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The Poetry of Sweet Silence

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Martie
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The Poetry in Sweet Silence

Is sight the color of your eyes,
or the color of my love?
Do I hear the music of birds,
or my listening heart catching the song?
Touching the roseís velvet petal is soft,
but not as dear as your warm callused hand.
Smelling the air after rain is delightful
because it reminds me of my first dance.
To taste the chocolate of hot fudge
I am again a child.

To use words without the paint of feeling
would be to overlook your eyes
that turn my blush to glow,
or when I look in the mirror
and see the stretched canvas,
to ignore the transparent skin
and the tremor of the artistís hand.

So I brush my hair now in the fireís glow
and know you will see sparks fly across the room,
for in the rise and fall of breath
there is that fine pulse
where perfume is born,

born in that tender place
that slides along your shoulder
where I breath the scent of the fir tree,
where still life comes alive with song
and fills sweet silence with poetry.


© Copyright 2000 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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Martie,
And you are sweet poetry. Have a Merry
Irish Rose
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2 posted 12-24-2000 05:11 PM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

"I am again a child."

Thank you Martie, for this wonderful verse....and Merry Christmas.

"Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell."
Joan Crawford
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To use words without the paint of feeling
would be to overlook your eyes
that turn my blush to glow,
or when I look in the mirror
and see the stretched canvas,
to ignore the transparent skin
and the tremor of the artistís hand.

So I brush my hair now in the fireís glow
and know you will see sparks fly across the room,
for in the rise and fall of breath
there is that fine pulse
where perfume is born,

born in that tender place
that slides along your shoulder
where I breath the scent of the fir tree,
where still life comes alive with song
and fills sweet silence with poetry.
==============
OH MY!!!
OH WOW!!!
Turn down the lights ... turn up some music
turn back the sheets and kiss that muse of yours ...
once from you and once from me for inspiring this poem  
what a ROMANTIC sensual kissed wonderful poem
Ya got sparks flying from that gifted pen of yours too me sweet....


"To use words without the paint of feeling
would be to overlook your eyes"

"So I brush my hair now in the fireís glow
and know you will see sparks fly across the room,"

AND THAT WHOLE LAST VERSE ...
talk about a "poem from awesome"
I hope you were smiling at your self when you finished this one...cuz I sure am
this poem is so way cool ...
later-my queen of imagery-gator
love ya
me

PS..sorry Phillip... but this one got to me  LOL


Some people find subtlety in strangers
if you find anything~let me in
Your eyes~you see everything
my eyes~I see it all together now~and I know
Wilfred Yeats
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Martie- I could write no words that would describe my reaction to your poem better than - or more accurately than - Janet Marie. Consider this a most emphatic and sincere 'ditto'
Marge Tindal
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5 posted 12-24-2000 10:49 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 sparks fly from this lovely piece.
Absolutely glowing !
*Hugs*
~*Marge*~


~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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and you have a merry too, sweet Sy.

Kathleen--thank you and Merry Christams to you!

Janet--so glad you liked this....and LOL about Philip...take care sweet friend.

Bill--Yup, she does reply so lovely..it always makes me smile..you do too.

Marge--thank you for seeing the glow.
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"To use words without the paint of feeling
would be to overlook your eyes
that turn my blush to glow,
or when I look in the mirror
and see the stretched canvas,
to ignore the transparent skin
and the tremor of the artistís hand."

"born in that tender place
that slides along your shoulder
where I breath the scent of the fir tree,
where still life comes alive with song
and fills sweet silence with poetry."

Oh Martie, I drown within your words...
EXCELLENT as always sweet poet  

Merry Christmas hon  

Maree




"If my words could blanket the skies
and fill every corner and crevice of
this earth, still this wouldn't be enough"
"Maree Russo"

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Your words come from a mind that has come a long, long way. I hope you know that I took the time out to read your poem twice over and I found it rather insightful. It's so wonderful how emotions from the past can be preserved in certain things such as music, the smell of the air, ice cream, kissing, etc. Happy Holidays! I hope to see you around the forums at a later date.
Martie
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Maree--You're too far away for me to save you...don't drown..just swim in your warm summer days...Hugs!

Eagle Scorpian--I am very flattered by what you replied...thank you so much for reading it twice..and for saying that thing about my mind...not to sure about the truth of it...but I feel quite complimented...thanks!
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You little romantic you! You sure can lead an innocent poet man like me right down the poetic path and have your way with me with such wonderful words. I think this is beautifully written Martie! You have such a wonderful touch with your turn of phrases and your deep emotions...loved it!
Martie
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ethome--yes, I am romantic...I'm so glad you liked this enough to save it..that pleases me!
Mark Bohannan
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Now come speak to me in silence like this.  I dare you!!!!!!!!!  Whew, you sure do know how to get a cowboy's spurs a jinglin don't ya?  Ya already know that I luv this one and well ya can probably guess what is runnin through my mind so let's just agree to meet at the Kern and not say a word.

A life with love will have some thorns, but a life without love will have no roses.
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I have chills...and am hugging my X-mas tree...*g*

I never thought of a fir tree scent as stimulating...but after reading this...I will never look at a tree in the same way again ...

Lovely piece...


I love the time
and in between
the calm inside me
in the space
where I can breathe...

Sarah McLachlan
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"To use wods without the paint of feeling,,," oh, Martie, that is something you will never be accused of....this is beautiful  
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No wonder the most quiet of my moments reading seem the most raucous with life, love and laughter...

well done my Friend...


Karilea
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I would rather be silent and write, than speak loudly and be bound.
KRJ



Martie
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Hi cowboy...I'd love to meat you at the Kern...but be sure to wear your long underwear and bring your truck, not your horse.  Thanks for the smile!

Breathe--The christmas tree is probably pretty prickly to hug...breathe..instead..it is a wonderful fregrance.  Thanks for your sweet comment.

Balladeer--they do go together, don't they..thanks for the beautiful, Deer.

Karilea--You got that right...thanks for the understanding.
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Very beautiful, Martie! Again you have painted a lovely visual!

Denise
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Martie, your skill in producing lyric poetry never ceases to amaze me - this is uplifting  

P
Martie
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Denise and Philip--thank you both for always making me smile with your replies, and for reading my poetry.  
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Amazing,
I love the last verse and read it over several times.
Martie, your sweet silence is very captivating
Liz
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what a vision!

lovely write!
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Absolutely breathtaking, Martie...
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