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Wake me before I Fall

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Martie
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Wake Me Before I Fall


The resonance was soft
a muted call of desire
trill it did
into the silence of sleep
a loverís insistent sigh

far and away it ebbed
then closer Ďtil
my breast warmed
hearken not to this embrace  
my fear proclaimed me
lost down travesty youíll slide
and any turn might wrench
the safety of this warm place
where dwelling is forever

my ancient tear was new again
and patterned by a great regret
that trod in memories darkest den
and pulled forth light
that wishes made

Oh sleep me quiet still
I say across the chasm
heaving still with bliss abandon
let me stay your breath for wisdom
let me drown in profound bliss
so wept by tears

I am too open for this call
to break and blunder drawn
a poison like the honeyed vision
of you lit and longing for me
stakes my heart into this pillow

Wake me love for I am lost
and dreams are daring me
fast hold my wealth
inside your heart light
kiss me open onto your dear
and gentle listen
dispel that loverís insistent sigh

Wake me before I fall





 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
© Copyright 2000 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 01-15-2000 07:48 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Beautiful, Martie....so beautiful!!  

 Denise

And slight is the sting of his trouble
Whose winnings are less than his worth;
For he who is honest is noble,
Whatever his fortunes or birth.~~~Alice Cary, ~Nobility~


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I can only smile at how easy you make it look. Wonderful writing.
whiskey
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This is so good Marti , You do it easily , Wonderful poem  
Elizabeth Santos
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No rhyme, no meter, and yet it's music
Wonderful writing
Liz
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Martie -

Very lovely ..
a tenderness that sighs.
~*Marge*~


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Beautiful.  Another lovely piece of art.

~Astraea

 "Sometimes stars can only be seen in darkness."

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

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I like it.... Balladeer's right - You do make it look easy...
Martie
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This free verse of words I travel is a path that comes from a  place I never plan--it just is there, banging on the door and I have the key, when unlocked out it comes.  Thank you all for such thoughtful and kind comments.

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

I love the way you have worked the language including choosing no punctuation.  The effect is perfect.  Super poem.  Enjoyed.

Rus
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Martie, you make this look far too simple  
Martie
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Rus--I have been enjoying your poetry too.  Thanks for reading this one.

Ruth--Thankyou.  Sometimes the things that are easy are the hardest and the things that seem the hardest are easy.
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So beautiful...definitely music to the ear, Martie..

 *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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