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The Spirit of the Wind

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H. Arlequin
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0 posted 10-12-1999 02:50 AM       View Profile for H. Arlequin   Email H. Arlequin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit H. Arlequin's Home Page   View IP for H. Arlequin

The Spirit of the Wind

Her lines, classic elegance bow to stern,
had the appearance that made a man yearn
to possess , to enjoy retaining for his own,
as if on the tide, off to places unknown.

That first day as she sashayed across Cruz Bay,
I was infatuated, for beauty had her say
in spirited exhuberance, perfection providing
these eyes adoration's twinkle, presiding.

Describing perfection is not easy at all,
I know it when I see it whether springtime or fall.
That day no one needed to remind she was there,
attention never left til the ancorage was bare.

A ship like a woman both in name and in fact,
entirely the female, unpredictably act;
in sunshine or squall, fair weather and foul
may tempt her skipper to throw in the towel.

But we men adore them, it's part of our being
to seduce and woo well, sometimes never seeing
destruction's bleak shoals, determined to take them,
we see late the debris, jump ship and forsake them.

'Spirit of the Wind', an Aphrodite to all
aspirants seeing her, selected, tan and tall,
one sailor, her largesse bestowing on him.
In Cruz Bay, two lovers, became one, verbatim.

Fifty years together, exultant by her side,
till, off the Dry Tortugas, a rogue rip-tide,
broken spine, sent deep down half of me. Remind
the breeze, my fair lady still sails this lonely mind.


--H. Arlequin
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Poems From the Goober Tree http://nathoo.wustl.edu/goober_tree.htm

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Saxoness
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1 posted 10-12-1999 02:53 AM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

Wow, the last line ties it all together perfectly.

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"Glory remains unaware of my neglected dwelling where alone
I sing my tearful song which has charms only for me."

-Charles Brugnot


U K Hero
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2 posted 10-12-1999 06:14 AM       View Profile for U K Hero   Email U K Hero   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for U K Hero

excellent, to the top you go.
hoot_owl_rn
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3 posted 10-12-1999 09:58 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

Nicely done and what a fine tribute to your better half
Skyfyre
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4 posted 10-12-1999 10:20 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

The last stanza blew my mind ... amazing ... you have quite a talent, H. A. ...

Nocht

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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.")

Pepper
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5 posted 10-12-1999 10:31 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

stunning.....enjoyed this read alot HA

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
H. Arlequin
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6 posted 10-12-1999 07:02 PM       View Profile for H. Arlequin   Email H. Arlequin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit H. Arlequin's Home Page   View IP for H. Arlequin

Greetings Saxoness, U K Hero, hoot_owl_m,
Nochtdraco and Pepper!!!!

Thanks to each of you for your thoughtful comments on 'Spirit of the Wind'.

Taking the time to pen your feelings is a lasting gift that I will remember.

smooooooooooches
Denise
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7 posted 10-12-1999 10:51 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very well done, H.A.! I had a chance to sashay through your site again last night.
I was especially touched by yours called the Sham! A very good outlook! I've been pondering it off and on today! It seems to be helping my slight melancholy for dear ones recently passed! Thank you!

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Denise
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8 posted 10-13-1999 05:57 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Fabulous imagery.I could smell the salty air......feel the sea's swells.....excellent verse!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
H. Arlequin
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9 posted 10-14-1999 03:28 AM       View Profile for H. Arlequin   Email H. Arlequin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit H. Arlequin's Home Page   View IP for H. Arlequin

Hi Watcher and Denise,

ty ty ty for the comments :-)))

HA
Nan
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10 posted 10-14-1999 09:58 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Have I mentioned here that I really like this one? or just everywhere else???
Munda
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11 posted 10-19-1999 09:40 AM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Am I glad I found this one. Just beautiful !
Sunshine
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12 posted 10-19-1999 10:51 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

You've painted a lovely picture. I am indeed enjoying your gift of imagery, thank you!
 
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