Elysian Fields

      Elysian Fields - Stormwolf
 Ah, Love! could thou and I with Fate conspire
 To grasp this sorry Scheme of Things entire!
 Would not we shatter it to bits - and then
 Re-mould it nearer to the Heart's Desire!

Omar Khayyam


 

Today's Elysian Fields

 

Dawn held your scent in muted hues   
and nightfall your caress;
we dreamt forbidden, secret dreams
but fate could not redress

the bitter chalice where we’d sup
a thousand deaths from that same cup.

But even yet, in reverie
we share an other-worldly sun.    
There shall I hold you safe, my sweet
within my scented petals, deep;
and oh, to kiss you just once more
before the long mysterious sleep.

 

 

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Mikeverdi

Beautiful
MikeXxX

Sweetwater

Another sparkling gem Alison, loved it. Sue xx

TheRecluse

Definitely has the touch of a female poet, and perhaps a few male Byron types….but has classic beauty in its construction, sentiment, and rhyme, develops and flows smoothly; some of the images can get close to Hallmark, bit too surreal for my tastes, but in this case, suits the poem.
Enjoyed HA x!
LT x

Valdohren

A really beautiful and enchanting piece of writing Alison, and the classic style is just my cup of tea, so to speak. Loved it.
Val xx

Capricorn

Beautiful, Alison! and I love the classic style too.
Eira

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