What is this meaning ....

It was never you was it
waiting on the river
the willow leaves turned away from the
summer evening's winds

No and It wasn't you that waited in the
dark september rain outlined
like silver on
black velvet

Nor there in the golden august sun
burning brown
the goldenrod
my pastured fields

You were not there in the swaying
briney sea laying
the summer beaches

No and not you that danced like
a free woman on
the sensuous edge of violin strings
and wine

You never waited on the dock
or the ferry boats upper d
to smile and say hello
whats your name

No it wasn't love at all I scented
that gypsy of a woman
whispering moans
of pleasure

Not love at all but just the idea
of it ......and it was love enough
In my lusting naive youth
yes ?

Yes the idea of love then
was just enough to keep
me hoping
and yet no more

Now now its more the snow blowing
across the ice of wind blown
fields that keeps me
from knowing it

And the image of blue ice
that ages beyond forever
and becomes but some
glacial river

A river called yearning

Whew .......I almost lost this one in the disconnecting of internet and of the page flipping computor glitches .............!

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botipton 4 years ago from Cecilia, KY

Once again a very beautiful poem that triggers memories as I read it. Thank You

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

botipton , thank you sir ! Happy new Years my new friend

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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Such a beautiful, and romantic poem! Reminder of the days gone by, yet clear memories linger.... Certain parts of it reminds me of the movie 'Taitanic', LOL! I don't think those feelings ever stop ...... Voting up and beautiful!

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Thank you Lathing . I have not watched that movie . But your right those thoughts never stop....Happy new year!

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TheManWithNoPants 4 years ago from Tucson, Az.

This is beautiful but well above my pay grade. You know ... the "roses are red, violets are blue" grade? Crap, I still use a spoon to eat vegetables, and think Mad Dog 20/20 is tasty dinner wine with fish. But if I keep reading your stuff, I'll eventually get some class! lol

Nice writing bro, and happy new year!

~ jim

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moonfairy 4 years ago

You, sir, are a hopeless romantic!! Your words softly weave to and fro from here to nether, whispering all the while. Quite lovely and lustful!

Here's to that river called yearning...............

voted up and beautiful

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Jim , If theres one thing I do know its that you have been places that I never have ! I may write well of where I've been , But you my friend have been there and back ................and know the difference ! Happy new year my wise friend !

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Moonfairy , yes somewhere between hopeless and helpless . ! Thank you for sharing !

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Dr Cil 4 years ago

Your graceful way with words are just never ending! I loved it!

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Only you could write, " A woman dancing on the sensuous edge of violin strings and wine" Loved it my poet friend..Happy New Year..

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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

You always capture some mysterious scent of an almost unremembered time. This was like that.

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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Fantastic symbolism with this write. The story holds more weight as the descriptions match the sad ending as well.

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CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

Yearning...there's always that feeling of yearning for someone we hold dearly in our hearts and why wouldn't the universe simply compromise?

You took your readers to a marvelous imagination of love and hope that we, human beings are always craving for. Beautiful--simply beautiful.

Peace and love to you~

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

DrCil, Are you saying that in other words Im a sweet talker ! lol.......Thhank you so much for reading this !

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Hi Ruby Thank you my friend !...........Means alot !

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Nelieanna ! We thanks to reading your poetry of course ! Lol......Thank you for sharing this !

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Hi beckie , My shining Irish friend , Thank you , dont we Irish go through our moods ! lol.......Thats a beautiful picture of you and Da !.........:-}

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Chrissp , What a pretty way to put that "why couldn't the universe just compromise " ! I cant wait to read more of YOUR poetry!.......:-}

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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Mmmmm...yearning...such a sexy/sad word...

Rhymes with turning - such as the seasons of this raw, bittersweet poem..

to have loved and lost or never to have loved at all - i wonder which hurts less, eh?

You are deep, dark, light, insightful - and a very old soul..

sharing, Cowboy..

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old albion 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Like other commenters I felt a yearning for the past, but I don't know for who or what. Well done indeed.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Leslie , I use that word to discribe my life as a younger man . ....Oh you girls! .......you girls dont know the meaning of the word LOL......What is it a friend of mine used to say . " go to a bar , any bar ! and all the girls are picking the one theywill go home with , while guys like you and I We just plain try to get a girl " lol...........gothcha ! Sweety ! Yes Im an old soul , and I was when I was thirteen too I guess . Yet you are right too , "sexy, sad " Maybe thats it , I'm just a bittersweet old soul !......sniff sniff ' , now look what you done !.........Luv ya kid !

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Old Albion , I know ,I know my friend ......" A cowboys born with a broken heart " did you know that ?........:-}

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

What can I say Ed? You have my heart beating and me sighing. This is voted up, awesome and beautiful. Oh, yes yearning for something does flow like a river. Hugs and passing this on. Hope this is the very best year for you .

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

GypsyRose , a year can't get any better than reading comments like yours .....Thank you , And I hope your year is just perfect !......:-}

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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

So important you did not lose this marvelous poem! This would have been so sad...for your readers....not to mention, maddening to you! Beautiful work. ....UP+++

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

fpher, Thank you dear lady ! You are all such beautiful hubbers ....:-}

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