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Paul Allen Lupien
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0 posted 09-20-1999 01:40 PM       View Profile for Paul Allen Lupien   Email Paul Allen Lupien   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Paul Allen Lupien

I would for that long ago,
for the snow-burdened pine cracklings,
for the crisp air-shatterings of lost laughs,
for the surroundings of powder-blue comforters
that used to snug little feet in their dream wanderings
I would for that long ago,
for a certain tree
with its visible roots
living
in those old summers
when people talked to one another,
nightly lazy-rocked on porched davenports,
while the bugs spoke bug-talk from outside the screen
and everybody listened
because the pauses satisfied
as breaths of soft air soothed,
ebbs of the wind would mark these gatherings
of so many unremarkable moments and then
everything would seem to stop...
and all would silently sigh an inaudible amen...
I would for that long ago quiet communion
and for that Grand Creak-House
with its wooden floors and breezy fans
that could lull one to a standing sleep,
be a cooling caress midst the heat of un-insulated Julys,
when more people smiled than did not
and there was more time for being-human,
more savoring time for flavor-testings,
more time to become one
with the hum of the humdrum
which was so much more important
than ever I imagined,
way back then,
when it all was
-so-
and today was so far,far,away

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Sunshine
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1 posted 09-20-1999 01:43 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Amen. This one liked me a lot.
hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
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2 posted 09-20-1999 05:06 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Oh my, such imagery.....I could definately see, feel and hear this one. Nicely done!!

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"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer" ~Albert Camus
Beki
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3 posted 09-20-1999 09:30 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

This is beautiful Paul, I was completely transported to that long ago time and place of now forgotten comforts and freamed of delights. Such marvelous imagery...BravO!

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"We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion.....the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?"
--John Keating, Dead Poets Society
Artur Hawkwing
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4 posted 09-20-1999 10:07 PM       View Profile for Artur Hawkwing   Email Artur Hawkwing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artur Hawkwing

Paul... arrgh u are making me suffer when I read this, since I obviously remember the attic fans at my grandma's house very well, and me and my cousins playing hide and seek outside and inside the house. Outisde there were masses of trees to hide behind, and the town was just so old.

I like un-insulated Julys. I am a summer person myself, with June 26 being the high of all year, my birthday!! I think if I find that poem on my old house in Edmond, I might publish it. This poem by you has inspired me well.
Paul Allen Lupien
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Ferndale,Mi.USA


5 posted 09-25-1999 03:45 PM       View Profile for Paul Allen Lupien   Email Paul Allen Lupien   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paul Allen Lupien

Though I hate to "bump" this up ,I just had to offer a big thanks to all of your kind comments.
I truly do appreciate them.

Paul

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Pepper
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6 posted 09-25-1999 03:55 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

oh my Paul....the places you take me to......so wonderfully written.....

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
Denise
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7 posted 09-25-1999 04:04 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very enjoyable, Paul. I was really there for a moment!

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Denise
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