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Alison
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The river lapped its invitation
against the metal boat side
Lulling me to take a tentative step
into the murky water
My line arched as I cast
to the logs where the Pike hide
Coldness brushed my ankles,
silt tickled between my toes

One small step at a time,
I moved deeper into the slough
trying to entice a fish
to take my shiny new red lure
The sun was beaming down hot;
the sky was, oh so, blue
Murky water kissed my shins, knees,
then my hips and waist

Concentrating hard,
I hadnít noticed the clouds move in
The song of my line, sang
like music to my longing soul
I was oblivious to rain drops
that began to saturate my skin
Strands of hair plastered
to my cheeks
before I knew I was chilled

No Pike had bitten, but thunderís voice
was rumbling deeply
I reeled in my line,
then set my pole in the boat with care
My body grew cold as I moved
into the shade of the spruce trees
I trembled as my shirt pressed
wet against me, water dripping

A small campfire crackled cheerfully,
built just to warm me
before a little tilted lean-to
covered with moss and sticks
His arms drew me close
and he began to dance slowly, silently
Holding my wet body close
we moved against each other, alone

Our bodies brushed and teased
that day on the slough
No words broke the whisper
as rain fell among canopied branches
Desire broke the chill within me,
spawning need (as desire will do)
Together, and alone, we danced,
writing a magical memory


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1 posted 10-06-2017 10:54 PM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

Alison...your words are so profound and ring true to this ol' heart of mine.

So very good to read you sweet poetess.
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2 posted 10-07-2017 11:23 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Alison,
You never disappoint. And it is a delight to read you again. You are a little like a celebration meal with all the trimmings...You don't happen just everyday, but when you do, you really hit the spot!~L
JerryPat2
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3 posted 10-07-2017 11:33 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Ahhh . . . And "a magical memory" it most contently was, I'm thinking. Beautifully rendered. Alison.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~
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4 posted 10-07-2017 01:13 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

What can I say, Alison - absolutely beautiful in all ways.

j.
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5 posted 10-07-2017 11:52 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

Peacefully romantic with a pinch of nostalgia, Alison.

Imagery from experience...So nice.  

...just bein' Bluesy

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6 posted 10-09-2017 02:50 PM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

lovely
Alison
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Thank you all.

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Lovely touch of romance, Alison.
 
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