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Buzzygirl
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0 posted 09-30-1999 12:29 PM       View Profile for Buzzygirl   Email Buzzygirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Buzzygirl


She melts into a purple cloud:
she silvers the hunter's moon;
her maple's burning-orange leaves
sing of a sleep coming soon.

She flowers her language in leaves ashen-red,
so shortly, clothed breathlessly;
I blink: they wave down about my head
seeking covers of snow eternally.

I drink of her flowers: still-silken, their leaves
and, for a short while, I knew
by heart, the song this coolness breathes
where once the snowdrops grew.

Crystalline frosts lie upon the grass
misted early mornings now wake cold:
the smallest of puddles are roofed with glass,
reflecting her reds and her golds.

The notes of the cricket grow soft and seek length
as does the sparrow's, aloft in some bough;
as day gives up self, the night gains its strength,
both singing still; no, not for long now.

I cannot take with me her sun and that sky:
a song I can't hear, yet it sings to my eye-
and even now, she bends her head
over rich, dark roses, still blushing red.

Autumn dies in beauty:
by color and by fire;
but her shroud will be woven
As snow-white attire.

Night lays its head upon my brow:
In sleeping I shall dream
Of her silver-pointed willow boughs
Dripping their fingers in leaden streams.
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September 29, 1999
© Copyright 1999 Buzzygirl - All Rights Reserved
Christopher
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Purgatorial Incarceration


1 posted 10-02-1999 02:02 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Great, loved the line:
"a song I can't hear, yet it sings to my eye-"
The Unknown Poet
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Somewhere West of No-Where


2 posted 10-02-1999 02:14 PM       View Profile for The Unknown Poet   Email The Unknown Poet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for The Unknown Poet

Breathtaking, Buzzygirl.
Sweetly done.

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Denise
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3 posted 10-02-1999 06:56 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very lovely!

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Alwye
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In the space between moments


4 posted 10-03-1999 12:07 AM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Pure magic..I'm left breathless..

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Wise is he who faces the frailty of man with the strength of an understanding heart. -- Daniel L. Miller


caroline
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5 posted 10-03-1999 12:19 AM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Most enchanting!! It paints a truly beautiful scene for me

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Seymour Tabin
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6 posted 10-03-1999 02:12 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Buzzygirl,
Good paint I enjoyed the read

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Beki
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7 posted 10-04-1999 03:51 AM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

simply beautiful
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