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The Reason is Unfolded

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Martie
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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)
© Copyright 1999 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
Echo Rhayne
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1 posted 12-27-1999 05:34 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Beautiful!


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Elizabeth Santos
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2 posted 12-27-1999 05:49 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Martie,
Thanks for posting this in #5. I was just about to e-mail you to suggest it, because I almost missed it.
It's beautiful!
Liz
Martie
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Echo, thanks for reading and commenting

Liz, I'm glad you found 'cause I was lost.
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4 posted 12-28-1999 12:37 AM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for First__Knight

What a story told in this....Thank you for the ride...I will be back to read in again  

 I have learned that the pain of a lost love will fade, But the memory of having loved will last forever.

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5 posted 12-28-1999 06:00 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Hey Martie - I replied in #4!

K
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6 posted 12-28-1999 08:08 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

Such lovely thoughts to begin a day.
Thank you, Martie.
~*Marge*~


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Like the flow here Martie.
Poet deVine
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I like this very much! The flow of the poem is wonderful...  
Martie
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Thank you so much for reading and replying to this poem. First Knight-I think it's everyone's story, Severn-thanks for replying twice and I appreciate what you said, Marge- your thoughts are always loving, UKhero-nice to see you, thanks for reading, PDV-A wonderful from you is wonderful.  
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Very nicely told my friend. You do have a way with words  
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