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Auburn Tears (for Helmut)

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Meadowmuse
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Auburn Tears




Tales sown, wrought with waste and woe
passed on from hands of red to white,
as the sinking sun beats crimson gold
into the flame of the autumn night.

As auburn tears wash worn
and whiskered faces in day's dark
One learns to keep the silence, still burning,
borrowed, in hallowed hearts.

And what once was rouged with sacred soil
is now stark.

As night becomes a blessing to the clay red soul
and once again, beating drums in distance toll,
their measured strokes of scarlet syllables
sound the darkening honor roll.

Though wounds, with time, may heal and fade,
signed scars remain atop the prairie.
Tribes once were held in reverent acclaim
Forever and more shall they perish.

And elder ones are quick to tell of
honor and of brave brothers,
and of the wounded Warlord's rasping reign
still faithful to fallen others.

And of knowing the Earth, of sharing the Sun,
of music wracked with Wisdom,
of blessings beyond one's arms and eyes
of promise and peaceful tradition.

When Man and Maker loved each day
and dawning brought new reason,
and God's green sacred grasses grew
and change was the turn of the seasons.


Dear LadyClaire


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Parker
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1 posted 03-03-2000 12:00 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Clair, this was absolutely amazing. One of the best I have ever read. Bravo!

Parker

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Not sure what inspired this beautiful poem ...but you will have no trouble finding people to carry your banner

Rex}<{{{{o>
Mike
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3 posted 03-03-2000 12:03 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Wonderfully written, but equally as thought provoking.  Exceptional effort.  (as is your norm)
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4 posted 03-03-2000 12:36 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is an excellent piece of writing, Claire! Well done, of course!!

Denise
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5 posted 03-03-2000 03:29 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Excellent indeed, beautifully written. Well Done!!Loved it!  

 What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


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Very well done Claire  
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7 posted 03-03-2000 07:29 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

Your words are beautiful
Your poem as a reply to mine I'm honoured
Your way of saying is mesmerising
And I do not have to say I like yours way way better than mine
Although sad its cheer divine
I thank you from deep down in my heart
And I admire your work, as it is Art
((((you))))
L. & S.P.


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

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8 posted 03-03-2000 07:38 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

MeadowMuse Claire~
The spirits know that the
little Cherokee in me loves
these lines.

'When Man and Maker loved each day
and dawning brought new reason,
and God's green sacred grasses grew
and change was the turn of the seasons.'

So lovely, powerfully written.
~*Marge*~


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And of knowing the Earth, of sharing the Sun,
of music wracked with Wisdom,
of blessings beyond one's arms and eyes
of promise and peaceful tradition.

When Man and Maker loved each day
and dawning brought new reason,
and God's green sacred grasses grew
and change was the turn of the seasons.

WOW Claire, this is GORGEOUS!!! this one should be framed in gold girl!! Beautifully
excellent!!take care, JM

 When you see through love's illusions, there lies the danger...
And your perfect lover just looks like a perfect fool
So you go running off in search of a perfect stranger
While the loneliness seems to spring from your life
Like a fountain from a pool.

Jackson Browne

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10 posted 03-03-2000 11:08 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Parker...thank you for your enthusiasm...  

Rex...I am half Irish, half Cherokee...to me, that is inspiration enough!   Thank you for your sweet words.

Mike...thank you, and I can assure you I wrote this all by my little self ~ Norm had "nothing" to do with it!  

Denise...thank you so much, for reading and, as always, for such a giving and encouraging response.

Hoot Owl...thank you, so glad to know you enjoyed this.

Helmut...the inspiration is undeniably mutual and I thank you, for everything.
L. and S. P.
((((you))))

Marge...I am glad to be able to share this with you. Thank you so much, and may the spirit continue in us.

Janet Marie...your enthusiasm and kindness is good for the soul, thank you!


~ Claire
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This is lovely.  I especially enjoyed the words "as the sinking sun beats crimson gold into the flame of the autumn night."  You have a wonderful gift to write poetry that flows with beauty.   James
Nurse Crachet
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12 posted 03-04-2000 06:40 AM       View Profile for Nurse Crachet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nurse Crachet

I also enjoyed this wonderful poetry you have here, thanks for sharing your talent.
RobertB
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13 posted 03-04-2000 06:50 AM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

wow Claire.....wow.
Elizabeth Santos
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Claire,
Very powerful and beuatiful
Very you
Liz
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Wow is what comes to mind here too Meadowmuse ...
Powerful and gorgeous !!!!!!!!!
Meadowmuse
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James...thank you so much. Knowing that you enjoyed this makes me smile.   (see?)

Nurse...I thank you for reading and letting me know you enjoyed it.

Robert...Thank you for the "wow's"...(and the smile they gave me)

Liz...I'm so glad to know you enjoyed this...and thanks, as always, for such a kind response.

Pepper..."wow" sounds good to me!     Thanks for reading, I'm happy to know you enjoyed it.

Thanks to everyone...this is a theme that remains very close to my heart.

~ Claire
 
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