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About poeticmeditations

A 19th-century romantic poet living in the 21st-century. The Romantic poets, nib pens, candlelight, waistcoats, and pocket watches are a few of my favorite things.

The Good Life

THE GOOD LIFE By PoeticMeditations A pile of bills to pay every month along with the rent Long gone the weekly paycheck – in the bank left not a cent An unhappy wife that nags from sunrise to sundown Each … Continue reading

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Reminiscence

REMINISCENCE By PoeticMeditations The scent lingering behind on the sheets still warm Still sleepy visage beneath bed- tousled hair Weight of a body upon my body borne The silky, white smoothness of a shoulder bare Pressed against mine, a pair … Continue reading

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To Lose You Would Be to Lose the World

TO LOSE YOU WOULD BE TO LOSE THE WORLD By PoeticMeditation To lose you would be to lose the world For you alone are all I desire A priceless, irreplaceable pearl All would be lost in an all-consuming fire. My … Continue reading

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The Season of Love

THE SEASON OF LOVE By PoeticMeditations The lovers’ world is full of flowers That scent the air with fragrant sweetness Tender kisses fill the passing hours Every moment spent in earthly bliss. Their hearts full of breathless love and joy … Continue reading

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The Answer to the Unknowable Why

THE ANSWER TO THE UNKNOWABLE WHY By PoeticMeditations The weight of your absence lies heavily Upon this heart filled with bitter sorrow Each passing hour a burden to endure Unbroken, stretching beyond tomorrow Upon the mind and soul it presses … Continue reading

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A Shepherd’s Lament

A SHEPHERD’S LAMENT By PoeticMeditations My love no longer shall pass this way Before the sun has arisen high Music once had sounded in my heart When upon her face my eyes did gaze With flowing tresses and lips so … Continue reading

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The Patina of Age

THE PATINA OF AGE By PoeticMeditations The bloom oh-so slightly begins to droop Leaves around the edges begin to curl Faint lines appear where none had been before The luster slowly fading from the pearl. The hair grows thinner and … Continue reading

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