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Author Name: FreeSensual Sorceress 43 Comments
Date Added: February 09, 2007 07:02:23 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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A Quiet Evening
A Quiet Evening
Amidst the quiet of evening
I stood watching at my gate.
As houses dimmed their lights,
And nocturnal wonders wait
In the shadows of the night.
The mating songs of whippoorwills
Echoed o'er those distant hills,
That my spirit longed to reach.
Lanterns burning soft and low,
Guide lovers along the beach.
Couples strolled near the quay-
Laughing softly in the ocean spray.
Surrendering the cares of tomorrow,
In tender moments treasured today-
Casting off shackles of sorrow.
I remember many years ago,
When we did much the same.
The moments we first shared,
Alone-before our children came,
We lived without other care.
These memories are most dear,
And play the strings of my heart.
Echos of familiar notes and chords,
Songs, which will never depart-
Yet, still bring a gentle tear.

I feel you are always near,
While I am here beside the gate.
Watching over my shoulder,
As I gaze out over the lovers-
And you sit quietly and wait.
Author's Notes:

:o) Longfellow style

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Comment By: FreePaul Peter McLean on March 31, 2008 12:57:12 PM Report
Lovely work Jolen. I liked the rhyming scheme. Very interesting and the poem as a whole was very evocative. Well done. A deserving winner of the award.
Comment By: FreePaul Walsh on February 9, 2007 09:44:10 PM Report
Well done on the award and .................. ehhh ................. what's it about? Ah right then ................ I'll be off to take foot out of brain as opposed to mouth!!! LOL

Walshy (well done .............. again. Don't you get tired of winning?! Eh? I rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Baboon signing out!!!)

Comment By: FreeJoe on February 9, 2007 09:01:19 AM Report
Amazing piece of poetry and well deserving of a award. Joe
Comment By: FreeLast Temple Knight on December 9, 2006 04:10:33 PM Report
A heartwarming evening that is so beautiful... wonderful work very deserving of award! :o)
Comment By: FreeGoliath Assassin on October 9, 2006 03:57:27 PM Report
The rhyme scheme changed once... but overall, consistent.  First stanzahad a bit of a tense error, but not enough to keep me from reading the rest.  The rest which was very invitng.  This poem seems to be all about the mood, and with the whippoorwills singing, I couldn't help but get drawn in.
Comment By: FreeJ on June 30, 2006 10:21:10 PM Report

I feel I can't say anything about this poem which hasn't already been said but I'll give it a shot.  You have an amazing ability for painting pictures. That would be enough but you put such feelings into your work that I'm blown away.

Comment By: FreeThe Mystic Poet on June 26, 2006 04:29:17 AM Report
Soon the apprentice will over take the master. Oh wait was i talking about you matching longfellow? lol....err sorry wrong poem. Just kidding. You're name must go down in history! I say so thats why.
Comment By: FreeAbbas on May 20, 2006 07:57:45 AM Report
Nostalgia screams, 9 of 10 poets owe life to nostalgic revelations.

fabulous and picturesqe



Comment By: FreeChuck on May 17, 2006 08:09:38 PM Report
And still there… congratulations!
Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on May 17, 2006 01:40:48 PM Report
And, may I slip in here and offer my congratulations on such a lovely award-winning poem, Ms. S~! It is quite lovely, and done so wistfully~
Good for you~!

Margaret, a bag lady, who needs a quiet evening~!
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Comment By: PremiumMoon Fairy on May 16, 2006 03:59:55 AM Report
Hot damn Ms.S~
Very awesome to see yet another award!!
Comment By: FreeAshley Phillips on May 15, 2006 10:12:11 PM Report
This is absolutely beautiful, and I enjoyed every line of it. It's def. going on my favs list. I really loved the rhythm and the flow of it. Well done!
Comment By: FreeSharon Jorcil James on May 15, 2006 07:42:10 PM Report
By far, this has got to be one of your finest writes.
Congratulations on your award. Deserving indeed.
Into favs for me.

Sharon JJ
Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on May 15, 2006 05:19:45 PM Report
This is classy stuff, Aces..GOD!!..42 comments!!!..Fantastic poetry, you POET!!..yereverimpressedfruball
Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on May 15, 2006 02:13:21 PM Report
Congratulations, Jody. I'm glad to see this lovely piece rewarded. ML
Comment By: FreeRoger Bacon on May 15, 2006 11:31:43 AM Report
Congrats on a well deserved award for this fine write. A quiet evening Longfellow style sometimes is all we need to find the poetic verse.
Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on May 15, 2006 10:43:19 AM Report
Jody: congratulations on the Feature Poem Award. WOW!! quite a write.

Lady D
Comment By: PremiumGlata on May 15, 2006 08:10:54 AM Report
Well, there ya go! Congrats, Jody! As always...just wonderful!
Hugs and love ya...
Comment By: FreeCindy Bendel on May 15, 2006 12:04:21 AM Report
Loved this one so much stayed with me long after I read it the first time....a vivid picture for the mind's eye. Congrats on your award.

