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Seaangel
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0 posted 12-20-1999 04:18 AM       View Profile for Seaangel   Email Seaangel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Seaangel

blue shadows over the hills
-the hills that mean nothing.
blue paper printing tree-outlines
that glow solid in the unrepentant sun.
common or garden fluoro red flowers
hiding, intolerably in beauty
-burn through blue,
burn through cloud & tree
& radio signals
& dull nothingness
burn through all of these,
come through hand & eye
to hot &  solid
smash, graze, crack into orange,
into golden angel.

no beauty will ease my guts today.
the sun burns clear to what I don't want
to see, poetically
I am pinned to the ground,
looking up,
& watching you fly.

there is sound & breeze, dance
of life in birds, planes, & heroes
the rhythmic swallow of atoms
in wood, vegetation, wing, people.
words glimmer as leaves on the branch
words murmer as leaves on the branch
the bowling of light over & over
& through it all, the heat of it
over skin
the line of white that is the wind,
over you

I never wanted to be you,
only to know that movement thinly
independent of earth & thinly
sealed from space. A movement
of freedom to convulse me with gold,
to metamorphosis, to make true my dreams.

You tell me, bird, what it's like up there.
I'll never know, so tell me of the sea's
secret face, the top of trees,
how it is to be wholly in blue,
& never a whisper of corridors grimly
trailed. What's it like to see forever
so close?
Or does the illusion vanish?
© Copyright 1999 Angela King - All Rights Reserved
Jordan Lake
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1 posted 12-20-1999 05:03 AM       View Profile for Jordan Lake   Email Jordan Lake   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jordan Lake

Very well written. I enjoyed your use of words... very well done!
Rod
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2 posted 12-20-1999 05:10 AM       View Profile for Rod   Email Rod   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rod

You've done it again Seaangel!
Simply soars with airborne imagery!
Loved it.
Rod
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3 posted 12-20-1999 06:29 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

SeaAngel -

Such lovely thoughts of
winged creatures.
My heart soared among them.
~*Marge*~


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I've often wondered the same! I enjoyed this Seaangel!  

 Denise


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5 posted 12-20-1999 08:35 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

This is excellent Seaangel--I could feel it so keenly, as if I wasn't reading but seeing into your heart.
 
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