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Lenore Re-visited

Lenore Re-visited
( with apologies to E. A. Poe )

Orchid petal silkiness annihilates my mood
and I am but a beast within a cage
cooling fingers touch me with the tenderness of prayer
leaving me to deal with fading rage

gentle whispers from a voice as pure as thistle down
empty me of misery and pain
only to refill my ear with serenade of song
that echos through my soul in soft refrain

patterns of persuasiveness now blanket me with love
I am no longer capable of spite
my heartbeat slows, my fever fades, and all without regret
she leads me into shades of soothing night

caresses that would tempt the gods deliver hints of more
as we lie entwined on mossy earth
there is nothing in this world or any worlds to come
that could ever dissipate her worth

come the morning she may leave, but I will not forget
the magic and the peacefulness she gave
memories of such a bliss will never fade away
and I will love her still within the grave

C. Lon R. Bruso

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Structured: Western
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I appreciate moderate constructive criticism
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I don't see how the apology to Poe has anything to do with this poem - besides the title, maybe. But I enjoyed reading it. The last stanza really did it for me.

"only to refill my ear with serenade of song" I'm not sure about the grammar here,
"only to refill my ear with a serenade" is how I would've put it.

It's a beautiful poem


No verse is free for the man who wants to do a good job. - TS Eliot

I always take good suggestions under serious consideration and will do so with yours! Thanks for reading this and leaving feedback!

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A lovely piece showing the deep feelings of love for another.
Hope all your days are filled with this love,
Yours Ian.T

There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

Just a little tribute poem to the style of a greater poet than I ever will be! I appreciate you taking the time to read this and leave me nice words!

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Lenore re-visited and bettered, great work Lonnie. Regards Roscoe..

Roscoe Llane,

Religion will rip your faith off, and return
for the mask of disbelief that's left.

Always a pleasure to hear from you and get your opinion on a poem!

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This is just lovely! There are so many descriptive phrases here that really do make the poem shine:-

I think Mr E. A. Poe would be delighted - your poem surly equal's his own.


Love Mand xxxxxx

Your feedback is always welcome and much appreciated, as is your kind acceptance of my humble work!

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This is a beautiful piece right from the very first stanza you create an atmosphere of gentleness of mind, its the only word I can think of to describe it, there are so many gorgeous lines I really cant pick a favourite, it made me smile while I was reading it for me that's indicative of a great poem

as always a pleasure to read your words you really are a wonderful poet

love to you both Jayne-Chloe xxx

("Always and Forever") - (Never lose a holy curiosity.-Albert Einstein)

Those are kind and generous words indeed, and they are deeply appreciated! I hope all is going well in your life, and that the weather there is better than here right now! LOL!!

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Not kind at all I honestly have always loved your poetry :) and this is a truly beautiful poem

my life ? I wont bore you with the details its chaos, its really hot here at the moment today was a scorcher

hugs JC x

("Always and Forever") - (Never lose a holy curiosity.-Albert Einstein)

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