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Before Dusk Settles

That fleeting moment
while Sun kisses the horizon
is like our parting

Shadows disappear
sooner than memories fade
into twilight

I gather the sand
of our footprints and castles
ingrained with our love

Before dusk settles
I sprinkle the sand
upon our rose beds

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Free verse
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thank you for the read and your comment...i have now disengaged the write from Haiku and the japanese touch too...and replaced when with while..hope it now sits well...

raj (sublime_ocean)

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thanks for your appreciative comment..i got rid of the zone as suggested by you...hope it now sits well...

raj (sublime_ocean)

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After our conversation, the only change I would suggest would be to rearrange !st stanza for better clarity. Something like :
Our parting is like
that fleeting moment
when the sun kisses the horizon

As usual this is only an alternative which can use or not at your discretion..........stan

Thank you for the read and suggestion...i find it useful and have partially edited the first verse...keep sending your thoughts...they are most welcome..

raj (sublime_ocean)

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Thank you for the read and suggestion...i find it useful and have partially edited the first verse...keep sending your thoughts...they are most welcome..

raj (sublime_ocean)

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only to relish
what lovely poetry u write
haiku or not
be creative
lets' not stick on to the past,
lest we lose our entity
finally at last

loved

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raj (sublime_ocean)

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shall too find time to advise
on two poems
one poem and one blogpoem

the tree and
to all poets here

loved

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raj (sublime_ocean)

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its a pleasure when you visit my page and leave an appreciative comment..thank you...

raj (sublime_ocean)

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Sun,horizon, shadows, twilight,, sand, castles, dusk and rosebeds. these are all wonderful words to use in such a beautiful and well constructed Poem
Good job!!

LIFE ISN'T ABOUT WAITING FOR THE STORM TO PASS
IT'S ABOUT LEARNING HOW TO DANCE IN THE RAIN.
VIVIAN GREENE

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raj (sublime_ocean)

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What a lovely piece of work. A love poem without mush! My favorite lines are:

Shadows disappear
sooner than memories fade
into twilight

I gather the sand
of our footprints and castles
ingrained with our love

absolutely brilliant!
always, Cat

"The Book of Styx" can be ordered and purchased on line at:
http://eddystyx.mythramuse.com/

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raj (sublime_ocean)

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I can not tell you how I felt upon this read..left me with much thought and vision.

A great one here for sure

Love,Mona

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much love...

raj (sublime_ocean)

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No things not well by me or Dad but I remain steadfast in hope and strength.. Thanks for the note and be by soon Ocean..I miss that pen name..

Love and hugs to you
Ms Mona

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raj (sublime_ocean)

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A lovely little poem. Reminded me of Khalil Gibran. ThanX for sharing

John

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raj (sublime_ocean)

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This seems to have some lovely ritual in it, the sprinkling of sand before dusk in the rose bed.
How romantic and soft the petals of the roses are made by the presence of the sand in the bed.

Very nice Raj with my love Ann.

"The image of yourself which you see in a mirror Is dead,
but the reflection of the moon on water, lives." Kenzan.

Thank you Ann for your comment...the sprinkling of sand in the rose beds of course was intended to nourish the roses with profound love in that sand of footprints and castles of lovers...

much love..

raj (sublime_ocean)

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thank you for your appreciative comment...good to know you loved the essence of the write...

much love..

raj (sublime_ocean)

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What can I say, it's all been said.

A stunning poem.

Love Mand xxxxxx

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raj (sublime_ocean)

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I loved the smoothness of this poem, not only in words but also in meaning. Very succinct and pregnant epitome of modern Indo-Japanese form. Thanks for sharing this lovely piece, Raj.
Regards
Ayaz

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warmly...

raj (sublime_ocean)

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First of all great piece. Also has a somewhat haikuesque feel to the three verses. Only crit: I would lose the word "Like" in the third line. But thats just me. Just semantics really. Great work and thanx for sharing.

John

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good to know you liked it...always my pleasure to share my writes and learn from the comments and feed backs...hope your problem with toolbar have been resolved..

raj (sublime_ocean)

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while Sun kisses the horizon
is like our parting

Talk about descriptive writing! You didn't just write words here, you painted a moving seduction.Sprinkling the sand from the lovers foot prints on the roses, just great writing! such a picturesque piece!

Kim
(V)

Rottie
Pegasus was a genius,
living within a suit of difference.
He liked what he was,
nodded in respect and
simply flew . . . away.

By: K. Mulroney

" I am who I am, say what I say, do what I do. With no apology."

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raj (sublime_ocean)

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This had me spellbound...so descriptive! Lovely and romantic. Made my morning to read this!

Cheers,
Lori

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much love...

raj (sublime_ocean)

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