".. beyond the gate ?"

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Is that you, beyond the gate?
I would turn, is someone there?
And a whisper, did you whisper?

Such thoughts, indistinct, troubled.
It cannot be you. The grave is cold.
And the casket, yes the casket,
Must be so old, so very old.

Yet you were there, beyond the gate.
I simply let go of your hand.
The memory just faded. A whisper?
Or your weakened laugh.

And now the gate is open. The gate,
the gate again. We are nothing. We
are nothing. And we shall never change.




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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Wed 30th Jul 2014 10:21

Passion, power and philosophy. Ye gods! what a mix.

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M.C. Newberry

Thu 31st Oct 2013 16:55

The "other worldliness" is very appealing.
I especially like the use of the "gate" metaphor
for what might wait beyond this mortal life.

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Tue 29th Oct 2013 20:32

I love this too - very atmospheric, draws you in.
Best wishes Starfish
And now I shall google Thomas Hardy's first wife and find said poem.

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Greg Freeman

Tue 29th Oct 2013 00:17

Love the ghostly feel of this, Mikhail. Reminds me of Thomas Hardy's poem about his dead first wife.

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