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Memory's Lair

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Meadowmuse
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Memory's Lair



Memory is an evil torch
It shines too bright for me
It blasts into my heart at night
too light, too bold, to see.

It waits, salacious, for the fall
of evening's tender tresses
Its eyes, its hands, its villain voice
Its flood of cruel flouresces.

But captive moths will flutter still
with every bit of strength
against the light, the heated bulb,
a glowering at length.

In memory's lair, I flit each day
inflamed in heat and light,
and as shadows lure the sun away...
my lonely cries ignite.



Dear LadyClaire



  


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Elizabeth Santos
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1 posted 03-21-2000 07:19 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

WONDERFUL, Claire
You are very prolific these days
Keep them coming
Liz
Martie
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2 posted 03-21-2000 07:36 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

"my lonely cries ignite"  I can only say awesome! and someone so lovely should not be lonely!
busylisa_ca
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3 posted 03-21-2000 07:50 PM       View Profile for busylisa_ca   Email busylisa_ca   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for busylisa_ca

beautiful poem, I remember feeling this way much too often, but I guess I'm not the only one!
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4 posted 03-21-2000 08:03 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

Claire~
Like the moth so drawn to the radiant light,
I am drawn to every beauty you write.

'In memory's lair, I flit each day
inflamed in heat and light,
and as shadows lure the sun away...
my lonely cries ignite.'

So very longingly you.
~*Marge*~



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Lone Wolf
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5 posted 03-21-2000 08:25 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Claire,
Memories can be haunting at times.  I loved the last stanza.  We all feel that way from time to time.  Excellent!!!

 Friends are friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end.
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A beautiful piece of work, Claire.
Denise
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7 posted 03-21-2000 08:41 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Some memories are very painful. This is a wonderful poem, Claire, that shares the depth of the pain.

Denise
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This is very beautiful Claire  
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Meadow,
This is beautiful, a keeper. *L*
Meadowmuse
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10 posted 03-21-2000 11:17 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Liz, thank you. I appreciate the encouragement, and I will share with you all I can. I keep most of it to myself, for now, anyway.  

Ah, Martie, you say the sweetest things. Thank you.

busylisa, you're definitely not the only one...thank you for reading and letting me know what you thought of this.

Marge, you words always bring a smile with them. Thank you so much.

Lone Wolf, thank you for your positive response. I'm glad you enjoyed this.

Balladeer, thank you...for you to enjoy my work makes me smile.

Denise, yes, some memories just make the pain so intense, but I'm so glad to have the sweet ones, as well. Thank you for your kind words tonight.

Hoot Owl, thank you so much, for reading and letting me know.

Seymour, your words are always a treasure.  Thank you.


~ Claire

JamesMichael
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This really touched me Claire especially..."it blast into my heart at night...too light..to bold..to see."  I recently went thru an intense lonely period in my life but I am starting to see a change in my thoughts and my thinking.  When you are too needy people can sense that and I scared some women away from me with my intense feelings of loneliness..so hopefully I am now becoming stronger and feeling more in touch with myself.   James
Meadowmuse
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James, I understand. I can tell, by your writing, that you are experiencing growth and healing now, and I am so pleased for you. You're such a gentle heart, but with much resilience, thank goodness. When I am feeling the most lonely is when I tend to pull away from people. I sometimes wish I could reach out when I feel this way, but it's simply not easy for me. Thank you for reading this and letting me know how it touched you. I appreciate your candor. Take care, James.

~ Claire
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Claire ... you are a beautiful writer ...
after reading this sad poem twas me that needed a hug

Rex}<{{{{o>
Skyfyre
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14 posted 03-23-2000 01:34 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Yours was some of the work I missed the most in my absence, Claire.  Your words shimmer like satin and cut like steel.  Well done.

--Kess


 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...


--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest

 
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