"Her Eyes are with Her Thoughts and They are Far Away" by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema‘You Are Too Far from Me’ by Arthur Wood The Society January 27, 2022 Beauty, Love Poems, Poetry 4 Comments . You Are Too Far from Me Send me your love for I’ve nothing to write,And my words are vacant or ugly—I slept through the morning, I raved out the night,And you are too far from me. I feel the entropy taking the world,Send me your love while loving can be—The past is finished, the future dissolved,And you are too far from me. A wall looms round this plaything of gods,From the centre there’s only so far we can flee,My days are the same, small talk and nods,And you are too far from me. Send me your love, my outlook is bleak,I try to be patient with my poetry—I know my predicament isn’t unique,And you are too far from me. The river we stumble, shuffle, or skate o’er,Melt it must, then flow to the sea,I’m quiet in England, your love I wait for,And you are too far from me. . . Arthur L Wood is a poet from Winchester, UK. He has published two collections, Poems for Susan (2020) and Scarlet Land (2021). His poetry takes inspiration from the lyrical poetry of the early twentieth century, notably Walter de la Mare and William Butler Yeats. Wood’s poetry has been described by Raymond Keene OBE as functioning ‘as an overview of the entire English tradition of poetic creation’. He is widely published in poetry journals and runs his own YouTube channel ‘Poetry from the Shires’ where he shares classic and original verse. Arthur L Wood’s poetry collections available: https://ko-fi.com/arthurlwood/shop Find him on Twitter: @ArthurLWood NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. The Society of Classical Poets does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 4 Responses Florian Diaz Pesantes January 27, 2022 A love song with a catching refrain. Extraordinary poem, more of you I’d like to read, dear Arthur! Reply D.G. Rowe January 27, 2022 Cheers, pal. Music, lovely music, that molds and trips round and off the tongue as one reads with the necessary length and quantity the measure demands; and is resolved with great sensuous repetitive relish by each refrain. Cheers. Reply C.B. Anderson January 28, 2022 I loved it, which is a rare thing. Press on. Reply Cressida January 29, 2022 Captivating words. from the first line right to the last. I could read poetry like this for days. Thanks for sharing. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.