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Ron
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0 posted 07-26-99 04:09 AM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron


The wheel, it turns from year to year,
The seasons shift and disappear.
Suns rise and set like metronome,
And time constrains all things I've known.

It took ten billion years of time
For stars to form from cosmic grime.
Another billion years or more
For life to crawl from ocean's shore.

Just sixty thousand years have passed
Since on the earth mankind trespassed,
And only five of those have shown
Society as we have known.

Two score and nine I've sought my place
In time's enduring, sweet embrace,
With quiet queries still thought of -
How long's it take to fall in love?

Is love an instant happenstance?
A quantum spark afire by chance?
A moment timed by shooting star?
One breath you're not, the next you are?

Or does it track predicted course,
All stemming from predicted source?
One step, then two, as placed in time,
A path we walk, a hill we climb?

Does love begin with newfound trust?
Or does it start as feral lust?
Should loved one first be just a friend?
And when do love's beginnings end?

If this were measured on a graph,
How could we do romantic math?
Plot time on X, and depth on Y?
What kind of curve would love inscribe?

And could we find a point in time
When trust and lust and hope combine?
When all beginnings must become
A greater whole than just their sum?

The eons thrash and ages writhe,
As Legends turn to obscure myth,
But epochs speak still nothing of
How long it takes to fall in love.
© Copyright 1999 Ron Carnell - All Rights Reserved
Nan
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Perhaps a quantum spark of chance,
Or just a simple happenstance ~
Love's found behind a cryptic door,
Once opened thou shall quest no more.

Love does depend on mutual trust
Embodied by intrinsic lust.
The one we love must be a friend,
Or love's beginning's bound to end.

There is a time surpassed by none,
When trust and lust, as love, are one.
Clandestine dreams, entrust to each ~
The Sun shall rise within thy reach.

To fall in love does not take long.
Hearts know at once when they belong.
Seems whether near or from afar,
One beat they're not, the next they are.



DreamEvil
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2 posted 07-26-99 07:18 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

This is awe-inspiring. I have no other way to put it.

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Shall I indulge in flights of fancy hampered by clipped wings?
DreamEvilŠ


Colin
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3 posted 07-26-99 08:53 AM       View Profile for Colin   Email Colin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Colin

AMAZING!

The very first verse drew me totally into your words. I was expecting a poem about some cosmic riddle and there it was, in the fourth verse: the poem is about THE cosmic riddle. I'm sure they are questions that anyone who has known true love has pondered over for many a long hour.


And now some words to Nan...

AMAZING TOO!

These are some of the answers, for who can ever answer all that makes up love? and you know another thing that impressed me? *cheeky grin* I didn't need a dictionary to read this one *8)
Poet deVine
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4 posted 07-26-99 09:01 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Both of these poems are marvelous!

This is my favorite:

Is love an instant happenstance?
A quantum spark afire by chance?
A moment timed by shooting star?
One breath you're not, the next you are?

A great way to question when love happens. Gosh, it's good to see you here, Ron. And Nan, was this a collaboration or a response? Either way, wonderful, just wonderful!
WhtDove
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5 posted 07-26-99 10:16 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

I very much liked your poems. You "guys" are very talented...
elvira
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6 posted 07-26-99 10:17 AM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

*sigh*...if only i could rhyme like this...*sigh*...such talent indeed

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If I had my mouth I would bite.
If I had my liberty I would do my liking.
In the mean time, let me be that I am, and seek not to alter me. ~~~Shakespeare~~~
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7 posted 07-26-99 05:57 PM       View Profile for Ladycat   Email Ladycat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ladycat's Home Page   View IP for Ladycat

Once again I get to sit back in my seat and ponder.. Love.. I Love Love.. Thank you for another wonderful piece..

Love,
Lady

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Live in my world just once and you'll find yourself enraptured.


~one voice~
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8 posted 07-26-99 06:23 PM       View Profile for ~one voice~   Email ~one voice~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ~one voice~

Ron, Nan, your work is truly an inspiration to me...these words trip off the tongue so beautifully and comfortably.

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~onevoice~

"I never kissed somebody so that they would break my heart."

Ron
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9 posted 07-27-99 12:04 AM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

Thank you, everyone, for the kind words. This is a finished (sic) version of a poem that has been floating around for several months, ever since two dear people (both poets who post here) introduced me to the whole strange concept of cyber-romance. The idea of two people falling in love who hadn't met raised a lot of questions in my mind, and this was my humble attempt to ask those questions. I'm glad so many enjoyed it and, yes, I've certainly noted more than a few poems posted with answers. Whether they're the right answers or not?

And, Nan, you never cease to amaze me. That's twice now you've unexpectedly mimiced my style so closely I can't tell where I stop and you begin. Next time I want a poem, I think I'll just give you the subject and let you write it for me!

[This message has been edited by Ron (edited 07-27-99).]
Nan
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10 posted 07-27-99 07:12 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

...ummmm..... I'll need some spare time first - but if you'd like, I can put it at the top of my list
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11 posted 09-23-2001 07:12 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

What a delightful find ...
two for the price of one~
Wonderful Ron~ AND Nan~

Gosh, I like this archiving stuff~
~*Marge*~


~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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12 posted 11-10-2001 05:07 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Reading some oldies but goodies.  
Sunshine
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13 posted 07-25-2003 09:06 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I think it's time you folks met the requirement of a duet in Open 27....

don't you think?
Munda
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14 posted 07-30-2003 04:27 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Sigh - this still takes my breath away...
GG
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15 posted 10-30-2003 10:34 PM       View Profile for GG   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for GG

archives are awesome
and this poem?
Its even more awesome!

Always, Alyssa

- And so it was that time stood still -
     (blink, breathe, stand, fight)

Justbleu
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16 posted 11-13-2003 07:51 PM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

I found another little treasure in the archives......
I love your poetry Ron....It has such a calming affect on me!!!!
Bridgette

"Somewhere, somehow, it should be possible to touch someone and never let go again.  To hold someone, not for a moment but forever." Unknown

CocoBaci
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17 posted 12-16-2003 12:27 PM       View Profile for CocoBaci   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CocoBaci

A treasure within these pages blue of which I find this morning...

Lucky4me and to those who also gather around to take a peak today cuz I truly enjoyed the read PoetFriend...

Smiles2u
*~coco~*
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18 posted 12-16-2003 11:27 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I happen to think that Coco has excellent taste.

I don't believe I've read this'n before, but I'm glad it was brought to my attention now.

I'm impressed, Ron.

You should write more often.

nod.

(ducking as I run...)

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19 posted 04-16-2004 12:42 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

makes me wish you would write more
Susan Caldwell
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20 posted 04-16-2004 01:33 PM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

Oh for God's sake...even Ron is younger than me...*sigh*

"cast me gently into the morning, for the night has been unkind"
~Sarah McLachlan~

Nan
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21 posted 04-16-2004 03:03 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Bringing me a wonderful smile today...
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22 posted 04-16-2004 09:48 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

WOW! Ron, I never read this before, it is stunning! LOL, and I love Nan's mirrored write.
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23 posted 04-16-2004 10:05 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Sighh, just what I needed today...

Beautiful Ron.. and Nan.. yours too

A duet would be wonderful don't you think?...Ron?...Nan?..........hello?

I'm keeping it.

Maree

Beauty of the world which is soon to perish has two edges, one of laughter and one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
(by Virginia Woolf)

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24 posted 01-23-2005 09:25 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

How lovely!  I have to wonder about cyber romance myself, and to this day just do not get it.  I thought I would dust some shelves in the archives
 
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