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Martie
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I see the open door,
come two, come four,
the dry dirt holds its tender cover
where petals all color and blushful
dot the floor.

Thatched with muscle from the pine,
I pull the plug on holding back
and cuddle up within me, a tree so high
my sky is colored green,
and under me a bed too soft to lay my head
is for dancing instead.

(Dare I ignite the muffled laughter
of the critters all scurry run beneath me?
After all, I’m standing on their pine needle rafters.)

One after another day, should I weep,
as the fabric not tatted falls around my feet?
No downpour from this leak
can awaken youth;
yet, I see another truth.  

Ardor in blood is born
and I am torn;  each piece must consider
how the wind sweeps the needle’s path
onto a canvas without brush or paint,
knowing that nothing lasts….
or does it?

Something wild and wet in loving
can be made fertile again by mulching;
so, to faint upon a ground so considerate
merits knowing who held the wand
that wonder made it
and also tracked the lines across my face
and with one finger found the fragile lace.




[This message has been edited by Martie (04-16-2007 05:27 PM).]

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Aha...


and...

yes!

Marge Tindal
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2 posted 04-15-2007 06:07 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

AhMartieSis~

'each piece must consider
how the wind sweeps the needle’s path
onto a canvas without brush or paint,
knowing that nothing lasts…
or does it?'


You indeed find the 'wand' when quilling such precious pieces as this~

*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*The sound of a kiss is not as strong as that of a cannon, but it's echo endures much longer*~
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life, live for every precious moment.

enjoyed.
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4 posted 04-15-2007 07:48 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

"so, to faint upon a ground so considerate
merits knowing which wand was wonder made"


And this reader believes you've always known the wand's magic.
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"to track the lines across my face
and with one finger find the fragile lace.

ahhh... 'tis not hard to find your fragile lace Martie
what's not rock is lace
and beautiful lace too
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(smiles) There's nothing more perennial than little wonders themselves, and they are truly what caress the stems and roots of all and renew, yay! (angel friendship hugs) This is wonderfully heartfelt, sweet friend, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Martie, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other"

Mother Teresa

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7 posted 04-18-2007 06:50 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

quote:
and cuddle up within me, a tree so high
my sky is colored green,
and under me a bed too soft to lay my head
is for dancing instead.



Your pen is the wand! Everything transforms,  every phase of existence has its own beauty.

Simply exquisite, dear Martie!

Love and hugs.
Margherita
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fine 'write'!

I especially liked:

"how the wind sweeps the needle’s path
onto a canvas without brush or paint,
knowing that nothing lasts...
or does it?"
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me thinks your wand of ink is very magical Martie.  Hugs
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Martie...Just beautiful in every way.
The coming of a new season, with a touch of remembrance of Michelle and your loneliness and need. Heartfelt hugs dear lady...Paul

~~To share my poems with you is to share my heart with you~~
Paul

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OMGoodness!  Exceptional poem, Martie!   ........jo
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WOW!!  Such a wonderful write dear Martie!!

~ Trace my body with your words,
  in doing so, you touch my heart ~

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Martie - those of us who can't wonder how you do this...you are something else and this is wonderful - Paul
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I pull the plug on holding back
and cuddle up within me, a tree so high
my sky is colored green,
and under me a bed too soft to lay my head
is for dancing instead.

Your words certainly dance across the page... with grace unmatched. *S* Lovely!
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Something wild and wet in loving
can be made fertile again by mulching;
so, to faint upon a ground so considerate
merits knowing who held the wand
that wonder made it
and also tracked the lines across my face
and with one finger found the fragile lace.


you
are
amazing

thoroughly enjoyed this
Kit McCallum
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"Ardor in blood is born
and I am torn;  each piece must consider
how the wind sweeps the needle’s path
onto a canvas without brush or paint,
knowing that nothing lasts….
or does it?"

Oh, Martie. I know I've been away for a while, but your writing is wonderfully visual and flowing as always.

I really enjoyed this reflection. Lovely work..

Best wishes,
/Kit
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and with one finger found the fragile lace.

always a pleasure to read your words...fine and fragile...like lace.

M
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A treasure of a read!

*~coco~*
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