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Sunshine
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Spanish Moss

Deep, buried deep down, dark, dank, ground
musty leaves and Spanish moss hanging ‘round,
a treasured chest, buried alone, call it home,
buried deep down, where thoughts ne’er roam.

Within cavernous wood and green ironed lock
lie undisturbed pink silk of young girl’s frock,
amidst linen doll, ball of yarn, a lonesome key;
lies deep, dark, dank, the hidden heart of thee.

With the razing of the land, hands uncover
treasured chest, left alone after loss of lover;
discounted, forgotten moments unburied now
come again to grips with sunlight’s vow.

For sunlight saw forbidden love high above,
tears fallen, curses rambled, treasured chest shoved
deep, buried deep down, dark, dank, ground
musty leaves and Spanish moss hanging ‘round.

Perhaps a hundred or more years ago
a lover loved, lost, despaired so;
then treasured chest carried there
once buried deep, dark, bereft of air;

…with only Spanish moss to mourn.

17 January, 2000
©KRJ




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


© Copyright 2000 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
Elizabeth Santos
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1 posted 01-17-2000 02:23 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

I've got goosebumps. Spanish moss was such a part of my youth, time spent in South Carolina, but much of it has gone. This is a beautiful story, a beautiful poem. Now I'm trying to get rid of the goosebumps
Liz
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Elizabeth, I thank you for sharing goosebump feelings...

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


HelmutB
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3 posted 01-17-2000 05:53 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

I see and I agree
Thus haunting goosebums I feel
Soecially now those feelings are so real
This is a very special poem to me
Thank you sunshine
Karma is a fine thing

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

Pepper
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4 posted 01-17-2000 06:43 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Definetly goosebumps....!
...."with only Spanish moss to mourn."  Haunting and beautiful....

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


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Helmut, stay tuned for more Karma

Pepper - haunting says it all.  Thank you for coming in to read...I have NO idea where this came from but I'm glad it came to me...

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


Seymour Tabin
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6 posted 01-17-2000 07:27 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

How can my sunshine have caught,
This deep, down, dank of thought
And such a wonderful poem have wrought?
One of your best. *L* Sy
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I'm glad it came to you too, Sunshine, and I share the 'goosebumps'! Excellent!  

 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~

Sunshine
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8 posted 01-18-2000 09:11 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Sy, my muse I never question, thank you so much for the "best"...

denise, perhaps I should try my hand at more goosebump pieces, thank you!

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




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hoot_owl_rn
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Wow...never will I look at spanish moss the same again!!
Sunshine
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I have found it quite interesting, Hoot, to see what this picture has conjured up.  Thank you so much for your comment.

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


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11 posted 10-31-2001 04:14 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

off to see the new and improved!  
passing shadows
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um....wow
 
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