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The Blanket

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Sunshine
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The Blanket

Take here now this thread of fine wool
far across from the land of Ire,
then take a strand from cotton’s boll
spun well for strength’s desire.

Add to it the touch of silk so fine
spun well from nature’s own weave
then take all ancestors memories from mind
and thread a story of passion, and believe

that this blanket of woven threads
from all across those great lands
could hold stories of reverence, led
by open hearts, and open hands.

Keep weaving the threads of silk and wool
and make sure the cotton is there
so that during times when nights turn cool
you may wrap up in memories’ care.

Then don’t forget to add poetry’s wine
to the stories that wrap your arms;
poetry ‘tis the lover’s song so fine
and will clasp you with melody’s charm.

Take not this blanket and store it away
from daylight nor lonely night’s gloom
but keep it out for all to see;
why, weave one for every room.

For my rooms are many, and I’ve many more
and blankets like this are at their core;
I’ll shall wrap you thus, and many others
in these stories of your sisters and brothers.

I love you, my child. Signed, God.


In memory of my father, 1931-1988

2 September, 1999
©KRJ



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Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


© Copyright 1999 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 09-02-99 10:24 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very lovely! Sometimes memories are the best blankets of all. I truly relate to this one!
Sunshine
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Thank you. This one means a lot to me.
PhaerieChild
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3 posted 09-02-99 12:21 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Sunshine I imagine your father is sitting on a cloud wrapped in a blanket of you smiling as he and God watch over you

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Words lay dormant in the recesses of the mind til called forth to a labor of love. By WildChild

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4 posted 09-07-99 04:14 PM       View Profile for Starith   Email Starith   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Starith

This is too beautiful to be way back here. Back to the top with you now.

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We are only truly apperciated after we are no more!

LngJhnAg
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Sunshine

This was truly well done. I can almost see the glistening silk threads in the weave of wool, with the contrasting softness of the cotton. I'm sure your father would be very proud of the way you've treated your gift of words and visions.
Pepper
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I agree with all above.....very beautiful......

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
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Nicely written

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
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What a gorgeous analogy!
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Thank you all for your comments, and may you all have blankets over your shoulders.
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What to say! Just Exceptional is all that comes to mind!
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I share this blanket with all that may need it before this night is over.

{~,^}
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Tres magnifique! A tale well spun (pardon the pun) ...

Nocht

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"Nunc lento sonitu dicunt, morierus"
(Now as I hear this bell tolling softly for another, it says to me, "Thou must die.")


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I wish I could comment to all the poems at once! I liked this poem very much but I'm short on time, so I have to read this one over and over again. But I promise it'll be over and over, when I finally get the time. May you find shade within your blanket.
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