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I Am What I Am . . . . (Patricia's Challenge)

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Earth Angel
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Artist: W. Maw

I Am What I Am
by Linda L. Dowd

I am the whisper in swaying, white willows,
I am the whistle of distant, night train.
I am the rustle in shimmering poplars,
I am the mist in a gentle, spring rain.

I breathe in the colors of misty-hued rainbows,
I breathe in the joy of children at play.
I breathe in the love of mother with baby,
I breathe in the silence at close of each day.

I stand on high mountains and witness the splendor,
I swim across seas that are without end.
I fly through the cosmos with bright stars to guide me,
I see dawning light that awaits around bend.

~ * ~

I am a small speck of The All of Creation,
I am the sapling that grows in to oak tree.
I am but an atom in God’s Infinitum,
I am what I am ~ and forever shall BE.


“We are borne of star dust,
and to the stars we shall one day return.”
~ Linda L. Dowd

[This message has been edited by Earth Angel (12-05-2007 05:47 PM).]

© Copyright 2007 Linda L. Dowd - All Rights Reserved
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So beautiful Linda...what a delightful write.
Earth Angel
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Hi, Tina! It is so nice to hear from you!

It pleases me greatly that you enjoyed my poem. I enjoyed writing it. I owe Patricia my thanks for the inspiration.

May you dream sweetly, this night.

Linda
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Yes, Linda. I think you are all of those things....and more.
                                Ida
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1derful write, m'lady

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

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Reminds me a bit of the idea behind Krishna's explanation of his divinity in the Bhagavad Gita.  I like it a lot!  Well done.

-Adam
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Linda love, I was really hoping you'd write for this challenge and you didn't disappoint. Fabulous my friend.
Hugs for always ...

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but where they understand you!
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You did wonderfully, Linda. This challenge to Patricia's sharing is coming along beautifully! Let's hope she has a chance to share this with her students, now, and in the future!
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I get nothing but warm, loving vibes from you so I agree with everything you have said!

Wonderful job meeting your challenge.

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

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Linda......you've always been warmth, to me.  
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"I am a small speck of All of Creation,
I am the sapling that grows to oak tree.
I am but an atom in God’s Infinitum,
I am what I am ~ and forever shall Be."

(My fav, Linda.)

And, my Angel friend, you are all that!  Kaboodles of hugs and wishes.........lily jo


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Beautifully put.
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Marchmadness ~

Ida that was sweet of you to say. After completing the writing of this poem, I hoped that readers would get past the first paragraph and see where I was going with this poem. ~ Otherwise, they'd think that I've got an inflated view of myself! lol

Love to you, Being of Delightful Madness!

Linda

[This message has been edited by Earth Angel (12-05-2007 05:40 PM).]

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Interloper ~

I always enjoy a little visit from Doctor Love!

Thank you for this much-appreciated house call!


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CudMonk ~

Why, thank you, Adam! That is quite a compliment!

Giving you a warm, welcoming pip hug,

EA
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Lovely Lilacs ~

Not only was Patricia's engaging challenge and poem, "Lesson of the Day", a source of inspiration for this write ~ your touching poetic response to her challenge, was as well!

Loved the warmth of your comments. You say such sweet things! ~ But of course, they are in keeping with the 'kind' of person you are!

I am so happy that you have returned to the pip family fold!

Love you!

Linda
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Sunshine ~

You met Patricia's challenge, very well yourself!!!

Yes, may Patricia's lesson for the day go on ad infinitum!


Linda
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Susan ~

I am very fond of the word "warm" and so your use of it to describe the vibrations that you get from me, has special meaning for me. Thank you very much.

Giving you a warm, loving hug,

Linda
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Martie ~

Aha! There's that "W" word that I love so much!

~ "Warmth"

May love keep you warm on the coldest of days!

Linda


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iliana ~

I got a chuckle when I saw that you quoted the last stanza. As I mentioned to Ida, I hoped that readers would get past the first stanza and see where I was going with my poem! lol

KBHBLY
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megillc ~

Hi, there! Thank you for dropping by and leaving such a "beautiful" reply! I am pleased that you enjoyed my poetic attempt at Patricia's challenge!

Giving you a warm, welcoming pip hug,

EA
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Lil Angel, this is absolutely lovely.  I am enjoying the replies to the challenge so much.  Hugs.
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It turned cold in my city this afternoon, but how warm I feel after reading your lovely words.  You are truly a beautiful lady, EA.  Thank you, my dear poet.

Love always,
Patricia
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Linda

You are a beautiful woman and this poem is wonderful.

You know, I am learning from your poetry
and from your responses -
I am learning how to be a bit gentler myself.

I have come to admire you a great deal.

Alison
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Gentle Spirited One ~

Hi, Donna! Thank you and I enjoyed reading yours as well. Yes, Patricia has really started something special here!

Love to you!

Linda
 
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