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A Meaning that can't be Told

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Martie
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A Meaning that canít be Told


Where do you start
when telling the heart?
On paper plates of yearning
or between the words
is a meaning
that canít be told.

If I say I cannot be without
the blue of your eyes melting,
it would be the touch of your
listening soul that stirs me.
If I say your touch is the power
that makes my surface weep
it would be the melting
of your breath that burned me.

Dressed up in the silk of words
I try to nestle into a verse
that gages the measure of my love.
It is like the distance across
the dessert floor to the horizon,
it has no fathom or circumference
it cannot be multiplied or squared.

To tell the heart cannot be done,
I think as a stride across the page
with exclamation points,
bold or italic only point out
in letters my inadequacy.

I will touch your hand instead
and because you know me
you will know
behind the surface
and the ink
of a thousand words
my expression can envision
there is something else
intangible and free
something between the lines
that canít be told.




 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
© Copyright 1999 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 12-29-1999 08:31 PM       View Profile for Astraea   Email Astraea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Astraea

Wonderfully told.  Very lovely.

~Astraea

 "Sometimes stars can only be seen in darkness."

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

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2 posted 12-29-1999 08:40 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Yes, very lovely, Martie!

 Denise


Elizabeth Santos
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3 posted 12-29-1999 11:02 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

This is magnificent. (I was going to put an exclamation mark, but that is inadequate) I love your work, what more can I say?
Liz
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4 posted 12-29-1999 11:20 PM       View Profile for whiskey   Email whiskey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit whiskey's Home Page   View IP for whiskey

This is wonderful , Very beautiful , you are very good
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5 posted 12-29-1999 11:28 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

How can I even think about writing free verse when you set the standards so high? You are great, Martie.
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6 posted 12-30-1999 05:55 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Pulchritudinous!!!


 ~*~ 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! ~*~

Martie
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7 posted 12-30-1999 10:45 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Oh, thank you, thank you everyone!!!!  Echo, you got me with that word--you are so cute

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