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Tapestry... (for jm's challenge my personal Favorite)

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Parker
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... the old black rum


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Tapestry (for jm's challenge my Fav)

And you paint those words,
A dusting of shells and crushed pearls
Upswept in glorious idiom Vernacular,
Ah, but she is no easy read, this one
the labor of the velocipede, grounded so
And we of free roam, entered unknowingly
Paid for the peak, with Wampum beads,
Jubilant, as her audience, listening with eyes
Excite in the rising tintinnabulation,
Ringing images of vivid curiosities,
Astounded, we the watchers, the valance….

but, of the paint is the brush, the flesh,
A being of color. Not servile to the bland,
Poised, is she… holder of visions,
Liquefying life, to its primal colors,
Mixed in the pearls, and lost shells,
Splaying frantic images of tiled movements,
Earth tones, with memories, of the now past
Tied to the fabric, with delicate heart threads
Her soul in the Tapestry……..

But, of the painter,
what smolders, behind those eyes,
What  mysteries?
Vicissitudes of desire, of want!
A waif of the sea, pure and victual,
A taste of wine on wanting lips….
Food for the eye and the soul,
Her tapestries, sustenance of life!
Words, they are just words….

But, those eyes, those lips,
they create hunger, desire!
They see of life, breathe of want,
whisper of love…Not words,
Yes, I know, I see her now,
She is the vision .......
She is the Tapestry.

James Parker Haley  Apr 6, 2000.

Note: Some definitions

My friend Dic Webster II, defines the following as........
Tapestry - A rich heavy cloth woven with multi-coloured pictorial designs.

Velocipede - an early bicycle propelled by pushing the feet along the ground.

Vernacular - The idiom of a specific prefession or trade. Also the normal spoken language of a country or region.

Wampum - Small strung beads or polished shells, once used by North American Indians as currency or jewelry

Tintinnabulation - The ringing of bells.

Valance - A short ornamental curtain handing from the edge.

Servile - subservant, slavishly submissive,
suitable to a servant or slave.

Vicissitudes - A change or variation, the quality of being changeable.

Victual - Food suitable for consumption.

Waif - Something found and unclaimed. as an object cast up by the sea


© Copyright 2000 James Parker Haley - All Rights Reserved
Marina
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1 posted 06-05-2000 01:45 AM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

Thanks for the definitions and all! LOL
I have always liked this one because of it's depth intelllectaully.  I think that is a part of you, you  seldom write in your poetry.  Yes, I know you like the swooning. and all but.....I enjoy the deeper part of you.  This is one of those.


Marina




[This message has been edited by Marina (edited 06-05-2000).]
devina
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2 posted 06-05-2000 02:02 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

I'm gonna just say it James...you shine wonderfuly in this poem...favorite doesn't do it justice!!! Take care sweetie...

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...

Janet Marie
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3 posted 06-05-2000 02:14 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

*brown eyes is smiling*
---------------
"But, those eyes, those lips,
they create hunger, desire!
They see of life, breathe of want,
whisper of love…Not words,
Yes, I know, I see her now,
She is the vision .......
She is the Tapestry."
---------------

well you really dont play fair do you  
yes, I remember this little jewel...
and its exquisite...
I'll have to get out the rare gem encrusted pedestal for this one...
I just love when you use those big words...LOL
thanks for posting it for my challenge
and for your sweet reply..
"stamina" LOL...thats a good word for it  
later-swoon-gator
jm


 I think I could need - this in my life
I think I'm just scared - that I know too much
I can't relate and that's a problem
I'm feeling ...
If you're gone - maybe it's time to go home
There's an awful lot of breathing room
But I can hardly move
If you're gone - baby you need to come home
cuz there's a little bit of something me...
In everything in you.
~MB20~

"What the caterpillar calls the end ...
The world calls a butterfly"
~Lao Tze Tao~
~Butterflies are meant to be free~

Corazon
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4 posted 06-05-2000 09:31 AM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

my favorite too   but then you know that already  
Corinne
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5 posted 06-05-2000 10:48 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

In hues beyond the eye's prism'd rainbow,
annular glinting caught, on nature's show,
woven with millions of ancient stars,
shining down to be just where you are.

Siren is calling, calling from up high,
whispers of kisses falling, falling from sky,
painting a future that could only be bright,
in hues beyond the mind, this starry night.

