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Where I Am From – Patricia’s Excellent Challenge

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Sunshine
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0 posted 12-04-2007 08:41 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



I believe I am from
a secret kept to the last;
I am from a dream unspoken
but held to a heart still.
I am from a whisper kept
within a hug given solemnly,
with warmth.

I am from green eyes smiling,
laughter that precedes a joke,
and stories taller than the teller.
I am from a massive, messed-up
heritage, a varietal purple grape nestled
firmly between relatively speaking Germans,
and we meld to give drink
and respite to all.

I am from sea foam and salt breezes
rolling hills and pinion trees,
strawberry fields forever, where
old oaks dress in Spanish moss
and damp sand clings to ankles,
where thoughts drift cool as fog banks.  

I am from the tangy yeast bread of
kneading hands, and the hunger
of a carpenter, saved.
I am from a woman gone
to meet her soul’s mate,
and I wait for her to reveal
in silent reverie, the secret of me.

~*~

12-4-07
Patricia’s Challenge

~*~

" It matters not this distance now  " Excerpt, Yesterday's Love
~*~
KRJ

© Copyright 2007 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
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This is so precious. Thank you for telling us your story.
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2 posted 12-05-2007 08:01 AM       View Profile for Interloper   Email Interloper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Interloper

The secret of you

Poet, said my Muse to me, look in thy heart and write.

Misty Lilacs
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3 posted 12-05-2007 08:21 AM       View Profile for Misty Lilacs   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Misty Lilacs

WOW! Karilea, 'the secret of you!'
hugs dear poetess

Home is not where you live,
but where they understand you!
       ~~ Cristion Morgenstern

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4 posted 12-05-2007 09:02 AM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Yes, indeed! Patricia's is an "Excellent Challenge" and you have met it head on and with such beauty and depth of emotion.

I like where you came from ~ and who you are.

Love to you, Dear Light of Sun,

Linda
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Sissie.......how beautiful are the beginnings of you !
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Oh Karilea! This is awesome!  Now I wanna do it!

"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~

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My SIL!  This is outstanding....and it's going straight to my library.  It is really, really good and contest worthy!  Much love went into this.   .......jo
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Dear Karilea, it was wonderful to hear your story, enjoyed every part, thank you for sharing.

Rick
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I am loving these and so glad that I didn't miss this particular challenge....Well done MommaK.     LOVELY
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... and what a beautiful secret you are.  You are an amazing woman and a beautiful poet -- and I am glad to be able to read the lovely of you.

Alison
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I have been awaiting your poem, my dear Karilea, knowing your words would be truly exquisite. Exquisite does not begin to describe how wonderful this poem is.  Thank you for this and for everything.  Your friendship and mentorship mean more than you will ever know.  I know I am away too often and too long, but please know you are always and will always be with me...

Love,
Patricia


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Sunny One,

Before I read your post I imagined you were
sure to say that you were from the sunshine.
You fooled me...

love it... dale
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I am from sea foam and salt breezes
rolling hills and pinion trees,
strawberry fields forever, where
old oaks dress in Spanish moss
and damp sand clings to ankles,
where thoughts drift cool as fog banks.  


how incredibly beautiful, dear Karilea!

In every poem of the challenge I read I find some common background and I love it ... with you here there is the German language and the strawberries... smiles!

I am happy to see how Patricia's challenge inspires many of our Poet friends here.

I love it!

Love,
Margherita
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Oh yes.  This one is warm and full.  I like it very much.

Nan (Pilgrim variety)

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obviously, a most fine response to the 'I am from...' poetry 'challenge!'...

I am especially fond of:

“I am from a dream unspoken”;

AND:

“I am from sea foam and salt breezes
rolling hills and pinion trees,
strawberry fields …
old oaks dress in Spanish moss …
where thoughts drift cool as fog banks.”

v. serious and long-sustained applause!!
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I believe I am from
a secret kept to the last;


Dear Karilea... you are so beautiful with your words.. thank you for sharing 'you' RDB

Be kind at heart....for everyone you meet has their own battle to fight.........

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!~sigh~!
The 'sea foam' and 'Spanish moss'references really got to me, K.
A wonderfully intimate write!
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and rightfully laces with a bit of the Irish sprites and magic....enjoyed this
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Oh, thank you for this beauty!  Also, how sighingly lovely to remember how "damp sand clings to ankles".  I had forgotten ...
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Sun-

"I am from green eyes smiling,
laughter that precedes a joke,
and stories taller than the teller.
I am from a massive, messed-up
heritage, a varietal purple grape nestled
firmly between relatively speaking Germans,
and we meld to give drink
and respite to all."

Lovely way to write it Sunshine!  



ARCTIC WIND
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You are from a beautiful place!

H, Robert
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