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Two Poems
by Eddie Edwards Draper


          We discovered a distant star
          one fair and furlough night
          Amidst a plasm of the realm
          a nebula's delight---

          All beside us
          heart's a vast
          New moon rising
          no overcast---

          Honey dripping from our breath
          passion on the lam
          A cavalcade of romance
          beneath the astral ram---

          Othello spoke
          I swore I heard
          Thrice voices from afar--
          An echo of a semblance
          Too far yet near
          our star---

          Oh universe-
          our only eyes--
          Our whispered love could hear
          The daunting twinkle from afar
          we fell in love
          yon distant star---


    Married on a preacher's morn
    open eyed - undazed -
    Two night's journey
    carriage takes
    us far - we cuddle near---

    Remember when the wick had died
    upon the candled night
    We swath in robes
    moon barely seen
    upon the candled night---

    And I can only swear
    my love-
    As closeness holds us tight---
    The cloister can't
    condemn our love
    upon the candled night---

    Eddie Draper is a native of the Mississippi Delta and is a regular contributor to USADS.
    He now lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee, where he is a songwriter and musician.

    Write Eddie at Gravel Road Music.


    Poems and stories by Eddie E. Draper ~
    Miss Spongy
    The Shadow Of Your Breath
    My First Graderís First Picture
    Upon One Delta Night
    Out On A Limb
    Katieís Kitchen Floor
    Old Ditch
    Lonesome Delta Field
    Peckerwood Deadning
    Delta Force
    My Angel Must Have Just One Wing
    Horizons Of My Heart
    Pianos Have Their Form Of Soul
    Peace On The Road
    Trees Are Made Of Doors
    Oh Distant Star
    Upon The Candled Night
    The Worldly Light
    Itís Only Life
    Mississippi River ~ Queen Of My Life
    Thatís All Thatís Left To Do

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