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~the inspiration gained from nightcaps and moonbeams~

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Red Letter
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0 posted 06-15-99 12:06 AM       View Profile for Red Letter   Email Red Letter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Red Letter

~the inspiration gained from nightcaps and moonbeams~

do you know the treasures
that yet lie inside my fingertips,
that the choir in my chest might be revealed,
the loneliness that punishes within these silent halls?
I've curled against the straight edge of a ruler,
beneath the frightened sheets of a child,
sliding into dementia's vision borrowed from alcohol -
strange, the songs that lie between eyelashes
floating on pools of precious angels;
I lift myself in vulgar resurrection
requesting this resolution
that my hands might somehow touch,
encircle their sorrow,
and scratch it down once again.

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thursdayschild
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1 posted 07-05-99 02:26 AM       View Profile for thursdayschild   Email thursdayschild   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for thursdayschild

Completely beautiful. Love this poem, glad
I looked back.... The title pulled me in, and
what a wonderful journey through these words.
Nan
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Borrowing dementia from alcohol is really a great line, Red.......
Christina Myers
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I got lost in the emotion of this poem... great job at expressing the moment.. and wonderful title...

Bravo.

Christina
jfreak
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4 posted 07-06-99 01:27 AM       View Profile for jfreak   Email jfreak   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jfreak

red, it is good to see you. Great poem as always.

Jfreak
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