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Wings of Flame (free verse -- ack!)

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Skyfyre
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Sitting in Michael's Lap


0 posted 02-05-2000 12:55 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Skyfyre

Immolated angel,
~resplendent Love! ~
Aloft on brightly burning wings
to set the sky aflame;

Triumphant her cry,
and with hypnotic note through raptured heights resounds,
To allure, to compel,
~to demand ~
Ashes spreading in her wake, the swept remains
of heart's kindling,
Burnt offerings upon the granite shrine.

And there lingers in her shade
~despair ~
~pain ~
Carrion crows rejoicing in raucous cries
As they feast with bloodied beaks upon her slain.

Plucking at hollowed eyes
~empty ~
~haunted ~
Perhaps these once burned with life, with hope, with joy,
but now only shine to mirror her glory, knowing
That only eyes may hold her.

Unmake the soul,
~dispel ~
~deny ~
Proffer no prize for her taking, and watch
with heart unmoved as she sounds her siren song,
Remembering,
~knowing ~
That to smolder sighing in her fiery grasp is still

To burn !



 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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with you


1 posted 02-05-2000 01:01 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Skyfyre, Wow! That's pretty heavy! Very intense. Liked it a lot! -SEA
Local Rebel
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2 posted 02-05-2000 01:04 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

By Jove I think she's got it...

so nice to see you free!!!

'Carrion crows rejoicing in raucous cries
As they feast with bloodied beaks upon her slain' -- powerful lexis m'lady  

 Hate is a dead thing. Who of you would be a tomb? -Kahlil Gibran
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3 posted 02-05-2000 09:27 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Wonderful job you did on this, Kess!

Denise
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Wow, this is a powerful poem  
Elizabeth Santos
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5 posted 02-05-2000 10:26 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

How did this one slip past me. I think I was watching those Northern Lights. Anyway, perfect poetry here, as I expected.
Liz
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Purgatorial Incarceration


6 posted 02-06-2000 02:21 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Incredibly powereful imagery here m'friend. Love the usage which is your trademark. I do have a few suggestions, (nothing BAD, just suggestions,) which I will relate to you person to person like!  
Awesome!
Free verse likes you!
Poet deVine
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Hurricane Alley


7 posted 02-06-2000 06:57 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Ack? Does that stand for Astoundingly Creative Kess?

This is submission material if ever there was any....it's wonderful... I love it.  
Martie
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This is wonderful Kess!
HelmutB
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9 posted 02-06-2000 08:26 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

Cannot add much everything has been said
So I just let "Extraordinary" be the add
Well done Kess, very well

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

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10 posted 02-06-2000 09:01 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Awesome.  
Enjoyed the imagery very much.
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