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Skyfyre
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since 08-15-99
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Sitting in Michael's Lap


0 posted 02-05-2000 10:20 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Skyfyre

No more psalms of love
Shall spring from forth my pen;
No more such tender words
Shall pass my lips again.

No more passion's fire
Shall in my bosom rage;
Nor lilting phrases grace
This blank and bitter page.

Nevermore shall I
Swing wide the spirit's door,
Nor suffer lover's traipse
Upon that sacred floor

No more supplicants
Shall at my altar kneel;
Nor shall their whispered words
Inspire me to feel.

No more foreign lips
Shall touch the silver cup;
Nor shall I break the bread
And with another sup.

I, in solitude,
Shall in my temple dwell
For only empty shrines
Can thwart the Infidel!


 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
hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
Posts 11105
Glen Hope, PA USA


1 posted 02-05-2000 10:24 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

Kes...your poetry is a pleasure to read  
jascanvey
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since 12-26-1999
Posts 130
England


2 posted 02-05-2000 10:27 AM       View Profile for jascanvey   Email jascanvey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jascanvey

Wow, this is good!!
Poet deVine
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Hurricane Alley


3 posted 02-05-2000 01:32 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

You must submit this one! All your work is great....but this belongs on the main site too!  
Local Rebel
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since 12-21-1999
Posts 5742
Southern Abstentia


4 posted 02-05-2000 01:42 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

very nice...
BSC
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5 posted 02-05-2000 03:56 PM       View Profile for BSC   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BSC

Wow, you certainly know how to make the feelings come to the surface with words....this is great
Seymour Tabin
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6 posted 02-05-2000 04:11 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Skyfyre,
You have written your message in the sky
Without a wimper, a falter, or sigh.
Exquisitely in simple word.
Just like the song of a bird.
Wonderful poem. Sy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Nan
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7 posted 02-05-2000 07:48 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

The poem is exceptional.... of course

But, Kess - Never say never...
Elizabeth Santos
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since 11-08-1999
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8 posted 02-05-2000 07:54 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

I always click open your poems with anticipation in my heart, and yet I'm always pleasantly surprised. Wonderful again
Liz
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with you


9 posted 02-05-2000 08:33 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Skyfyre, words fail me. Trying to describe what I'm feeling right now is impossible. I think I'll have to settle for " this is FANTASTIC"   -SEA
Breathe~
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since 02-05-2000
Posts 319
Washington...


10 posted 02-05-2000 08:43 PM       View Profile for Breathe~   Email Breathe~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Breathe~

Nevermore shall I
Swing wide the spirit's door,
Nor suffer lover's traipse
Upon that sacred floor

I especially love this...

Very impressive... _
Christopher
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Purgatorial Incarceration


11 posted 02-06-2000 06:36 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Whoa!
Kess, I have to heartily agree with Sharon on this, (or she said she'd kick my hiney, but that's beside the point!) Submit this piece. I think it would fit well into the "Sad Poems" section of the main site!

But first... I'd like to make a suggestion!

"Shall spring from forth my pen;"

Great, sounds perfectly poetic, but I think it's almost forcing acceptance of grammar there. My sug: Swap "from" and "forth." I don't know if this will mess up any of that fancy form stuff, but sounds better to me 'dat way!


"Nor lilting phrases grace
This blank and bitter page."

Rockin' m'lady!!!  

Denise
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12 posted 02-06-2000 10:53 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Another exquisite piece of writing, Kess! But of course!

Denise
Katie-Scarlett
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Beautiful, very well done!
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