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mirror man
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0 posted 01-14-2001 04:34 PM       View Profile for mirror man   Email mirror man   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for mirror man


On the river, in standing sleep,
I count the years away
in deep reveries of things I would not keep
to see them home again to stay.
Returned, as if dried by the sun
and driven by the burning light,
would cloud and rain where they'd begun,
transformed in the chemistry of the night.

In the pool I see the sky,
miles beneath the earth and deep,
and count the clouds there passing by
to keep my thoughts from sleep.
And on the wind I hear the chime
of someone laughing in the green
and laugh along to pass the time
as rings return what I have seen.

And on the road I see the line
stretch on, as it might go around
all things I know in sight and time
and space and life and sound,
return again and say my name: Hello
you are a traveler from the past
going as the ring will go
around around and home again at last.

On ocean waves I feel the roar
of voices shouting, drowned, and mute,
who leave their flotsam on the shore,
a remnant of the once pollute.
And in my child I see the face
of what I was and wished to be,
and wonder how to find the grace
to tell her of the sea.

River, Ocean, Wind and Sky, carry me away
on the flow of all my wanderings
from a future that stands in sleep
and a past that swallows up the day.
I was the man who loved the sea
and blue sky and green living things
and lived my life as in a dream,
and never saw the rings.

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Sunshine
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1 posted 01-14-2001 04:41 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Welcome to Passions! This is a grand first post that all will enjoy...well done!  Check your e-mail for a special greeting!


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



Mike
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2 posted 01-14-2001 04:53 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Enjoyed muchly. Nicely penned.
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3 posted 01-14-2001 05:01 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

WELCOME!  

I really enjoyed this poem.....
I hope to read more from you   -SEA
Krawdad
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since 01-03-2001
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4 posted 01-14-2001 05:14 PM       View Profile for Krawdad   Email Krawdad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Krawdad

mirror man,
Welcome to the joint!
You are off to a super start.  I like this a lot.  Great subject matter and well done.
Hope to see more.

Krawdad

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VAS
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since 11-16-2000
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5 posted 01-14-2001 07:09 PM       View Profile for VAS   Email VAS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for VAS

This has such a soothing, gentle, carressing rhythm to it.  I really loved reading it.  Wonderful imagery, too.
Beckalini
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since 01-02-2001
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6 posted 01-14-2001 07:22 PM       View Profile for Beckalini   Email Beckalini   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beckalini

Wow mirror man! What an entrance!? I really loved this, and I'm waiting with baited breath for your next post  
~Becky~
Nan
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7 posted 01-14-2001 07:34 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

A rightly entree, indeed - this is a wonderful poem - and by the looks of it, you'll find a comfy home here at Passions - Welcome - I look forward to reading much more of your work...
mirror man
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8 posted 01-15-2001 09:00 PM       View Profile for mirror man   Email mirror man   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mirror man

Thank you all.  I'm not sure what to say right now.  I wrote this back in the Spring, last year.  But since you like it, I will post my other work from that time also.  And yes, I think I will like it here too.  
Kahlil
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9 posted 06-09-2003 11:22 PM       View Profile for Kahlil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kahlil

I looked this up just out of curiosity.  I am speechless and in tears...
Kahlil
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10 posted 06-09-2003 11:25 PM       View Profile for Kahlil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kahlil

...tears turn to sobs....
Kahlil
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11 posted 06-09-2003 11:39 PM       View Profile for Kahlil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kahlil

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