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Forever's Bequest [Repost from ?]

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Sunshine
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0 posted 05-17-2000 06:44 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Forever's Bequest

I see you, Oh Great One

in the dusky shadowed eye
of the Indian's ghost,

in the tread of the white
wolf's footsteps,

through the branches of white birch
on a cold winter's morning,

on the slender ripples of the
blue lake's waters.

I see the reflections of you
in those waters,

in the gray cloud-covered
mountain's peak,

on the mountain's ledge
in the bare nest of the eagle's home,

I see you.

Oh Great One,

your spirit is in the horse wild,

in the color of the mallow flower,

in the spark of the red-gold fire,

in the whispers of the wind.

I beseech thee,
Oh Great One,

that when I have to leave,
there will be a shadowed semblance of

me still here to be found.

In the life-breath of a new
foal's birth,

in the spark of the fire's warmth,

in the sweet smell of a meadow's flower,

a sigh in the wind's whisper.

Perhaps, in the sun's shine
and radiance, to be shared

with moon's dark coolness.

So that I might still be a
quiet trace of life to be found

by the searchers.

İKRJ
9 October, 1999



 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

© Copyright 2000 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 05-17-2000 07:22 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

WOW.....

WOW!

I love this...

it is just so ethereal...glad you posted it again so I could read it!

  

[This message has been edited by Severn (edited 05-17-2000).]
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2 posted 05-17-2000 07:39 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

Karilea~
Awesomely serene and touching ...

'So that I might still be a
quiet trace of life to be found
by the searchers.'

And softly they wait ....
the spirits of our past
that have become our future.
Beautiful, dear friend.
~*Marge*~




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3 posted 05-17-2000 07:48 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Thank you so much for reposting this. I had not seen it before
This is absolutely breathtaking!
An exquisite poem, simply exquisite
Liz
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4 posted 05-17-2000 07:55 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I LOVE re-reads like this one, Sunshine...
Sudhir Iyer
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5 posted 05-17-2000 08:20 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

It would be a travesty of justice, if I was to say this one is just good. Simply because, this is way beyond excellence.

Great enjoyable poem, Karilea.

Regards,
Sudhir.

 Life is like a painting,
That in an art gallery is left hanging,
Though many come just to look at it,
A very few actually come to enjoy it.
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6 posted 05-17-2000 08:47 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Severn, glad you could see it this time around...thank you...

Marge, smiling widely at awesome...and think of you...

Elizabeth, I revel in your words...

Nan, aren't reposts WONDERFUL???

Sudhir...almost, almost, but thank you!
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7 posted 05-17-2000 12:58 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Yes, they are Sunshine, especially ones as great as this one!

Denise
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8 posted 05-17-2000 01:48 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Thank you, Denise!  I like it when poets re-post their favorites b/c chances are, I missed it the first go-around...
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