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The Rocky Shore

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Tim
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0 posted 08-27-99 12:51 PM       View Profile for Tim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Tim

Must one climb the mountain
...to touch the sky above,
Soar on wings of eagles,
...to find the answer why?

He walked upon the barren shore,
...he leapt from rock to rock,
While on the waves the schooner sailed,
...no harbor which to dock.

He built within a wall of ice,
...to turn back passion's fire,
With icy cold pedantity,
...did freeze all out desire.

In return he lost his soul,
...his heart and freedom too,
Eternally he sought in vain,
...No answers did ensue.

He never left the rocky shore,
...to touch against the sky,
Never soared on eagles wings,
...nor found the answer why.


[This message has been edited by Tim (edited 08-27-99).]
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Nan
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1 posted 08-27-99 12:55 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Embrace the Wave of Serendipity,
Lest its elusive arcane ecstasy
Refurl with sail for all eternity....

Nice one, Tim - I think this belongs among the best of your work......


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Nay, if our wits run the Wild-Goose chase, I am done:
For thou hast more of the Wild-Goose in one of thy wits,
Than I am sure I have in my whole five.
~ 1592 Wm. Shakespeare ~ Romeo & Juliet ~ ii. iv. 75


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2 posted 08-27-99 01:22 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

The sail-less sailor. Well done, my friend.

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Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Tim
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3 posted 08-29-99 08:15 PM       View Profile for Tim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tim

thanks Nan and Sunshine.
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4 posted 08-29-99 09:03 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

I think this poem is just wonderful, and it is among your best. How true that once you build a wall around your heart, you close yourself out too. You are greatly talented, Tim. Don't ever stop writing!

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*Elizabeth*

"Dwelt a maid belov'd and cherish'd by high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."

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Wonderfully done Tim.....a very poignant piece of writing this one. So sadly true
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6 posted 01-21-2002 04:28 PM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

I guess I really needed this today and am so glad I found it.
Serenity reminded me of the fact that all these poems are
right here!  

Kathleen--(Kay)
A true friend does not love you for who you are, but in spite of who you are." -- Caroline Tran

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awesome write!
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