I watch for you as shadows fall

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I watch for you as shadows fall,

Darkness fills the wooded hollows,

Scent of unseen roses rises,

With the flight of roosting swallows.

 

Twilight falls, the setting sun, still

I watch for you as shadows fall,

The empty road stretches bleakly,

Beneath an arch of poplars tall.

 

Till I see you in the roadway,

Hear your voice carried in the breeze,

I watch for you as shadows fall,

And petals drift beneath the trees.

 

You never write nor send me word,

Of we two, sweet memories pall,

So you will never know that still,

I watch for you as shadows fall.

 

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

13 thoughts on “I watch for you as shadows fall”

  1. The repetition of the first line works very well for pulling my focus into the message in the midst of those poignant sensory images you paint – wooded hallows, scent of unseen roses, drifting pedals, It is very melodic; it reminds me of a Celtic ballad.

      1. There’s a sort of resignation in the ballads that makes the tragic easier to accept, maybe. Tinges it with melancholy anyway rather than high drama. Glad you liked it ๐Ÿ™‚

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