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To See Your Face - poem

Updated on April 3, 2013

To see your face is to know all is right
The warm gentleness behind your eyes
Comfort comes with soft expressions

Your words bypass my ears
Traveling straight to the depths of my heart
Saying just what needs to be heard

In your arms is sweet refuge
The most comfort I have ever felt
And safest place that I will ever be

There is no question I love you
Never having a choice in the matter
My heart decided before ever I saw your face

No choosing how long my love will last
Begun before my eyes fell upon you
It will continue for all eternity

First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack 1972


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    • schoolgirlforreal profile image


      3 years ago

      Hi dear Dana, miss you and HP, seems like soooo long ago- we had such fun here

      I like this line a lot:

      The warm gentleness behind your eyes

      I would like to SEE that.

      Love and Hugs.


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      Dana Strang 

      5 years ago from Ohio


      I am sorry that I did not return your comments. I have not been on HP much. Life has been keeping me far too busy.

      Thank you all for the comments. I am happy to know that my sentiments on love came through, It is nice to explore the soft and romantic side of love - a many sided thing.

      Vinaya - thank you also for the Birthday wishes

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      Mary Craig 

      5 years ago from New York

      A glimpse at what love is! Beautifully done.

      Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile image

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      5 years ago from Nepal

      True emotion for eternal love is wonderful.

      Happy Birthday Dana! I wish peace, prosperity and happiness in your life.

    • Eiddwen profile image


      5 years ago from Wales

      Wonderful Dana and voted up.

      Enjoy your day.


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      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      The person we love should give us a sense of calm and quiet. Thanks for sharing, Dana!

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      Mary Hyatt 

      5 years ago from Florida

      Beautiful sentiment. I love Roberta Flack, too. Voted UP and shared.

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      Blondey Hubpages 

      5 years ago

      Love takes its hold unplanned unsearchable you have delicately captured it here ...... voting up and sharing


    • DanaTeresa profile imageAUTHOR

      Dana Strang 

      5 years ago from Ohio

      blondey - who says it's fiction ;)

      seriously, I started out writing fiction by drawing from my own expericences and basing charactrs on people I know. I am slowly getting better at pure fiction. It's fun!

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      Blondey Hubpages 

      5 years ago

      Yeah you've written some incredible do you do it?!!


    • DanaTeresa profile imageAUTHOR

      Dana Strang 

      5 years ago from Ohio

      Gypsy Rose Lee - Thank you! It makes me happy to know that people enjoy the things I enjoy to write. :)

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      Blondey Hubpages 

      5 years ago

      Muse is the right word. Voted up. blessing to you have a great day.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. Enjoyed and passing this on.

    • DanaTeresa profile imageAUTHOR

      Dana Strang 

      5 years ago from Ohio

      epigramman - the title is what came to me first. and then a little more and more. and out of know where the first line of that song came to mind. I adore that song. Some day I will write like the great poets and songwriters. Fornow I am happy to simply accompany them. I am so very pleased you like my pairing. :)

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      Dana Strang 

      5 years ago from Ohio

      blondey - How perceptive of you! This is about what we were talking about, or should I say who. You are right about not getting to choose who we love, or who loves us - regarless, I have found a way to choose to make them my muse!

      By your reaction to this, it look slike I got it right! hugs hunny!

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      Dana Strang 

      5 years ago from Ohio

      jhamann - Jamie! Would you believe that this came to me last night while I was washing my face before bed? Ceativity arrives at the oddest times... Happy Poetry Month to you as well! See you around. xx

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      Dana Strang 

      5 years ago from Ohio

      Mhatter99 - nice of you to notice. Sprig has lifted my mood and memories of a lover added some soft romance. I so enjoy giving you enjoyable things to read. :)

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      Blondey Hubpages 

      5 years ago

      Hi Dana,

      Funny we were just talking about this last night.

      Wow, this hit me to the core, lol. We don't always get to choose who we love BUT we can forget them if we choose. take care :)

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      5 years ago from Reno NV

      Very well written and beautiful. Happy Poetry Month Dana. Jamie

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      Spring's softness touched someone. Nicely done, Thank you

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      5 years ago

      I knew this was going to be a great one just by reading the title - and what stellar company you are keeping with one of the greatest love songs of all time, Miss Dana, with your featured video.

      Well you know what they say - it takes one to know one - and that particular love song is in grand company too with your eternal poetic pledge to the one we all love. It goes wonderfully with my Duke Ellington music right now - how is life in N.Y. for you these days -sending warm wishes from lake erie time ontario canada 1:50am


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