I awoke last night and found i'd died

so I turned to face the other side

quite amazed at what I saw

a beautiful maiden five foot four. 

Size isn't everything I thought

as I relished some nocturnal sport. 


But passing to the spirit world

t'was just a nymph as I lay curled,

a kind of hell my hand passed through

and I didn't quite know what to do. 


Her presence was a fleeting thing

a sad temptation a lonely fling

I thought that heaven was so supreme

but now I know it is all a dream. 




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Fri 14th Aug 2020 21:26

Many thanks for the likes Tom, Jordyn, Shifa, Stephen and Abdul.

I was certainly captivated by Yeats gentle and tender style years ago Paul and I.m flattered by any comparison. I do tend to feel quite comfortable in that mode!

Jennifer, thanks as always for your support. So good that you like my stuff.


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jennifer Malden

Thu 13th Aug 2020 15:52

Lovely, as usual Ray! Really thought provoking and a very unusual theme too. Jennifer

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Paul Sayer

Wed 12th Aug 2020 06:45

You need to talk to Yeats Ray.

I was reading about his life yesterday.

He could teach us a thing or two about poetry... and about the topic of this stunning piece to equal any of his.

I really enjoyed reading this one.

Thank you

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