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Touching Time's Leaves

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Sunshine
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0 posted 07-07-2007 03:03 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Touching Time’s Leaves

Time was, it was only right
to know this, then that, then something more;
all sure, all circumspect;
all correctly formed, verbatim,
ergo
, with a mea culpa
now and then;

when life turned over, easy,
like a solemn page having found summer,
a leaf of some great sheaf
where stories were yet
to be told ~

and I wondered, was it my finger
that touched a page, was it my eyes
that took a long, hard look,
then closed a chapter,
when then, in some new, unfamiliar way
chose to start a new editorial, with
blank pages here, now,
before my eyes,
as if awaiting some muse
to restore all losses gained.

Funny thing was, and yes, funnier it is,
that I have willingly wandered
into this new library of life,
where it is not so dusty,
nor overwhelming,
where laughter is heard, even under
a shushing breath…

there is reason again,
beyond the chain of rope
to touch leaves, learn more,
breathe easy, and with some no
little glee,

rejoice.

~*~


A commemoration to life,
all new beginnings, and
for every poet’s special sigh.


[This message has been edited by Sunshine (07-07-2007 03:42 PM).]

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Drauntz
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1 posted 07-07-2007 03:32 PM       View Profile for Drauntz   Email Drauntz   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Drauntz

so very beautiful. Although not short but still I read through it with one breath and without blink. like  calm, soft, cool wind to this hot summer day.

beautiful!!

enjoyed

Honeybunch
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2 posted 07-07-2007 05:07 PM       View Profile for Honeybunch   Email Honeybunch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Honeybunch's Home Page   View IP for Honeybunch

Enjoyed this, Sunshine, and, oh, to breathe easy is something I long for but just can't seem to make happen.
The Lady
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rejoice

yes!

why does this feel like new life?

Magnus
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Yes, you were right...I did and I do.  Thanx
dear friend.
Rick
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Sunshine I so enjoyed this my friend, finding yourself in a different place and so enjoying being there.

I liked this line.

I have willingly wandered
into this new library of life,

Have a wonderful day my friend.

Rick
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How beautiful!
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Rejoice, indeed, in the beauty of your poetry and the beauty of you.

A
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Karilea,
New beginnings are likely the best adventure of all. I am eager to know how it goes. And congratulations. Lovely write.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane,
I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

Martie
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Dear Sissie

I know that word, rejoyce...I'm so glad that you do too.  
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I am especially fond of:

“when life turned over, easy,
like a solemn page having found summer,
a leaf of some great sheaf
where stories were yet
to be told ~ ”

and:

“I have willingly wandered
into this new library of life,
where it is not so dusty,
nor overwhelming,
where laughter is heard”

Applause!!
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Congratulations on the new job dear friend and may this new beginning bring you a wealth of inspiration
Ruth
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I have willingly wandered
into this new library of life,
where it is not so dusty,
nor overwhelming,
where laughter is heard, even under
a shushing breath…

And that laughter is reason enough for rejoicing! *S* Congratulations, dear lady... may you find fulfillment and happiness in this new endeavor... They're lucky to have you! *S*

Beautiful write!!!
Dominique-Simone
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13 posted 07-11-2007 10:49 PM       View Profile for Dominique-Simone   Email Dominique-Simone   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dominique-Simone

This whole poem brought a smile to my face... Just as everyone said

"rejoice" there has never been such a perfect word...
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I'm so pleased for you for your new job and your joy with it.  

Some time ago in place quite far
A "Joyce" I met in dim-lit bar
I traveled on to other burg
Another Joyce became my urge
I pondered while our beers were hoisting
I guess you'd say I was "re-Joyceing."

Congrats!!  Ken

Through rubble and trouble and dark of night
The yawn of a dawn will hasten the light

Robert Jordan
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Sunshine,

This is nice.  However, it is two long sentences.  I'd think of breaking it up a little to make it easier to follow.

Bobby
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16 posted 07-12-2007 07:09 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

New Beginnings can have many nice surprises ~~


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just what I needed!

glad this came back up or I'd have missed it
Elizabeth Santos
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18 posted 07-13-2007 09:31 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

This  has a familiar feel to it
we are ever turning leaves and I myself embark on new beginnngs
I thought this flowed very smoothly
Well done
LIz
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I missed such a nice poem

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