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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 12-28-1999 01:13 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

The Library

I chanced upon the door ajar
The secret chamber soft exposed
And stood in want to shyly enter
Hidden mysteries to disclose

Left unlocked in beckoned open
Begging entrance, luring sin
I looked about and in my daring
Tiptoed gently to within

Uninvited was my spirit
Unpretentious was my mood
Unintending the intrusion
But so enticing was the food

I closed the heavy door behind me
A candelabra hung in space
It mirrored light upon the walls
And prismed glow upon my face

It was a library I had found there
A wealth of knowledge and of thought
And at once I felt intuitive
Veneration that it wrought

A vision of his essence
This private place of soul's domain
Walls of wisdom stacked in volumes
Books with gold etched in his name

An intrusion of his private world
This intimate place of his retire
But warm and welcome was my presence
Like the glow of embered fire

In ravenous curiousity
To examine close the room
My longing eyes then wandered
Every object to consume

Walls trimmed in old mahogany
Mellowed deep like vintage wine
Surrounded me with warm embrace
Enhanced in beauty, aged with time

A weathered chair of softened leather
The solemn comfort of his want
And on the table books in reading
Likes of Gadamer and Kant

On the shelves were tales of China
India's most beloved lore
Works of Africa and Asia
Well used books of ancient yore

And then the crystal lighting
Fell upon a wooden shelf
It was filled with his own poetry
A reflection of himself

Then knowing all the secrets
Of the library I had found
I quietly left the chamber
To the silence of its sound

But glancing back through opened door
My happy heart awoke to find
It was not a library chamber
It was a window to his mind

Elizabeth Santos






[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 12-28-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Pepper
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1 posted 12-28-1999 01:20 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Exquisite!!!!

 A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!
Shannon


Martie
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2 posted 12-28-1999 01:39 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Wow!  This is wonderful.

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
Seymour Tabin
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3 posted 12-28-1999 01:42 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
Another epopee and it reads like it was writ
to me.
I cannot say how well you write and what it means to see.
I love your mind, I love your pen and I love everything you send.
But I don't know if I can keep up
With the depth of your well my friend.
Love Sy
Mike
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4 posted 12-28-1999 01:43 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Exquisite would seem to sum it up fairly well...  Exceptional work.
Eloise
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5 posted 12-28-1999 02:15 PM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Eloise

Elizabeth - I too, have to echo all of the above.

You reflect all your thoughts
Through your pen and your paper.
And line after line
Is another line to treasure.

So eloquently put
Are the words that you write.
Your emotions flow through
With readers delight.

As I once again read
Your masterpiece of rhyme.
There's no way to stop
The passing of time.
Elizabeth Santos
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6 posted 12-28-1999 03:44 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thank you Pepper, Martie, and Mike, and to Sy and Eloise, you honor me with your lovely poems.
Liz
Echo Rhayne
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7 posted 12-28-1999 05:33 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

WoW This is great!


 ~*~ Hell is not a place of fire and a devil with a tail and horns. But a place of torment because the light of God is gone. To escape this, accept the blood of Jesus Christ! ~*~

Severn
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8 posted 12-28-1999 05:49 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

I have to agree with all the above - just fantastic my friend.

How you churn these out so regularly I don't know...!

You ferocious writer you!

K

 ...I am not a painter, I am a poet... F. O'Hara
Elizabeth Santos
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9 posted 12-28-1999 06:08 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Echo,
Thank you

Severn
I'm known to be ferocious
With pen in clutching claw
I write a lion's lyric
Which roars throughout the hall
You are so cute!
Thanks,
Liz

[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 12-28-1999).]
TomS
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10 posted 12-28-1999 07:32 PM       View Profile for TomS   Email TomS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TomS

This is too sensuous.  I gotta stop reading you.
Denise
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11 posted 12-28-1999 08:34 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Another exquisite piece, Elizabeth!  

 Denise


devina
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12 posted 12-28-1999 08:37 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

Beautiful piece here indeed!!
Nate Dogg
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13 posted 12-28-1999 08:47 PM       View Profile for Nate Dogg   Email Nate Dogg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nate Dogg's Home Page   View IP for Nate Dogg

Well-crafted poem Liz! You know, the library is one of my favorite places to be too!

 Nathan
Elizabeth Santos
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14 posted 12-28-1999 09:20 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Tom,
I never thought of a library as being sensuous place. But please don't stop reading.
Thanks
Liz

Denise. Thank you, dear
Let's get together soon, oK?

Devina, Thanks

NateDogg, Well this one is one of my favorite places
Thanks
Liz
hoot_owl_rn
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15 posted 12-28-1999 09:29 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

Librarys, Books stores and museums....my three favorite places  
Astraea
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16 posted 12-28-1999 09:32 PM       View Profile for Astraea   Email Astraea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Astraea

I love knowledge...  I really like this one.  Beautiful.

~Astraea

 "Sometimes stars can only be seen in darkness."

"Sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier things."

Julie
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17 posted 12-28-1999 09:35 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

Awesome! Just Awesome Elizabeth. I soaked up every word. I love libraries and book stores too, one of my favorite places.  
Elizabeth Santos
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18 posted 12-28-1999 10:10 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Hoot, Astreae, Julie,
Thank you!
Liz
Marge Tindal
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19 posted 12-28-1999 10:13 PM       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

Elizabeth, my friend ...
You KNOW I love this.

You and Seymour complement one another's
poetry so well.
Mirrored muses ...
a sheer delight to the reader's eye.
Thanks to you both for the
absolute delight of your poetry.
~*Marge*~



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Frenchy
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20 posted 12-28-1999 10:14 PM       View Profile for Frenchy   Email Frenchy   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for Frenchy

Excellent work.
Tamera
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21 posted 12-28-1999 10:20 PM       View Profile for Tamera   Email Tamera   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tamera

I have so enjoyed entering this new world...I am not sure what to say other than..excellent!!!!!  
Elizabeth Santos
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22 posted 12-28-1999 11:01 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Marge, Thanks so much for your lovely poem, "Mirrored...". We seem to love each other's poetry, me and Sy, and we're both immersed in it. It has been a lot of fun!
Your poem is lovely
Liz

Tamera and Frenchy, Thank you!
Liz
Irish Rose
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23 posted 01-21-2002 04:44 PM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

You have no idea how much this poem means to me, no idea,
thank you Liz.

Kathleen--(Kay)
A true friend does not love you for who you are, but in spite of who you are." -- Caroline Tran

 
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