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Keep singing, Poets.

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Severn
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0 posted 12-09-1999 08:25 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Severn


What cause is there
to rest chin on hand
if life
is only
a merry-go-dream?

Would poets
lose fuel
for words if
sorrow wilted
to leave a stalk
alone
of joy?

For life
lines the brow
and lines
the page

and torment
becomes a call
to hope

Every gladdened song
therefore
is brighter still
when a tune
of loss
is sung before

Poets strong
keep singing
words of life

guardians
in our gardens
of death and light

10.12.99


 ...the shells upon the warm sands
have taken from their own lands
the echo of their story...Enya

© Copyright 1999 Kamla Mahony - All Rights Reserved
Elizabeth Santos
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1 posted 12-09-1999 08:35 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Dear Severn,
I beg to differ with you on a comment regarding one of my poems, although it was beautifully expressed, But you are the one who has been an inspiration to all of us, at such a young age, to have written such a variety of works, (which incidently, I would like an autographed copy of your first book of poetry). with such maturity and insight well beyond your years. And here is another example. It's great!
Liz
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2 posted 12-09-1999 08:38 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Severn,
Your groping gives more light
Than all my hoping. Beautiful poem.
Severn
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3 posted 12-09-1999 08:41 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Oh Liz.  
I don't know what to say.
Except: Thankyou.
Everyone can claim to have inspired in their own way, I think - and you HAVE inspired me my friend.

[This message has been edited by Severn (edited 12-09-1999).]
Severn
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4 posted 12-09-1999 08:44 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

You, Sy, are a master, groping singer!

Thankyou.
Denise
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5 posted 12-09-1999 09:17 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

So beautiful, Severn!  

 Denise


Betty Gravitt
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6 posted 12-09-1999 09:23 PM       View Profile for Betty Gravitt   Email Betty Gravitt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Betty Gravitt

Severn such a beautiful poem.

 B Gravitt


Balladeer
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7 posted 12-09-1999 09:26 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Severn, you continue to amaze me with your versatility. Well done.....again!

 To the world you might be just one person but to one person you might just be the world.

Eloise
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8 posted 12-09-1999 10:37 PM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Eloise

Severn I loved this piece.  I especially liked the phrase "if life is only a "merry-go-dream"
Martie
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9 posted 12-09-1999 11:55 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Severn, you are so remarkable and so keenly aware of life and give it such grace and rhythm with words that take my breath.
hoot_owl_rn
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10 posted 12-10-1999 01:57 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Beautiful Severn
Christopher
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11 posted 12-10-1999 02:07 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Obscure in verse and inspirational as well, a mighty line followed from the first to the last!
Michael
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12 posted 12-10-1999 03:47 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Amazing piece, Severn.  Very powerful words.

Michael
Severn
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13 posted 12-10-1999 04:29 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Denise - thankyou.  

Betty - ditto.  

I.F.F   That is a lovely thing to say.

Eloise - thankyou! I think innovation helps.

Martie - well the feeling is mutual so we should go out and get those oxygen masks together OK?!

Ruth - hugs. How you doing?

Chris - glad to have inspired.  

Michael - Bless you   hope you are feeling better.
Rod
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14 posted 12-10-1999 04:36 AM       View Profile for Rod   Email Rod   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rod

A truly lovely poem, shows a great depth of insight and mirrors perfectly the aspirations of the true poet's heart.
Well done!
Rod
Severn
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15 posted 12-10-1999 04:40 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Thankyou, my new poet friend!
K
Dark Angel
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16 posted 12-10-1999 07:58 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Severn, This is absolutley Beautiful !!

 What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


Marge Tindal
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17 posted 12-10-1999 08:07 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

Severn -
Again ... such truth in your words.
I love merry-go-rounds ...
they spin the most fantastic people into our playgrounds.
So glad you came to play.
I hear you singing !


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
noles1@totcon.com
Severn
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18 posted 12-10-1999 06:47 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

D A - thanks! You are one of those poets you know!

Marge - and how glad I am that into this playground I came.  
You have a beautiful singing voice my friend.
Nan
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19 posted 12-10-1999 07:50 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I Loooooooove the "Merry-go-dream".... I want one..........
caroline
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20 posted 12-10-1999 07:55 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline



Magic~~~Simply, beautifully~~Magic!


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

Severn
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21 posted 12-10-1999 08:48 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Nan - it's the kind of thing I think Santa's elves would be happy to make for you...  

Caroline - magic indeed - coming to this place!! Thanks.  K
 
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