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I値l Never Forget

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Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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0 posted 05-17-2000 05:17 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



~ ~ ~
Without You, I Was
~ ~ ~

A canyon without any echo,
a flower-bud withered and frail;
a planet without any sunglow;
an ice-storm without any hail.

     A sailboat lacking an anchor,
     life passing with meaningless time;
     a mirror without a reflection;
     a poem with never a rhyme.

A tear never able to fall,
a ring that could never be round;
a silent shrill whipporwill痴 call,
a blizzard without any sound.

     A living without any story,
     a pain not proceeding on by;
     a lover with no tender passion,
     a still, windless pale winter sky.

An eagle without any feather,
a desert with only cold sand;
and seasons without any weather;
an earth without any dry land.

     A river without any motion;
     good-byes lying silent and cold.
     Living without any breathing;
     a youth growing quietly old.

*  *  *

But with you the sun gently rises.
The good-byes have changed into hellos;
joy sprang in with all new surprises,
and loving is all my heart knows.

~ ~ ~





[This message has been edited by Rosemary J. Gwaltney (edited 05-17-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Rosemary J. Gwaltney - All Rights Reserved
Kit McCallum
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1 posted 05-17-2000 05:41 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

This is so picturesque and flowing Rosemary ... beautiful images, and wonderfully written!

Best wishes,
/Kit
Elizabeth Santos
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2 posted 05-17-2000 07:01 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

A world without Rosemary
My mind can't concieve
A day without Rosemary
My heart wouldn't believe
A garden without Rosemary
God wouldn't leave

Love
Liz
tracie66
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3 posted 05-17-2000 07:03 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Rosemary~
This was a wonderful read   it flowed very well and the imagery perfect.
Thanks for sharing.
Tracie~


 Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe


Brandyn Sand
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4 posted 05-17-2000 07:11 AM       View Profile for Brandyn Sand   Email Brandyn Sand   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Brandyn Sand's Home Page   View IP for Brandyn Sand

Lovely comparisons, Rosemary. The images you painted here left a lasting imprint on my mind. *applause*  

 
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5 posted 05-17-2000 07:56 AM       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

Rosemary~
The very idea of it ....
'A canyon without any echo' ...
brings your thoughts to life.

Are we not blessed by the things
another brings to our hearts ?

*You are courting a magical muse.
And it becomes you.
~*Marge*~



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JamesMichael
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6 posted 05-17-2000 08:02 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

"The goodbyes have turned into hello's"...enjoyed reading this Rosemary..."a tear never able to fall"...every single line of rhyme.  James
hoot_owl_rn
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7 posted 05-17-2000 01:23 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

Rosemary...I may have to be the initiating member of your first fan club as I so love your work  
Martie
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Rosemary--this is gorgeous...someone is singing it as I read...and Ruth, I'm in her fan club already!!
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Nice writing!!!!!
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Oh Rosemary, how do you do it? This is brilliant and absolute charm!

~ 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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The first time ever I saw your face
I thought the sun rose in your eyes
And the moon and the stars were the gifts you gave
To the night and the empty skies my love
To the night and the empty skies

[No I shant forget my love]



 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)
Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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~ ~ ~
Kit McCallum - Your comments are so beautiful!

Elizabeth Santos - You are so dear - your heart is so sweet.

tracie66 - I truly appreciate your comments - letting me know that it flows well.  Thanks for appreciating the imagery!

Brandyn Sand - It is lovely to think I have left images painted in your mind!  Wow!

Marge - your appreciation is always treasured.  I love how you said I am 田ourting a magical muse!

jmlee12345 - Thank you for letting me know what you enjoyed.  I keep every comment, you know!

hoot-owl-rn - Oh, Ruth, you are so dear!  I知 so glad you love my work.  I love yours too!

Martie - Many times we hear the same song in the wind ...  (thanks for your comments!)

vandana - thank you!

Meadowmuse - your comments are enchanting!  Thank you!

lucky - oh, my darling husband - I cherish your love for me more than I can ever tell.

Thank you all!  Sorry it took me so long to reply - life痴 been kind of frazzled for a few days!  But I appreciate every single comment, and always will!



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

Crystal Lynn
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13 posted 05-21-2000 05:21 PM       View Profile for Crystal Lynn   Email Crystal Lynn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Crystal Lynn

im new to poetry and your poem left me in awe..it was beautiful  
SpitFire
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14 posted 05-21-2000 06:24 PM       View Profile for SpitFire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SpitFire

~Rosemary,...now this is truly beautiful poetry.  Your words amaze me...*sigh*,..I look up to you and your strength,...your wisdom of seeing things in a different light,...a deeper meaning.  *Peace.
Aimster
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15 posted 05-21-2000 08:48 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

you always write with such an elequence and grace. i truly admire your gift! i liked this poem very much...it painted such a vivid picture that i could see. i am so happy that you have a love in your life such as this...makes life so much better!!

take care
amy  

beautiful poetry as always!

 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~
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