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Meadowmuse
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0 posted 01-06-2000 04:44 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse


The Poet

His hands were those of a potter and
his eyes were fluid grey.
His hands and eyes breathed
borrowed breath
into my lifeless clay.

His mornings were of ancient art,
of silence and of self.
His daylight found him teaching
sound and syllable, words as wealth.

But his twilight hours were filled with
sharing touch and sound and sighs
with one who loved his potter's hands
and the fluid grey life in his eyes.



Dear LadyClaire




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jaxjoy
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1 posted 01-06-2000 05:12 PM       View Profile for jaxjoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jaxjoy

"His hands and eyes breathed borrowed breath into my lifeless clay"......Beautiful line.  
Coegwyr
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2 posted 01-06-2000 06:26 PM       View Profile for Coegwyr   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Coegwyr


This is the first poem I read of yours when I visited your site, itís so beautifully written well done.

Craig


 Yes, I admit your general rule. That every poet is a fool:
But I myself may serve to show it. That every fool is not a poet.

Mike
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3 posted 01-06-2000 06:29 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Very nice.  Enjoyed.
Martie
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4 posted 01-06-2000 07:14 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 lovely.
whiskey
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5 posted 01-06-2000 07:31 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  
Denise
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This is so lovely, Claire! Well done! This flowed so nicely!

 Denise

Grandma Jo
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Beautiful words, I really enjoyed this!
Balladeer
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8 posted 01-06-2000 09:03 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Excellent. Few words, great sentiment.
Meadowmuse
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9 posted 01-06-2000 10:03 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Jaxjoy, Craig, Mike, Martie, Whiskey, Denise, Grandma Jo and Balladeer...

Thank you for taking time to read and comment. The cordial reception my meandering verses have received here is quite encouraging, and I must say I am enjoying the multiformity of poetic treasures you all share here!

Dear LadyClaire

Nan
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...and we're happy to have you Claire...
Severn
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Echoing Nan - and might I add Meadow that you have a style that is incredibly refreshing, like a breath of poetic air - wonderful verse.



 '...I want to be free - free to know people and their backgrounds - free to move to different parts of the world...' Sylvia Plath
Meadowmuse
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12 posted 01-07-2000 12:35 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Nan, thank you so much...the pleasure is mine.

Severn, my humble and earnest thanks for your benevolent response.

Dear LadyClaire
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It is we who welcome your verse, and yourself, to Passions.  Thank you for sharing, Meadowmuse...

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Pepper
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This is wonderful Meadow and I echo Severn's sentiments...
And may I extend my welcome...

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


hoot_owl_rn
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Claire...absolutely beautiful and touching. Please check your e-mail  
hoot_owl_rn
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Claire...absolutely beautiful and touching. Please check your e-mail  
devina
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17 posted 01-07-2000 10:00 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

Sounds like some man...and a beautiful poem!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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A lovely poem, well worded!  Where can I find your site?  I would love to visit it!



 ...Living is ever like crossing rivers; finding a new life on each shore ... RJG
Local Rebel
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stunning!
 
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