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December 9, 2013


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Like a frost spread across valleys silent and dreary,
ever my longing lost in shimmers of shadow & wind
And days bled into years, the seas became deserts
But thoughts of thee would not perish
Thru memories untamed I staggered far and long;
upon solemn nights lit by the torch of your soul
O’ how deep I miss your fragrant cheer ..
Of warm evenings shared across Lake’s reverie,
watching horizons journey into Autumn’s dream
— wherest our hearts once bloomed a fabled sky
Those passions shared will forsake me not
Lest the Moon would bestow solace upon my ache:
I will lay marooned, haunted by thy seraphic-figure,
Or the ever fleeting caress of your gaze ...
So my soul shall yield to this mythic abyss;  –
as I peer from my carriage to Nirvana
And thou away, from my arms, the Sun weeps
Unto eternity—my dear beloved, we are entwined
Forever our footprints cast in golden firmament
A kiss not forgotten in a ballet of light softly falling
I now bear the wanton burden of the stars —
A jewel in the mist; watching thee, forever calling

— Arthur Crow © 2013

(This is a tribute to Ray Smith, and of his immortal love for his wife Jeanette.
Ray passed away on December 1st, 2013; and far too early – leaving the world
bereft of a great man)
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BoudiccaAmat Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
simply ... beautiful
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank you, pleased you liked it :)
Themoonofmyheart Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is such a warm poem and a beautiful tribute to your friend. After a long time I came across to such a fine taste of metaphors used in the poem. and it feels so good inside as you read between the tenderness and integrity of the words :) 
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Writer
Beautiful response, thank you for reading. It was a pleasure to write this one for a departed soul.
PurelyCourtney Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What an awesome way to commemorate someone. Very well written and brings a tear to my eye..

This may be my hopeless romantic side talking but you should do more romance ones and less gothic and dark ones ;) 
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Writer
That's a really nice response.. thank you very much.
Lol, you would not be the first to suggest more love stuff over my dark side ;)
PurelyCourtney Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well can you blame us? :P
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Writer
Lol, well I guess not ;)
virnagray Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful and passionate Writing.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem♡♥♡
ArthurCrow Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Writer
Love and thanks my friend... so glad you liked it :)
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