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Yesterday's Orphans

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Soleil
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0 posted 10-18-1999 08:51 PM       View Profile for Soleil   Email Soleil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Soleil

Caught somewhere in a lost perfect trust
Standing at the edge of a garden
Where starlight is fixed as ice
And the accacia trees surround
Are the orphans of yesterday’s sorrow.
In their eyes is the hope
Found only through a child’s heart.
And though it seems the stars
Do not care
They stain stones with their blood
As fierce testament to their love
And do bear to hear the telling
Of the orphan’s story, once concealed.
For their mother was touched
By a golden light
A medieval halo
That changed the countenance
Of a future, once upon a time revealed.
And she then abandoned her soul
In preparation for its coming.
These orphans search to this day
For the opening that lies between
The dawn of obscurity
And the deepened twilight
Of maturity.
They age a thousand years
To a day
While their season remains the same.
In each lies dormant the passing
Of time
And a destiny no one remembers.
© Copyright 1999 Soleil - All Rights Reserved
Nan
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1 posted 10-18-1999 09:26 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I like this a lot, Soleil
"....between/The dawn of obscurity/And the deepened twilight/Of maturity." - among many other good lines...
Denise
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2 posted 10-19-1999 12:12 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I was lost in the beauty of the words! Very lovely, Soleil!

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Christopher
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Purgatorial Incarceration


3 posted 10-19-1999 12:17 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

I liked this as well, it had a mystical quality to it...
Soleil
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4 posted 10-20-1999 08:09 PM       View Profile for Soleil   Email Soleil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Soleil

Not one good sonnet in weeks. But thanks.
Seymour Tabin
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5 posted 10-21-1999 12:05 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Soleil,
Enjoyed the read.
Severn
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6 posted 10-21-1999 12:10 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Echoing sentiments of all of the above. Very beautiful - requires second readings just to capture it all.
Serraley
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7 posted 10-21-1999 06:25 AM       View Profile for Serraley   Email Serraley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Serraley

I'm blinking back tears. And the end is wonderful.

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As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame;

~Gerard Manley Hopkins
 
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