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Nature of Poetry

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Elizabeth Santos
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A Cleansing of the Soul and Mind

There's something about a simple verse
That puts all theory in reverse
And blows dimension to the wind
And reasoning to utter sin

It casts a stone in rapid thrust
Awakes the spirit's craving lust
An intruder uninvited in
Then beckoned to remain within

Poetry can touch a tender wound
A place within the spirit's womb
That nothing else can near approach
And nothing else would dare encroach

Then on the wing of butterfly
Words of lyric gently fly
Into this private deep domain
Life's precious well of joy and pain

With words the heart can bear believe
And phrase the soul had not conceived
It surrounds you with its firey thrill
Or a brisk and wintry icy chill

It dives into the deepest pits
And thrashes round in raging fits
Or gives your heart a warm embrace
And soothes the spirit with its grace

It conjures up old memories
It sings of children's fantasies
It tickles you with whims of youth
Or startles you with simple truth

Just an innocent verse of poetry
Can clutch your soul, then set it free
Tears of joy are then revealed
Or tears of sorrow long concealed

Whatever treasures you may find
Poetry cleanses soul and mind

Elizabeth Santos

© Copyright 1999 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Marge Tindal
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1 posted 11-30-1999 07:59 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Elizabeth -
This is stunning.
So deep and yet ... so easy to traverse.
You've done it again ... intoxicating.

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Eloise
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2 posted 11-30-1999 08:00 PM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Eloise

This is beautiful and heartwarming. I really enjoyed this one.
Martie
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3 posted 11-30-1999 08:27 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I am always in awe of your words Elizabeth
John Yaws
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4 posted 11-30-1999 08:39 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

I pay thee homage, milady. a lovely poem, I daresay I should change the title of mine. Yours is so much more fitting.
Elizabeth Santos
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5 posted 11-30-1999 08:58 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Marge, Not as stunning as you. Thanks for your e-mails. Whew!
Elizabeth

Eloise and Martie, Thank you both so much

Gunslinger, You won't believe this but I had just written this poem today, and when I got home I saw your post, so I tried to post this on the challenge , but couldn't find it. I didn't mean to steal your name, I just thought it was an ongoing challenge. Get it?
Please don't change anything!I'm going to change mine. Am enjoying your work, epecially that one about sailing round the horn. I love it!Thanks for the comments
Elizabeth
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6 posted 11-30-1999 11:03 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
My computor was on the fritz
Blew me out of my wits.
This is an elegant poem
I would say an epitome
Exquisitely done. *L*
Denise
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7 posted 11-30-1999 11:19 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Exceptional verse, Elizabeth. Very well done!


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Denise

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8 posted 11-30-1999 11:29 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Exceptional poem! Absolutely wonderful!
Elizabeth Santos
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9 posted 12-01-1999 12:49 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Denise, Thank you kindly. What are you doing here. You shoul be in bed!
Thanks for the e-mail
Elizabeth

Poet deVine
Thank you very much. Very kind words from a talented poet
Elizabeth
Elizabeth Santos
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Sy,
Thank you for your kind words, so glad you're back
Elizabeth
 
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