sharing.

    Body Of A Woman

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  13. Very Pearl. You weave words wonderfully. Thanks for this.

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  14. Oh what a sad plea when "Lying in the shadows
    Of your disinterest." Excellent.

    Anna :o]

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  15. Surely a heartfelt plea. Lovely work.

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