Corinne
doreen peri
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6 posted 06-05-2000 01:35 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

Absolutely crisp, sensual, rich, and woven with intrique and desire. (could you tell i liked it? hehe  )


definitions weren't really necessary, tho...
Martie
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7 posted 06-05-2000 01:44 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Yes...it is fabulous!!!
A Romantic Heart
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8 posted 06-05-2000 02:31 PM       View Profile for A Romantic Heart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A Romantic Heart

Parker you are the tapestry of poetic poet,
You are woven with so many feelings, so many poems,so many styles, a painting you are across a starry sky, for the whole world to see...inside a man filled with lovely poetry!

Tapestry you are, woven words fill me,
Each word a thread, a different color,
Put into poems of deep poetry,
I see this painting, these pictures you describe, that take me on journeys to places I have never seen, until your hand, your paint, your poetry, is displayed as a magic carpet for all to take a ride


hoot_owl_rn
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9 posted 06-05-2000 04:29 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

A very lovely tapestry of words Parker  
LngJhnAg
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10 posted 06-05-2000 04:34 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Parker

hmmppphhh - pretty words - makin' all the ladies swoon - you don't fight fair, yanno!  This is terrific.  The way you crafted the words into the vein - you worked at this one - you HAD to have worked (if you didn't, I don't wanna know!).  Great job, Parker.
brian madden
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11 posted 06-05-2000 04:55 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

I am left breathless after reading that poem aloud, I had to untie my tongue a few times. It got caught on certain words. LOL

James a wonderful and beautiful poem, rich imagery.  

But, of the painter,
what smolders, behind those eyes,
What  mysteries?
Vicissitudes of desire, of want!
A waif of the sea, pure and victual,
A taste of wine on wanting lips….
Food for the eye and the soul,
Her tapestries, sustenance of life!
Words, they are just words….


as you said they are just words but when used as elegantly as you have they become magic.




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"I've been too honest with myself I should have lied like everybody else"-Richey Edwards

"Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time".

Baltimore Grotto

"Libraries gave us power
Then work came and made us free
What price now for a shallow piece of dignity"
Nicky Wire, A design for Life.

manic street preachers
"Rock 'n' roll is our epiphany
Culture, alienation, boredom and despair"

"To be nobody-but-yourself-in a world which is doing its best night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting."

E.E Cummings.


amazon_lover
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12 posted 06-05-2000 05:01 PM       View Profile for amazon_lover   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for amazon_lover

hi Haleyja
This has a lot of images and nice words too. Good work. Keep it up!
Sincerely
A_L
Parker
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13 posted 06-05-2000 07:54 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Marina, thanks.

devina, thank you for that too.

Janet, then get those pedistals ready...

Corazon, yes I do.... when do I get my royaltee cheque....  

Corinne, I really love seeing through your eyes. So weave me a life coloured blanket, to lay on the grass and watch these stars with you..  

doreen, yes I think I can, thank you.

Martie, thank you my dear.

A Romantic Heart, thank you for that poetic reply, you are very sweet.

hoot, thank you, nice to see you around, sweet peot.

LngJhnAg, thank you, yes I worked, and its manly luck cause I have no plans really. It helps to skim the dictionary and look for words I would never use in real life...  

brian, your praise is way too kind, I usually don't feel like a crafter more like a hacker at times. thanks again.

amazon_lover, thanks I'll try.

Thanks again everybody.... though I must be honest and say I have many fav's of my own, this one is special because it describes the female poet as I see her. Does this point to any particular poet... well thats my secret...maybe its you....lol  
and no its not you Long John.

Parker
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14 posted 06-05-2000 07:57 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

Beautiful!!! This one left me
speechless! That doesn't happen
much lol. Thanks much for the def's
too. This was exquisite m'friend. I
can clearly see why it is your fav.
I think it's mine of yours as well!
amy  


 "Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is before you can meet again. And meeting again after a moment or a lifetime is certain for those who are friends."

"Fate exists but it can only take you so far,
Because once you're there
It's up to you to make it happen."



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15 posted 06-05-2000 08:02 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I think it's an excellent job, Parker. Anybody can take ten dollar words and throw them into a poem but you used them expertly and with full effect.

Also, it was very kind of you to include the definitions so that LongJohn could appreciate it, too.....
Parker
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... the old black rum


16 posted 06-06-2000 12:22 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Amy, thank you for the kind words.

Balladeer, thank you for your comment, yes I thought Long John could use those definitions too.


Parker
Kit McCallum
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17 posted 06-06-2000 12:50 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

This was stunning James ... that was the first word I could come up with after reading all your wonderful thoughts ... simply, stunning. I am in awe, no more I can say.

Best wishes,
/Kit
Parker
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Kit, I thank you I thank you, I do....  
Corinne
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19 posted 06-06-2000 11:44 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Zoom you go!

Corinne
 
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