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Confession (500th post, thought I'd make it juicy LOL)

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Skyfyre
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0 posted 01-23-2000 06:53 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Skyfyre

Shall I confess these secrets unto thee,
These fancies that I hesitate to share?
Thine impishness a longing stirs in me,
Yet questions linger, urging me forbear.

Shall I confess that dreaming fingertips
Have lingered on the vision shaped as thee,
With cheeks that borrow blush from bashful lips
That whisper secrets gleaned from fantasy?

Shall I impart that oft, I have caressed
Thy letter, with an almost loving look?
That now thy words, like precious blooms, are pressed
Between the pages of my spirit's book?

Shall I admit that, in the hidden place
Where dreams awake to dance in mystic lands,
There hangs a careful portrait of your face,
Portrayed in tender hues by yearning hands?

Shall I reveal the confidence I keep
To thee, in hopes you walk a kindred way?
Mayhap my visage haunts thee in thy sleep?
Too many questions!  Nay, I say thee, nay!

For though, in love, the heart is most alive,
As oft as not, its price in tears is paid
A lonely heart, though cold, shall yet survive
And needn't fear the unrequited's blade.



 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...


--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest

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Meadowmuse
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1 posted 01-23-2000 06:56 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Skillfully crafted and lovely...this one stings with familiarity for me.

Claire
Denise
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2 posted 01-23-2000 06:58 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Congratulations on your 500th post! And you have certainly marked it in style with this breathtaking exquisite piece!! Well done!

Denise
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3 posted 01-23-2000 07:00 PM       View Profile for Bad Boy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bad Boy

OK now I know this in some way involves me right?
Very nice Skyfyre
Im thinking you should share this smoke with me.
Your a sweety
Hey Sorry about misspelling your name on your reply to my poem.
It`s just that the thought of you in the buff,made my mind wander.



 The Devil Made Me Do It.

Marge Tindal
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4 posted 01-23-2000 07:28 PM       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

Skyfyre-
Congrats on the milestone and on this
post too.

This is my favorite verse out of this:

'Shall I admit that, in the hidden place
Where dreams awake to dance in mystic lands,
There hangs a careful portrait of your face,
Portrayed in tender hues by yearning hands?'

Nice !
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Skyfyre
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5 posted 01-23-2000 10:55 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Claire: indeed, I think "stings" is a good word ... glad you enjoyed.  

Denise: you are a tireless advocate, and I could be no more grateful for your kindness.  Thank you.  

Bad Boy:  Afraid I am not quite so free with my affections as to write something as this on our first meeting -- LOL.  Stick around for a bit, write me some sappy poems, and who knows..?     (PS:  I don't smoke.)    LOL

Marge:  One of my favorites as well -- the image has a personal meaning for me.  

Thank you all again,

--Kess



 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...


--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest

Echo Rhayne
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6 posted 01-24-2000 01:49 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Kess, congrats on the 500 =)  This is such a beautiful poem, I especially liked the last two lines    Bravo, great job!

 Just be glad I'm not your child! *evil grin*

One Who Understands
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7 posted 01-24-2000 01:53 AM       View Profile for One Who Understands   Email One Who Understands   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for One Who Understands

Yes you should confess

Truly another beautiful piece of work.
Your magnificent use of words almost makes me want to call your poems "pieces of art."
Christopher
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8 posted 01-24-2000 05:04 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Ah that such thoughts were 'thunk' unto me!
Beatiful in meaning and beautiful in form, Kess this is a fitting piece to mark your "milestone." As ever, prolific and rewarding in its depth!


Bad Boy- Keep dreaming.
Nan
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9 posted 01-24-2000 06:47 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Ah yes, methinks you've broken this milestone in style... Just don't be telling me you did it in fifteen minutes.. or even twenty...
I particularly like the forth stanza... In dreams, as they say...
Nice one, Kess... Welcome to the 500 club...

hoot_owl_rn
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10 posted 01-24-2000 10:40 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Wow...very nicely done Kess
Congrats on the 500th posting  
PhaerieChild
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11 posted 01-24-2000 10:52 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

500...you sure make an impact!! Beautiful post!! Love this style of speech and you wove it well.

 Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

Shawna R. Holder
Boise, Idaho


Master
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12 posted 01-24-2000 12:24 PM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

This is amazing, I have to bring this to the top of the list!
Sven
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13 posted 01-24-2000 01:24 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Kess, I knew it. . . I knew that you had found a muse. . . this is the most wonderful thing that I have ever read of yours. . . the words sing from the page and the feelings that are there are so apparent. . . it touched me deeply. . .

You have indeed found your gift and calling my friend. . . congratulations on your 500th!  Hope that I can get there soon!!

Piece of art. . . definitely!  One that deserves to be hung for all to see!!

Beautiful Kess, simply beautiful. ..

 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

Parker
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14 posted 01-24-2000 04:34 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

This is very beautiful Kess, I must find more of your stuff.

Parker
G. A. Webb
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15 posted 01-24-2000 04:47 PM       View Profile for G. A. Webb   Email G. A. Webb   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for G. A. Webb

Thanking you for the wonderful words
That you decided to share
Congratulating you on your 500th post
I wonder if I'll get there


Well done!

G
Skyfyre
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16 posted 01-24-2000 07:42 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Echo:  Thank you sweetie, glad to (finally) be here at 500...  

OWU:  Confess?  Well, I'll think about it, I promise ...    Thank you for your reply.

Christopher: (shaking finger at you) Watch that spelling!  You've handed me "bootiful" and now "beatiful" -- LOL -- I think you have a block with that word or something!  Oh, and leave poor Bad Boy alone -- how's he s'posed to know I'm the coldest fish in these parts?  LOL  Thanks for the read and reply my friend ...  

Nan:  OK, I won't tell you then.     Thanks for the reply -- feels good to be a "Senior!"  LOL

Ruth:  Thank you m'dear -- now only a mere 5000 more and I might be in the running with you!  LOL

Wild Child:  You make it sound painful!  LOL  Glad you enjoyed -- I truly do relish writing in the Olde English, twisted as that may sound!  

Master:  Keep up with praise like that, and I'll have to buy bigger hats.  

Sven:  What a sweet, touching reply -- thank you so much, I will try to keep that muse busy!  

Haleyja:  That is a compliment of the highest order!  If you really like what you read, I will be posting my web page soon -- I have most of the stuff I've ever written on there!  

G.A:  Just keep plugging -- you'll get there, I promise!  Truth is, I should have been there long ago!  

Smooches all,

--Kess



 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...


--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest

JennyLee
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17 posted 02-02-2000 09:14 AM       View Profile for JennyLee   Email JennyLee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JennyLee

Shall I confess that dreaming fingertips
Have lingered on the vision shaped as thee,
With cheeks that borrow blush from bashful lips
That whisper secrets gleaned from fantasy?

All I can say Kess, is your work becomes more glorious everyday  


Jenny


[This message has been edited by JennyLee (edited 02-02-2000).]
tori
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18 posted 02-02-2000 09:24 AM       View Profile for tori   Email tori   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tori's Home Page   View IP for tori

Congrats Sky!!!!!!!!
I can't wait for the next 500... for each time I'm at awe with your golden pen...
This one more beautiful then the last!

 If with pen in hand I've made you think
I've not wasted one drop of ink
Vlh.
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PoeticKnight
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19 posted 02-02-2000 09:27 AM       View Profile for PoeticKnight   Email PoeticKnight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoeticKnight

Superlatives have been done before and get old, but let me just say you are so good you inspire me out of my writers block.
Keep inspiring me, even if its a little bit selfish on my part. *S*

J
 
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