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Skyfyre
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0 posted 04-11-2000 05:48 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Skyfyre

Without protest, in quiet dignity,
The final flickers of the flame expire,
And only leave a vague uncertainty
To mourn the passing of the cherished fire.
A sighing sense of resignation creeps
Like shadows lurk where once the flame forbade;
And once again the eye of longing sleeps.
In chambers where the dreaming heart is laid,
The raging rhythm now begins to slow;
Unhurried, though it beats with certainty --
It echoes as the embers gently glow
To mark the blaze in wistful memory --
Though ash may cool, a spark will ever burn
In silent halls where only dreams return.


 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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Richter_9
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1 posted 04-11-2000 06:07 AM       View Profile for Richter_9   Email Richter_9   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Richter_9

This certainly has an eerie quality about it.  Very well written piece.


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Severn
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2 posted 04-11-2000 06:19 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Simply lovely Miss K...

This floats - an exceptional work

K
Mike
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3 posted 04-11-2000 08:48 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

What a wonder your pen beholds...
Purnima
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4 posted 04-11-2000 08:58 AM       View Profile for Purnima   Email Purnima   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Purnima's Home Page   View IP for Purnima

Very Intense...I can almost imagine the shadows and flame.WOnderful poem  

Purnima...
PoeticKnight
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5 posted 04-11-2000 09:31 AM       View Profile for PoeticKnight   Email PoeticKnight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoeticKnight

Once again....WOW!
This goes right to my inner mind. I am SO into this. You are so very talented.
Meadowmuse
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6 posted 04-11-2000 11:16 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

"And once again the eye of longing sleeps.
In chambers where the dreaming heart is laid,"

Kess, this piece sizzles.   Seriously, what a description...you convey such emotion with this metaphor, and so skillful is your crafting. I loved this...

~ Claire
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7 posted 04-11-2000 12:11 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Madam Kess...again your mastery of rhythm and words shines through...wonderfully written  
Seymour Tabin
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8 posted 04-11-2000 01:34 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Skyfyre,
A remarkable poem. Bravo.
Denise
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9 posted 04-11-2000 01:47 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Another excellent sonnet, Kess! I never tire of reading your wonderful poems!

Denise
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10 posted 04-12-2000 12:30 AM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Excellent Kess. . . every day you amaze me more and more with the depth of your writing. . .please don't stop!!

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 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

Balladeer
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11 posted 04-12-2000 12:35 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Thank God for the sparks that never die....and thank you, Kess.
Christopher
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12 posted 04-13-2000 12:43 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

...and return and return.
Oh for a dreamless night, eh m'friend?

Another bang-up job here Kess.
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