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Corinne
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I cast my line to the northern night,
to catch the Aurora Borealis,
a child, shining a beacon of light
that dies upon blinking blind eyes.

Crescent bathed in earthshine,
sun trailing the ecliptic path,
Jupiter in the western skyline,
stellar show of clear contrasts.

Taking our places on blankets of green,
your supple shoulder, my pillow,
the seven sisters arrive on the scene,
all but Merope, hiding in shame.

A cone of light from a darkened dream,
The ides of March are upon us,
colors of claret, cobalt and citrine,
stars of ours, not of this cosmos.

Upon the seashore, Zeus did claim
and capture the fair Europa,
the starry white bull is all that remains
I fall, to sleep upon his shoulder.

2000 Corinne Bailey

© Copyright 2000 Corinne - All Rights Reserved
Marge Tindal
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1 posted 02-15-2000 07:29 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

Corinne~
You have lit the night with
constellation's stellar.
Quite impressive.
~*Marge*~


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2 posted 02-15-2000 07:30 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

THIS is amazing! Truly - it is so tightly woven and just humming - in a poetic kind of way.

Excellent Corrine.

  

'Writing sharpens life;
life enriches writing'
Sylvia Plath


[This message has been edited by Severn (edited 02-15-2000).]
Corinne
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3 posted 02-15-2000 10:52 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Thankyou very much, Marge and Severn!

Corinne
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4 posted 02-15-2000 11:03 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Even WOW! falls short describing this one. Your word selection and usage is excellent! Well done, Corinne.
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5 posted 02-16-2000 01:30 AM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

This poem, sings sweetly to me. You write about my sky better than I could ever hope. Maybe I should retire from writing about the sky. Yes I have to come down to earth. I'll write about sand, that's simple, I can do it. Well I'll have to study it first. Where can I find sand under all this snow.
I would love poetry this beautiful, to be written to me, but it has to be from somebody very very sweet. If only...
I think I'll go sleep now, dream a sweet dream, a dream of rain.
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6 posted 02-16-2000 10:50 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Balladeer, you are our poet laureate! And you made my day!

Parker, sweet Parker, your poetry is beautiful, please don't give up the sky for sand.  Sand is so...limited, don't you think?

And, me thinks you are quite the flirt, my Canadian friend!

But, I wonder, the Aurora Borealis, is visible from where you are, no? (a wistful smile)

Corinne
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EXCELLENT
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Yes, the Aurora is visible here, but only in the summer have I seen it. Each and every time I see its beauty I'm amazed.
And Flirt who Me?  


Parker
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9 posted 02-16-2000 12:40 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is fantastic, Corinne! Very beautiful!

Denise
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Thank you!!!! Hoot and Denise!

Parker, ain't nothin' like those northern lights...


Corinne
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I searched and searched for a reference to
the seven sisters and Merope are they fictitious. It sounds familiar, but I can't find anything on it.

...the seven sisters arrive on the scene,
all but Merope, hiding in shame.

Its a very interesting poem, all its hidden messages.
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12 posted 02-18-2000 06:42 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

This star shines brightly enough to see its way around another Passions lap...
Corinne
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13 posted 02-18-2000 07:13 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

My poet Parker,

In Greek mythology, the Pleiades were seven sisters. Their names were Maia, Electra, Alcyone, Taygete, Asterope, Celaeno, and Merope.

One day while traveling, the Pleiades and their mother met the giant hunter Orion.
He fell in love with the young women and started to pursue them. After being chased for years, Zeus changed them into doves to help them escape. They flew into the sky to become the cluster of stars in the constellation of Taurus the Bull.

However, only six stars are visible in the sky with the naked eye. Ancient Greeks explained the absence of a seventh star with several different stories. According to one story, all the Pleiades consorted with gods except Merope. Merope deserted her sisters because she was ashamed of having a mortal husband, Sisyphus.

Poor Merope!  LOL  And thank you, Parker.

Nan, thanks so much, I really appreciate this!

Corinne


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14 posted 02-19-2000 07:12 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Oh yeah, I knew that.
I looked in my astronomy books when I first read it, cause I thought maybe it was a cluster of stars, but could not find it.
Cause I like it soo much back to the top where it belongs.

Parker
 
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