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Bittersweet

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Alicat
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0 posted 08-31-99 12:33 AM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Alicat

Bittersweet

I once sat at a table
Surrounded by friendly faces.
Someone offered me a bowl.
"What is it?", I asked.
"Love," they said. "Drink deep."
And I wanted to,
Wanted to pull the bowl towards me,
To drain it till its barest dregs
Dribbled over my eager chin.
I pulled the bowl towards me,
Lifting heavy vessel to my quivering lips
And took a sip.
A rapturous taste enveloped me
Caught me in the maelstrom's eye
And set me gently down, dizzy and warm.
I went to drink Love deeply
In mighty draughts
When the bowl was snatched from me
By unseen hands
And broken upon the cold hearthstones.
Alone at the table I sit
Remembering the taste of Love
And yearning for another.


Alicat, the persnikitty
© Copyright 1999 Alastair Adamson - All Rights Reserved
Skyfyre
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1 posted 08-31-99 12:42 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

"I taste a liquor never brewed
From tankards scooped in pearl
Not all the Frankfort berries
Yield such an alcohol ..."

--Emily Dickinson
(recited from memory, forgive the punctuation or lack thereof)

Good job, Alicat. I love anything that makes E.D. spring to mind ...


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"Nunc lento sonitu dicunt, morierus"
(Now as I hear this bell tolling softly for another, it says to me, "Thou must die.")


INclan
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2 posted 08-31-99 12:42 AM       View Profile for INclan   Email INclan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for INclan

Whoa....there is a picture for you. Nicely done! A wonderful illustration.

INclan
poetFemmeFatale
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3 posted 08-31-99 01:03 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Exquisite poem - loved the depth and your style - hey, next time someone passes that bowl to you, you care to pass it on to me? I'd like a taste of that.....don't mind me if I dribble too. Very very nice!

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I beckon you to come...I lure you with my tongue... - poet FemmeFatale


Severn
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4 posted 08-31-99 02:23 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

So sad! But so freeflowing and beautiful.
Alwye
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5 posted 08-31-99 02:52 AM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Very unique! Sad, yet so beautiful at the same time..exellent!! I enjoyed it!

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*Krista Knutson*

I see the world through the loving eyes of my heart, and suffer the pain of unfulfilled visions. -- Daniel L. Miller


Poet deVine
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6 posted 08-31-99 07:17 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Beautifully done, Alicat! Sipping love from a bowl....I like that!
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Well done, Alicat. I must say this one bowled me over.
 
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