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icebox
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0 posted 10-17-2008 07:39 PM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for icebox




The past few days,
I've watched a Hunter's Moon
swell full on my horizon,
blood red
with dying embers of Summer's heat.
This Moon has warmed me every time
rising from the Bay,
just out of touch  
fire stretching long upon the river,
lighting up the way that drives me home.
Tonight
a flight of geese down from the North
crossed its face,
booked into rooms upon the river,
vagabonds pausing for the night
before heading out at dawn to find their beacon in the South.
They'll wake me in the morning
calling loudly
so as not to leave a sleepy friend behind in dreams,
and perhaps to mock wet hunters
dew chilled and lurking
blood lusting for slow stragglers,
but that is all for morning.
Tonight,
as I watched their grace in slicing through a dusky sky,
wings just barely rippling the river's clinging mist,
I wondered when our snows would fly.  
This knowing Moon
slipping through low wispy clouds
smiled me a private whisper,
"Not yet," it said,
"not yet my friend,
...but soon."

2008 by icebox
© Copyright 2008 icebox - All Rights Reserved
Midnitesun
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1 posted 10-17-2008 09:22 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Loving this, and keeping it.
~thank you Mr C~
namaste
Bill Charles
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2 posted 10-17-2008 10:20 PM       View Profile for Bill Charles   Email Bill Charles   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bill Charles

icebox - the wonderment before winter's snow. Enjoyed the read...

BC
1slick_lady
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3 posted 10-17-2008 10:54 PM       View Profile for 1slick_lady   Email 1slick_lady   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit 1slick_lady's Home Page   View IP for 1slick_lady

did i ever tell you that i loved your poetry?
Alison
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4 posted 10-17-2008 11:51 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

icebox,

You are enjoying the geese that left my home to head south.  We have your winter and are taking care of it until it, too, chooses to migrate into your area.

What a wonderful poem.  Thank you.

Alison
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5 posted 10-18-2008 02:28 AM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

There is nothing more beautiful than geese
in flight in an autumn sky except maybe this poem with it's lovely imagery and deep
message.
                            Ida
Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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6 posted 10-18-2008 04:36 AM       View Profile for Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Email Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roniece Dawson-Bruce

wonderful imagery here!! I love your writings Mr C!   love RDB xx

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

Margherita
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7 posted 10-18-2008 06:30 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Oh, dear Charly, thank you for sharing your wonderful visions with us, in such a masterful way.

I am in awe and me too I will keep this.

Love,
Margherita

"Love is the One who masters all things;
I am mastered totally by Love."
(Rumi)

BluesSerenade
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8 posted 10-19-2008 12:02 PM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

This is like fine brush strokes sweeping across the page,
and blending every single word into perfection.

Fabulous writing icebox, a true poetic masterpiece!!!
vandana
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9 posted 10-19-2008 12:39 PM       View Profile for vandana   Email vandana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for vandana

liked it
icebox
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10 posted 10-20-2008 09:18 AM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for icebox

Thank you all for your time and for the kindness of your comments.
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11 posted 10-21-2008 10:53 PM       View Profile for steavenr   Email steavenr   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit steavenr's Home Page   View IP for steavenr

a quiet and private conversation with the moon...what a cool thought...nice write
nakdthoughts
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12 posted 10-22-2008 06:25 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

I watched that moon the other night and saw the same~~ and even the geese along a large pond nearby.

This is a favorite to be kept.

M
Honeybunch
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13 posted 10-22-2008 02:39 PM       View Profile for Honeybunch   Email Honeybunch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Honeybunch's Home Page   View IP for Honeybunch

Charly - your words took me there and it was a wonderful sight.  Thank you always for your poetry.

Helen
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14 posted 10-25-2008 12:46 PM       View Profile for Janette   Email Janette   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janette

"fire stretching long upon the river, ...

booked into rooms upon the river, ...

so as not to leave a sleepy friend behind in dreams, ... '

I so enjoyed the imagery you penned here.

Wow!

always seeking joy, adventure and romance and wishing you find the same

WindWalker
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15 posted 10-25-2008 01:16 PM       View Profile for WindWalker   Email WindWalker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for WindWalker

I like this one!!!!
Artic Wind
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Love the Imagery indeed!


ARCTIC WIND
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17 posted 11-06-2008 01:24 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

As I read your response to midnitesun's poem, I enjoyed its poetic beauty... To read the expanded version here is a real treat! *S*
Susan Caldwell
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18 posted 11-06-2008 02:29 PM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

You wrapped my much frazzled brain in the warmth of the moon.

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

secondhanddreampoet
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19 posted 11-07-2008 06:49 PM       View Profile for secondhanddreampoet   Email secondhanddreampoet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for secondhanddreampoet

superb 'penning'!

v. serious and sustained applause!!
Bill Charles
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20 posted 11-07-2008 07:29 PM       View Profile for Bill Charles   Email Bill Charles   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bill Charles

icebox - came back and read this again. I alwasy did love the moon in one way or another, and love to write about it in various ways. You captured it well here...

BC
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21 posted 11-08-2008 12:25 AM       View Profile for Pilgrimage   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pilgrimage

What a lovely vision.  Very nicely done.

Nan (Pilgrim variety)

Martie
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22 posted 09-05-2011 12:27 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Charly....I'm sorry that I missed this before, but understand even more, this magic sound in the sky, now that I live in a place where I hear it often.  
 
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