Comment By: FreeRobert Smith on May 14, 2006 06:56:15 PM Report
I was taken away, a picture painted with words, very well done indeed - Rob
Comment By: Freeangelica on May 14, 2006 01:56:05 AM Report
wow i love it !!! honestly i love the way you write your peoms
Comment By: PremiumKeith Overstreet on March 31, 2006 08:32:39 PM Report
A very precious piece of style and form, from a delicate heart who lives her poetry. A most beautiful and tender piece.
Comment By: Freejoia on March 2, 2006 04:04:56 PM Report
Love the style you did this in, very wise for the word images, and must say the gentleness, even with the slight wince at the memory, gave me a sigh, and they do watch in silence, but share nontheless...a great job, and I can see you are still blosomming by the
Comment By: Freejoey on February 25, 2006 12:43:40 PM Report
Love it this style of poem is very witty
as you are too
Will you marry me lol
Beauty and wits together
nothing in this world can compare
let me stop kissing ass to hard my lips might get soar lol

Comment By: PremiumDavid Turner on February 10, 2006 06:55:19 AM Report
Lovely rhyming in this Jolen - very clever the way you have varied it. A very peaceful image of the fall of evening provking the quiet of memory.

Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on February 7, 2006 02:32:10 PM Report
I never pictured you by a white picket fence ...until now.
Made me yearn to be there instead of the middle of nowhere in Scotland ;-)
Ali xxx
Comment By: Freeb doneff on February 6, 2006 11:56:02 PM Report
I will say, when you do it, you do it with such grace and style that you sparkle like the Hope diamond sweets! Yes, the masters...Longfellow, Casper, .....
This made me ever so sad. Barbie
Comment By: FreeDamon D. Brewer on February 6, 2006 09:11:39 PM Report
Jody, you have a knack for writing in any style that you choose. I loved this one.
Comment By: FreeWide Awake on February 6, 2006 02:15:49 PM Report
Oh, what presence and character in this one dear...I am unfamiliar with Longfellow...but THIS is stunning!

Loved the style, really unique and captivating...I should like to try that...and loved the story too~ very nicely done.

Best wishes,
Comment By: FreeHenry M. on February 6, 2006 07:04:02 AM Report
Beautiful Jody, you adapted to this style with ease. I think you can adapt to any style of writing. Henry
Comment By: FreeAnna Aliena on February 6, 2006 03:07:32 AM Report
Hi Sorceress,
I am new here but I had heard others talk enthusiastically about you and your poems. I can see that they were absolutely right! A thoroughly pleasant read!
Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on February 5, 2006 06:47:49 PM Report
Longfellow ain't got nothin' you ain't got, babe...To say this is impressive is an understatement..You heve just got hold of this poetry thing and made it your own..I will accept credit for the word, "beach", tho...:O)...Nice stuff, Aces!!!yereverimpressedfurball
Comment By: FreeJessica on February 5, 2006 03:32:08 PM Report
Comment By: FreeJoe Petro on February 5, 2006 02:18:48 PM Report
I can only say, So Very Lovely Jody. jp
Comment By: FreeChuck on February 5, 2006 07:15:40 AM Report
and what if you out did him?... sit and wait in the quiet of the evening... I can almost hear the beautiful scream of her silence... longfellow never did that for me... but you...remind me of none other than you... and for that we all remain blessed to have you always near beside the gate... I'll meet you there... with a gentle tear. Thanks...
Comment By: FreeGraham Jones on February 5, 2006 07:11:43 AM Report
A beautiful piece of poetry,flows along on the spirit of memory to leave the reader sighing at its end,absolutely wonderful :-)
Comment By: FreeEric on February 5, 2006 12:38:40 AM Report
And he would be proud to read this, very proud.
Comment By: FreeMichael on February 5, 2006 12:09:17 AM Report
Lady Jolen, you have done ole' Henry Wadsworth proud! YLM
Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on February 5, 2006 12:00:23 AM Report
Sundown and whippoorwills will do it every time. This is so sweetlly nostalgic I can feel the longing. Very nice, Jolen. Beautiful imagery. I like it very much. ML
Comment By: FreeRon Miller on February 4, 2006 11:27:36 PM Report
You still got it baby :0)
First few lines pull you in, and doesn't let go..
Quite touching..

Comment By: AdminRichardM on February 4, 2006 10:44:56 PM Report
I have to agree with everyone. It really is beautiful in every way. The way you've reflected the lasting, soft quality of love here is just amazing. I very deeply touched by this piece. It leaves an impression like a hand on my chest. Very well done!
Comment By: FreeRoss McCague Rosco on February 4, 2006 10:12:14 PM Report
That is a beauty worthy of Longfellow. That line "Alone-before our children came" is utterly heart-breaking in a way that can't be identified entirely yet is so affecting. This is the best poem I've read on CP. Chuck Minor has you climbing the ladder or maybe it's something else. You seem discouraged with this. Maybe it was the Hardy that got your over the wall and not Minor after all. I think you just layed bare an essential tableau of the past, present, and future. Beautifully done!
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on February 4, 2006 09:53:37 PM Report


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