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The Iron Gate

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Meadowmuse
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The Iron Gate



There lies, beyond sight, a glistening gate
Its structure, not brilliant, nor design ornate
but just there, out of view, it beckons to me
past honeysuckle, magnolia and marmalade tree

What brings me along to this path every day,
I've  oft'times reflected but still cannot say
As my footsteps fall lightly, the gate comes to view
and my thoughts, with each journey, settle softly to you

For your eyes captivate as the gate's vines enlace
the iron, hard and strong as the lines of your face
but on each reaching bar lies a soft ivy train
And with my gentle approach sweeps to open again.


Dear LadyClaire


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Chris Goodman
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1 posted 03-17-2000 11:48 PM       View Profile for Chris Goodman   Email Chris Goodman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Chris Goodman

THIS IS AWESOME! ONE OF THE BEST I HAVE READ IN A LONG TIME.  I must print and hang on wall.  I love it.  Right up my alley.

CHRIS (totally impressed)

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2 posted 03-17-2000 11:52 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

The pictures you create are always impressive, I agree! Very well done, Claire!

Denise
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3 posted 03-18-2000 12:17 AM       View Profile for PoeticKnight   Email PoeticKnight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoeticKnight

I wish I could write like this...like you always do...wow. I'm not worthy....LOL
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Ooooh, excellent work Claire.
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Claire~
Extraordinaire !
~*Marge*~


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6 posted 03-18-2000 09:09 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Claire this is lovely..your precise description leaves me wanting to also see this gate and experience your warm thoughts along with you.  Really would like to see those beautiful trees.  James
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*sigh*
what a lovely way to start my day...(smile)
perfection as always Claire...your words paint portraits of emotional beauty
jm

 Now for me some words come easy
But I know that they don't mean that much
Compared with the things that are said when lovers touch
You never knew what I loved in you
I don't know what you loved in me
Maybe the picture of somebody you were hoping I might be
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8 posted 03-18-2000 12:16 PM       View Profile for Poeminister   Email Poeminister   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Poeminister's Home Page   View IP for Poeminister

Lovely poem Claire

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Martie
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Exquisite!!  You make me see with your eyes and want to write with your perception.
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Thanks, in earnest, to all who read and responded to this little piece...it's so nice to be able to share with you all in this way.

~ Claire
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11 posted 03-18-2000 03:53 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Poetry at its finest! And I will remember this whenever I chance upon an iron gate. What a wonderful image. And of course, great writing
Liz
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12 posted 03-18-2000 05:41 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

"What brings me along to this path every day,
I've  oft'times reflected but still cannot say"

I like the whole thing, but this line is striking..  



[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 03-18-2000).]
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Extremely beautiful, Claire  
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14 posted 03-19-2000 01:02 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

I have to agree with Nan on this one Claire. . . that line struck me as well. . .who knows how or why we take the paths that we do?  We can only follow the heart, and be led, and hope that what lies at the end is happiness. . .

Simply wonderful my frined. . .

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 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

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Breathless in the beauty ..
Claire, I love looking through your eyes ...
Meadowmuse
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Liz, thank you so much, for so much.  

Nan, I'm glad you liked this piece...thank you for your warm response!

Balladeer, thank you. So glad to know you enjoyed this.

Sven, yes, to follow one's heart...thank you for reading and letting me know.  

Pepper, what a thing to say...how kind. Thank you.  

~ Claire


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17 posted 03-20-2000 12:29 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

A wonderful evocation of both the easy joy and subtle fear of what awaits behind the gate. As always, thanks for sharing; you always impress me with yr words.

Mike
 
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