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The Joy of Knowing Life

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childomine
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0 posted 05-25-2000 10:53 PM       View Profile for childomine   Email childomine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for childomine

When I choose to connect with life
my soul is filled with song.
I laugh, I hope, I dream -
I dance, I love, I long.

Quiet breeze caresses my face
and brings gentleness anew.
Moonbeams rest upon my shoulders
as a silken cape would do.

The moon creates a soft glow
upon my moist, warm skin.
Sand becomes cool slippers
to wrap my feet within.

Stars glowing far overhead
cast out a shine so bright,
piercing through the deepest dark,
pinpoints of brilliant light.

Water lapping at my ankles,
delightful, teasing play.
When I reach out to the life force,
I'm always touched this way.


†...Give me the strength to walk the soft earth, a relative to all that is....
          Black Eagle
    Oglala Sioux holy man



[This message has been edited by childomine (edited 05-26-2000).]
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Songbird
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1 posted 05-26-2000 12:39 AM       View Profile for Songbird   Email Songbird   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Songbird's Home Page   View IP for Songbird

I love the images you provide her, my favorite line is, "Sand becomes cool slippers
to wrap my feet within." I can really feel that line as well as see myself doing it. Used to be a beach bum, maybe that helps.
Lost Dreamer
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2 posted 05-26-2000 06:51 AM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Wow, you have written a delightful poem here, I could feel it all and it made me feel very tranquil. Thank you for sharing your connection to life here with us.  
JOY 14
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3 posted 05-26-2000 09:55 AM       View Profile for JOY 14   Email JOY 14   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JOY 14's Home Page   View IP for JOY 14

Thank you, for this bit of calmness.  I too loved the line, "Sand becomes cool slippers" ooohhh. nice.  I can feel the sand beneath my feet.

Joy
SwŚmp§Faerˇie
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4 posted 05-26-2000 12:00 PM       View Profile for SwŚmp§Faerˇie   Email SwŚmp§Faerˇie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SwŚmp§Faerˇie

Ohhh how very beautiful,i like the way you speak of the moonbeams as a silver cape....that's very original.....a very peaceful enigmatic poem. i adore it. I love nature,and the night so this was really one i could get lost in. GREAT WORK  

Swamp faeryie of the black lagoon


 And there she weaves by night and day,
a magic web of colours gay.~Tennyson
patricianne
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5 posted 05-26-2000 02:54 PM       View Profile for patricianne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for patricianne

Certainly was a beautiful poem. You caught my attention with your opening line-"When I choose to connect with life..." We do all have that choice, don't we? I was waiting for the darker side to immerge and tell us what it's like when you choose not to connect with life. Another poem, perhaps? Enjoyed it.  
dgvarner
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6 posted 05-26-2000 04:16 PM       View Profile for dgvarner   Email dgvarner   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for dgvarner

i really enjoyed this poem..i dont have it in me to write much about nature..so i have to enjoy that of others     

"when i choose to connect with life..."  very real line there..  its true, we do have that choice...

and, i too, loved the lines about the sand!

awsome!  
allan
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7 posted 05-27-2000 11:08 AM       View Profile for allan   Email allan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit allan's Home Page   View IP for allan

Lovely poem.

I especially liked:

The moon creates a soft glow
upon my moist, warm skin.
Sand becomes cool slippers
to wrap my feet within.

great closure too. well done!  
childomine
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8 posted 05-27-2000 10:06 PM       View Profile for childomine   Email childomine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for childomine

Thanks to all of you for taking the time to read and comment (which is deeply appreciated) on the poem.
kaile
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9 posted 05-28-2000 08:44 PM       View Profile for kaile   Email kaile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kaile

very nice images you have here...felt calm and Zen-like reading this poem...thanx for sharing


twinsgd
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10 posted 05-28-2000 10:32 PM       View Profile for twinsgd   Email twinsgd   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for twinsgd

A beautiful upbeat poem Kim
Most enjoyable to read.

Jack
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11 posted 12-25-2004 10:58 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

ah the beach...the ocean...knowing life
effjayel
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12 posted 02-07-2008 09:12 AM       View Profile for effjayel   Email effjayel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for effjayel

very nicely done
 
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