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The View from Heaven

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Skyfyre
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Sitting in Michael's Lap


0 posted 01-28-2000 01:12 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Skyfyre

The view from Heaven shines in truth tonight;
Surpassing e'en its customary grace
It looks upon a field of rare delight:
Beloved vision of an angel's face;

And I can only grant a reverent gaze
For by this sight, my very breath is stilled;
His shining eyes engulf me like a blaze,
His kiss, the savor of a dream fulfilled;

I can no more refuse this lover's touch
Than I could urge my heart to cease its beat;
How could a stranger come to mean so much
That by our joining, I am made complete?

But such the cryptic nature is of dreams
That pleasure needs no point of reference;
There, love can be as perfect as it seems,
And needn't suffer problems nor pretense.

These sweet illusions glaze the bitter pill
That bears the name of grim reality;
So I surrender all to dreamer's will,
Resolved to revel in the fantasy.

For all I know is now is you, and me --
Your body pressed to mine, my angel bright;
And gazing up into your eyes, I see
The view from Heaven shines in truth tonight.




 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

© Copyright 2000 Linda Anderson - All Rights Reserved
Temptress
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1 posted 01-28-2000 02:13 AM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

TO THE TOP WITH THIS!! HEY!! DON'T MAKE ME GET FIESTY PEOPLE! HOW DID YA MISS THIS ONE? HMM???? *TAPPING FOOT*   ;D I did enjoy this. I keep wondering how these treasures I keep finding get lost.

 Don't gain my affections and cover my eyes. In blindness I will only swing harder.
devina
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2 posted 01-28-2000 02:35 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

I don't know how I missed this one either...I think you need to start making your titles with flourescent lighting Kess!! LOL! Seriously, you've had such a poetic streak lately that I don't have any where to critisize- that therein lies my compliment dear!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Christopher
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Purgatorial Incarceration


3 posted 01-28-2000 05:06 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

This "lighter" side of you has me both enraptured and concerned at the same time m'friend. You write with such poise, grace, beauty...amazement in every breath. Yet I wonder what the fall from these heigths will bring... and I wonder the expectations you place upon yourself, for with each, you make it harder and harder to top.
Marge Tindal
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4 posted 01-28-2000 05:32 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

SkyFyre-
And just for the record ...
THIS IS BEAUTIFUL !
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Nan
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5 posted 01-28-2000 06:52 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Well, I know how I happened to miss it... I was SLEEPING..... LOL - it was the middle of the night...  

This is really good, Kess... um... I'm writing - I think I can catch up...

Awesome work, my friend...
Denise
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6 posted 01-28-2000 12:50 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Another excellent piece of writing, Kess! Very beautiful!

Denise
hoot_owl_rn
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7 posted 01-28-2000 12:50 PM       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

Kess...your talents are boundless  
Sven
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8 posted 01-28-2000 12:53 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

NO DOUBT TEMPTRESS!!  
How did I miss this one?. . . Kess, you are amazing me with the depth of feeling that is coming through in your writing lately. . .

Your words sing like a woman in love. . . or at least, a woman who feels in love. . .

Beautiful my friend. . .continue. . .please. . .and thank you Temptress. . .

---------------------------------------------

 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

Altameria
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9 posted 01-28-2000 10:56 PM       View Profile for Altameria   Email Altameria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Altameria's Home Page   View IP for Altameria

Wow! amazing; truly amazing.

    pattie
Mike
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10 posted 01-29-2000 01:15 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

The consistency of the level of your writing truly is amazing...
Martie
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11 posted 01-29-2000 05:58 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

You write with great talent--beautiful poem!
Little_Spyro
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12 posted 01-29-2000 06:11 PM       View Profile for Little_Spyro   Email Little_Spyro   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Little_Spyro

"Great" talent? What do you mean, "great"?
This is extraordinary!  ]
Excellent work, Skyfyre!

-Little Spyro T. Dragon


 "Weird?! No, 'weird' is when you apply your human rules to where they shouldn't be applied. That's why it seems strange to you." --Ttark


Tara Simms
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13 posted 01-29-2000 10:16 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Absolutely exquisite!
Gene
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14 posted 01-29-2000 10:42 PM       View Profile for Gene   Email Gene   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Gene's Home Page   View IP for Gene

Kess,

Again, I'm totally blown away. this is like savoring a fine wine.

BTW, I love what you're doing in the Workshop with Personification. It's opened up an entirely new door for me. There's so much more I'm able to do now, because of it.

I wrote a couple of things today based around personification that I'd really like to share with you, but I don't have access to the Workshop. One is on Love, but the other is not. The one that isn't, I'll post here in Open#5. Please watch for it. I'd really appreciate it if you could give me a little feedback and let me know if I'm on the right track.

Thanks,
Gene

Corinne
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15 posted 01-29-2000 11:25 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne


Etherial and magical, and that's where love lives.


Corinne
Irish Rose
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16 posted 01-14-2002 10:43 AM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

GOD, this is amazing poetry!!!

THIS is what it is, beauty!!!

flow!!!!!

meter!!!!!

substance!!!!!

quality!!!!

I can't help it, this is the kind of poetry I cherish. Thank you!

Kathleen--(Kay)
A true friend does not love you for who you are, but in spite of who you are." -- Caroline Tran

passing shadows
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17 posted 06-06-2004 01:51 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

cool write
TexUS
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18 posted 08-10-2004 07:28 PM       View Profile for TexUS   Email TexUS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TexUS

COMPLETELY AWESOME!
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