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Madness of the Mississippi Mist

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Poet deVine
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The madness of the Mississippi mist
settled like dew on her golden hair
she danced around the field that night
arms aloft, without worldly care.

The night birds flying close to her
could hear her crooning an eerie hymn
she was a part of the darkling night
a midnight seraphim.

Her nightgown of pure white cotton
clung to her girlish frame
bare feet flew in a pagan dance
that was wild and without shame.

As untamed as any gypsy wench
she twirled in girlish delight
unseen, unheard by mortal man
a child of the night.

When she tired, she stopped a bit
to speak to the whispering wind
she became the mist, the night,
the darkness called Rosalind.

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Christopher J
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I loved this poem...it has my vote!...i liked the line "child of the night"...i wish i were one of those again..young, innocent, beautiful..lol.
linda munday
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Her nightgown of pure white cotton
clung to her girlish frame
bare feet flew in a pagan dance
that was wild and without shame.

Loved the contrast in this bit...the whole poem was great...i ticked the little box for it....Linda M.

Dark Angel
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3 posted 06-25-2000 07:26 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Ahhh I remember this one Sharon,  very beautiful!!   and these lines gave me chills.

she became the mist, the night,
the darkness called Rosalind.

Wonderful stuff!     voted.

My grief lies onward and my joy behind
(Shakespeare)


[This message has been edited by Dark Angel (edited 06-25-2000).]
brian madden
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PDV

The night birds flying close to her
could hear her crooning an eerie hymn
she was a part of the darkling night
a midnight seraphim.

excellent breathtaking. to the top of the page.

"An abyss that lasted creation A circus complete with all fools
Foundations that lasted the ages Then ripped apart at their roots"
joy division
ellie LeJeune
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ooooh, Sharon, I love the ethereal and romantic vision in this poem. Hauntingly lovely! Love, Ellie
Mike
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6 posted 06-25-2000 11:10 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

remember this one well...still kind of misty eyed...
fantastic poetry.
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PoetdeVine~
Thank you for posting my favorite.
I can be quite demanding, can't I ?
This was one of the first of yours that
really caught my poetic eye ...
the images fairly dance in my head.
Wonderful, dear poet.
~*Marge*~


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Ms. Poet, this piece sparkles in the darkest of nights... just lovely...

~ 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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Definitely one of my favorites of yours, Sharon!  

Denise
Martie
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What a wonderful spirit filled poem...just perfect!
X Angel
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11 posted 06-28-2000 01:23 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

oooooh Sharon this gave me shivers!
I loved this! Is it new? I haven't read it before!

~Heather
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It's from Open 1...long hiddened and forgotten..actually it was written after talking to Temptress one night on ICQ! Thank you all for your kind comments. I'm not replying to most of the poems here as I don't want to bump them up too much..there are SO many good poems to read.  
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13 posted 06-28-2000 04:08 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Poet deVine,
This one is worth a bump.
Alle'cram
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14 posted 06-28-2000 10:39 PM       View Profile for Alle'cram   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alle'cram

Absolutely beautiful.  
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And what a poem to bring back. . . simply wonderful. . .

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That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl


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16 posted 06-29-2000 12:03 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

I can imagine this being sung in low, earthy tones to the detuned strum of a guitar and the barely flicker of a dying fire. Awesome!

Mike
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Once again you live up to your name....
Kellsue
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I love this poem Sharon!  I hope you'll submit another one of my favorites for the book too...I love your poem The Daffodil too!!!!!!!!!!
Actually...I haven't read one of yours yet that I didn't like!  

Kelly

~Kellsue

Reflect upon your present blessings-of which every man has many-not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. ~Charles Dickens

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~Winston Churchill

Nan
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Let us not forget the Madness of the Mist....
Colin
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20 posted 07-01-2000 04:20 PM       View Profile for Colin   Email Colin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Colin

I'm glad you dug this one out of the archives Sharon  

Eric.

"We are the music makers and we are the makers of dreams." - Willy Wonka.
Kit McCallum
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Mystical, magical, marvelous!  Loved this PDV!  

Best wishes,
/Kit
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HEY! Just HOW did I miss this? You went and changed the title on me!   It is still wonderful though. It simply HAS to be! Is there any way I can vote twice..or three times..or maybe more?  

Nothing can deter a poet, for he is actuated by pure love. Who can predict his comings and goings? "Thoreau"

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A beautiful work of art here.



Jamie

Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito. - Virgil.
"Yield thou not to adversity, but press on the more bravely".


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Because some pennings are just too good to remain quietly on a shelf in the archives~
STILL my favorite of yours~
*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*When the heart grieves over what it has lost,
the spirit rejoices over what it has left.
- Sufi epigram <))><

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