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hoot_owl_rn
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Snow Cones

"Coconut snow cones!
Write about snow cones,
preferably coconut,
my personal favorite."
I smiled as he said the words.
"What can I write about
something as vague as snow cones."

I filed the thought
for another day,
another inspiration lost
somewhere in the reserves of my mind,
preserved away until today.
And as I read his words,
that he was going away,
I suddenly got a craving
for coconut snow cones.

Never again,
will I be able to pass
the snow cone wagons
at the local fair
without thinking
of him. I'll watch
children, eyes alight
with anticipation,
taking that first lick;
and as crystallized ice
succumbs to summer heat
leaving tiny hands coated in
sticky sweetness, part of
my heart will also melt.

(About 3 or 4 months ago, when I was going through some difficult times, a good friend here online told me to drop writing about other things and write about something simple like "snow cones" for a while. I never did, today he told me he was leaving the internet, his son is going to college and taking the computer along. This is for him.)



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Alis volat propriis
(She flies with her own wings)

© Copyright 1999 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
Severn
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1 posted 11-17-1999 08:36 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Oh Ruth - he'll treasure it I'm sure.
What a reason for inspiration - it was perfect timing, just waiting for 'now'.
Wonderful poem.
Denise
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2 posted 11-17-1999 08:40 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I truly think that you could write on any subject! Excellent!

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Denise

hoot_owl_rn
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Severn...thank you my friend

Denise...wow, that's an incredable compliment, thank you so much

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Alis volat propriis
(She flies with her own wings)

Elizabeth Santos
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4 posted 11-18-1999 09:48 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

I'll never eat another snow cone without thinking of you
Elizabeth
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5 posted 11-18-1999 09:51 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

A most delightful read Hoot!

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

Iloveit
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6 posted 11-18-1999 09:58 AM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

loved this hoot, really touching
Skyfyre
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7 posted 11-18-1999 10:12 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

What a precious glimpse into your freindship, hoot. Thank you for sharing this ... it brightened my day.

Nocht

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"Nunc lento sonitu dicunt, morierus"
Now as I hear this bell tolling softly for another, it says to me, "Thou must die."

hoot_owl_rn
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Elizabeth, Pepper, Iloveit and Nocht...thank you all very much
Martie
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9 posted 11-18-1999 05:53 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I love this! Some times the big things are just too enormous to be explained in a word. ("In the dew of little things
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed" ee cummings)
Ohme
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10 posted 11-18-1999 06:07 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

Hoot, I think sometimes the poems say so much. I Think this one does!

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Yesterday is history, tomorrow just a mystery. And if today is good to me how could I ask for more?
WhtDove
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Hoot this was great! "Sweet" thing for you to do! But Coconut?
hoot_owl_rn
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Martie and Ohme.....thank you both very much

Whtdove....coconut wouldn't be my choice either....LOL
Marilyn
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13 posted 11-18-1999 09:29 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Ruth my friend. Your friend is very dear to you and I have seen why. Keep in touch other ways and never forget him (as I know you won't!) he will never forget you my friend.

Coconut???...How about raspberry or peach??..lol
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