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Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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northern mountains, Idaho


0 posted 05-09-2000 02:05 AM       View Profile for Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Email Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Rosemary J. Gwaltney's Home Page   View IP for Rosemary J. Gwaltney



~ ~ ~
Beneath the deeply dipping blue spruce
nestling closely against the ground,
sharp and poignantly aromatic;
my purest innocence
faded into
the moss; the
cool retreat from sweltering
summerís displeasure; sharpened with
peaks of curiosity, and stabbed
with needles of guilt,
without pretence.
~ ~ ~
Only eleven years
old, and chaste, the year
that we met; my wonderings and
wanderings echo still, deep in the canyons
of my memory.  Here lie these innocent waking
dawns, showing themselves in pale pure
light, and the fresh breath of sunrise,
with pleasure still, yet sorrow
in the penitence.
~ ~ ~
And thirty-eight years
after, we love each other still.
~ ~ ~


†The spiritual wind that holds survivors aloft, plants the seeds from which bloom new hope ... R.J.G.






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Temptress
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since 06-15-99
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Mobile, AL


1 posted 05-09-2000 02:12 AM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

OH MY!   Awesomeo work here. From smiles to tears of joyful appreciation for such beauty. I find myself going back and forth tonight with all of the things I'm reading.   I loved this.  

 Nothing can deter a poet, for he is actuated by pure love. Who can predict his comings and goings? "Thoreau"
X Angel
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since 11-07-1999
Posts 1592
Oregon


2 posted 05-09-2000 01:01 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

very beautiful tale of innocent love, and neat that it's still alive!

~X~
Aimster
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since 02-19-2000
Posts 4367
Charlotte, NC


3 posted 05-09-2000 01:07 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

--Rosemary

truly beautiful expressions penned with your type of style. i have been following your work for some time now, and every piece i read leaves me without words. so i'll simply say...i like it A LOT!  

take care,
amy
p.s. congratulations on a love that sounds utterly divine!

 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~
Martie
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4 posted 05-09-2000 01:45 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Rosemary--this is so true and delicately told...

my purest innocence
faded into
the moss; the
cool retreat from sweltering
summerís displeasure; sharpened with
peaks of curiosity, and stabbed
with needles of guilt,
without pretence

Wonderful writing, my friend, and a wonderful love!
hoot_owl_rn
Member Patricius
since 07-05-99
Posts 11105
Glen Hope, PA USA


5 posted 05-09-2000 06:21 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

Oh lasting love, what a tale and what we all desire in life  
lucky
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since 01-17-2000
Posts 1648
Idaho


6 posted 05-09-2000 06:30 PM       View Profile for lucky   Email lucky   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lucky

I'd be F.I.N.E if she didn't come up with new recipes ever other day/night or so. She said life is like Crossing Rivers but I have to tell you, I'm wet........ E******

 If I could paint a portrait, of this life in which I've led, and somehow sketch a story, of the visions in my head, I'd start out with a canvas, stretched tightly in a frame, and in the bottom corner, I'd leave room to sign my name. (Michelle A. Bartley)
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