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To Still the Hand of the Muse

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Martie
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To Still the Hand of the Muse

The hand is a metaphor,
a dance thatís full of grace,
with fingers that trace thoughts
as if connected to the center
of one true thing
and they flow in limitless strings
of inspiration.

To pause
leaves negative space,
brings to art its depth
and these words are art,
a pure and practiced vision,
a song that builds and blossoms thus
into waterfalls
that deserts dream of.

Where does the cicada sleep?
Beneath leaves twisted in some crinkled
golden hue, or clutching twig
as time hums lullabies.
A winter is storming behind her eyes
and a dance begs the dancer,
only one embrace before I go.

The cold rock is waiting
calling for circumference.
This reign will give to glistening basalt
the depth of dreams
and the lines of time in trenches
where centuries are marked,
striations of groaning war,
passion and lusting for knowledge,
will listen.

As graceful as the silken slither
of time itself,
this thought stills the hand in wonder.







[This message has been edited by Martie (edited 01-24-2000).]
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Graceful, beautiful words, thoughts and pauses, Martie!

Denise
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Denise, thankyou for always replying with such wonderful comments.
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The flowing movement of the hand is matched only by the flowing grace of your poetry, Martie. Well done, lady
Anne
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*sigh!*
That was sooo beautiful!  How do you do it?  Every time I re-read it I find something new and sparkling.  Superb!
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5 posted 01-24-2000 09:38 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

Martie-

Here are the PERFECT words
to compliment you on your poem ...

'as graceful as the silken slither of time.'

PERFECT


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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"Where does the cicada sleep?
Beneath leaves twisted in some crinkled
golden hue, or clutching twig
as time hums lullabies."
Wonderful poetry  
Martie
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sir Balladeer--thankyou for your graceful compliment.

Anne--what a wonderful comment.  Thankyou

Marge--you're so sweet

Ruth--thankyou, may cicadas sing you to sleep, or is it the wrong time of year?
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Wonderful... truly enjoyed.
Elizabeth Santos
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Martie,
You are a wonder.
This poem is magnificent.
Your words flow in gentle splendor, unpredictable, beautifully descriptive
You are a poet's poet, a master artist of free verse, with exquisite thoughts and words to match.
Liz
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Mike--thanks for the read.  I'm so glad you enjoyed this poem.

Liz--I think you have given me the most wonderful compliment I have ever had.  Thank you!
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