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Topic: POETRY CHALLENGE - Romance (12/06/04)

TITLE: Awake, My Love
By Hope Horner
12/12/04

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Yonder, beneath green apple tree
My dearest love, you wait for me.
Below the fruit of summer fair,
I kneel to find you sleeping there.

Awake my love, and come with me!
Make not thy pillow hardened tree!
Rest, as you wish, your tired head
Inside my yearning arms instead.

My love, a seal I wish to be
There on your skin where all can see!
My love’s as strong as death’s dark grip
And jealousy waits on my lips.

The flame of my eternal love
Cannot be drowned in rain, nor flood.
No water wet enough to choke-
It burns like fire across the slope.

So wake and come to garden near-
Our friends are waiting for us there.
Hurry, my love, make quick your gait!
The sun will not be with us late!

Like wild gazelles, we’ll freely roam,
And speak the words of gentle poems.
This night our passion will be strewn
Beneath the gaze of silvery moon.

Love, rest your eyes some other day
Beneath this fruit in ample shade;
But now, like deer—let’s quickly go
To mountains where the spices grow.

Hope A. Horner, 2004
Inspired by Song of Solomon Chapter 8


Member Comments
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Karri Compton12/13/04
This is lovely, it reads like a sonnet. I was transported back in time. God bless, Karri
Norma OGrady12/13/04
ENJOYed READING...
Yeshua bless you through this christmas season and have a "HAPPY NEW YEAR 2005"
lovingly Norma
David Stewart12/14/04
Beautiful poem! Merry Christmas
Deborah Anderson12/14/04
Beautiful job, Hope. God bless you.
Debbie OConnor12/15/04
Another great entry. I'm becoming quite a fan! This is beautiful. Didn't expect anything less.
MILENA ASSENOVA12/16/04
BEATIFUL POEM. MARRY XMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! GOD BLESS
Mitzi Busby12/16/04
Hope, Love is a seal. Like that line. Great job.
Joyce Poet12/19/04
This is most lovely. But of course, it mirrors the Word -- the Master of romance! Wonderful! It stirs up a desire to hear such words spoken from the heart... at least for me. But then, my piece shares a lot of that Song as well, so I'm partial to this particular piece of work. This is a winner!