Come Nearer in Thought

Lona L. Drum 1945 (Nevada)

March 23 

With silence just behind you,
I come to turn your head.
To charm you, to calm you,
and fix these thoughts unsaid.

Relax my love, just ease my love,
and sense my drawing near.
An essence clear a fragrance pure,
a whisper you shall hear.

Forgive my love, this lapse of time,
this wait you have endured.
And feel this touch, this softest touch,
I've place so gently there.

To stir your soul, to pulse you heart,
to sway your mind to share.
With me a thought, those tender thoughts,
the thoughts that hold me near.

About this poem

During the absence of a loved one.

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Written on March 15, 1992

Submitted by ldrum on March 11, 2023

Modified on April 22, 2023

34 sec read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 513
Words 114
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

Lona L. Drum

I grew up in a small town in northeast Pa. I spent much of my time playing with my siblings and with nature all around us. I still live in the same area and so many of my poems are based on childhood fantasies, developing my imagination, and young love. more…

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Discuss the poem "Come Nearer in Thought" with the community...

  • Teril
    I love how your first image is of "silence just behind you." That sets the stage for this gentle and sweet message of support and presence.
    LikeReply5 months ago
  • Symmetry58
    Gifted writing by a gifted writer. Thank you for allowing us the luxury of your talent, Lona.
    LikeReply5 months ago
  • Philipo
    A learning material. Fine work here.
    LikeReply5 months ago
  • ella_1
    I can't exactly say why I chose this poem...the content of the poem didn't really call to me, but the rhythm and flow held beauty and so perfectly reflected the theme and nature of the poem. Its cadence made me connect with peace, longing, and love. 
    LikeReply5 months ago


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