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Astraea
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0 posted 01-15-2000 09:52 PM       View Profile for Astraea   Email Astraea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Astraea

Feathers

Fleeting, floating, softly flying
O how the gentle caress can dim like so
Gentle, breathing, waking
How can such a long feeling last for long?
Each time I cry I lose it again
Each time I smile I feel its caress
And when I go on living a life
Wanting so much and yet wishing so little
I can never forget how much it hurts
When it happens
Each time

Sky so bright, cheery and wide
Stars so happy, dancing and wise
Feelings that are there and yet not
Touching you like a feather
So with a whisper
Such a tender, forgotten thing,
You could blow away the softness
And leaving you
Alone

O when will the touch ever last?
Why must it's tickle be so fleeting,
Like a shooting star's desire never granted?
I can't help being such a feather
Blown away and lost
Seeing, losing, wanting so much
And yet the wind blows me away before
I can ever last for more than a feather's caress
I have to go soon, flying away like the wind
For I can never be anything more
Than just a feather
Blown

Lips touching yours
I wish I could just once look into your eyes and wonder
Wonder at what you think of me
Wonder at whispery softness in my heart
And feeling as if I could fly
With all these gentle feathers
But now it's different
Wondering about different things
For if I had looked into your heart, eyes, and soul that night
I would have died
Unloved

You said I had a hunter's heart
Wild and free
Like a falcon in the sky I adore
But I will never fly again
Because of the loss you tore from me
O how can a caged falcon live so?
When her flight is stolen
So softly, lightly and taking such a single thing
For they were but simple
Feathers

So now I'm broken
Now I cannot fly
I look up into the sky I lost
Still flying away with the harsh wind
When another heart comes too close
For I am just a falcon, lost, lonely, and torn
Because I will never fly again
Without feathers



 "Sometimes stars can only be seen in darkness."

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

© Copyright 2000 Tiffany - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 01-15-2000 10:01 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is sadly beautiful, Astraea. Well done!
I hope your feathers grow back!  

 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~

Lynn Burdette
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2 posted 01-15-2000 10:14 PM       View Profile for Lynn Burdette   Email Lynn Burdette   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lynn Burdette

This is a beautiful poem. Thank you for all the replies you have made to all of my poems. They are greatly appreciated. Keep up the good work on your poems.
Paul Hoekman
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3 posted 01-15-2000 10:23 PM       View Profile for Paul Hoekman   Email Paul Hoekman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Paul Hoekman's Home Page   View IP for Paul Hoekman

Astrae
you continue to be
one of
my
favorites

  

Astraea
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4 posted 01-15-2000 10:31 PM       View Profile for Astraea   Email Astraea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Astraea

dsnyder:  I hope so too.  Thanks for the wish.

Lynn Burdette:  I respond to all the lovely poetry that I have time to read [and with me being away so much, boy, do I have some reading to do!] and I find yours very beautiful.

Paul:  Always a supporter, your comments are always appreciated.  Thank you and your poetry continues to be among my favorite.

~Astraea



 "Sometimes stars can only be seen in darkness."

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

Alwye
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5 posted 01-16-2000 01:13 AM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

You are among my favorites too, Astraea.  This is deeply sad and moving.  Exellent work.

 *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

Marge Tindal
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6 posted 01-16-2000 02:13 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Astraea-

This is feather-soft emotion.
Sadly floating like a feather in the wind.
Blown away with the imagery you've portrayed.

I hope the winds of sure direction
catch your feathers and you fly again.
~*Marge*~


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7 posted 01-16-2000 03:30 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Wow. I can see why your name's Astraea. You should be a star. (and i think i just inspired myself with that last sentence ... sheesh) But before I go into a mad writing binge, let me just say that this poem deserves to be read. I loved it. A lot of poems have choice nuggets in them that makes you want to read the poem again. Well, this whole POEM'S a choice nugget.

Mike
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8 posted 01-16-2000 04:50 AM       View Profile for whiskey   Email whiskey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit whiskey's Home Page   View IP for whiskey

Astraea, This is wonderful , all your poems are wonderful ,  
Elizabeth Santos
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9 posted 01-16-2000 07:05 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Astraea
My favorite line?
"The wind blows me away before I can ever last for more than a feather's caress"
There were many such in this poem. So lovely yet sad
Liz
RobertB
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10 posted 01-16-2000 08:24 AM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

Good things never last long enough do they??

Robert
Rus Bowden
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11 posted 01-16-2000 11:22 AM       View Profile for Rus Bowden   Email Rus Bowden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rus Bowden

Hi Astraea,

Such a harsh flight for a feather among the sky.  When will it return?  Nice muse, nice verse you,ve penned.

Rus
 
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