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Gracefully Moving Past

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Martie
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Gracefully Moving Past


Things turn around and around,
the world, the seasons,
life, death and rebirth.
What was, is again.
Important times,
like a favorite dream
sure youíll always remember,
but you donít.

A wet child,
my child,
a small thing perhaps.
I saw her
through the kitchen window.  
with her head held up
her mouth open.

"A rain bath and a rain drink,"
she told me as she dripped
glossy black hair
splayed across her forehead,
drops dangling from
the tip of her nose,
gold and green dancing
like a cloudless day.

She threw her arms around me
a puddle formed at our feet,  
jabbered the way
that young girls do
when I realized
what she said was not important,
what was important
was the way her colt legs pranced
back and forth as she talked,
the way she looked
racing down the hall,
running from her youth
and away from me.

I wanted to take a picture
of the way my heart feltó
so big with love that it hurt
at the sight of her slender back,
gracefully moving past.


                        



 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
© Copyright 1999 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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So real, so alive is your poetry
This is so warming and loving. It's beautiful
Liz
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Very lovely, Martie! I enjoyed reading this!  

 Denise


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Your poetry makes me ache, makes me want to claim the words, Martie.

Wonderful.
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You have a style that is absolutely spellbinding, Martie. What a blessing to us you are.

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

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Martie -
This is one of the prettiest pieces I've read.  A KODAK MOMENT for sure.
It is beautifully written from a mother's heart.



 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Thank you so much for your replies to this poem.  The heart of a poem is the reader.

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
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