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serenity blaze
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0 posted 07-12-2000 09:28 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for serenity blaze

Barefoot in the graveyard
pulling weeds
and whitewash stone
placing crystal pebbles
and planting seeds
of hope
in the dirt--
moss hanging
from the giant oak
cool breezes
and iris wild,
braiding flowers
and arms spread
shouting to a dark bayou
tribute to forgotten dead--
remembering ourselves--
forgetting our regret.


[This message has been edited by serenity (edited 07-12-2000).]
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Not A Poet
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1 posted 07-12-2000 09:37 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

Nice sentiment. Made me remember.

Thanks,
Pete
AVANTI
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INDIA/MAHARASHTRA/PUNE


2 posted 07-12-2000 12:10 PM       View Profile for AVANTI   Email AVANTI   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for AVANTI

well written...
and the topic is close o my heart too

If all was light...then I would have never learnt the dark...from which such truth evolves
from which evolves the light...
Avanti Rao

Sudhir Iyer
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3 posted 07-12-2000 12:23 PM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

I remember this one from #8... and I said that it was a "very breath-taking portrayal"

Serenity, I can only repeat myself and say that this is great writing...

Glad that you submitted this one for the book...

regards, sudhir

Janet Marie
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4 posted 07-12-2000 08:02 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

YES YES YES!!!    
so glad you subitted this jewel
it should be there to reflect you
*kiss kiss*
me

I think I could need - this in my life
If you're gone - baby you need to come home
there's a little bit of something me
In everything in you
MB20
ellie LeJeune
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5 posted 07-12-2000 08:18 PM       View Profile for ellie LeJeune   Email ellie LeJeune   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ellie LeJeune

wonderful and haunting. I'm a cajun girl,
so which bajou. Ellie

Summers haunting melody
that awakens
the butterflies,
calling them to join
the dance
in their silent song
of praise to God.

ell
serenity blaze
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6 posted 07-12-2000 08:50 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

thank you all--and ellie--bayou (Barataria?)
I think...in Lafitte...a family cemetary on the Fleming Plantation, it boasts an "indian mound"...a very hauntingly beautiful place...is poetry, all by itself...
Jamie
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7 posted 07-13-2000 01:54 AM       View Profile for Jamie   Email Jamie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Jamie's Home Page   View IP for Jamie

barefoot on hallowed ground...at least that is the image i will carry from this.
very nice

Jamie

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

epoet
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8 posted 07-13-2000 08:48 AM       View Profile for epoet   Email epoet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for epoet

nice piece of work.  love the images that are presented.  

P. J. Kotrch
carpe diem
A soul once touched is a soul once blessed by love

BSC
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9 posted 07-24-2000 11:04 PM       View Profile for BSC   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BSC

Such a beautiful sentiment,

"tribute to forgotten dead--
remembering ourselves--
forgetting our regret."

Love this!  Bonnie
Heather Miller
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10 posted 07-25-2000 11:16 AM       View Profile for Heather Miller   Email Heather Miller   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Heather Miller's Home Page   View IP for Heather Miller

Very nice
LITL,
Heather

With God all things are possible.
serenity blaze
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11 posted 07-30-2000 11:29 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Prometheus, epoet, Bonnie, and Heather...as always I thank you for your kind attention...I hope you enjoyed...Thanks, ever.
dgvarner
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12 posted 07-31-2000 01:09 AM       View Profile for dgvarner   Email dgvarner   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for dgvarner

barefoot in the graveyard...

that first line drew me in immediately...i love an old graveyard...  

this is such an awesome and somewhat haunting piece..i really enjoyed reading it..

dg

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

Elizabeth Santos
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13 posted 07-31-2000 03:22 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Yes, wonderful sentiments here, very interesting piece
Liz
shadow of poetry
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14 posted 08-06-2000 09:52 PM       View Profile for shadow of poetry   Email shadow of poetry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for shadow of poetry

holy smokes each one i read is cooler than the one before
i am so into your style of poetry
dont know the name for the form you use but its really cool
im looking for more of you while im here
peace
lil sis
jamesjiao
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Backwaters of Avalon


15 posted 08-07-2000 04:33 AM       View Profile for jamesjiao   Email jamesjiao   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit jamesjiao's Home Page   View IP for jamesjiao

Nice imagery, senerity, well done!

- James
The beauty of nature is displayed,
not through itself,
but through the creatures
dwelling within its bosom.


juliet_2u
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16 posted 08-07-2000 08:35 AM       View Profile for juliet_2u   Email juliet_2u   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for juliet_2u

This is so lovely. It brought back many memories of a graveyard of my youth. Thanks for sharing it.  Juls
JOY 14
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17 posted 08-08-2000 12:03 PM       View Profile for JOY 14   Email JOY 14   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JOY 14's Home Page   View IP for JOY 14

Imagery is great in this poem, Serenity. I could see it all so well in my mind. The moss on the tree, the weeds...

Joy

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old time is still a-flying,
And this same flower that smiles today
To-morrow will be dying.

-Robert Herrick

Parker
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... the old black rum


18 posted 08-08-2000 01:39 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

serenity, this piece is amazing... I often wander old grave yards when I visit the east coast, looking for distant relatives wondering what they were like. We should celebrate our distant families, for we owe them much.

Parker
serenity blaze
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19 posted 08-08-2000 03:45 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Thanks to all of you, but especially Parker--(..my intuition told me to do this...)
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20 posted 03-25-2006 12:26 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Well I told you I drove Nan crazy in Salem right? My but this is a gem Karen.
 
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