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Something divine

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Marta
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0 posted 12-20-1999 11:18 PM       View Profile for Marta   Email Marta   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marta


Something divine

The eye of the storm devoured the night
with rain, weeping against the windows,
leaving us in the dark.  You leaned over
the table in ivory nakedness, warmed
by the flickering amber of burning candles,
writing, what were you writing? A tale
spinning past the shores of your life.

Triptych face in wasted shadows, roaring flame.
Bones, wisdom, peace. In the sunken haven
of concave lines, anchored ships waited safe.
No burdens in your eye sockets,
half moons lingering in the shade.
What were your lips saying? All and nothing.
Ragged lips, a mock, the entrance of love.

You wrote and I watched across the room
dead with silence, engulfing us both
in cathedral quietness. You rested upon
the angles of your bony bareness, still
in the minute eternity of a drop of water,
and I couldn't tell whether you were marmoreal cold
Or the fire of a fallen angel.

Were there jewels in the silky shine of your hair,
Or silver tears upon the flower of your dreams?
Were had you been, all this time?
Did I see you then, was I seeing you now
The very first time? What was your grace,
The echo of those past lives, the voices
I heard, were they just on my head?

In your smile I read my name, a shooting star
took me away, drawing me close,
and I listened, listened to your knowledge,
I felt, felt your light, I tasted, tasted your hunger,
I touched with you the sky.  You were divine.

No watch, no suit or tie, no car or job,
no demands. No trophies, no greed,
not even lust. Only the deep love of a heavenly heart,
the wisdom from the other side, whispered
to each man, a cosmic echo beyond our time.

I understood then, why I run back to you
each time my shoes touch the streets.


© Copyright 1999 Marta - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 12-20-1999 11:21 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Welcome to Passions, Marta! Excellent poem! I enjoyed this very much!  

 Denise


Balladeer
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2 posted 12-20-1999 11:25 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Marta, you do know how to make an entrance! a BIG WELCOME FROM ME, also!
myslinky
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3 posted 12-20-1999 11:30 PM       View Profile for myslinky   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for myslinky

This is a great Poem.
Welcome, Marta!

 Words like violence
Break the silence
M.L. Gore
Poet deVine
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Hurricane Alley


4 posted 12-20-1999 11:36 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Wow! Welcome to the family! I look forward to reading more from you!  
Martie
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5 posted 12-20-1999 11:41 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Great poem Marta, so rich and full.  Welcome

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
WhtDove
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6 posted 12-20-1999 11:41 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

WELCOME!  Liked this much.
Marge Tindal
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7 posted 12-21-1999 12:08 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

Marta -

This is just awesomely beautiful.
Quite an entrance.

The 'triptych face' just blows me away
with the imagery.

You've come in with a powerful piece.
Welcome.  Hope to read much more from you.
~*Marge*~

 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Severn
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8 posted 12-21-1999 05:50 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Most definitely a powerful entrance!

Excellent poetry, Marta.

Welcome! I'll be looking for more.

K
Elizabeth Santos
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9 posted 12-21-1999 07:30 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Marta
A very talented poet you are!
Welcome!
This is wonderful!
Liz
Marta
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10 posted 12-21-1999 07:45 AM       View Profile for Marta   Email Marta   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marta

Thank you for all your kind replies. I am a member of another literary forum and learned about yours during a recent Christmas dinner at the Society of Poets.  I met Mr. Balladier there (hi Michael!) who recited poem after poem, by heart. I was very impressed by his poetry, by his kindness and great sense of humor. I am also impressed by the quality and number of poems posted here on a daily basis, as well as the time and effort taken to reply. Great job.
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11 posted 12-21-1999 08:13 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Welcome, Marta... Great poem... I particularly love the last two lines...  
hoot_owl_rn
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12 posted 12-21-1999 10:20 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

Wow...this was wonderful. Welcome to passions  
starboards
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WELCOME MARTA!! please post somemore!  

Starboards

 
"I wont look back, I wont regret, though it hurts like hell someday I will forget"
Tara Simms
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14 posted 12-22-1999 12:21 AM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Welcome!  And what a beautiful poem!  You mean to tell me that Balladeer actually has some memorized?  Heck, I can't even memorize my own (is that weird?)!

 It matters not how strait the gate;
How charged with punishments the scroll;
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
--W.E. Henley


Marta
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15 posted 12-22-1999 05:11 PM       View Profile for Marta   Email Marta   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marta

Yes Tara, Balladeer has a powerful memory...and powerful verses. He can certainly hold an audience, something I could never do. Thank you.
Marta
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By the way, they were his own poems.
 
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