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hoot_owl_rn
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0 posted 03-27-2000 11:31 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

(This is a series of replies written by some poems by Mike that I combined into one poem...Mike, just a word of thanks for the inspiration   )

If I Were...

If I were but a gentle dove
I'd fly on wings of white
High above the clouds and trees
I'd soar in graceful flight
In the air I'd drift away
My plumage shining bright
'Ore landscapes, rainbows, sun, and moon
From day into the night
If I were but a gentle dove
I'd fly the whole day through
On downy wings, I'd find a way
To get back home to you

If I were but a sparrow
Here is what I'd do
I'd perch outside your windowsill
And sing sweet songs to you
I'd nest high in the grand old oak
That stands outside your door
And watch you from a distance
Wanting even more
I'd greet you in the early hours
With soft, sweet melody
And welcome you again each night
As you came back to me

If I were but a snow white swan
With feathers shining bright
I'd drift upon a quiet pond
Lift off on wings in flight
I'd have been born an ugly chick
And grown through years in grace
So in your passing you would stop
To look upon my face
I float upon still waters
Arch my neck so long
Preen my silky feathers smooth
And spread my wings so strong
I'd drift along the waters edge
As you walked on the shore
I'd follow close, there in your wake
Till we were one once more

If I were but an falcon
I'd fly on outstretched wings
I'd soar into the highest clouds
To hunt you precious things
I'd search the skies above you
And watch you from on high
Hooded, tethered, bound no more
On graceful wings I'd fly
If I were but a falcon
Adrift up in the blue
In freedoms flight, I'd always find
A way to be with you



 There are only two ages of people...living and dead and you all look about the right age to me  

[This message has been edited by hoot_owl_rn (edited 03-27-2000).]
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Lost Dreamer
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1 posted 03-27-2000 11:37 AM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Ruth, you never cease to amaze, this is fabulous.  
Pepper
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2 posted 03-27-2000 11:49 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Ruth, I agree with Lost Dreamer ...
"You never cease to amaze"
This is gorgeous .....
Toerag
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3 posted 03-27-2000 11:51 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

You are amazing Ms. Hootie....luv ya, miss ya....hope you're doing well....!!!
TerryW
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4 posted 03-27-2000 12:23 PM       View Profile for TerryW   Email TerryW   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit TerryW's Home Page   View IP for TerryW

Absolutely Beautiful!
    That was superb!  I literally have tears streaming down my face right now!  Loved it Ruth!    


 Terry A. Woodson, Jr.
Nan
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5 posted 03-27-2000 12:45 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Very nice, hoot - It's wondrous what a little inspiration can do for us...
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6 posted 03-27-2000 12:53 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

Hoot~ and Mike~

Beautifully done.
Inspiration and teamship can sure
make a pretty picture.
~*Marge*~



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Mike
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7 posted 03-27-2000 01:05 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

If I were but a butterfly,
...I'd soar on wings of air,
I'd float aloft on summer winds,
...as soft as angel's hair,
Rainbowed wings of many colors,
...radiant in the sun,
Suspended on a cooling breeze,
...with nature I'd be one,
If I were but a butterfly,
...adrift in heaven's blue,
If I were but a butterfly,
...I'd fly away with you.

If I were but a nightingale,
...I'd fly on feathered wing,
I'd soar amongst the stars above,
...and to the heavens sing,
Around the world on currents high,
...I'd sail the evening's breeze,
As I sought out, my one true love,
...to sing love's harmonies,
From Zanzibar to Tinbuktu,
...ever would I fly,
Seeking out my Aphrodite,
...on wing in welkin's sky,
If I were but a nightingale,
...I'd sing that I love you,
If I were but a nightingale,
...I'd fly as one with you.

If I were but an eagle,
...and you an eagle too,
We'd rule the world as king and queen,
...that's just what we would do,
Unfettered wings of feathered glory,
...silhouettes against the sky,
Our realm from foaming seashore,
...unto the mountains high,
We'd soar upon the whispering winds,
...beyond the farthest cloud,
The sun and moon we'd leave behind,
...as to the gods we bowed,
If I were but an eagle,
...and you an eagle too,
I'd take you in my dreams at night,
...and make sweet love to you.

If I were but a captain,
...and you my Lorelei,
I'd sail my ship upon the rocks,
...for in your arms to die,
In the rolling, tossing tempest,
...you'd be the eye of calm,
I'd lay my head upon your breast,
...to feel its soothing balm,
As trade winds blow, to fill my sails,
...I'd feel as if been kissed,
By beauteous goddess of the sea,
...she'd come from evening's mist,
If I were but a captain,
...I'd sail the ocean blue,
Seeking out my goddess fair,
...to sail away with you.

I am the one to give thanks Hoot, to be blessed by your beautiful words.



[This message has been edited by Mike (edited 03-27-2000).]
Martie
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8 posted 03-27-2000 01:55 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Ruth, I really enjoyed these when I read them as replies and still do...they are beautiful, your reply to Mike.  
Denise
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9 posted 03-27-2000 02:00 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Ruth and Mike, you are both amazing!! These are all great!! Very beautiful!!

Denise
Lucius Cade
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10 posted 03-27-2000 02:19 PM       View Profile for Lucius Cade   Email Lucius Cade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucius Cade

Beautiful poems ruth and mike. by the way Ruth I took a look at your webpage and I loved it. It seems poetry runs in your family.
Also I havent noticed your signature before this. Very interesting concept  
Lucius


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Tara Simms
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11 posted 03-27-2000 08:51 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Stunning poetry, Ruth and Mike!
WhtDove
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12 posted 03-27-2000 09:11 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Exquisite Ruth and Mike, and the best of all is the first part is of me!  

LOL  this was just wow! Excellent flow, you two do real well together!
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13 posted 03-27-2000 09:13 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Two talented poems by two very talented people. Wonderful reading  
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14 posted 03-27-2000 09:16 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

With your combined talent, this poem explodes off the page! Wonderful!  
Elizabeth Santos
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Two birds of a feather
Singing together
How beautiful, both
Liz
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16 posted 03-27-2000 09:34 PM       View Profile for lucky   Email lucky   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lucky

Very very good,

You know I keep a keen eye on your work and, needless to say your style is full of learning and, I can sure drink it up. I don't like to talk about who's the best unless I'm talking about God's children... and if we belong to Him we're all the best. But you can believe your sure one darn good cookie. Oh..! Mike must have a cookie or two laying around too. I'll be watchin' now.

Best Wishes

 

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