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The Walk with Marge and Sharon

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The Walk with Marge and Sharon  

Seemingly all birds and other feathered fowl
are out to greet not us but the
mid spring/early summer day,
grateful for the coolness of the
early morning mist
'neath the gray of the sky,
reveling in the days before
the Kansas sun burns down
to dry the green, green grasses covering
the lands not yet covered by concrete.

Marge and Sharon  
walk with me here, in my thoughts,
they would like the cottonwoods
which shimmer even without the sun's light
bouncing off their leaves.
Strange,
the cottonwood's shimmer,
even in the driest days it will look
as if mist kissed
the broad leaves,
and the very slightest breath of wind
will cause the cottonwood to perform
its happy dance.  
Marge and Sharon smile.

Watch for the dance on dry hot days,
just to await that breath of breeze come our way.

Meadowlarks and purple martins,
prairie chickens and split-tailed swallows,
pheasant cock's call mixes with the cacophony of sounds
brought to our senses on the current of
the Kansas winds.

Marge and Sharon's boots would be wet by now,
walking with me through the early grasses
heavy with dew, the cheatgrass being knee high
and feathery soft even tho dew laden.
The cheatgrass seed heads bend low
over its tall stalk, the lighter
green colored head giving it the look
of false romance.
It is just a grassy weed, after all.

Toward the slough I meander, where last
fall's cattails rustle dryly among the new growth;
the red-winged blackbirds congregate,
busy in flight and song,
stretching their wings in mating stance
and the females watch.

Marge is pensive, knowing her
ancestors' ghosts
walk with us;
Sharon revels in the feel
of nature itself,
both their minds taking
in all images and sounds,
bookmarking each sight for
further exploration in words.

Somehow, words fail me as I am overwhelmed
with His glorious morning,
as I stand and move
among the thoughts of friends
who would walk here with me
if they could,
to gaze over the valley held in gray mist
that stretches before me, and I am not
alone among the spring's first wildflowers,
purple, yellow, and the heady deep blue
of the cornflower.

İKRJ
6 May, 2000




 Sunshine
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Sunshine~
Now just why would I think that this just might be the MOST BEAUTIFUL poem on the site today !  And so it is ! !

This is truly a pensive look into the soul of this Cherokee ... to walk hand in hand with nature and with friends ... in peace as ONE.

I recognize the cottonwoods, for I have walked among them in another life.  Their graceful dance, I have danced.

I join hands with you, my friend ... we are one in harmony, surrounded by the beauty of ages.
Feel the spirits ... for they are here.
The circle holds us.

Thank you sooooooo much for this lovely, lovely piece.  
My heart walks among the dreams of many.
I love you for being YOU !
For knowing who I am !
~*Marge*~


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Thank you for sharing such a beautiful poem, I really enjoying our walk together. I have never been to Kansas but the vivid imagery in your poem took me there. I could just taste the fresh air and feel the wind blowing against my face. A beautiful stunning poem that flowed naturally.  
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Very beautiful, Sunshine! Thank you for the lovely walk!  

Denise
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I'm on the plane, ready for my walk!!! I loved this...as you knew I would. Beautiful imagery my friend...thank you!!!!
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I find such beauty in your words, and within thoughts of the friendship and respect that you have shared here.  What a treasure, this!

~ 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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I owe you, Marge and Sharon, many things...but mostly, for allowing me to share my otherwise hidden thoughts.  I know this didn't rhyme, but perhaps this day, it wasn't meant to.

Marge, I think of you as my Indian friend.  Sharon, you as one of my muses.  Thank you again for giving me so much.

Sunshine
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This is lovely, Sunshine, I really enjoyed reading it.

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


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Sun, this is excellent...your imagery superb...
and the added treat of getting to know you and Margie and Sharon better is icing on the poetic cake...
the true magic of this place is how we bond and feel as if we know each other...
so many of us have touched each other souls and hearts with our words and poetry...
even though most of us will never meet or even know what one another look like...
we feel like family.
thanks for the reminder of all this.
take care,jm
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Thank you ESP, Janet Marie, for reading, and your lovely comments.
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