Not Here, But Just Beyond Our Now

My love,
Even though
We cannot be together,

I sense the whisper of your grace,

Everyday.

So close,

So close
To me.

And I feel a heat,
A spectrum of energy,
Pervasive,
Enrobing me,
Consuming me…

In every moment
Of my life.

That’s you
As well,
I’m sure…

All around me.

And you?

Did you feel my heartbeat,
The pulse of my devotion,
Caress your cheek
This morning?

Did you absorb
My warmth
In the new day’s sun,
Washing over your beautiful face?

Did you feel a swell
Of comfort,
Of happiness,
Of living,

Everything I long
To give you,

When you noticed
That singularly special
Orchid blossom
Finally opened…

Cascading rich,
Lustrous hues
Of gentle elegance
For your eyes to consume?

Don’t you understand
That all of those sensations,
Are simply a premonition
Of me wanting,

And loving,

And missing you,
So badly?

But take heart,
My love…

Our lives,
Our smiles,
Our bodies,

Cannot be sewn together,
Into our tapestry of forever
Just yet.

We cannot consummate
Our dream of tomorrow
Just yet.

Not here.

But reflect,

And dream,

And think
Of my eyes
Gazing into yours,

Longing for you.

I’ll have you
In my arms again
So soon.

Not here,

But just beyond…

Just beyond our now.

 

© 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

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56 thoughts on “Not Here, But Just Beyond Our Now

    1. That makes me smile Dorothy…thank you so much. I’ve been working all day…and I needed that smile.

      🙂

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      1. Well you’ve got it! You deserve it.

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      2. Well…that’s kind of you to say that I deserve it. But really, what’s most important is that we find a way to connect with, and add to those around us during this so short time that we’re on this planet. Yes?

        Your words and encouragement, add so much to me…

        And for that,

        I say

        Thank you!!!

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      3. You’re right. Iron sharpening iron.😉

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      4. Yes!!!!

        So many thanks my friend.
        You just made my Saturday night!!

        🙂 !!

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  1. Beautifully written !

    😊

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    1. So many thanks Jamie…so many thanks.

      🙂 !

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      1. You’re very welcome Bill

        Hope you’re having a great Saturday evening ! 😊

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      2. Thank you my friend…and I am.

        There’s a glorious gum tree nearby, just radiant in fall colors, splashed with the setting sun.

        So pure, and simple, and perfect…

        And the fitting closure to my day.

        I hope the same beauty found you today!

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      3. That sounds like a lovely scene..

        Thank you !
        The sun is setting on the ridge now.. Making all the vibrant Fall colors really pop in a reddish glow..

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      4. It’s my favorite time of the day, in my favorite season…do you know what I mean?

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      5. Yes !! I love Fall evenings !! They’re the best.. I also love a star filled sky.

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      6. The simple gifts of life my friend…

        The simple gifts of life.

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      7. Yes they definitely are.. The simple gifts life has to offer are the best.. Not much else compares. And everyone gets to enjoy the grand view in the front row..

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      8. Yes…just right.

        Now,

        We as struggling writers need to find a way to capture the essence and beauty of these simple gifts of life.

        Yes?

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      9. Yes.. most definitely..
        To really take a deep look around.. digging deep into nature beauty.. Finding inspiration all around us..

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      10. Well.. there sure is an abundant amount of beauty surrounding us everyday.. So we have a wide array to choose from.. All we have to do is keep our senses sharp..

        😊

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      11. Yes…I totally agree.

        Hope you have a wonderful fall evening!

        🙂 !

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      12. Thanks !
        Hope you do as well !

        😊 !

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  2. i like the “just beyond our now” – time is just relative to feelings someone can keep strong and alive in us, and your poetry says that so lovingly. nice Bill, a very lovely Sunday morning read for me.

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    1. Well…I’m so glad that I added to your Sunday morning Gina…as you added to my Saturday night.

      And yes…the nexus of time and feelings is so special…and important.

      Really glad that you liked it!!

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      1. lovely Saturday evening to you Bill – see time is just relative isn’t it! serendipity I say when worlds collide and connect through the magic of words. liked it very much, some food for thought as I begin my day.

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      2. Yes…just right my friend.

        I hope you have a lovely day!!!

        🙂

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  3. Such a lovely poem Bill, the longing, the yearning but at the same time reality that possibility of union at present is not there. It remindes me W. B Yeats poem written to his beloved. The fact that one can’t consummate right now increases the passions and longing!

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    1. That is exactly right Tanya…

      It is the glorious torture of the unfulfilled now…

      Sigh…

      But therein lies the beauty, and raw glory of our lives…

      Yes?!?

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      1. Absolutely the best things come out of the voids in life, best verses, kisses, wines, all come out of the voids

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      2. Yes….

        Sigh….

        I hope you have a glorious and rich evening!!!

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      3. Same to you Bill!!

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  4. This makes me melt. It is beautiful

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      1. Smiles

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  5. This is beautiful on many levels. The most profound is the song of Infinite Presence to the Soul…very comforting.

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    1. So many thanks Gianna! I’m so glad that you liked it!!

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    1. Thank you so much!! I’m so glad you liked it!

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  6. Just beyond our now: beautiful!!

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  7. And you do it again…take a bow poet… right Now…

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    1. Thank you Geet… that makes me smile!

      Like

      1. Most welcome… happy to help…

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    1. Thank you Luisa!!! I really appreciate it!

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