The Cool Shade That Beckons To Me

there’s a secret place
beyond the garden
where a flower blooms, that
has never bloomed before today

i see you…

in the cool shade that
beckons to me, and i dwell within
my innermost feelings
of hope and longing

the afternoon shade grows tall…
creating silhouettes and shadows
that sway like the tall sycamore trees

the thought of you beside me
in the tall grassy meadow, such
sweet revelation

lying down side by side
looking up at the sky,
and imagining a variety of shapes
in the billowy puffs of clouds

it reminds me of a dream i once had

you see, the soft wind
once beckoned to me, as it gently
wrapped around me, caressing
my face and soothing my soul…

it whispered your name,
and i tried to envision what i had dreamt about
one night, but the words escaped me

i take your hand in mine
and the electricity, the feel of your touch
sends me fluttering like
that butterfly, quietly floating
letting the wind take me, sending
me off on a wonderful journey

the journey that you and i
see ahead of us, as we stroll
down the path, the sunset
fast approaching

you whisper to me
and your reassuring words
calm and sooth me

time is still
a moment upon us
and it feels like eternity
as we kiss in the shade
of those tall trees…

© 2005 Carlos Rull

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Carlos Rull

Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

4 thoughts on “The Cool Shade That Beckons To Me

  • Sunday April 24, 2005 at 9:59 pm
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    I am honored to be the first one to respond to your poem…it is the freshest thing that I have heard since the birds started singing again in spring…I am so delighted to see that some men have enough beauty and hidden talent to write what you just wrote. Whoever inspired you to write this was a certainly blessed with something extraordinary. I hope you are not offended by my comments but I assumed that you were open to hear a response from someone who will tell you that reading your poem was the best thing that happened on this day. It reminded me of a book I read called ‘The Alchemist’ where a man leaves his love and he is reminded of her when the wind blows her memory and scent in the air…if you like reading it is a great book.

  • Sunday April 24, 2005 at 1:59 pm
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    I am honored to be the first one to respond to your poem…it is the freshest thing that I have heard since the birds started singing again in spring…I am so delighted to see that some men have enough beauty and hidden talent to write what you just wrote. Whoever inspired you to write this was a certainly blessed with something extraordinary. I hope you are not offended by my comments but I assumed that you were open to hear a response from someone who will tell you that reading your poem was the best thing that happened on this day. It reminded me of a book I read called ‘The Alchemist’ where a man leaves his love and he is reminded of her when the wind blows her memory and scent in the air…if you like reading it is a great book.

  • Monday April 25, 2005 at 5:34 am
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    thank you for your thoughts. i confess i’m not much of a reader. but i’ll try to check out the book you recommended.

  • Sunday April 24, 2005 at 9:34 pm
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    thank you for your thoughts. i confess i’m not much of a reader. but i’ll try to check out the book you recommended.

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