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The Reason is Unfolded

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Martie
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0 posted 12-26-1999 07:25 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie


The Reason is Unfolded


The path is serpentine
and furtive
to unsure feet treading.
I can see
the breath of
beginning down the slope
across the tarn of newness
nestled,
it is like the tremble and flux
of a smoky song,
a nebulous thing, unsure
of direction.

Look back, down into the troth
of a motherís scream,
look down the eyes of fear
at how and say
still
   how?
How do I keep climbing
life's frail and stony ridge
with the moon so close now,
its portence is holy and lingering
and I will never see it again like this?

I see fragility
in the thinness of the skin
that breaks and bleeds my effort.

Oh, but when I sing
the sky smiles and this
heart of days is listening,
listening still to answers that
beauty defines
and tomorrow is high,
a ridge, so clever in its serendipity
that I hear
and finally understand
that the answer is to question
and the reason is unfolded
from simple strive.

  


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


[This message has been edited by Martie (edited 12-27-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 12-26-1999 09:05 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is wonderful, Martie! I enjoyed this very much!  

 Denise


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2 posted 12-27-1999 04:33 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Martie,
I just happened back to #4 and found this. It's beautiful! If you post on #5, we won't miss any of your poetry
Liz
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3 posted 12-28-1999 05:34 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

This is one of the most beautiful poems I have read from you Martie - I'm very impressed! Definitely publishable!

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4 posted 12-28-1999 06:37 AM       View Profile for whiskey   Email whiskey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit whiskey's Home Page   View IP for whiskey

I really liked it alot ,
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