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One last warble for Sy

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 11-19-1999 07:32 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

The Announcement

There's something about the song of a locust in the air
A non-intrusive gesture that makes us so aware
A little August ritual that warns of things to come
And reminds us that our splendid summer days are almost done

A nostalgic kind of melody the summer locust sings
Tolling the end of August with an old familiar ring
With a steady and insistant droan he warbles in his ways
Announcing to the universe approaching autumn days

Our whole perspective changes when the locust sings his tune
Like the spinning of the earth and the cycles of the moon
We are reminded that the rhythms of the seasons never cease
As the locust unreluctantly performs his masterpiece

Elizabeth Santos

(This poem is only relevent in my part of the country, perhaps not in others, and as Sy pointed out, all of this will change, but not in my lifetime, at least not in this lifetime) Bye-bye
© Copyright 1999 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
suthern
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1 posted 11-19-1999 07:41 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

The poem is beautiful in any part of the country. *S* Well done!!
Seymour Tabin
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2 posted 11-19-1999 11:07 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth

Your locust has sound its peep
And reached into my heart so deep,
It lifted from within my well
The ringing of a memory bell.
Wisdom rides upon the wind,
It cannot ever be exscind.
It's there for all to touch upon.
It is like a liaison.

Your poem is beautiful.
WhtDove
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Beautiful Elizabeth! Come back soon!
Pepper
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This is so lovely Elizabeth!

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

Elizabeth Santos
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Suthern and Rebecca, Thank you and keep up your good works, which I will be reading daily
Elizabeth
Pepper, Thank you so much

[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 11-19-1999).]
Elizabeth Santos
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Sy,

So fortunate at last am I
The subject of your spirit's cry
Which tolls a friendship bell so strong
A sweet aesthetic poet's song

Thank you
Elizabeth
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Beautiful Elizabeth, I can relate to this well.
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The locust is not the only one who performs a masterpiece. So does your name, when attached to any poem. Take care, poet.
Martie
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Beautiful poem Elizabeth. Although I've never heard the song, I feel the melody now in my heart, because of you.
Elizabeth Santos
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10 posted 11-19-1999 05:38 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Ruth, so glad you know the thrill of it. I'll be in touch RE: Live Poets Society meeting
Mr. Balladeer, always making me cry
Marty, What kind remarks you have for me. Thank you.
 
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