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Nan
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COBBLESTONES

By happenstance musings entwine
In juvenescent day.
A meld of minds yielding combine
Of staid and impish way.

Ensuing years directions verge,
Yet visions' focus sound.
Thence come about in tidings merge
Seas drink of life's abound.

Next generation's kin to pledge
Sodality in pact.
Parturient of others' fledge
In nonage seasons past.

From Heights whence unsung souls were bore
In friendship's staunch avow,
Like Cobblestones from paths of yore,
Enduring bonds endow.


~~ For Cobb - my colleague and dear friend of 35 years~~









[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 03-30-2000).]
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1 posted 01-16-2000 01:36 PM       View Profile for Rus Bowden   Email Rus Bowden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rus Bowden

Hi Nan,

This is my first poem of yours, so I do not know if you chose the form and language purposely to have this maturing/youthful effect to harken the bonds and days in the past.  But it works beautifully, form and language fitting muse.  Such a lovely poem with a love of nuance in language and love of life.  Well accomplished, IMO.  Just an afterthought note, the mood this has put me in is one of looking at what's important in my life.

Rus

P.S.  I love a poem that sends me to the dictionary  
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2 posted 01-16-2000 02:08 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Indeed, what a "soothing" read this was.  A pleasurable flow and mystical essance.  You've got a real good one here, Nan.


Michael
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I agree with you Rus! This poem had the same effect on me! Well done, Nan!  

 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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What a way you have with words--the sound alone is mesmerizing.  Wonderful poem!
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Nan-

Interesting piece.

~*Marge*~

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From only the deepest
of souls could such
a glorious poem
abound.
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Nan,
A wonderful poem although,
The winds sweep fair the cobblestones.
But I doubt the young hear old bemoans.
*L* Sy
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8 posted 01-16-2000 03:43 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

"Seas drink of life's abound"

Only six syllables, but an ocean of meaning locked in there (if you'll pardon the pun).  

I agree with Michael -- this floated like a song.  What a warm tribute.

--Kess


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Back to writing, Nan? Thank God! Excellent, as always  
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Words I never heard nor seen
Yet the message is so clear
I have to agree with all above
You write so well and flowing
Well done
Ps: And I have learned something too

 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

Nan
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Thank you my friends -

This was really fun to write.  I was visiting Cobb's classroom the other day, and I was inspired not only by the fact that he loves poetry, but also by the endless memories I share with him.  He got me into an awfully lot of mischief (never mind)...
       

He's also one of those friends who doesn't notice when years have passed since that last capricious excursion... It could have easily been just a few days...

Interestingly enough, our daughters are now best friends... and that lighthouse is located between Falmouth Heights and Wood's Hole - the "old stomping ground," so to speak...
  


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What a lovely poem, Very warming
Excellent writing
Liz
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the romance of the past, beautifully captured, Nan!

Corinne
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Your sagacity may preclude us less erudite to feel your poetry passes the perspicious test, however, there is no doubt of your sapience and profundity.  (but what the heck, even Kansans can see this is great poetry)  

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Hey Mike.... Whatchu talkin'bout???..
 
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