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Like Climbing Vines Will Do

   
#1: ďI love you as certain dark things  
are meant to be loved, in secret, †
between the shadow and the soul.Ē
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What would it take for me in deepest woods †  
To find and bring you love thatís from my soul, †  
Without a something vulneríble to give, †  
By making known the Ďallnessí you possess. †  
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The creatures will then seek me in your lair, †  
Now Iím the one who hides within your arms. †  
The moon must find a chink to let in light, †  
Not even gods are privíleged to come in. †  
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And so it does remain forever dark †  
No matter, slow or fast, the sands of time. †  
I cannot see the favour given me; †  
The trees will hear the second all is hushíd. †  
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#2: ďLike a flower to its perfume, I am † †
bound to my vague memory of you.Ē
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Why should I go to cultured gardens †  
Often found at the best peopleís homes. †  
Wingless birds such as I never do, †  
And the ones that could fly, very few. †  
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But the rose whom Iíd given my heart; †  
Her places of webs and wildflowers †  
Took me to where I never could sleep, †  
And the osmanthus always was sweet. †  
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Yet I longed to go search for the sea, †  
How the wind came up off of the waves. †  
Instead I felt warmth in the desert †  
From the soft breezes, very pleasant. †  
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#3: ďBecause of you, I love the white statues † †
drowsing in the park with no voice nor sight.Ē
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But this soul could not live by drought alone †  
As days of wandering turned into dust, †  
To have my feet at last on barren bone. †  
Like carpet, laid a meadow green as lust. †  
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Sent to me by Goddess Hallucinate, †  
Here all the dead in rows are now at peace. †  
With folded wings, the angels meditate, †  
Their heads eternal bowed as if asleep. †  
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I walked among the figures mute and blind, †  
Their eyes were open only to their God. †  
With folded hands I prayed that I may find †  
A sculptress with the hands to fashion sod †  
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#4: †ďI have forgotten your love, yet I † †
seem to glimpse you in every window.Ē
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The faerie land I lived in once I left †  
In mourning the forgetfulness of love, †  
Will free me naught the agony of theft †  
To take my very heart, the beating of. †  
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Pray tell, was it the living in the woods, †  
Perhaps a gang of vermin hiding near? †  
But then I think of you as if I could; †  
I leave my farmerís hovel when itís clear. †  
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Within the homes of men your image hangs, †  
The clouds of dappled sky in shapes of you, †  
I see you every time a church bell clangs. † †
I think Iíve lost my mind, can this be true? †  
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#5: Love is so short, forgetting is so long.Ē †  
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Iím feeling out of sorts, the day is mine; †  
Because I till the land without a hat. †  
Iím overdue to trim the creeping vines †  
That climb the trellis looking for my cat. †  
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But take my riddled mind? Oh forsaken! †  
I beg you, pity please, I am bereft. †  
My being echos inside me, shaken, †  
I am confusion, there is nothing left. †  
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My cows say itís your life & youíre insane, †  
But even pigs in pens know thatís just wrong. †  
There is one thing I learníd without a brain: †  
That love is short, forgetting is so long. †  
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Quotes of & ispired by Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) †  
* Real name: Ricardo Eliťcer NeftalŪ Reyes Basoalto, †  
* He was a Nobel Prize winning Chilean poet-diplomat and politician. †  
Jade-Pandora
Written by Jade-Pandora (jade tiger)
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For Jenniferís ďHuman NatureĒ.
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