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Martie
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0 posted 01-19-2000 03:10 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

This Cleaving has no Number


It has been such a long time, love.
Such a road that weaves its magic
into this song now, love.

I remember the newness of skin
we melted in that first sublime embrace,
you with your sweet youth in ardor
and I withered by this passionís door
you opened with some magic
that glanced and feathered toward me
from the blue of your blue gaze.

I played into your soul
a rhythm born from sagacity
and travail of heart.
I played it and you fell into a depth
I didnít know.

Was it so many nights that I
cannot count which starry or mooned,
cannot count the times my back has warmed
by your sweet chest that heaved in slumber
and sent me sweetly to dream in safe
and delirious familiarity.

You, who freed me with your cageless door,
have met me with a blessed timeless grace
that keeps the wings for opening
and joys in the flight to watch.

We have both danced around winging
our lovely song with living
and the years have fallen thus
across the meandering mix of spirit two,
as if our twirling was held by forces
from a plan already known.

Can it be so long, love?
This cleaving has no number
for the counting is too precious
and we are still ongoing in dance.


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


[This message has been edited by Martie (edited 01-19-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
Nate Dogg
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1 posted 01-19-2000 03:42 PM       View Profile for Nate Dogg   Email Nate Dogg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nate Dogg's Home Page   View IP for Nate Dogg

This is a very beautiful poem, Martie.

 Nathan
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Nathan, thank you for reading and for the beautiful, I appreciate it.
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Lady Martie... Once again a most wonderful piece of poetry you offer.  I find in very difficult to write free, but your heart sings within this format and we of PIP are blessed for the song.  I bow to you and yours for the constant quality of work. Two thumbs up and a pair of toes too boot!
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Ahhh, Martie, such a beautiful dance! I love it!  
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Martie,
Your song was heard like the trill of a bird.
I found it all of love and nothing absurd.
Well done. Sy
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Scott--What a lovely thing to say--I feel very complimented, Thank you!

Denise--thanks for dancing with me

Sy--Loved your verse in reply--thank you for reading.  It always trills me when you comment on my work.

[This message has been edited by Martie (edited 01-19-2000).]
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7 posted 01-19-2000 08:21 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Martie, I had to check back on the title cause I thought it said "this cleavage has no number"...ooops, cause I was going to say mine can't make up its mind either...my apologies for my humour..and I love the poem..

HUGS

†Don't ask me where I'm going, just listen when I'm gone and far away you'll hear me singing softly to the dawn.



[This message has been edited by RainbowGirl (edited 01-19-2000).]
Elizabeth Santos
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8 posted 01-19-2000 09:16 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

I find myself again inside your poetry. Everything comes to life in your words
Wonderful, Martie
Love
Liz
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*sighs* What a lovely dance of words  
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RG--Thanks so much for the laugh and for reading.

Liz--thank you for your wonderful comment

Ruth--thanks for the lovely dance.
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That's a beautiful poem Martie ... really enjoyed it ...  

Rainbow, ROFLMAO @ clevage ... I told you not to post when you don't have your glasses !
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12 posted 01-21-2000 07:05 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Oh yeah.... Can I have this dance - for the rest of my life.... Somebody said that, didn't they?...
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13 posted 01-21-2000 07:21 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

Martie-
I hear the music of a heart
in a lovely duet with love.
Beautiful, lady.
~*Marge*~


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14 posted 01-21-2000 08:27 AM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

This is outstanding
A very nice poem you have written there
Thank you Martie

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

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Martie, I really loved this one. It gives so much belief in long lasting love. You are so lucky.

Parker
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"and sent me sweetly to dream in safe
and delirious familiarity"  I love this line Martie....
Most beautiful piece....
Martie
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JTF--I'm so glad you enjoyed reading this poem and thank you.

Nan--yes, somebody did say that, but I can't think who.  It was a beautiful song.

Thank you beautiful Marge for your read and comment.

Helmut--Thanks for the outstanding.  I appreciate your comment.

Parker--I am lucky, and thank you.

Pepper--thanks so much for reading and for your comment so sweet.
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18 posted 01-21-2000 02:21 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

May your dance continue. *S* Beautiful poem, Martie. (And Anne Murray sang "Can I have this dance for the rest of my life" *S*)
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Thanks, suthern, now I remember.  I can even hear her singing it.  

[This message has been edited by Martie (edited 01-21-2000).]
 
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