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Cypress Tree Byōbu, Kano Eitoku, 1590

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i hear them whisper

calling me to join them there

at the end of life

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“All Souls Night”   Loreena McKennitt

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originally posted  12 February 2010

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artwork  ~  檜図 (Cypress Tree) attributed to Kano Eitoku
{ public domain }

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∙϶∙ looking at you through the past ∙ϵ∙

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i should have seen it

coming since i was looking

at you through the past

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or was i looking

past you?  anticipating

seeing through your lies

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or at least hoping

but it was never easy

to tell if  you were

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real or an object

of  my obsession…     born of

my desperation

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and loneliness…    God,

i want you to see me…    tell

me the truth for once

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you said it was the

moon that betrayed me and the

stars that were lying

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bubbles in my glass

of  your heady wine make me

wonder if  you’re real

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but i learned the hard

truth of  you…    the stars don’t lie

the way that you do

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i don’t see the real

you     …i don’t really see you…

you never saw me

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“Through Glass”   Stone Sour

the poem revision was strongly influenced by this song

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revision posted  21 September 2011

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i’m looking at you

originally posted 29 March 2010

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i’m looking at you

trying to see inside your soul

wondering…..

do i really see you?

do i see the real you?

or are you just a figment of my imagination?

the ethereal object of my obsession?

made from the heat of my desire?

born in the fires of my passion?

living only in my longing     …..yearning     …..needing so desperately

for someone to hold me     .….desire me     ..…love me

are you even here?

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❧❦ giving ❦❧

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you gave me your heart

placed it gently next to mine…..

i knew you loved me

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i knew you loved me

from the look in your eyes    ….so

i gave you my Love

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i gave you my Love…

smiling, you said Love was why

you gave me your heart

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“If  I Give My Heart To You”    Nat King Cole 

originally posted  23 February 2012

artwork  ~   “Cupid and Psyche”  Annie Swynnerton  1891
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this is my submission to ~

Poetry Pantry #244    at    Poets United
submit a new or old poem

thank you,  Mary

this was originally prompted by ~

The Haiku Challenge   at   Few Miles
Day 23  prompt:   Theme ~ Joy of  giving

Form ~   ABC,  CDE,  EFA

thank you Someone is Special for hosting the challenge!

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∙ɕ ∙ᶘ∙ ɕ∙ insanity ∙ɕ ∙ᶘ∙ ɕ∙

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insanity waits

at the dark edges of my soul

longing to embrace

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“Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)”
Kenny Loggins & The First Edition

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on this recording,  it’s  first sung by Willie Nelson,  then Patsy Cline,  then Tanya Tucker ~

“Crazy”   written by Willie Nelson

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originally posted  23 April 2010

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{ this poem was included in the dVerse Anthology

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artwork ~ “Woman’s Head (Emily L. Prahova)”  by  Mikhail Vrubel
{ public domain }
the image looks nothing like me,  but the expression in her eyes seems fitting

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∙ϰ •Ϟ•∙ longing ∙•Ϟ• ϰ∙

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my longing burns bright

deep in my soul it echoes

hot       …..loud       …..insistent

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“book of  longing”   Leonard Cohen

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originally posted  13 February 2010

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artwork ~
“The Beethoven Frieze: The Longing for Happiness Finds Repose in Poetry. Right wall, detail”
Gustav Klimt  { public domain }

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