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0 posted 12-03-1999 10:42 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Rooted Knowledge

To grow up someplace, and be disturbed
by what you know, not what you heard,
if to feel the coursing beat of dismay
there within your soul, then do not delay

to find where it is that you belong,
to hear justly the earth’s coursing song,
where your roots should rightfully be,
whether on land, or perhaps the sea.

For I grew up where the earth can shake,
but my soul knew better, and it would quake
with unquiet and despair, knowing was better so,
that I should leave my birth place and go

to where I would relish the land and sky
although I had both before me right then,
it was not the same for one’s invisible eye,
so I knew the day was absolute when

my love brought me to a special place
one that lies well within my heart
and from this land it’s safe to say
that I and my soul will not depart.

For whether there’s adversity or not
this is the place where my roots are deep;
I know it from the morns’ first wake,
I know it in the deep night’s sleep.

So now then when my time has come
and my chores are then said and done,
I know where it is I shall lie,
till He takes my soul on high.

3 December, 1999
©KRJ

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Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



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1 posted 12-03-1999 10:51 AM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

Beautiful, Sunshine.
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2 posted 12-04-1999 07:56 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Thank you Ohme...
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3 posted 12-04-1999 09:26 AM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Sunshine this is really so lovely...I feel this way too. I was born in the big city but moved to a small town when I was about 14. I always thought I'd want to go back to the city, but now...my heart lives in the woods.
Love your poem

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It's not the love you fear, but the fall from the height~Edwin McCain

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4 posted 12-04-1999 09:36 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Sunshine,
A sad topic but a good poem, recognizing roots are very important, glad you did. *L*
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5 posted 12-04-1999 09:59 AM       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

Sunshine -
Lovely thoughts you've shared,
sometimes souls are best defined
when they are bared.
Not necessarily to the world
but to our own mind's eye ...
I'd say you looked deep to find
that which you wish to keep.

We may sway with the breezes,
but our roots keep us in place.
May you continue the joy
I hear in your voice.

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6 posted 12-05-1999 08:10 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Caroline, soul sister, follow the wood's path...

Sy, nay, not sad, but fullfilling...

Marge, sometimes I bare too much; indeed, you see it all, and see it right...
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This is beautiful, Sunshine! Your contentment shines through!

 Denise

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