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Lady of the Light

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Corinne
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0 posted 06-19-2000 01:30 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Corinne


Lady of the Light

She was always the Sentinel
She knew this from the start,
Guardian to her one great love,
Mystery of a womanís heart.

Long days and bittersweet nights,
Wind whips at stone cold walls,
Isolation her companion
No comfort in these dark halls.

She doesnít really mind the cold,
Or the ninety stairs to the light
To tend to whale oil reserves,
Standing guard on foggy nights.

Her love is away on a ship at sea,
She waits for its arrival,
Listens to the fog hornís moan,
Worries for their survival.

The wind howls, seas are high,
She looks again and again,
No sign of the ship by sunrise,
She hurries to landís end.

Into town, now gathering,
They all ask, ďhave you heard?Ē
Hope and faith uniting them
But hours pass without word.

The Brother James, lost at sea,
Husbands, fathers, and sons
And when itís over they tally
The number at sixty-one.

She feels at fault in some way
The one trusted with the light,
Now the years pass by, but still
She dreams of him at night.

One day the light did not burn,
No one was tending it you see,
The lady of the light was gone
To rejoin her man of the sea.

© July 1999 Corinne Bailey



[This message has been edited by Corinne (edited 06-19-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Corinne - All Rights Reserved
X Angel
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1 posted 06-19-2000 01:54 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

ohh I do love a good sea poem, I have one written that is remarkably close, but from the old man's persepctive.
Wunnerful!
~H
Acckk I went to vote for this...but I can;t...it isn't submitted as such..
drat
Corinne
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2 posted 06-19-2000 02:40 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Thanks, X Angel, duh, I didn't follow directions!  Should be fixed now.

Corinne
Lighthousebob
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3 posted 06-19-2000 03:36 PM       View Profile for Lighthousebob   Email Lighthousebob   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Lighthousebob's Home Page   View IP for Lighthousebob

Oops. What am I doing here?

Bob <><

Oh, nice poem.
Sudhir Iyer
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4 posted 06-19-2000 04:16 PM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Corinne, this is such a great piece of work...so well written as all of your poems are...

One day the light did not burn,
No one was tending it you see,
The lady of the light was gone
To rejoin her man of the sea

What a pleasure it is for me to read these lines again and again...

regards, sudhir
Parker
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5 posted 06-19-2000 05:06 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

This is one of my fav's glad you posted it here, it deserves to be in that book.
So many great poets so little time.

Parker
Corinne
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6 posted 06-20-2000 09:59 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Thanks, Sudhir, Lighthouse Bob and Parker!

Corinne
Not A Poet
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7 posted 06-20-2000 11:27 AM       View Profile for Not A Poet   Email Not A Poet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Not A Poet's Home Page   View IP for Not A Poet

Hi Corinne,

I seem to be a sucker for sea poems too. I can't seem to write them though for some reason. This is really a keeper. Thanks.

Pete
Marge Tindal
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8 posted 06-20-2000 11:54 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

Corinne~
Yep !  This one will do it nicely !
Love ya'
~*Marge*~


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Corinne, I think I'd vote for anything by you, I've yet to read something of yours that I did not enjoy...alas--that sounds like butt-kissing but it is true....
Songbird
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10 posted 06-20-2000 08:56 PM       View Profile for Songbird   Email Songbird   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Songbird's Home Page   View IP for Songbird

A Beauty!!
Nan
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11 posted 06-20-2000 10:09 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

You know I love it..
Colin
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12 posted 06-21-2000 08:01 AM       View Profile for Colin   Email Colin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Colin

I could really see her trudging up those steps every day in her labour of love. Well written  

Eric.

"We are the music makers and we are the makers of dreams." - Willy Wonka.
wayoutwalt
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oh wow she knocka me out
Corinne
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14 posted 06-21-2000 10:20 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Thank you very much:

Not a Poet, Marge, Serenity, Septsong, Nan, Eric and Wayoutwalt.

Corinne
Elyse
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15 posted 06-21-2000 11:42 PM       View Profile for Elyse   Email Elyse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elyse

smiles from me  

luv Elyse
Christopher
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Purgatorial Incarceration


16 posted 06-22-2000 02:33 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

sigh
JP
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17 posted 06-22-2000 03:28 AM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

Put a check in the vote box for this one.  

Yesterday is ash, tomorrow is smoke; only today does the fire burn.
JP

"Everything is your own damn fault, if you are any good." E. Hemmingway
Rex Allen McCoy
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18 posted 06-22-2000 01:17 PM       View Profile for Rex Allen McCoy   Email Rex Allen McCoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex Allen McCoy's Home Page   View IP for Rex Allen McCoy

Beautifully done
Martie
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19 posted 06-22-2000 05:38 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Wonderful poem, Corinne---a vote from me, for sure!
Sunshine
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20 posted 06-26-2000 10:44 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

{~,^}

Sunny

~~~Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller ~~~

When you want to be loved, look within...KRJ

bsquirrel
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21 posted 06-27-2000 12:40 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Wow, this could almost be a folk tale -- and I mean that as a compliment. Very well done, Corinne. You've got my vote.

Mike
X Angel
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22 posted 06-28-2000 02:57 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

VOTE!
yeah! I hadn't been back since my earlier post
~Heather
(PS still love it!)
dgvarner
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23 posted 08-05-2000 05:45 PM       View Profile for dgvarner   Email dgvarner   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for dgvarner

boy, this thing wandered out to the very last page..bringin it back to the front door      

thought it was great!  
dg

"Half of what i say is meaningless; but i say it so that the other half may reach you."
-Kahlil Gibran

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Corinne, I'm just sighing with Christopher...this is such a tale! Thank you!

~ Claire

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?......Henry David Thoreau

 
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