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St. Jacques Toll

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H. Arlequin
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St. Jacques Toll

The bell at St. Jacques from high on the hill
above comings and goings of everyday folk,
would the whole of our valley with resonance fill
as if from Olympus Apollo's basso bespoke.

It rang on its own without pulley or rope
or an arm to power its percussive voice,
as if prompted within by effervescent hope
that all the young lovers hear passion rejoice.

Like a heartbeat of our own, more sensed than felt,
rythmed life was pulsed, unconsciously heard,
till stillness of song birds inevitably dealt
Death's moment of silence without spoken word.

We don't miss what we love until its been lost,
neglect or distractions allowed in the way
of sustaining what's precious, its replacement, a cost
uncalled-for, too dear, impossible to pay.


--H. Arlequin
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© Copyright 1999 H. Arlequin - All Rights Reserved
Watcher666
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1 posted 11-03-1999 02:44 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Enjoyed this much!! Well done!

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Mike
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I appreciate reading what I know a great deal of effort was put into... especially so when it comes out so well.
Martie
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Wonderful poem! Full of the eloquence of language and feeling
Seymour Tabin
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4 posted 11-03-1999 03:48 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

H Arlequin,
Enjoyed the read.
Denise
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5 posted 11-03-1999 08:45 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Oh, simply beautiful, H.A.! I enjoyed this muchly!

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A wonderful piece HA! I really enjoy your style of writing.You're a marvelous talent.

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Very pretty poem. I could hear those bells chiming and the birds chirping right up to the heartfelt ending.
 
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