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On Moving (or, moving on ...)

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Skyfyre
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Sitting in Michael's Lap


0 posted 05-10-2000 12:18 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Skyfyre

The quiet corners call in barreness,
And echo memories from silent halls --
While shadowed ghosts at edge of sight confess
In hushe’d tones what once beheld these walls;
What laughter floated there --what passion burned --
And both with wild abandon there applied;
What haunting joy in nightly dreams returned
When what had spun their cloth long since had died;
Remembered thrill that met the merest kiss,
The scent that fades, but ne’er will truly go --
And nothing left to fill my thoughts but this,
That only you, and I, and walls, will know.
For though from house of dreams I may depart,
Its emptiness shall always fill my heart.




 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...


--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest

© Copyright 2000 Linda Anderson - All Rights Reserved
bsquirrel
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1 posted 05-10-2000 01:45 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Skyfyre,
It may be emptiness -- but one infused with richness, sight and beauty. Awesome.

Mike
Janet Marie
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2 posted 05-10-2000 03:01 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

In hushe’d tones what once beheld these walls;
What laughter floated there --what passion burned --
And both with wild abandon there applied;
What haunting joy in nightly dreams returned
When what had spun their cloth long since had died;
Remembered thrill that met the merest kiss,
The scent that fades, but ne’er will truly go --
And nothing left to fill my thoughts but this,
That only you, and I, and walls, will know.
----------


and if those walls could talk...
they would speak in poetic perfection...
man, you are just so good at this...*smile*
exceptional emotions in this piece.
take care,
jm...with PE..


 It's amazing
How you make your face just like a wall
How you take your heart and turn it off
How I turn my head and you lose it all ...
And it's unnerving
How one move just puts me by myself
There you go just trusting someone else
Now I know I put us both through hell ...
I'm not sayin
That there was nothing wrong
I just didn't think you'd ever get tired of me
And I'm not sayin
We ever had the right to hold on
I just didn't wanna let you get away from me.
~MB20~Leave


Poet deVine
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Hurricane Alley


3 posted 05-10-2000 09:44 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I know Wow! is not a good word to use to describe how this poem affected me..but it's so powerful, so emotional and so darn good!!! I love your work...never read anything of yours I didn't think was marvelous! Thank you for sharing this with us.  
Kit McCallum
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Ontario, Canada


4 posted 05-10-2000 09:48 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

I loved this Skyfyre ... I've always felt that houses retain a certain warmth and qualities of those who have lived amongst them, and your poem brings this clearly to mind.  Wonderful work!

Best wishes,
/Kit
wayoutwalt
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since 06-22-99
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TEXAS (it's all big)


5 posted 05-10-2000 09:51 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

well first of all what pdv said and second of all yuh sniff
David2
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since 03-22-2000
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6 posted 05-10-2000 09:54 AM       View Profile for David2   Email David2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for David2

Skyfyre,
    Your work is always amazing. You write as I wish I could. Great poem!
      David2
Christopher
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Purgatorial Incarceration


7 posted 05-11-2000 12:23 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

With mixed emotions rushing by
Preparing to depart.
To leave behind these ghostly walls.
To leave behind my heart.
The hallways drip with emptiness,
My footsteps echo loud
'Cross mem'ries of a simple life
Falls a somber shroud.
Another glance into the bedroom
Where we once acted love
Those walls saw so much happiness
Though now, nothing's left of
The laughter which once resounded
Twixt whispered forevers,
Gentle caresses in the night,
And promises to n'er
Let the other cross o'er the Earth
Alone, to face life's trials.
But promises made during times
O' joy, are just denial
Of the pain a broken heart brings
Preparing to depart
The empty halls of ghostly love
To face another start.


Sigh Kess. I must say that you've brought tears to my eyes. It is hard, lonely and I admit in a way a bit scary. I feel as if I've spent my whole life moving and moving and moving. I wonder sometimes if I'll ever find a place to call home, with someone to make it feel like such. Who knows? All I know, is that as long as I have friends like you, I will never be truly alone. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

Love,
Chris
CocoBaci
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since 05-06-2000
Posts 3084


8 posted 05-12-2000 08:13 PM       View Profile for CocoBaci   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CocoBaci

Sky, such beauty beneath the feelings you write...this is an exquisite poem.
CocoBaci
Denise
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9 posted 05-12-2000 08:28 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is very moving, Kess. I especially was touched by the closing couplet. Very well done!

Denise
Kellsue
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since 05-06-2000
Posts 221
Waukesha, WI USA


10 posted 05-12-2000 08:35 PM       View Profile for Kellsue   Email Kellsue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kellsue

Beautifully written Sky...just beautiful!  

~Kelly


 ~Kellsue

Reflect upon your present blessings-of which every man has many-not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. ~Charles Dickens

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~Winston Churchill


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