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Heart of the Sea

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hoot_owl_rn
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0 posted 10-08-1999 11:39 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Heart of the Sea

You are the heart of the sea.
The horizon reflects the sensation of your beauty.
Curiosity has taken men in your direction,
but all fear your depth...
and the darkness that lies beyond.
Is your heart as dark as your waves,
as menacing and cruel?
Everyone has an adventure in you;
if only they can brave your tides.
You both destroy and reproduce.
What lies beyond your barren reefs?
Can my words bridge the sound of your waves?
Just like life,
everything is volatile when it comes to you;
but I do not fear you.
My heart lies as deep and dark as your own.
I am what has never been
and what may never be.
Forces of nature beckon to my call.
You are in me as well as I am in you.
You are the heart of the sea;
I am the ocean deep;
Together we will become one.

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Man can not discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
© Copyright 1999 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
Tara Simms
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1 posted 10-09-1999 12:13 AM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Beautiful, Ruth. Hmmm, what's with the sudden obsession with water? Could it be a certain sailor? "Everyone has an adventure in you; if only they can brave your tides"--I love this line!

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It matters not how strait the gate;
How charged with punishments the scroll;
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
--W.E. Henley
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DreamEvil
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2 posted 10-09-1999 12:19 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Seems that love agrees with your verse as well as with you, Ruth.

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Now and forever my heart hears ~one voice~.
DreamEvilŠ

hoot_owl_rn
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3 posted 10-09-1999 02:50 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

Thank you both Tara and dream...much appreciated

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Man can not discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Dragoness
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4 posted 10-09-1999 04:04 AM       View Profile for Dragoness   Email Dragoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dragoness's Home Page   View IP for Dragoness

So beautiful!

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Set you heart free and your mind will follow.

rascalx
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5 posted 10-09-1999 04:08 AM       View Profile for rascalx   Email rascalx   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit rascalx's Home Page   View IP for rascalx

the use of the water imagery to symbolize your emotions is wonderful..and the verse flows nicely..well written :-)
RainbowGirl
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6 posted 10-09-1999 04:52 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Hoot: Well neither needs the buoyancy, that's for sure...*g*

HUGS

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Christopher
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Purgatorial Incarceration


7 posted 10-09-1999 05:31 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

From an ol' squid here, well done matey!
Poet deVine
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8 posted 10-09-1999 06:46 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Beautiful, Hoot. You seem to be 'floating' along here...hmm....could it be on the 'love boat'?
hoot_owl_rn
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thanks everyone

PDV...may just be
RobertB
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10 posted 10-09-1999 11:40 AM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

Ruth...I have a poetic obession with the sea also....even though I am terrified of deep water.

Very good poem my friend!!

RB

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if you can dream; you can fly...if you are flying; you are dreaming.
Denise
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11 posted 10-09-1999 01:51 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Another example of poetry at its best!

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Denise
johnt300
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12 posted 10-09-1999 07:58 PM       View Profile for johnt300   Email johnt300   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for johnt300

Excellent, Ruth. I love watching you grow as a poet. Your words, phrases, and lines all becoming more sophisticated and precise, nearing perfection. We are all blessed to be able to watch one of the more serious poets at this site grow exponentially. Your heart has stayed the same, but your clarity is becoming remarkable.

Did I leave anything out?
Alwye
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13 posted 10-09-1999 09:45 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Wow....truly beautiful.

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*Krista Knutson*

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


IsabelleSkye
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14 posted 10-09-1999 10:01 PM       View Profile for IsabelleSkye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for IsabelleSkye

I love the ocean
and I loved your poem
I.Skye
freespiritfem
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15 posted 10-09-1999 10:36 PM       View Profile for freespiritfem   Email freespiritfem   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for freespiritfem

Absulutely Beautiful,I hope one day i can write such lovely..and descriptive poems...as YOU
i really enjoy reading your work...thank you!!!

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Paula Diane S.
Nan
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16 posted 10-09-1999 11:04 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

A nice deviation for you Hoot...
hoot_owl_rn
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Wow everyone, I am truly blushing at this overwhelming possitive response to this one. Thanks

Tyson...now how much do I owe you for that?? Remind me if I ever get my book published to have you critique it.

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Man can not discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Genea
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18 posted 10-13-1999 09:48 AM       View Profile for Genea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Genea

I found this a few pages back and must agree with all the positive comments you received...well done. I just had to bring it to the top again.
hoot_owl_rn
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Gena...thanks for the boost and the comments
passing shadows
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awesome!
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