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I Know You Through Your Poetry

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 05-02-2000 03:56 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

I Know You Through your Poetry

Your character is in the poem
Your face engraved upon the page
And deep within the lovely verse
The wisdom of a humble sage

Your honesty is in the words
Virtue in beliefs youíve shown
Passion laced through woven phrase
And charm in charismatic tone

Heart of longing in the meter
Torn apart by win and lose
Contradiction speaks of unclear
Footpaths you may want to choose

Manners are forever present
Inbred gentlemanly grace
I know this from your poetry
Though I have never seen your face

Donít ever mask the truth, my friend
Itís etched in ink with poetís pen
I read your verse, and there you are
The clearest photograph by far

Elizabeth Santos
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ESP
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1 posted 05-02-2000 04:13 PM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

Liz, this is perfect!!! I  really, really love it! You are a wonderful poet and wise lady!!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie
    


 "Poetry is the true expression of my soul, it is my ultimate means of communication. It is my rainbow of delight."
Balladeer
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2 posted 05-02-2000 04:17 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

But you HAVE seen my face!!!....(and you made it smile brightly!)

This is, as always, excellent work...form and meter unmatched  
Martie
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3 posted 05-02-2000 04:28 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

A poet's words are the picture of his soul...wonderful poem and meaning, Liz...
Marina
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4 posted 05-02-2000 04:29 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

Very well done Liz. I believe you may have just hit the nail on the head( as they say)An excellent read.

Marina
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5 posted 05-02-2000 04:31 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

Beautiful and true.  
I enjoyed this very much.  


 Nothing can deter a poet, for he is actuated by pure love. Who can predict his comings and goings? "Thoreau"
Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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6 posted 05-02-2000 04:32 PM       View Profile for Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Email Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rosemary J. Gwaltney's Home Page   View IP for Rosemary J. Gwaltney

Spectacular!  The lines "I read your verse, and there you are The clearest photograph by far" are exceedingly memorable.  Sometimes I think I should start a file of my favorite lines from my favorite poets!
I do have a file of favorite poems, though, and this surely will be in it.  Thank you for such a meaningful and beautiful one.
hsystems
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7 posted 05-02-2000 04:36 PM       View Profile for hsystems   Email hsystems   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hsystems's Home Page   View IP for hsystems

Bravo, Liz!  This is beautiful, and oh-so-true!  We come to know one another through our poetry, and this poem speaks volumes about your gentle soul.  


Troy

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Denise
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8 posted 05-02-2000 05:59 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Oh, so true, Liz! We can learn so much about people through the words they write! Wonderful writing, again!!

Denise
Beki
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9 posted 05-02-2000 06:04 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

"I read your verse, and there you are
The clearest photograph by far"

When I meet new people on line I always tell them "read my poetry it will tell you far more about me then I ever could"  This poem contains much truth, thanks for sharing  
hoot_owl_rn
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10 posted 05-02-2000 06:28 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

Excellent poem Liz...love the way you've described the feelings that we all as poets put into our work. This could have been written for anyone of us...the sex excluded I guess  
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11 posted 05-02-2000 06:54 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

What a wonderful poem... and I know the truth of your words, for I'll always remember how well you "read" someone dear to me. *S* We all show pieces of ourselves... you're an expert at seeing the whole.
Corazon
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well can I ditto suthern *g*...she loves it when I do  ...no really I love this, will echo all of the above and say you got if perfect with this one  
Seymour Tabin
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13 posted 05-02-2000 07:37 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabath,
I will echo Balladeer, Wonderful work.   Love Sy
bboog
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14 posted 05-02-2000 07:40 PM       View Profile for bboog   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit bboog's Home Page   View IP for bboog

L~
I think we all know you better through your poetry. Your style often reminds me of Emily Dickinson with the rhyme and meter. A charming poem, this one is a keeper.
best regards,
bboog
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15 posted 05-02-2000 09:57 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Liz, this is beautiful! True, a writer's personality is always found in their creations. Great job.

 "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
cutie2005
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16 posted 05-02-2000 10:45 PM       View Profile for cutie2005   Email cutie2005   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for cutie2005

This was really nice.... Good work i liked it!
Elizabeth Santos
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17 posted 05-03-2000 07:44 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thank you each and every one for you very lovely responses to this poem. It is a poem that I found in my computer along with others I had forgotten about. Your comments were so dear and very much appreciated.
Liz
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18 posted 05-03-2000 10:22 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I am so glad your computer never crashed, and you brought forth this lovely photograph!  It truly fits each and every poet here at Passions.  Well done, Elizabeth...and thank you!
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19 posted 05-03-2000 11:25 AM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

Liz

This was simply beautiful! I never believed that saying "a picture can paint a thousand words" I believe that words when written with the heart (such as they are here at Passions) that shows more of a person's soul and heart than any picture could. you have captured some wonderful thoughts here, as only you can.

take care,
amy  

 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~
Marge Tindal
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20 posted 05-03-2000 02:07 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

Elizabeth, my dear lady~

Beautiful thoughts from a very
beautiful lady.  
I would certainly hope that I'm 'read'
through what I write.  That would be a
great treasure to me.

I feel as though I also come to know others
through their work.
Thanks for sharing this gem.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Elizabeth Santos
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21 posted 05-03-2000 06:30 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Aimy, Marge and Sunshine,
You are right, it represents every single poet in Passions. And Marge, of anyone here at Passions, you are the best known, simply because your poetry just pours from your loving heart, and everybody feels it.
Thank you, sweet friends
Liz
Corinne
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22 posted 05-03-2000 07:32 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

A lovely and intriguing poem, Liz.  And we do learn about each other through our poetry.

Corinne
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23 posted 05-03-2000 08:33 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

And we know you as well--and an honor it is...perfection, again.
Elizabeth Santos
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24 posted 05-03-2000 09:23 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Coreen, The character flows right out of the pen
Thanks

Serenity,
It is I who am honored to know you through your poetry
Thank you
Liz
 
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