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bsquirrel
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0 posted 07-02-2000 06:59 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for bsquirrel

The response to this in Open 8 just blew me away. I'm glad to have so many friends, and poets who understand.

Mike

-her silver pen, black book-
Silent, softly swift and fleeting,
Unbroken feelings torn and thrown.
I was destroyed by love.

Under the fall of a white pinnacle,
Smoke rising from its inside ruin,
I held a spider, waiting, weighing.

For it to bite me, or move at all.
But it was dead. The moon rose slowly;
Put her white eye on us, a shadow.

I cast the dead thing aside
And sat under the white-mooned ruin,
Waiting for myself to die.

Then a friend opened her black book,
Wrote me a poem on charcoal paper
In the smooth filament of the moon.

Silver ink against the black night.
She spoke in her script. I felt healed.
I was remade by love.

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1 posted 07-02-2000 08:30 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

thank you baby...
ya made butterfly slippers smile twice today with the same poem  
like i said sweet squirrel...
we love ya-in-love...
later-fav-poet-gator

What the caterpillar calls the end ...
The world calls a butterfly
~LaoTzeTao~
~Butterflies are meant to be free~

Marge Tindal
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2 posted 07-02-2000 08:36 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

Mike~
Enjoyed it again - yet - still !

'Then a friend opened her black book,
Wrote me a poem on charcoal paper
In the smooth filament of the moon.

Silver ink against the black night.
She spoke in her script. I felt healed.
I was remade by love.'

Touching the heart with the magic of your muse.
~*Marge*~


~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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with you


3 posted 07-02-2000 09:17 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Mike~ you knew I'd zip over here and ****VOTE****   -SEA

Live,Love,Laugh :) ~SueB


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4 posted 07-03-2000 01:39 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

This is goooooooooooood....

voted!

K
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5 posted 07-03-2000 09:48 PM       View Profile for BSC   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BSC

This is beautiful, didn't see it in Open, sure glad I saw it here.  Bonnie
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6 posted 07-03-2000 09:57 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

everything they said , and more...
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Magical!!

"In the smooth filament of the moon."

Boy! did I slide over that line.  And then some!

Really good, and the box is ticked.
Linda M.
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8 posted 07-06-2000 12:27 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Hey everyone. Thanks for voting and moreso for enjoying. I'm about to collapse from exhaustion (okay, not that bad, but close), so I'll cut this short tonight. Love to all of ya.

Mike
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I love this one Mike...perhaps one of my favorite of yours  
bsquirrel
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10 posted 07-14-2000 12:01 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Thanks for enjoying, Hoot.

Mike
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11 posted 07-17-2000 06:01 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

I missed this first time round as well...

HUGS
X Angel
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12 posted 07-19-2000 04:10 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

you used some very interesting phrases and twists and turns with words, I liked this Mike!

~H
Kit McCallum
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What a wonderful submission for the book Mike!  (click)  

Best wishes,
/Kit
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14 posted 07-24-2000 02:27 PM       View Profile for shadow of poetry   Email shadow of poetry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for shadow of poetry

a butterfly told me to read your poetry and that i would be enlightened and impressed
i am indeed both
this is a very impressive poem
i look forward to reading more as time allows

peace and poetry


my sister is the poet
I am but a shadow
by the light of poetry
I read then dream


[This message has been edited by shadow of poetry (edited 07-24-2000).]
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Apparently you learned much from your friend's sharing of her poem...good for us!

Sunny

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

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

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16 posted 08-13-2000 03:21 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Thanks, everyone. You sure know how to make a squirrel smile. (and yes, I know, that's too cute for words :P)

Mike
 
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