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I Drink in the Light of You

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Martie
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I Drink in the Light of You


Father…
I am remembering the driveway
where the sky burned my eyes,
and your tapered long fingers
that enclosed me in a twirl,
up into the fragrant blue
in delicious giggles.
Your hair and my fingers
smelled like sunshine,
our black curls shined
tight and delightfully alike.

The skin on your freckled brown arm,
colored by the sun and sea,
so caught you in color
that I listened for waves
in your breath
and could feel my bare feet
nestled in the quick of sand
that oozed with wiggling
in the cement of your love.

I was summered in your knowledge
of the ocean’s magic swirl
and I was drenched and beached
with the sureness of your hand,
though thrashed and twirled
against a might that twisted me
and tried to loose this grip
cemented there by your dear heart,
I tasting with salty squeal
so much of your heart’s delight
that it ignited my ocean lust.

You were like the tide,
your ebb sparkled in green eyes
loving this squirmy blur of girl
and then your flow
was the storm and sail
where my fathoming was drowned.

You have been lost
to this woman who ponders
whether the birds sing
on dark and rain-swept days,
‘til now
when I became full of you
and the memory was so sweet
that I could almost smell
your sun drenched hair
flowing across the bay tree,
delicate and sure as love.

I  hear your laughter now,
as the hummingbird’s twit
in delightful pleasure
at the profusion of nectar
in this gold and blue day
that milks the sky,
and is infused
with your spirit.

I drink in the light of you.




[This message has been edited by Martie (edited 03-10-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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Martie,
Bravo, bravo, what a delight to read. Some times you amaze me with the color and depth of you writing. *L* SY
Elizabeth Santos
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Martie,
This is a family treasure, for sure
And to poets, a work of art
And to me, it is the beauty of you
Liz
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Such a very touching and wonderful tribute to your father ...
Thank you for sharing this loving relationship between daughter and father .....
Gorgeous .....

 A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!
Shannon





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a tribute filled with love and understanding...beautiful
Mike
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Another dazzling star to brighten my day.
You light the poetic skies my friend.
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Martie~
I find your poetry the most unique
I've ever read.  I echo the bravo !

Your thoughts are a treasure to behold.

'Your hair and my fingers
smelled like sunshine'

If you haven't published ... you should.
There is a quality in your work that shines.
A beautiful tribute to your dad.
~*Marge*~



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Martie, this is so touchingly beautiful! Such a lovely tribute to your father!  

Denise
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Wow, this is such a lovely poem  
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Such delicate and detailed images, Martie. You give to your reader as only a true artist can.

~ Claire
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Once again, Martie, your images leave me spellbound. Beautiful writing.
Martie
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Sy--Two bravos from you have made my day.  

Liz--your three that see me--I'm smiling--thank you so much!

Pepper--thank you for gorgeous--Hope you are feeling better!

Diana B--Thank you so much for reading and for the beautiful comment.

Mike--I know you like those skies lit--thank you for friendship.

Marge--What a wonderful thing to say--have been and still trying--thank you!!

Denise--yes, I haven't seen my father for so long--this was a wonderful memory to write.

Ruth--I'm glad you liked it.

Claire--A high compliment coming from one with your poetic flair.

Balladeer--I do like it when you're spellbound!
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~sigh~ martie .. wish i had a daughter like you ....~another sigh~
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