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The Shallowest Breath

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Haskins
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0 posted 06-30-99 09:22 PM       View Profile for Haskins   Email Haskins   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Haskins's Home Page   View IP for Haskins

The Shallowest Breath

When I was a child
I could see around corners,
Walk through walls,
Measure time in my bones.

Now I move through the streets
Like a dry scrap of paper,
Carried by winds
That sting the eyes
And crawl, like spiders,
Across the skin.

I languish and wane
In the dry morning air
Of a day that will never unfold,

In a life in which drawing
The shallowest breath
Is the hum of a cold machine.



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William Haskins
http://www.ionstorm.com/public/haskins/inner_sanctum.htm
© Copyright 1999 Haskins - All Rights Reserved
Poet deVine
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1 posted 08-14-99 10:51 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Gee! Haven't read Haskins in awhile! Some of these poets no longer post here - it's too bad! I like this one.
TGTBATB
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2 posted 08-14-99 11:09 AM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Glad you pulled this up Poet deVine, I also thought this was well worth the read. I hope we have not lost this poet to somewhere else.
poetFemmeFatale
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3 posted 08-17-99 11:49 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

"Like a dry scrap of paper"......I really really like your choice of words in this piece - very very nice, and I'll be sure to be reading more of your work! This needs to go back up, I'd say....

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- poet FemmeFatale

"The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone..." Henrik Ibsen (1826-1906) Norwegian dramatist lyric poet

Seymour Tabin
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4 posted 08-17-99 12:12 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Haskins,
A very delicate touch and well done.
Nan
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5 posted 08-17-99 01:24 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Maybe if we flaunt some of his exceptional poetry to the new folk here, he'll come back and post some more?????
Haskins
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6 posted 08-17-99 09:13 PM       View Profile for Haskins   Email Haskins   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Haskins's Home Page   View IP for Haskins

Thanks for resurrecting this poem and for your wonderful comments.

I am merely lurking in the shadows. I still visit often to read the work of others...

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William Haskins AKA The Mad Monk
http://www.ionstorm.com/public/haskins/inner_sanctum.htm

pen of passion
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I like your choice of words.
Severn
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This is fantastic - stop lurking and come out!
Carolina Girl
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Yeah, stop lurking....how am I ever going to meet you and your fantastic poems if you never post?????
 
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