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Wendy
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0 posted 09-10-99 02:32 PM       View Profile for Wendy   Email Wendy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wendy

As when the softly undulating
Gently puckering
Iridescent school of herring
Suddenly bank to the left en masse,
Leaving a startled cloud of perfect bubbles;

It's something like that, but not quite.

Or similar to the taut pink swell
Of maternal abdomen,
A rosy glow like warm windblown cheeks,
That feathery tissue nest wrapped in pulsing coils,
Baking fulfillment at body temperature.

It's kind of like that, only more so.

Then there's the gastronomical success
Of the flawless meal,
Those varying distinct tastes, the sweet
And sour, tangy and mellow that waltz
As consecutive partners on our tongues.

Or a snowflake suspended in time on a mitten,
Temporary as a breath, cool glass lace
Flawless for an instant,
More poignant than an artist's pen,
More lasting in memory than a photograph.

It's, well, something like that.


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Pepper
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Wendy, thought filling comparisons leaving the reader wonder..."something like"..what?!....really thought provoking....I love this piece....

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Wonderful, as always, Wendy. Nice to see you on this side of the tracks.
Nan
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Hey 2Lips
This is wunnerful.........
I like herring - and the startled bubbles - I like the rest too.........
We wish you were here in DC with us...

caroline
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This is most excellent Wendy!! Enjoyed the read.

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lovely yes
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6 posted 12-24-2004 07:35 PM       View Profile for *Alli4000*   Email *Alli4000*   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for *Alli4000*

Great write Wendy! Enjoyed~

~Alli~

Happy Holidays!

 
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