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Give Me A Kiss (Repost for Kamla)

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Elizabeth Santos
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since 11-08-1999
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0 posted 12-29-1999 09:32 AM       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

A poem for my grandchildren
Dedicated to my sister-in-law, Virginia

GIVE ME A KISS

Give me a kiss and I'll tell you a tale
Of butterfly wings that flutter and sail
That tumble and twist, but when they are still
They make your heart throb at the wonder and thrill

So dainty and light, they are swept by the wind
You could hardly imagine the strength from within
How in the world do they manage to go
On a round trip vacation to old Mexico?

We think we invented all manner of flight
But we're awed and appalled at the butterfly's might

Give me a hug and I'll tell you a tale
About the impossible feats of a whale
He spews out a fountain of mystical mist
And speaks with a whale-like linguistical twist

Like a rocket he suddenly propels from the sea
Laborious and glorious, victoriously free
He dapperly dives to the deep darkest depth
Maintaining his grace and sustaining his breath

We think that we've conquered the oceans we sail
Still confused and bemused by the cues of a whale

Sit on my lap and we'll talk of a bird
That sings the most beautiful song ever heard
From a tropical palm tree the Sabia sings
His music is honored by poets and kings

His melodies tease and pleasantly please
As they float over rivers and rain forest trees
They enrich and bewitch other birds all around
Who are lured to his tree by the musical sound

We think we produce the best music by far
But the Sabia laughs at our poor repertoire

Give me a kiss and a hug and we'll look
At butterfly wings in your butterfly book
Come here to Grandma and listen to tales
We'll ponder the wonder of wonderful whales
We'll try to imagine the Sabia's song
That has captured and raptured his world all along

Come give me a kiss, it's time now for bed
Let the butterflies tumble
and twirl in your head

Grab on to a whale....

Swim into the deep....

Let the sabia's

music...

put you

to

sleep


Elizabeth Santos

© Copyright 1999 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Seymour Tabin
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1 posted 12-29-1999 09:47 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
Bravo, Bravo, Another epopee
Another poem that sings to me.
I would a man near next to thee,
An hear what tales you would tell me.
Love ya.
Sy
Elizabeth Santos
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Pennsylvania


2 posted 12-29-1999 10:09 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Sy,
Please sit next to me, my dear
Tales by the dozens you will hear
Hitchcock tales to give you fright
To keep you turning in the night
Thanks, Sy
You are sweet
Liz
hoot_owl_rn
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3 posted 12-29-1999 10:59 AM       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 believe this is one of the very first postings I read of yours...and I love it just as much today as I did back then. Wonderful work Elizabeth  
Christopher
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4 posted 12-29-1999 11:06 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Shining smiles at your fairy tales m'lady! )
Severn
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5 posted 12-29-1999 02:59 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

If only I could float on my own butterfly wings over there - my supportive, caring friend.

This is indeed one of the best from you, Lizzy!

   Kamla

 ...I am not a painter, I am a poet... F. O'Hara
Elizabeth Santos
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6 posted 12-29-1999 07:58 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Hoot, Christopher and Kamla,
Three great poets, now that is a compliment.
Kamla, I knew you would like a poem with butterflies.
Thank you all
Liz
Denise
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7 posted 12-29-1999 08:53 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is beautiful, Elizabeth. I don't think I saw this one before. Thanks for reposting it!

 Denise


Eloise
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8 posted 12-29-1999 09:07 PM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Eloise

Elizabeth, what great tales you tell.  This was lovely.  Thanks for reposting it  
Martie
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9 posted 12-29-1999 09:37 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

This poem is so wonderous--and you are such a wonder.  Thank you for posting this again.

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
Elizabeth Santos
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10 posted 12-29-1999 09:47 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Denise, Eloise and Martie,
Thank you very much. This poem is special to me, and one of my favorites. So glad you liked it
Liz
Echo Rhayne
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11 posted 12-30-1999 05:16 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

This is beautiful!  Flowed greatly too!


 ~*~ 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! ~*~

 
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