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Parker
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... the old black rum


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Tapestry

And you paint those words,
A dusting of shells and crushed pearls
Upswept in glorious idiom Vernacular,
Ah, but she is no easy read, this one
the labor of the velocipede, grounded so
And we of free roam, entered unknowingly
Paid for the peak, with Wampum beads,
Jubilant, as her audience, listening with eyes
Excite in the rising tintinnabulation,
Ringing images of vivid curiosities,
Astounded, we the watchers, the valance….

but, of the paint is the brush, the flesh,
A being of color. Not servile to the bland,
Poised, is she… holder of visions,
Liquefying life, to its primal colors,
Mixed in the pearls, and lost shells,
Splaying frantic images of tiled movements,
Earth tones, with memories, of the now past
Tied to the fabric, with delicate heart threads
Her soul the Tapestry……..

But, of the painter,
what smolders, behind those eyes,
What  mysteries?
Vicissitudes of desire, of want!
A waif of the sea, pure and victual,
A taste of wine on wanting lips….
Food for the eye and the soul,
Her tapestries, sustenance of life!
Words, they are just words….

But, those eyes, those lips,
they create hunger, desire!
They see of life, breathe of want,
whisper of love…Not words,
Yes, I know, I see her now,
She is the vision .......
She is the tapestry.

James Parker Haley  Apr 6, 2000.





[This message has been edited by Haleyja (edited 04-07-2000).]
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Corazon
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1 posted 04-06-2000 04:55 PM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

wow...almost speechless i am with this one.....if some one had written something such as this for me, I would be a puddle right now......what incredible writing, what a beautiful vision you have painted
Janet Marie
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2 posted 04-06-2000 05:14 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

ok...I think I get it now...you post a poem...
we read it...we *SIGH*...
I think its a perfect arrangement(smile)
parker this is exquisite...your are the artist with brush in hand with this one.
superb...
take care, jm

ps...jm heads for dictionary...gotta look up those poetic big words parker used...

 The stars shine so bright, now's the time
I close my eyes - soft wind touch my face,
Cool sand upon the place where I once kissed you
And held you close.
Now I will reach for the stars...
Because Oh my love, that's where you are...
Though the storms of black night rage on
I still see your face
I still feel your lips on mine
And though my heart feels all alone without you
I still hear you sing to me
I still hear your voice on the sea...
vertical horizon

RAM
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3 posted 04-06-2000 05:36 PM       View Profile for RAM   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RAM

yepr, jm.  "exquisite" describes this one perfectly.

WTG Parker.  a bunch of great images here, from the onset ("And you paint those words,              A dusting of shells and crushed pearls"), and then right on through.

Thanks for posting it.

Rick
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4 posted 04-06-2000 05:40 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is excellent, Parker, one of your best!
Well done! I thoroughly enjoyed this!

Denise
Parker
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Corazon, and who says it isn't about you, thank you.

Janet Marie, I can tell you what pages to look up, since I just finished getting my head out of it.... This poem is a collaboration with my friend Dic.
I'm glad you like, he'll be pleased.


Parker
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Ram and Denise, you snuck in there inbetween,
thanks for the comments.

Parker
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7 posted 04-06-2000 06:15 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

WOW! I must admit I reread this several times....truly a very thought provoking poem with simply amazing imagery.  Very well done James!  ( now about your friend.....oh.ehm...we will discuss this in adult. I want to hear all about him!)

Marina
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8 posted 04-06-2000 07:37 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Wow!  This is excellent...so visual and so full of wonderful words used just right.
A Romantic Heart
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9 posted 04-06-2000 08:37 PM       View Profile for A Romantic Heart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A Romantic Heart

This was incredible! I loved the wording, the passion in each line...this is one of my favorites of yours

 "Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
O,no! it is an ever-fixed mark....William Shakespeare

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10 posted 04-06-2000 08:55 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Now, this is poetry.
At it's finest
Liz
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11 posted 04-06-2000 11:58 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, my friend... This was an enjoyable read...
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Amazed by your talent and in awe of your work. This is magnificent!!!!


 Hold me for yesterday
Kiss me for tomorrow
But love me for today.

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Parker, you've woven a lovely tapestry here with these tender words...so very fluid and gentle.

~ Claire
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*big sigh* Parker..I don't know who this was written for, but I'm sure she's sitting there with the biggest smile on her face right now and sighing too. This is perhaps my favorite of all your work, I love the feel to it  
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Parker,

you should collaborate more often!  This is lush in imagery and ever so beautiful.

From the heart always is.


Corinne
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16 posted 04-07-2000 04:05 AM       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

Parker~
I enjoyed the images woven into the 'Tapestry'.
A lovely, lovely piece.
It's a 'wall-hanger' for sure.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Oh sheesh Parker...this is breathtaking....
You certainly know the way into a woman's soul...through her eyes.  Bravo sir!
Parker
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My friend Dic Webster II, defines the following as........

Tapestry - A rich heavy cloth woven with multi-coloured pictorial designs.

Velocipede - an early bicycle propelled by pushing the feet along the ground.

Vernacular - The idiom of a specific prefession or trade. Also the normal spoken language of a country or region.

Wampum - Small strung beads or polished shells, once used by North American Indians as currency or jewelry

Tintinnabulation - The ringing of bells.

Valance - A short ornamental curtain handing from the edge.

Servile - subservant, slavishly submissive,
suitable to a servant or slave.

Vicissitudes - A change or variation, the quality of being changeable.

Victual - Food suitable for consumption.

Waif - Something found and unclaimed. as an object cast up by the sea.

thank you all for your wonderfull comments.

Parker
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