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Denise
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0 posted 12-26-1999 12:35 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Denise

Separated by a sea of time
Yet a heritage both yours and mine
Voices I have yet to hear
Faces I have never seen
Hailing from that Isle of Green
...Names from long ago.

What were your fondest hopes and dreams
What were your grandest plans and schemes
Were your thoughts and feelings
Much like mine
...So many years ago?

Your tragic sorrows, your joys sublime
All written on the scroll of time
Were your prayers and longings
Much like mine
...So many years ago?

Someday we'll meet on the other side
No longer parted by this tide
Your voices then I'll finally hear
Your faces I shall see at last
Faces from the distant past
...Names from long ago.

Separated by a sea of time
...Names from long ago.




 Denise


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Severn
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1 posted 12-26-1999 02:01 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Denise - this is so mesmerising.
Yep - that's the word.

Love it!

K
Nan
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2 posted 12-26-1999 08:42 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

This is wonderful, Denise - You've put into words the feeling I had as I wandered among the gravesites of my ancestors - who founded one of the first settlements in northern Maine.... Very nice work....  

[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 12-26-1999).]
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3 posted 12-26-1999 12:15 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Beautiful, Denise. I imagine that if we were able to look back and talk to them, their dreams, hopes, aspirations and desires would be exactly like ours. Good thoughts.
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4 posted 12-26-1999 01:20 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. It's funny how when you see a title a lot of times an image comes to mind of what the poem is going to be. This was not at all what I'd imagined, but I cretainly wasn't dissapointed  
Elizabeth Santos
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5 posted 12-26-1999 02:55 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Very beautiful, Denise
I almost missed it. Hope you will post in #5 so we don't miss any of your poems
Love ya,
Liz
John Yaws
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6 posted 12-26-1999 03:17 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

Lovely, but of course that comes as no surprise. as one dreamer to another: Great job!
)
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7 posted 12-26-1999 03:22 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Thank you, Severn, Nan, Balladeer, Ruth, Elizabeth and Gunslinger. I'm glad you liked it! This was the second poem that I ever wrote. My sister was doing research on our family tree - everything came to a halt after we traced back our ancestors arrival on a ship from Ireland. Then we hit a brick wall for anything prior to that. (many orphans in the past and no further info. could be found.) I wrote this in response to that...we know the names but not much else. I'm glad you all liked it! Now on to Open # 5!  

 Denise


Dark Angel
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8 posted 12-26-1999 06:08 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

This is terrific Denise!!!  

 What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


Denise
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Thank you, Dark Angel! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

 Denise


Willem
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10 posted 12-26-1999 07:56 PM       View Profile for Willem   Email Willem   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Willem

Denise, this poem of yours sounded like music
to me, and created such vivid pictures in my
mind! That's because, having studied my own
family's genealogy way back to the time of
Columbus, I came to the same conclusion that
you did: that we share many dreams, ideals,
hopes, but also sadness, misfortune and more
with our ancestors. We live between memories
of our past and dreams of our future, and
must learn to reconcile both in our hearts in order to be completely happy.

Willem

Willem
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Denise, this poem of yours sounded like music
to me, and created such vivid pictures in my
mind! That's because, having studied my own
family's genealogy way back to the time of
Columbus, I came to the same conclusion that
you did: that we share many dreams, ideals,
hopes, but also sadness, misfortune and more
with our ancestors. We live between memories
of our past and dreams of our future, and
must learn to reconcile both in our hearts
in order to be completely happy.

Willem




[This message has been edited by Willem (edited 12-26-1999).]
Denise
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12 posted 12-26-1999 09:01 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

All the way back to Columbus...wow! That's amazing! Thank so much for reading and for your in depth comments! It is appreciated!

 Denise


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touching piece
Artic Wind
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14 posted 11-12-2007 04:19 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

Enjoyed

ARCTIC WIND
 
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