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Message In A Bottle

Longingly, I gaze upon the fathomless sea.
Immured by grief it gazes back into me.
Immutable passion; strong, adrift and forlorn-
Even the wind cries your name unto me!

Love's Elysian fields am I longing for,
Sweet reminisce, halcyon days of yore.
A love as this every soul should aspire...
Alas, too soon, I watched your funeral pyre.

Here you are, ethereal siren, of the mist
Soul a tremble for your lingering kiss.
Pain, poignant; my soul a yawning chasm...
From the berceuse of this sylph-like phantasm.

Your mute silence leaves me so bereft
Wraith-like you beckon with ghostly eloquence.
A dirge, somber, moving, a tempo whence,
Pays homage to your refined elegance.

The message enclosed, my heart will sing,
How you came to me on gossamer wings.
Ships bells toll, they ring, they ring, they ring,
Mockingly whisper;" 'tis dream, 'tis dream.

So I commend this message to the sea.
as my paean to the beautiful Beverly!
Let Neptune arise majestic, kingly, once more!
Take my grief to the depths of the ocean floor!

Tomorrow I'll send another bottle to yon far shore. 
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Poetry.com 4.2 out of 5 based on 6 votes.
Kristiana Owens More than 1 year ago
Are you familiar with his work? I love it and your writing is almost identical to his, a natural poetic genius, a great of greats. If you don't know him, look him up, you'll find your exquisite mirror! :) Brilliant!
Leo Jonesjr More than 1 year ago
I am humbled by your words of praise, Kristiana. To mentioned in the same breath as Shelly is beyond my pale. Thank you very much.
Shayne McClora More than 1 year ago
Eloquent
Kelly Dennis More than 1 year ago
I'll admit I needed to look up a few of the words! Berceuse - a musical composition usually in 6⁄8 time that resembles a lullaby :-)
Sweta Jain More than 1 year ago
high standard language.hats offf
Alan Green 'Guppyman' More than 1 year ago
the poet tells of all of the power of the sea
Helen Ingram More than 1 year ago
alright poem nice use of words
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