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The Yearning of Words

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Martie
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  The Yearning of Words

Sometimes words are ammunition,
shooting salt into an illusion
causing the agony of truth
to shine.

Sometimes words are the salve
that heels,
turning old patina’s into
the treasure of antiques.

When a moment is lost
words whistle and we listen to
far off memories casting call,
coloring purple tangled feelings,
tearing the dry eyes of the stony
senior partner of the non-demonstrative.

Words cry and whisper and tantalize
secret yearnings,
and explode in the rapture of lovers.

Words are a lonely litany
or a symphony,
then eyelashes soft against a cheek
lull the softly dreaming child.

Words are our mantra
without them the poet
wouldn't.  




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


[This message has been edited by Martie (edited 12-20-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
Elizabeth Santos
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1 posted 12-20-1999 02:04 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Isn't it strange how one you love can say just a few needed words, and you remember them forever
Beautiful, Martie
Liz
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2 posted 12-20-1999 03:37 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

WOW!
I really respond to this, Martie.
You have caught the essence of words for certain.

Words are our mantra - indeed...indeed!
Fantastic.

K
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3 posted 12-20-1999 03:46 AM       View Profile for Seaangel   Email Seaangel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seaangel

Absolutely fantastic!!!
I love that, the yearning of words. We all feel that I think...one way or another, pleasurable or not. This is another success, Martie!
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4 posted 12-20-1999 06:43 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

Martie -

This is just a lovely piece.
The yearning is understood perfectly.
~*Marge*~


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I like this very much... well done!  
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Well done!!
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7 posted 12-20-1999 12:28 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Martie: So true..

HUGS

 Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream...


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Martie,
This poem is very sensitive and artie.
*L* Sy
Martie
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Liz-you're right about that.

Thanks Kamla-what would we do without them.  I'm sure we poets would find another way.

Thank you Seaangel for thinking this poem a success

Thanks Marge, for the friendship and especially for the editing.  

Southern and Hoot, thanks so much for reading and commenting

RG--really liked that hug

Sy--Martie is artie but not always smarty.
thanks--I always enjoy your comments.
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