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To a Dove

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Meadowmuse
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0 posted 05-08-2000 12:04 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse



To a Dove



I wandered out to garden green
in hopes of passing pleasure
in daily discourse with a friend
a dove, in dogwood's treasure  

I stood beneath the nesting dove
and thought on bygone years
What happened to that woman, strong,
who knew to hide her tears?

What came of lady, so refined,
the gentlewoman poet
with nary remark nor heartcrossed word
nor any need to show it?

I gazed upon my resting friend
a woman's workday shared
To fairest dove, I wished thee well
as I, to pen, repaired



Dear LadyClaire


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Denise
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1 posted 05-08-2000 12:22 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

How lovely this is, Claire! I could visualize you in your garden speaking with the dove. This is precious. Please, never put that pen away!  

Denise
Michael
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2 posted 05-08-2000 12:45 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

There is an elegance about your work Claire that stands next to none.  This is so beautiful. I for one am glad you chose to "show it".


Michael
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3 posted 05-08-2000 04:34 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

Claire~
Exquisite ... just exquisite.
Your pieces are laced with serenity.
Nesting dove in garden ...
cooing way to heart of pardon.
Love you, lady.
~*Marge*~



 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Martie
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4 posted 05-08-2000 07:00 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

So soft and lovely is you voice---like a dove...it makes me sigh.
Meadowmuse
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5 posted 05-08-2000 07:06 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

You folks are so sweet...I wasn't even going to post this, as it seemed almost too "sappy" today when I wrote it after being out there with my little ladyfriend. But I thought, oh why not, and am glad for it.  

Denise...I will promise if YOU will...deal?

Michael...thank you, my fine flattering friend, for reading, enjoying and understanding.

Marge...oh what a smile you've allowed with your sweetness...thank you so much. (((you))).

~ 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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6 posted 05-08-2000 11:00 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Ah Claire, would that I were that dove that I could share in the creation of so delicate and beautiful a poem. . .

Excellent. . .

-----------------------------------------------------------

 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

X Angel
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7 posted 05-08-2000 11:56 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

Claire~
This was very medieval feeling, shakespearean or something. Quite romantic, I loved it and could truly see you there speaking to the dove..
great job!
~X~
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8 posted 05-09-2000 12:25 AM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Claire, this piece ssemed to me a sad reflection of a your past or a past your wanting to express. But I'm not good at analizing these things.... anyway it was very delicate to me, I loved the read. Was your ladyfriend the dove?

Parker
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Claire,
     My dear, hold on to that pen tightly!  For with it you have written your feelings into my heart!   I love it!  So beautiful, and so serene!
     Love Ya~


 ~you reached inside, you touched my heart,
and I am all the better for it~
Terry A. Woodson, Jr.
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10 posted 05-09-2000 03:04 AM       View Profile for redheart angrybraids   Email redheart angrybraids   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for redheart angrybraids

this is truly beautiful, you have also writen my heart into your heart, thank you for you lovley words, how long have you been writting? do you want to win a thousand dollars? go to www.poetry.com and enter the contest, not that writing is a contest at all it is just that you could have some extra money to by pens and paper. i hope that this contest thing doesn't insalt you. this poem is just simply wonderful in so many ways. congratulations.
kindly,
redheart angrybraids
Meadowmuse
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11 posted 05-09-2000 08:17 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Martie, a sigh from you is poetic success...thank you, in earnest, for such a pleasant start to my day.

Sven, thank you, my friend, for sharing such a lovely thought...I'm very pleased you enjoyed this little one...

X Angel, thank you for such kind commentary. That I pattern my work after the classical poets is no secret...so glad you liked this piece.

Parker, who says you're not good at poetic analysis?? You were right on the mark with this one, my friend. And yes, "my ladyfriend"  was simply referring to the dove nesting out in one of the dogwoods here...she's quite the listener...  

TerryW, I must thank you for such a stirring and encouraging response. And for letting me know how this poem touched something inside you.

Redheart, of course I am not insulted by your suggestion. Rather, I am flattered that you would leave such an enthusiastic response. I will look at the site, though don't know about the contest.   I have been writing since childhood, and have always enjoyed it. Thanks again for such a kind reply.

~ Claire




 Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?......Henry David Thoreau

Aimster
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12 posted 05-09-2000 11:17 AM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

Claire--

I am at a temporary loss for words...this
was stunning! beautiful!!

"I stood beneath the nesting dove
and thought on bygone years
What happened to that woman, strong,
who knew to hide her tears?"

ahhhh how well i related to this particular stanza...you in my head?? lol. in all seriousness, i think this piece shall touch a few hearts at this forum to say the least

take care,
amy  


 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~
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13 posted 05-09-2000 05:09 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

Claire...what a lovely image you've lent to this piece...beautiful visions and beautiful words from a beautiful poetess  
Meadowmuse
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Amy, yes, I imagine we've all felt something of this sort of questioning reflection from time to time...thank you very much for letting me know that this touched you today.

Ruth, thank you, my friend...glad to give a smile to you...

~ Claire

 Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?......Henry David Thoreau


David2
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15 posted 05-09-2000 07:24 PM       View Profile for David2   Email David2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for David2

Claire,
   I have always been a sucker for eloquence in poetry and this ws lovely. The words complimented each other wonderfully.
               David2
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16 posted 05-09-2000 09:13 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

Claire, this was simply wonderful. I throughly enjoyed the read.

Marina
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17 posted 05-09-2000 10:37 PM       View Profile for Rex Allen McCoy   Email Rex Allen McCoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex Allen McCoy's Home Page   View IP for Rex Allen McCoy

We have three ponds in our yard and for the past couple years the doves have nested in our hedge row ... they bring their babies to drink from the ponds and they take food from our hands ... hope they're back this year
Loved your poem

Rex}>{{{{o>
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