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The Cobblestone Walk (a bit rough)

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IsabelleSkye
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0 posted 08-21-99 07:44 PM       View Profile for IsabelleSkye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for IsabelleSkye

older, time wisened
enclothed in a melancholy air
her hesitant step
leads her near
near the centre of her heart
the centre she has hidden so well
these many long years

she wonders if he'll know her
she wonders if he'll still be waiting
she wonders if she's too late

sun sparkling down
in a carefree giggle upon her skin
reveals a crisp white circle
where, until so recently,
a band of gold lay

her step slows,
for in her vision is a garden
a garden, she knew as if
created by her own hand

a row of lush lavendar
up each side of a mossy cobblestone walk
a walk that leads to a heavy oaken door
a door inset with stained glass
pictures of Hummingbirds (never seen in this country)
pictures of Columbine and Roses and Wisteria

she can't move, or breathe, or think
the moment of waiting has passed
and her love, her future rests here
up a few feet of stone
through a door of glass
in a house of oak and granite

she turns to flee
as the door slowly opens
oh God! he's seen her now
averting her face
she mumbles hello and walks past

he speaks her name, in a voice
richer with time, sweeter with age
more loving with waiting
his accent more pronounced
from years of country living

her heart thrills and wakens to his tone
and she turns with a hesitant smile
his hand extended in welcome
his words so simple
"Welcome home darling"




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"I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself,
than to be crowded on a velvet cushion."
.....Henry David Thoreau
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Emmy
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1 posted 08-21-99 07:57 PM       View Profile for Emmy   Email Emmy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Emmy's Home Page   View IP for Emmy

Beautiful. I LOVE it. The imagery was great, and I loved the way you described everything. I really liked the lines that say: "Sun sparkling down in a carefree giggle upon her skin reveals a crisp white circle, where, until so recently, a band of gold lay" Wonderful; you put much power behind your words.
IsabelleSkye
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2 posted 08-21-99 08:02 PM       View Profile for IsabelleSkye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for IsabelleSkye

this was written totally from the heart Emmy, that's prolly where the power came from eh?
Severn
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3 posted 08-21-99 08:05 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

I'm an old romantic at heart, and this got tears starting in my eyes! Sniff sniff, lovely.

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Seymour Tabin
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4 posted 08-21-99 09:28 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Izzy,
You swing a mean brush with a full palette. A rich picture. thank you.
Colin
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5 posted 08-22-99 03:44 AM       View Profile for Colin   Email Colin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Colin

I prefer this version, but then you knew I would darling. oh Damn, I still need those kleenex though! Love, YOUR Eric.

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I believe in fairy tales but then I'm just a silly romantic, what do I know?
hoot_owl_rn
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6 posted 08-22-99 08:40 AM       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, wonderfully written piece here. The imagery in this one was fantastic...down to the detail about the white circle. The flow runs very smoothly and it just moves right along capturing the reader in it's grasp. Nicely done!!!!!

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
DreamEvil
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7 posted 08-22-99 03:47 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Amazing my dear, simply marvelous tale Izzy.

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


Alwye
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8 posted 08-22-99 03:55 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Stunning, so romantic. I especially loved the lines-- "Sun sparkling down in a carefree giggle upon her skin reveals a crisp white
circle, where, until so recently, a band of gold lay". Beautiful work.

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*Krista Knutson*

"If I could be an angel, I'd make your every wish come true. But I am only human, just a woman lovin' you..." Trisha Yearwood

pen of passion
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9 posted 08-22-99 10:04 PM       View Profile for pen of passion   Email pen of passion   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for pen of passion

A beautiful flow Isabelle Skye.
 
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