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Skyfyre
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Sitting in Michael's Lap


0 posted 02-14-2000 11:31 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Skyfyre

I wonder if you ever shook your head,
Amused at how you thought I might react
To some uncanny thing you chanced to see
That made you think of me.  Some quirky fact,
Or silly joke you thought would make me smile,
If I were there to hear.  Am I unreal,
A vision in the air or something less
Substantial, that I cannot hope to feel
Or to be felt?  I'll not pretend to know;
What claim have I to expertise in hearts?
That mine was oft the victim?  Such renown
Holds little of redemption it imparts
No wisdom in such things to try, but fail
Nor does the logic render it more plain.
Shall I expect the stuff of dreams, or might
It better serve to trust in only pain?
In idle musings, hid behind the smiles,
A space of breath can close a thousand miles.



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



[This message has been edited by Skyfyre (edited 02-14-2000).]
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CMGrimm
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1 posted 02-15-2000 01:41 AM       View Profile for CMGrimm   Email CMGrimm   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CMGrimm

Very deep skyfyre, almost a little over my head actually.  But I enjoyed the read nontheless.  Thanks for sharing. I'll keep an eye out for you.  

Chris
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2 posted 02-15-2000 08:02 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

"A space of breath"....love that! This is very good, Kess!  
Seymour Tabin
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3 posted 02-15-2000 08:11 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Skyfyre,
Well I know not of others but you certainly
cought my attention. You have a wonderful mind and quite an expertise in expressing yourself. You grabbed my attention and kept it till the end. Well done.
JennyLee
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4 posted 02-15-2000 02:59 PM       View Profile for JennyLee   Email JennyLee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JennyLee

I love these Idle Musings  
Wonderful asa always Kess  

Jennifer
Christopher
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Purgatorial Incarceration


5 posted 02-15-2000 04:59 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Now from a completely objective, (HAH!) point of view, I'd like to say that this rocks! I love this soujourn into the depths of your mind. It feels like you've sliced out a section of your thoughts to share with the world! I find that many of these have crossed the pathways of my meanderings from time to time as well. It's as if you're speaking a different language that everyone can understand anyway, because it is wrought with shared emotion... commonalities found in an uncommon fashion, from an uncommon mind.
Martie
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6 posted 02-15-2000 05:15 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

"A space of breath can close a thousand miles"--just wonderful--flowing words.  Loved it!
Fred Hobbs
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7 posted 02-16-2000 02:47 PM       View Profile for Fred Hobbs   Email Fred Hobbs   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Fred Hobbs's Home Page   View IP for Fred Hobbs

Skyfyre,

This is a wonderful piece of work, as are all of your poems that I've read.  You are very gifted.

fh
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on the threshold of a dream


8 posted 02-16-2000 02:51 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I love this, Skyfyre... I was smiling at seeing myself storing up pictures of the day to share with someone miles away... The last line is fantastic!
Nan
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9 posted 02-17-2000 07:43 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Every line makes a statement here, but I particularly enjoyed....
"Shall I expect the stuff of dreams, or might
                            It better serve to trust in only pain?"

She strikes again, folks...
wayoutwalt
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TEXAS (it's all big)


10 posted 02-17-2000 11:00 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

like nan says each line is importante and like grimm is saying im overwhelmed its really deep but i find things in it each reading and thaz all the greater
Denise
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11 posted 02-17-2000 11:53 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is breathtakingly beautiful, Kess! But then everything you do is!! Well done, again!

Denise
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12 posted 05-21-2004 03:26 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

good write
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