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Fluted and Full of Light

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Martie
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Fluted and Full of Light


Sigh me into the morning again love,
for I am fluted and full of light
and breathe this smile of day
for you to turn and watch.

There is delicious life
on these pillows that merge
and the shape of your head
is engraved there,
this softness where my heart turns
is still warm.

I have curved with you
into these years
and watched time changing,
each day’s passing
to shadow, crease
and color that tell me
I am fragile
and no longer new.

But you hand me your
warm words that see me
still in bright love’s glow,
and after time has drifted
past and bathed my skin,
I think that maybe I am
as lovely as your vision
for you would not say so
if dearest love
had not made it true.



 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)




[This message has been edited by Martie (edited 02-15-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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Just beautiful.     

Bobbycat =^..^=
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Wonderful poem Martie.  You have captured the true essence...
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This is a perfect description of true love, Martie, and the last line is perfect.  
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Martie-
How softly you love.

'I have curved with you
into these years'

Lovely, my friend.
~*Marge*~


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Martie, you've shown that life and love are poetry in themselves. This piece breathes the truth of your devotion...beautifully told.  

Claire
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Martie
Such a poem
Such vision of love and time
Rings in my ears like a chime
I'm glad I read this piece from you
And I sure HUG you for it too

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

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This is wonderful! A soft, gentle poem... full of love... very nice!  
Martie
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Thank you all for your very kind repsonses.  I read this to my husband last night and he loved it.  Poetry does have a way of keeping love alive.  
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Oh, this is exquisite!  I too, love the words "I have curved with you into these years"... I couldn't have said it better.  You have engraved the long love between my husband and me in 24K gold lettering.  I'm going to share it with him right now!
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Rosemary, I am so glad that this speaks of your love as well as mine and that you would want to read it to him. What a nice complimant.  Thank you.
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Marite what tender words! This was really lovely!

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One way you can save your riches,
And the other will save your soul.
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Very heartwarming I like it
Rich
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Beautiful  
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Softly you speak of love's strength. *S* This is beautiful, Martie!
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Whtdove--thank you so much for reading and commenting so sweetly

spiked--I'm glad you liked it

Ruth--thank you  

Suthern--Must be strong to last, thank you.
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Just a beauty - as usual...wow, Martie. I can see why your husband loved this.

 'Writing sharpens life;
life enriches writing'
Sylvia Plath
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Hi Kamla, so nice to see you!  Thanks for your comments you sweety.  I've missed you!
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Ah, Martie, this is exquisite! All marriages should be like this!  

Denise
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Soft, tender, and stunning.  Wow Martie, this is beautiful!  

 *Krista Knutson*

One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.
~*Antonio Porchia*~
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I stand in awe of anyone who can speak of love this way.
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Denise, yes they should.  Thank you.

Alwye-thank you for such wonderful words.

Gemini-Thank you so much for such kind comments.
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That you could write such beautiful words - tells of your capacity to love deeply and truly - My only sadness - is they were not penned for me
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