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In Search of Destiny

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Martie
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In Search of Destiny


I can see the path turning,
though beyond is hidden
by a cliff of delicate fern,
with plume and grace
they reach in knowing
and peek with curling greenness
around the bend and nod,
ah, so that is the way.
And what does it matter
to this purpose which is now
just this dappling of sun
and the damp delicious earth?

Oh, but this fleeting butterfly life
feels whispers,
begging delicate urgent go,
find the music to the dance
then dance for love dance,
this blossoming has numbers
and idle wings cannot fly.

Take these words and all this paper,
these printed exclamations of feeling,
this intelligent question,
this tale of light and laughter,
all these marvelous and exploding tears
and build a tree you see,
to jump from
and see around and over this tedious trail,
to glaze the surface of this day
with delicious and glorious gleaning.

Return to midnight and stars slow circling
and release your full blooming,
for sure   each small movement
is a changing thing that alters,
if only the leaf you cling to,
and dawn will seep into the dark valley
with the reverent and worthy color of hope.


© Copyright 2000 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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Absolutely beautiful, Martie! Your poems always take me on a pleasant trip! Very well done!

Denise
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2 posted 04-07-2000 07:38 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

Martie~
Marge sits here mesmerized by
the scenes you paint with your
artistic verse.

'each small movement
is a changing thing that alters,
if only the leaf you cling to'

Stunning, my friend.
Simply stunning.
~*Marge*~



 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Elizabeth Santos
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Gasping for breath! Your poetry is very bad for my asthma!
Exquisite verse
Liz
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Oh Martie, what delicate and expressive writing! This is uplifting and earthbound all at the same time...so very engaging.

~ Claire  
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5 posted 04-07-2000 08:32 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

"The color of hope"....you write such imaginative lines...use such phrases that are unique...wonderful poem!
Martie
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Denise--You can trip with me anytime.

Marge--Your replies always make me feel so talented.

Liz--You can borrow Kamla's oxigen mask...thanks for reading this.  You are an angel.

Claire--What a wonderful way to look at it that I didn't see...thank you.

PdV-Thank you so much for your sweet reply.
Mike
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I envy your ability to write as you do.  It's like riding in a canoe; being carried along on the current observing the beauty as you drift through each wonderful verse.
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Quite an interesting switch to taking all this paper to make a tree instead of vice-versa. Your words are always fodder for so much thought, Martie. Simply beautiful.
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I'm with Mike, i envy your talent to write with such imagery and expression.  I echo the wonderful comments made by others above me.
As Marge said, "stunning".
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10 posted 04-08-2000 04:32 PM       View Profile for lucky   Email lucky   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lucky

Ay... Martie

You need to get your hands into some nice cool water (deep) destiny found me the other day and I've had enough I think I'll float you right back to the top. Things are sunnier and mush greener there.

 
Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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I see your poetry becoming more and more powerful, strong, lovely and meticulous in its wording and feel, as time goes by.  This one, like many, is worthy of rereading again and again. That last stanza almost makes me dizzy with delight.  I'm there. I see it. I feel it.

Martie
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Mike--What a wonderful way to put it... my canoe sometimes flounders and turns me over, but you can ride with me anytime, if you dare.

deer--I'd like to admit how clever I was with that tree-paper trick, but I didn't think of it, you did...LOL..thanks for seeing more!

Danny dear, thank you for the read and the comments...you are sweet.

lucky--cold water huh...destiny had her way with you I can see...but I still think she's waiting up the road.

Rosemary--I admire your poetic talent so much.. your words make my day.
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