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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.

Pensée

Pensée By PoeticMeditation In the waning, early morning hours As my true love lies asleep abed I sit beside the open window Thoughts spinning out like a spider’s web. She lies there in such peaceful innocence Soft bosom gently rising … Continue reading

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Starlight

STARLIGHT By PoeticMeditations “And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to govern the night. He made the stars also.” Genesis 1:18 KJB When bids the waning day adieu And night … Continue reading

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A Poet’ Lament

A POET’S LAMENT By PoeticMeditations Alas, few ears attentive to this song That I have labored so long upon. Not for any fortune or for fame Or try to establish a good name. But for kindred souls to take delight … Continue reading

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The Alchemist

THE ALCHEMIST By PoeticMeditations Amidst ancient, dusty tomes that serve as guides I measure by weighted scale by candlelight And grind  to powder elements of the earth In a dark, damp basement hidden out of sight. The fiery kiln casts … Continue reading

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Love This Day While the Rose in Her Bloom

LOVE THIS DAY WHILE THE ROSE IS IN HER BLOOM By PoeticMeditations Love this day while the rose is in her bloom While beauty’s fullness is now in season Rush madly into her awaiting arms Cast aside logic and cautious … Continue reading

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The Sirens’ Song

THE SIRENS’ SONG (The Call of Poetry) By PoeticMeditations Like brave Odysseus, I too desire To hear the Sirens’ seductive song While tightly lashed to the rolling mast As others labor all day long. With these twin shells of clay … Continue reading

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The Oak Tree and the Swing

THE OAK TREE AND THE SWING A Sad Song of a Young Lass Dying Young By PoeticMeditations The sturdy oak proudly stands Its long, stout limbs spreading wide With regal bearing it commands Shady shelter to all provides. One spring … Continue reading

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