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Longing For Alberta (from my young womanhood)

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Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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northern mountains, Idaho


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Take me back to a place in time, my sweet, sweet love;
To a place far away where I used to live.
To a windblown prairie full of bright, bright stars,
And a life of love that I used to give.
- - -
Take me back where the life flows free, free, love;
Where the fire flames wild, where the wildness is fire.
Where the long prairie wind blows hard, hard, high,
And where safe in our cottage grew our wide, hot desire.
- - -
Take me back where my dreams drift slow, slow, love;
Where my memories glide back soft in the past.
Where the good times glow, and the sad sadness fades,
Where my joy will be whole, and my happiness last.
- - -
Take me back, and Iíll love you long, long, love.
Give me back to my homeland from whence I came.
Where the creeks and the birds scream, scream for me;
Where my spirit waits - where I have a name.


(C) 1974  Rosemary J. Gwaltney




 ...Living is ever like crossing rivers; finding a new life on each shore ... RJG


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LngJhnAg
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1 posted 01-27-2000 03:25 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

This poem brings back longing memories of the mountains and the peace.  
Martie
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2 posted 01-27-2000 04:06 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I have just written this same longing poem from my heart and was amazed then to see you longing with me.  This is so beautiful Rosemary--I do enjoy your poetry!
HelmutB
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3 posted 01-27-2000 04:26 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

As they say
There is no plce like home
In some cases there will never be a place like home.
It's a very nice poem you wrote i like it a lot.

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

devina
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4 posted 01-27-2000 05:32 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

This is so breathtaking Rose, glad to see you posting again!! Hope you and Dayl are doing well...drop me an email you two!!

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Seymour Tabin
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5 posted 01-27-2000 05:38 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Rosemary,
A beautiful poem, poetic in every sense. Sy
hoot_owl_rn
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This rings clear of its longing  
Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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Thank you so much, my friends!  Some of those ancient ones are, perhaps, still worth reading.
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8 posted 01-29-2000 02:01 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

Rosemary-
Worth writing ...
and definitely worth reading.
Wonderful images you've shared with us.
Thank you.
~*Marge*~


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Elizabeth Santos
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9 posted 01-29-2000 04:36 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Oh, this is absolutely beautiful! It brings me such peace
Liz
Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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10 posted 01-30-2000 05:04 AM       View Profile for Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Email Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roniece Dawson-Bruce

Rosemary - this piece is beautiful - I love your writing style - I will learn lots from you I hope!           .....Roniece.....
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