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H. Arlequin
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0 posted 10-27-1999 02:51 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

Keturah

Like countless other Negev nights
the stars close in to touch,
warm and friendly diamond lights
display their joy as much
as painted skies to setting sun
or hope espied afar.

Yet, far from my disquietude,
these friends a lifetime long,
a sleepless, restive attitude
supplants the bridal song
whose lyric strains should have begun
to heal an inward scar.

I am my father's property
as are his wife and herd,
a husband he's found for me,
my plaintive pleas absurd
to make, it is the contract done,
a bargain love can't bar.

"Oh Deity, a maiden's pleas
whose summers, now sixteen,
deliver from unjust decrees,
abridge these years between
one hundred fifty he has won
and mine the marriage par."

"Hear well the Voice of desert nights
who'd bless your mind at ease,
you are a gift to urge delights
on him his Maker sees
despite his age, faith's noble son,
Keturah's six time star."


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


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Watcher666
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1 posted 10-27-1999 03:20 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

WOW! Excellent!

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2 posted 10-27-1999 06:34 AM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

Enjoyed it very much. I wonder if I have a large enough herd....hmmm....

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3 posted 10-27-1999 07:07 AM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

Lovely poem.
Nan
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4 posted 10-27-1999 08:16 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Much Applause!!
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5 posted 10-27-1999 08:43 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Ditto to Nan
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Ditto the applause!!

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Ditto the applause!!

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8 posted 10-31-1999 08:34 PM       View Profile for snow in summer   Email snow in summer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for snow in summer

Enjoyed this one very much HA.
 
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