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bsquirrel
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0 posted 01-13-2000 01:18 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for bsquirrel

Yes, there are many sides to this ol' (young) squirrel.  

M.

-musicbox starlight-
Walking on the Pacific scrub shoreline,
I found a mirrored musicbox.

Seaweed over the lid,
And too much sand for the crank to move.

I imagined inside the sheltered ballerina,
How she might want to spring into the air.

Would her clothing be soiled and ruined,
Or catch the starlight like shadowed lace?

Would her face be painted with care,
Or in the inextricable writing of a crab's claw?

Would she be standing on tiptoe to tease gravity,
Or simply fall off her stand?

I walked closely to the living water,
Placed the perchless ballerina box in.

Where, no matter what state the person inside,
The box could float and twirl.

And she'd be the first to culminate our dreams,
Meeting the line of the sky.
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1 posted 01-13-2000 01:33 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

This is a great little tale here.  Made me want to twirl with the little ballerina.  Maybe we pay to much attention to the outside of our own boxes and forget to look what's on the inside all the while.  Well done, bisquirrel.


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2 posted 01-13-2000 10:36 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Definitely a great tale.   Very imaginitive and thought provoking, I liked it a lot.

 *Krista Knutson*

~*Like a lion, without fear of the howling pack,
Like a gust of wind, ne'er trapped in a snare,
Like a lotus blossom, ne'er sprinkled by water,
Let me, like a unicorn, in solitude roam.*~ Hymn Of Buddha

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3 posted 01-13-2000 11:03 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

The last line cinched this well, though I maintain that it was delightful throughout.

Excellent work.  

--Kess


 You cannot choose the way of your death, but the path you choose will determine its own end.

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4 posted 01-13-2000 11:15 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

In the tenderest of moments, it is he who minds the dancer, and not just the dance. Such a lovely poem...

Dear LadyClaire


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Wah! Ah miss y' Meadowmuse!

She said burn ... together.
-TON

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I see, I like
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Thank you, PS.
 
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