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Parker
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... the old black rum


0 posted 02-16-2000 12:52 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Sand

I stare as they dry and roll to the ground
symmetrical, circular, crystalline shapes
In the blaze of the sun,
like flawed diamonds, reflecting ,
the rainbow as they fall.
Closer I stare and watch their dances
in the ocean breeze
They skip and float on the curves
of their coppertone colored world
Moving and flying and landing
where they know NOT.
Pounded by the ocean to their
cosmic minute existence
I want to brush them aside but,
I dare NOT.
Is it the beauty of the sand
That I see, or the interesting places
They sit on your tan , as you lay
By the ocean in the breeze.

James Parker Haley  Feb 16, 2000



[This message has been edited by Haleyja (edited 02-17-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 James Parker Haley - All Rights Reserved
Beki
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1 posted 02-16-2000 01:09 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

Being a hard core southern california beach kid myself, I can really appreciate this poem..I personally have always seen a little more than most in sand. And I think the last line is killer  
Seymour Tabin
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Haleyja,
Enjoyed the read, but I like the water more then the sand.
Marina
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3 posted 02-16-2000 01:17 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

This one is very different for you.  I like it though and I'm sure I know where your inspiration came from for this poem.  Don't worry only a few more weeks and you can have your much deserved break.

Marina
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I enjoyed reading this, Parker, and especially liked the ending...it came as a bit of a sweetened surprise. Very sensual and nice.
Parker
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... the old black rum


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Beki, Well you are luckier man than I, my sand is all white and cold, and there's lots of it today.


Thanks Seymour, Marina, Clair, what's that they say about men. We are very visual. In march I'm going visual.

Parker
Corinne
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Ahhh, James, what can I say?  A beautiful piece!

A single golden grain with a twinkle in its
eye.


Race ya to the waves!

Corinne

Parker
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... the old black rum


7 posted 02-16-2000 07:49 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Corinne, be wary I cheat, a little trip here and down you go. Oh and doesn't that sand get in everywhere. Maybe I can help, but after I beat you to the waves.

Parker
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OooooOOooooh....*feeling the warm sand between her toes*

I love your descriptions!!  I can see it all!

Now I'm hankering for one of those fruity drinks...topped with a little umbrella...


 Freedom of expression is the watch word...

January Flowers
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"They sit on your tan..."

I love this!
Definately a viewpoint I never would have considered.
Graphic. Perfectly transmitted.
devina
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This one leaves me yearning for the summer and the sand of our beautiful California beaches!!! I do believe I'm due for a tan...care to oil my back dear James???

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Parker
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Breathe, get one of those drinks for me, I'm due otta this snow storm. Thanks

January Flowers, Its easy to visualize, when its write their before you, and I do love to visualize. I'm glad you liked it.

devina, You don't want me rubbing oil on your body. You'd be my slave then, or maybe I'd be yours.

Parker


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I'd choose the second suggestion, my dear!!  

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...


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Parker
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Yes your right! Is there anything else you request of me mistress of oil.
Parker
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Oh, and do you make slaves of all your men devina.

Parker
Martie
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When I was a child, I'd get wet then roll around in it and eat it with my peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  Now, It's the best place for watching the ocean.
  Enjoyed you poem.
devina
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16 posted 02-17-2000 07:46 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

Only in my poetry James  ...right now it's just me- myself- and I!!!!  

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
poetFemmeFatale
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Parker dear, ahem, excuse me devina, don't mean to but in sweets,    but have you read my poem in Adult concerning such lessons in oil?     Just wondering...you might check it out...It's called "Slip Slide ....er...**BLEEP*. "   LOL  
Seriously, this poem of yours is exquisite sir!  I just returning from such wonderful sands, do relate to the beauty you speak of, and the warmth, and the curiosity of it, and it on my tan.....ahhh....and those little fruity drinks with umbrella's....hehehe  Yeah.....This rocks to say the least!  I'll race you to the snorkel gear!  
Parker
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Thank you Martie, though I can't imagine sand in my peanut butter.. Is that how they make the crunchy kind.

devina, come don't be coy you are a slave goddess if I ever met one, and I haven't just yet.

Femme, thank you, I'll have to check out the oil lesson, and I was going to say something about the snorkel race but, oh yes this is not adult.

Parker

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cool!
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