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The Measure of my Window

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Martie
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The Measure of my Window

Listen
to this morning drench night sound
as the steady hum of crickets fades
to one small trill
with the first dawn smudging the sky
with melting smoothie.

Then a chorus sounds
of tree glazed song bird
the backup for the tender rendering
of the morning dove
who questions the blinking eyelash
asking who and who will hear my waking call.

Listen
this pillow pulls me dream side
with enchanted lullaby
and the open window is my speaker
and the sweet dregs of jasmine my youth
and you my tongue in whispered sweetness
loose me in the warmth against my back.

Then the day has ripened
and a lawnmower plays the grass
a chainsaw the tree
and I am still fragile with the beginning
that so sweetly opened
and the birds fly
across the measure of my window.

Listen
as wings play the air
and dance in grace to life.





[This message has been edited by Martie (edited 05-24-2000).]
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1 posted 05-23-2000 10:17 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Absolutely beautiful, Martie! You have once again painted a breathtaking picture in my mind!

Denise
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2 posted 05-23-2000 10:33 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

Martie~

'the first dawn smudging the sky
with melting smoothie.'

You're a 'smoothie' yourself !

'a lawnmower plays the grass'

The rest of the neighbors are swearing ...
and you're listening to the music !
Go figure !

Girl, you definitely 'accentuate the positive' !
Love you muchly.
~*Marge*~





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Mike
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3 posted 05-24-2000 12:06 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

at the end of a less than enjoyable day, you have me smiling with this one my friend...  *smile*
Martie
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4 posted 05-24-2000 06:23 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Denise--Thanks so much for the lovely reply.

Possitive--I guess I do...I hadn't thought of it that way.  Thanks for the sweet words.

Mike--I'm so glad to have given you a smile.
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5 posted 05-24-2000 06:33 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

"Listen
as wings play the air
and dance in grace to life."

Oh Martie...for want of that line what I would have given.

Beautiful piece, as usual...

jwesley
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6 posted 05-24-2000 07:02 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Oh Martie, I am always left in awe of your talent. I find myself there everytime I read your poetry, in amongst your words. Beautiful!  

 Je t'aime plus qu'hier et moins que demain."
I love you more than yesterday and less than tomorrow
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7 posted 05-24-2000 07:58 PM       View Profile for Honeybee   Email Honeybee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Honeybee

~Martie~

This is your best piece to date.  What a vivid and soothing picture you paint with your words!  Beautiful!

Take care,
Melissa Honeybee
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