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Sao Tome and Principe

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Corinne
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0 posted 02-06-2000 06:50 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Corinne

He carries with him a treasure box
filled with scrolls yellowed with age,
counting loneliness, loveless years
he guards under locks twice over.

A writer of name in his island home,
between Africa and the Gulf of Guinea,
in a crumbling, rambling plantation,
writing a history of slave trading.

Equatorial tropical isle,
conquests of women he has many,
an artist’s eye searches for beauty,
none had yet met his measure of canon.

She sought only anonymity,
her fortune in a plain black bag,
but long pale tresses set her apart
from peoples of Portuguese purity.

She had arranged for a cottage
far from the eyes of town,
their paths crossed by coincidence,
when onto his land she did wander.

She had lost her way, so it seemed,
while strolling through the palms,
she stumbled over outstretched feet,
where he lay lost in daydreams.

Both startled by the other,
providence, this time, this place,
nonetheless he recognized her
as his long awaited lover.

He helped her reassemble,
brushed leaves from silken strands,
one fell across green eyes, he thought,
“time old man, to assert yourself.”

He gathered up his day’s work,
invited her for something cool,
she accepted the stranger’s hand
somehow sensing she’d come to stay.

These days he writes flowing poetry,
she provides the muse.


© 2000 Corinne Bailey



[This message has been edited by Corinne (edited 02-06-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Corinne - All Rights Reserved
Marge Tindal
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1 posted 02-06-2000 06:56 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

Oh, Corinne-
This is enchanting.
Intriguing enough to want me to
come back to the 'island'.
~*Marge*~


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Bbuzz
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2 posted 02-06-2000 07:18 PM       View Profile for Bbuzz   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bbuzz

Did this really happen? How cool! That's just how love "happens"! When you're not looking for it! Thank you.
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with you


3 posted 02-06-2000 07:20 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Corinne, Such a wonderful story! Very romantic. I enjoyed this!   -SEA
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4 posted 02-06-2000 08:36 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

Corinne you not have only touched my heart
You have also touched my art
To be that artist would be my dream
You painted a picture there upon the screen
I could not find anything more to say
The picture (poem) so bright in colours gay
Thank you dear


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

Munda
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5 posted 02-06-2000 08:43 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Corinne what a wonderful, romantic poem. I enjoyed it very much  
Corinne
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6 posted 02-06-2000 10:11 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Marge, BBuzz, SEA, Munda, thank you!

Helmut, thanks also for the lovely poetic reponse!


Corinne
Denise
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7 posted 02-06-2000 11:28 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is such a beautiful, romantic tale! Just wonderful, Corinne!

Denise
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8 posted 02-06-2000 11:36 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Beautiffully written, Corinne  
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You always tell such a wonderful tale  
Echo Rhayne
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10 posted 02-07-2000 02:33 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Corrine, this is great!  I emjoyed this!

 Just be glad I'm not your child! *evil grin*

Corinne
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11 posted 02-07-2000 05:46 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Thank you, Echo, Hoot, Balladeer and Denise!

Corinne
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... the old black rum


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Its a little more quiet in here now, everybody's gone. If I could draw you a map, you could find me. A little Island on the sea, a sweet poet and me, or is it only a dream. Only right now!

Parker  
 
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