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In response to Balladeer's "Someone else's eyes"

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Skyfyre
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0 posted 11-17-1999 10:05 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Skyfyre

"To thine own self be true," my friend;
Accept no compromise:
And pay no heed to how you look
In someone else's eyes;

If one should hope to judge with looks
They may as well be blind --
For such means naught to what you've done
To fascinate the mind;

Mere beauty, captured by the eyes,
Cannot gain such extoll
As wisdom shared, that delves the depths
Of someone else's soul;

The rarest vision, Heaven-sent,
Cannot such joy impart
As he who grants a moment's peace
To someone else's heart.

Beyond the reach of any eyes,
Defying time and space,
Know this: your light has brought a smile
To someone else's face.

Sincerely,

--Kess

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You cannot choose the way of your death, but the path you choose will determine its own end.

© Copyright 1999 Linda Anderson - All Rights Reserved
Seymour Tabin
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1 posted 11-17-1999 10:14 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Skyfyre,
Let me be the first to congradulate you on an excellent response. Well done I'm sure he will enjoy this much.
Severn
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2 posted 11-17-1999 10:15 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Beautiful! And very heartfelt - I'm sure Balladeer will love this Kess.
Poet deVine
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3 posted 11-17-1999 10:26 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Wonderful!
Sally S.
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4 posted 11-17-1999 10:28 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

Simply beautiful, Kess. And all too true.
Denise
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5 posted 11-17-1999 10:45 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Skyfyre! That's exactly what I was going to say! hehehehehe! Very very well done!

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Denise

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6 posted 11-17-1999 10:49 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

hehehe. Had to edit my response because I jumped on a soapbox instead of addressing your poem. It is a wonderful response, Kess, and I appreciate your words very much.

[This message has been edited by Balladeer (edited 11-17-1999).]
WhtDove
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7 posted 11-17-1999 11:39 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Sky I'm in awe! This was a most excellent written verse!
Skyfyre
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8 posted 11-17-1999 11:44 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

My dearest Balladeer, I was neglectful in not addressing the multiple layers of meaning in your poem and choosing to narrow my interpretation of the refrain -- you were right to be soapboxing. Rest assured, I do not contend that this explores the entirety of your piece's depth -- I only honed in on the key phrase.

Your thanks -- and your verse -- are well received, soap or no.

--Kess
hoot_owl_rn
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Very wise words Kess

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Alis volat propriis
(She flies with her own wings)

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