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The blind that see

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Seymour Tabin
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0 posted 12-17-1999 12:25 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Seymour Tabin


       The blind that see

One day while visiting the east,
I saw a holy man, a preist.
Everyday I saw him there,
Counting beads and saying prayer.

Never a pause, he never stopped,
As beads touched, circled and dropped.
Though blind and vacant was his stare,
Each bead he dropped a silent prayer.

His power closed around his space,
Even though the beads defaced.
And the string grew thinner each day,
As his fingers wrinkle and grey.

He seemed so very much at peace.
Devotion seemed, was his surcease.
And one by one the beads kept time,
Like echoes from a bell in chime.

His hands a halo, paper thin,
As zeal poured forth from within
And I wondered at the soul of he,
His blind faith and what of me?

That day I left by caravan
And felt some how a different man.
© Copyright 1999 Seymour Tabin - All Rights Reserved
U K Hero
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1 posted 12-17-1999 12:38 PM       View Profile for U K Hero   Email U K Hero   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for U K Hero

Seymour, so much flavour in your poetry, well loved
Sven
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2 posted 12-17-1999 12:40 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

The heart reveals the things that the eyes cannot see. . .

Excellent Sy, love reading your work. . .

 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl


Mike
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3 posted 12-17-1999 01:43 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

A real pleasure, as per usual.
Irie
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4 posted 12-17-1999 01:55 PM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie

What a beautiful poem. Very heartfelt indeed.
Look forward to seing more from you.  )
Denise
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5 posted 12-17-1999 01:57 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

'Tis wonderful those eyes that 'see'! Great poem, Sy!  

 Denise


Michael
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6 posted 12-17-1999 02:09 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

It's truly wonderful how the devotion and faith of others can be so powerful...to touch us in these ways.  I have been similiarly touched just by reading this,
TY Sy.

Michael
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7 posted 12-17-1999 02:22 PM       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

I like this one a lot  
Balladeer
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8 posted 12-17-1999 02:25 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Sy, my golf hat goes off to you on this one. It's one of those I wish I had written. Excellent poem!
Elizabeth Santos
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9 posted 12-17-1999 05:27 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Sy,
What a nice surprise to come home to, this lovely poem. I'll cherish this one.
Perfect verses, nice theme,
I love it
Liz
Seymour Tabin
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10 posted 12-17-1999 06:21 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

To all my dear friends above,
I have nothing to offer but love.
I love each and every one of you.
And I'll try hard to do what you asked me to.
*L* to all Sy
Severn
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11 posted 12-17-1999 06:26 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Sy, this is somehow gentler than your recent works, yet just as powerful - it is your signature to produce poems with different 'textures', if you know what I mean, yet they are equally powerful - I like this part of your style.

K
Seymour Tabin
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12 posted 12-17-1999 07:34 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Severn,
To say thank you would not be enough,
So I'll send you all my love. Sy
Sally S.
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13 posted 12-17-1999 09:44 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

This is excellent, Sy.  Very thoughtful and full of meaning. Your talent continues to grow.  
Nan
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14 posted 12-17-1999 10:31 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Insight.... the best vision of all....
sandgrain
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15 posted 12-17-1999 10:57 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Great feeling expressed so nicely, so picturesqe.  Thank you.
 
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