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The Kettle

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Franni
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0 posted 10-18-1999 09:42 PM       View Profile for Franni   Email Franni   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Franni

You opened my door
and a glacial draft
blew ashes into every corner
of my living room.
Your face was the North Wind,
in a nursery rhyme,
ghostly wisps of hair
were wildly disarranged.
You stood winter lean
in a blue aura.

I fill the kettle,
and from its tarnished spout,
poured steaming dreams
and hoped by holding warmth,
you would melt a little...
Stay.

You left,
hungry for the other side of New Zealand.

Perhaps I'll fill the kettle once again
and wait...
No!
I will fill it with flowers.
© Copyright 1999 Franni - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 10-18-1999 09:44 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Wow! This is beautiful, Franni! I loved the ending too! Welcome to Passions!

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Denise
Pepper
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2 posted 10-18-1999 09:59 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Franni
I see that poetic talent runs in your family. This is truly Wonderful!I felt your words! I am looking forward to your next post...........

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
Pepper
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3 posted 10-18-1999 10:00 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

ooops...........

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams

[This message has been edited by Pepper (edited 10-18-1999).]
Nan
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4 posted 10-18-1999 10:22 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Franni - How nice to see you again - and in quite impressive style, I might add...
hoot_owl_rn
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5 posted 10-19-1999 08:54 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

Very Nice!
Pepper
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6 posted 10-19-1999 01:05 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

to the top you go.......

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
Sunshine
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7 posted 10-19-1999 01:30 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Welcome, and thank you for sharing...
IsabelleSkye
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8 posted 10-19-1999 11:24 PM       View Profile for IsabelleSkye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for IsabelleSkye

What fun! Ane a fellow free verser too! I loved this poem thanks so much for sharing.
I.Skye

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"With love's light wings did I o'er-perch these walls; for stony limits cannot hold love out; and what love can do that dares love attempt." Romeo & Juliet Act II
doreen peri
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9 posted 10-20-1999 02:41 AM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! PLEASE post more free verse here.... especially verse of this calliber.

(I have alterior motives... hopefully the readers here can see the value of well written free verse and I'll feel more comfortable posting mine here, as well... plus I'm sure I could learn a lot from you! hehehe... )

Seriously, Franni, this is very well written. You have painted a picture with excellent imagery which is now sitting in my mind as if it were my own memory. Lovely.
Watcher666
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10 posted 10-20-1999 10:45 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Beautiful verse. Liked this much!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
Julie
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11 posted 10-21-1999 08:36 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

A beautiful piece and a great message. To fill your kettle with flowers...great.
Nice imagery too.

oh...and Welcome to Passions

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Julie
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Almost all our misfortunes in life come from the wrong notions we have about the things that happen to us.
>Stendhal


passing shadows
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12 posted 05-04-2004 04:15 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

an awesome write!
Marge Tindal
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13 posted 05-04-2004 04:50 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Franni~

Super poetry from a super lady~

Hope all is well in your corner of the state~
*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*When the heart grieves over what it has lost,
the spirit rejoices over what it has left.
- Sufi epigram <))><

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