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Madness of the Mississippi Mist

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Poet deVine
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The madness of the Mississippi mist
settled like dew on her golden hair
she danced around the field that night
arms aloft, without a worldly care.

The night birds flying close to her
could hear her crooning an eerie hymn
she was a part of the darkling night
a midnight seraphim.

Her nightgown of pure white cotton
clung to her girlish frame
bare feet flew in a pagan dance
that was wild and without shame.

As untamed as any gypsy wench
she twirled in girlish delight
unseen, unheard by mortal man
a child of the night.

When she tired, she stopped a bit
to speak to the whispering wind
she became the mist, the night,
the darkness called Rosalind.


(Note: this is a repost from Open #1 and I changed the title - it used to be "Rosalind")

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1 posted 12-21-1999 08:09 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

Poet DeVine -

The gypsy in me dances in
your Mississippi Mist of Maddness.

I wasn't around for Forum #1 ...
so glad you put it here.
I think the name change suits it well.
~*Marge*~


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2 posted 12-21-1999 08:11 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Wow, this is exquisite, Lady DeVine.  I never caught it in open one - probably posted when I still had my head in the sand..LOL  I am so glad you reposted it though.  Very inspiring piece.


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Beautiful! I also missed this in Open #1. Thanks for reposting it!

 Denise


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Oh, this is beautiful PDV. I love the imagery you used in this one  
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5 posted 12-21-1999 11:41 AM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

Having felt the Mississipi mist in my tenure there, I was taken back again... so that's who she is?

Thanks ;-)
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will ditto hoot on this one, really beautiful
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He espied a whirling durbish,
Beneath a Mississippi moon,
Her frame was slightly girlish,
But in his soul, felt lustful swoon,
For in her whirling, twirling dance,
Felt kiss of whispering wind,
To lose his mortal soul would chance,
A dance of pagan ritual, with mist, with Rosiland.
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Thank you all! And Mike, thank you for your very appropriate poetic response! I love it!  
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Hey PDV is Rosiland on ICQ?


Fine poem btw
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Poet DeVine, I find this poem intriguing.
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Simply stellar, Poet DeVine...absolutely fabulous! I can see her there in the mist...   Love this poem!!!

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Glad you brought it back, deVine one. This is not to be mist.
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Gotta love that gypsy song.....
I remember it and still enjoyed it as much...Good one PdV...
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I honestly can't remember if I read this one before or not!  But I love it anyhow! Breath taking.
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This is a wonderful poem. I can see her dancing , a picture is so clear through your words
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Wow, Ms. deVine, I am breathless...this is truly beautiful.  

 *Krista Knutson*

~*Like a lion, without fear of the howling pack,
Like a gust of wind, ne'er trapped in a snare,
Like a lotus blossom, ne'er sprinkled by water,
Let me, like a unicorn, in solitude roam.*~ Hymn Of Buddha


 
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