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hoot_owl_rn
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California

“How was California?”
my friends all ask.
I smile as I reply,
“wonderful!”
“What did you see?”
A thousand pictures
pass before my eyes:
each line on your body;
the smile on your face;
the way you looked as you slept,
safe and content in my arms;
loosing ourselves in each other;
ordering room service so we
didn’t have to leave the hotel;
and watching the orange sun
set on the ocean.
“Well?”
I simply grin and reply,
“Everything.”


(This is the second of two poems posted since my return, the first is on Open Poetry #3)


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Alis volat propriis
(She flies with her own wings)
© Copyright 1999 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
Iloveit
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1 posted 11-09-1999 12:25 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

oh hoot this is beautiful as are you.....great poem and congrats on your great trip
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2 posted 11-09-1999 12:27 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

If I didn't know how much you deserved happiness, I'd be downright envious of this much joy... *S* Congrats, Hoot!
Seymour Tabin
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3 posted 11-09-1999 12:52 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Hoot,
Wonderful time,
Wonderful poem.
RSEvans
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shamelessly wonderful, much as the first one.

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Once I was brilliant, now I no longer shine, but the twinkle in my eye speaks of another time.
Pepper
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We're all so thrilled for you Hoot ....
and I am anxiously waiting for the wonderful poetry yet to come as I know you've been inspired.....this piece is beautiful .....

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A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!

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6 posted 11-09-1999 02:46 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Absolutely wonderful, Hoot. I'm very happy for you both.

You give new meaning to that phrase "California, here I ......uh, never mind. It's that darn Toerag! He sets my mind on Warp 3!

Sincerely, I wish you all the happiness in the world. You deserve it.
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That doesn't sound like the California where I live. When you're with the one you love, every sunrise and sunset is beautiful. I'm so happy for you!
hoot_owl_rn
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Thanks everyone for your kind comments. It is still unseen as to where things go from here, but time will tell.

RSEvans....shamless??, laughing not sure what to think of that one, but thanks for the smile
Dark Angel
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Another beautiful poem Ruth "as expected" So happy for you Hon, all the very best ((((HUGS))))

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What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


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10 posted 11-09-1999 06:02 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Ruth...I am so happy for you friend. I am glad that it was a happy trip.
Aurora's Fire
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11 posted 11-09-1999 06:12 PM       View Profile for Aurora's Fire   Email Aurora's Fire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aurora's Fire

assuming from your poem and the reply, I gather you went to California *L* I am glad you had fun and great poem.
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12 posted 11-09-1999 06:21 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

I can almost see the smile on your face when you wrote this. Beautiful Ruth and wishing you love, love and more love. : )
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Beautiful Ruth, you deserve every shred of happiness you find, every quickening of the pulse too!

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Through poetry my heart and soul truly sing...
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)

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Congrats to the both of you, Ruth.

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Thinking is just what a great many people think they are doing when they are merely rearranging their predjudices.


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Denise

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here's MY version

Morning

He whispers against her sleeping skin
"I love you"
Tangling his legs in hers
Feeling their smoothness
Listening to her gentle breaths
Fingers light on her face
Raising his eyes to hers
As she wakes
He watches
Confusion turn to joy
As she realizes
Whose arms she's in now
hoot_owl_rn
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Menage.....I love your verson

Everyone thank you, but time will only tell now
X Angel
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This was a sweet poem, best of luck to you
X
Michael
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Well, I just can't believe you came to CA without even looking me up! I am so happy for you both, seriously.

Michael
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Congrats Hoot.Seems you saw the 'best' of California!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
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