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Lessons that Time Teaches

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Martie
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Lessons that Time Teaches


I hear voices
blazing with knowledge,
dredged from years
of becoming and beginning,
they shout the night
and still the day.
It is my voice multiplied.

My voice from before
it had reason,
the voice passed to me
from the rough file  
and texture of living,
the ancestor of my eyes
and the color of my mood.

It tells me secrets
that I feel beneath
the fabric of my skin.
It uncovers the wholeness
of what grows and entangles,
what reaps and purifies minutes.

The mother of my mother
with her white shroud
and the gold nugget
of time wrapped around
her memory
has requested my spirit
to listen.

Listen to lessons
that time teaches.



 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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Another beautiful Poem , your very good
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This is beautiful, Martie!  

 Denise

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Another lovely one!

~Astraea

 "Sometimes stars can only be seen in darkness."

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

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Somehow we don't often listen but then learn them all over again in the course of our lives
This is beautiful, Martie
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Such a pleasure to read. Martie
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Martie, truly beautiful..."listen to lessons"  truly are wonderful words of advice!!


 ~*~ 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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Thank you for reading and replying.  This is the first day of the rest of your life.  Happy New Year!

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
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Wonderful poem... I enjoyed.
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Wisdom in words  
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Martie...you've left me breathless again, my friend....

Beautiful!

K

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Very well done. I enjoyed your wisdom and insight. Chris
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"listen to lessons" Very well put...I loved this! Tamera
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As always, Martie...superb    


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Martie -
As always I so enjoy your writing.
~*Marge*~

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wonderful, Martie
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The lessons we ignore Time always seems willing to reteach us too, I've noticed.  Very gentle and sweet words, but very strong in meaning.  Well done, Martie.

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