a line from an old song......

You know how it is
those long hours
when an old tune
won't leave your mind
no matter what
This one wont either
"If I could only dance with you
it would only
take a song or two"

Brings back memories
of the dances
of the ladies
nights
and yearning for
touch
Of the unresolved dreams
the needs
of a young man

Though once now fading visions
of a waltz
Of the hand on her hip
sharing of a womans dance
No I now no longer
dance
Yet the echoes of music
as if a windy moan
through an old
house
linger


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

"The echoes of music" I really like this piece. The older we get, the more we hear the echoes. Great poem, Ed!


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

Incredibly beautiful and poignant, Ed. What a treat this lovely day!

I'd not thought of this in just this way - (from a woman's perspective, of course) - but those dances when younger are among precious memories and certain songs, of course, bring them to mind.

Don't make any noise. . . . I'm thinking & hearing!! :-)

Actually, I've been loading iTunes along those lines of memory, - onto my new iPhone. What joy!


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dahoglund 3 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

Many unresolved dreams that will never be.


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ytsenoh 3 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

"Yet the echoes of music as if a windy moan through an old house linger"--great line.


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old albion 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Well chosen. This brings back memories to every reader. O those wonderful days of yore..........

Graham.


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shara63 3 years ago from Delhi

Beautiful piece of treasured feelings...age makes echos even louder that pains sometime!!


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

mmmmmm...thank goodness for memories, eh Cowboy...they're certainly better than nothing..

altho - sometimes it feels as if they're only there to torture one's lonely soul...and broken body..hmmm...

up and sharing, of course..


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CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

...and maybe the old songs will bring back the old times and maybe the old lines will sound new...

I do exactly know how it is when that old music get stuck in your head and you keep on singing it until everyone is annoyed. I hear you my friend...you have my vote up and across.

Love from the sky~


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Chrissp ! Thank you for stopping by , or ....dropping down by ! lol.....Ed Love from earth to you up there !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Leslie , my fine Canadian friend and beauty queen ! You know it girl ! Luv ya for sharing !......:-}


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Shara , thamk you , yes thats so true !.........:-}


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Graham , Thank you kind sir , You are so right !....Ed


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

ytsenoh , Thank you lovely lady !......Ed


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Nellieanna my dear ! You are a connected woman , no ? High tech!.....lol hugs


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Thank you Dahoglund !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Hi Wayne , You can say that again my man !.....:-}


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LadyFiddler 3 years ago from Somewhere in the West

Hi ahorseback " John Wayne" lol yep songs do linger with us especially if its beautiful i love to sing so i am always singing hardly a day goes by without me singing.

Thanks for sharing this lovely poem , have a great friday.

God bless You


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

And how is that fiddle lady doing ?!?! Have you recorded for us yet !.....:-}


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Love the old songs, the old days full of dancing, boyfriends, innocence - you've captured it all with your amazing poetry. So beautiful, bringing sweet memories to surface once again. Ed, you are filled with talent. Thank you and voted up ++and sharing.


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prashant angiras 3 years ago from shimla(india)

the poem is truly amazing and i can feel the mood,it bought sudden rush of memories to me,though it wasn't the dance but the music and yearning for the touch that i remember ,i really loved your style of writing.voted up for awesome.

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