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Shadow's Fire

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serenity blaze
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0 posted 01-30-2001 02:51 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for serenity blaze

I pledge in verse, bestow my troth.
Words bellow breath unto my fire.
Afix my eye 'pon distant star,
in mournful weep of scorn's cruel hand.
O Minstrel, may you come to sing,
igniting spark, my soul, ascend...
Withered hope of joy ascend!
Pledge anew, restoring troth...
Where is my voice?  I wish to sing...
casting fear to pit of fire.
Even should be scorched my hand,
consumed by promise of a star.

Wonder-filled, in bath of star--
to leave this earth and yet, ascend!
Love's fated fingers lace my hand,
no ring to boast betrayal's troth...
Warm my bones by stoke of fire.
Play this harp, and hear me sing.

A melody of time to sing,
'neath silver spot-light of this star,
and glow in comfort, shadow's fire,
no journey--but one step, ascend!
Bound in ragged rope of troth,
I work the knots to free my hand.

No, not love, to grasp in hand.
No, not song, to sweetly sing.
Be still my mind of youthful troth,
accursed night of darkened star.
To will my chain--begone--ascend!
Nature's nurture, coal of fire...

I'll die then, for my lust of fire--
sacrificed by my own hand,
by grace of angels, I'll ascend--
praising you, a joy to sing,
resurrected by this star,
that held my gaze, and begged my troth.

And by this troth, of hunger's fire,
I'll grasp this star, I'll stay my hand.
Glory, be the song I sing, in symphony I do ascend.


(repost from Open #?)


© Copyright 2001 serenity blaze - All Rights Reserved
Janet Marie
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1 posted 01-30-2001 03:03 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Wonder-filled, in bath of star--
to leave this earth and yet, ascend!
Love's fated fingers lace my hand,
no ring to boast betrayal's troth...
Warm my bones by stoke of fire.
Play this harp, and hear me sing.

A melody of time to sing,
'neath silver spot-light of this star,
and glow in comfort, shadow's fire,
no journey--but one step, ascend!
Bound in ragged rope of troth,
I work the knots to free my hand.

No, not love, to grasp in hand.
No, not song, to sweetly sing.
Be still my mind of youthful troth,
accursed night of darkened star.
To will my chain--begone--ascend!
Nature's nurture, coal of fire...

I'll die then, for my lust of fire--
sacrificed by my own hand,
by grace of angels, I'll ascend--
praising you, a joy to sing,
resurrected by this star,
that held my gaze, and begged my troth.

And by this troth, of hunger's fire,
I'll grasp this star, I'll stay my hand.
Glory, be the song I sing, in symphony I do ascend.

=====================

Glory be to reposts cuz I missed this BEAUTY on the first time around
(or me moth brain went senile)
Sen this is stunning and enchanting
and just flat out way cool ...
awesome write of metaphor and imagery me twin.
very impressive me girlie ...I wanna write like this when I grow up  
me library of serene could not be comeplete with out this ...

If my slight Muse do please these curious days ...
The pain be mine ...
but thine shall be the praise.

~Shakespeare~

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2 posted 01-30-2001 03:17 PM       View Profile for pandora   Email pandora   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for pandora

when i first read your work, i was scared to talk to you because....well, you're too good!



fur me? i love a minstrel's song...
i'm just a feline looking for
a purr to carry 'long
these lines you've written here, serene,
a CATalist for fate.
your harp-o, yes, plays music forth
so PURRfeclty inate.

(thank you for letting me read)
Sven
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3 posted 01-30-2001 07:25 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

too good indeed!!!  

this is an excellent example of that. . .

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To the world, you may only be one person. But to one person, you may be the world.
Victoria
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4 posted 01-30-2001 07:32 PM       View Profile for Victoria   Email Victoria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Victoria

Beautifully written serenity..glad i caught it this time around..loved it

                 ~V~


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- Paul Valery (1871-1945)


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5 posted 01-30-2001 08:33 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

I agree with ~V~ and I love the title too..
huggzz

~Wynter


"The worst prison would be a closed heart".
...Pope John Paul II


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6 posted 01-30-2001 08:36 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

*sigh.........you are a wonderful writer. What do I have to say to get you to believe that and start submitting your work!!??
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7 posted 01-30-2001 10:11 PM       View Profile for BloomingRose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BloomingRose

A melody of time to sing,
'neath silver spot-light of this star,
and glow in comfort, shadow's fire,
no journey--but one step, ascend!
Bound in ragged rope of troth,
I work the knots to free my hand.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Wow! What a wonderful play with words you pen! This is surely one of your best.
Deb
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8 posted 01-31-2001 06:58 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Janet Marie--yer gorgeous...thank me lovely twin...

Pandora...thanks much, been meaning to talk to you about a little thing called hope...smiles

Sven...you are too good to ME...hugs sveetie!

PdV...I'm chicken..that's why....cluck cluck cluck...love ya! and this is that same damned sestina attempt by the way...grr..where's my percocette?

Victoria? thank you kindly...you are a sweet lady.

wynter...you are a doll and have my gratitude...

Deb?  thank you as well...
I'm very glad you enjoyed.

and HUGS to Forum! love ya muchly...
serenity blaze
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9 posted 01-31-2001 06:58 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Janet Marie--yer gorgeous...thank me lovely twin...

Pandora...thanks much, been meaning to talk to you about a little thing called hope...smiles

Sven...you are too good to ME...hugs sveetie!

PdV...I'm chicken..that's why....cluck cluck cluck...love ya! and this is that same damned sestina attempt by the way...grr..where's my percocette?

Victoria? thank you kindly...you are a sweet lady.

wynter...you are a doll and have my gratitude...

Deb?  thank you as well...
I'm very glad you enjoyed.

and HUGS to Forum! love ya muchly...
serenity blaze
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10 posted 01-31-2001 06:58 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Janet Marie--yer gorgeous...thank me lovely twin...

Pandora...thanks much, been meaning to talk to you about a little thing called hope...smiles

Sven...you are too good to ME...hugs sveetie!

PdV...I'm chicken..that's why....cluck cluck cluck...love ya! and this is that same damned sestina attempt by the way...grr..where's my percocette?

Victoria? thank you kindly...you are a sweet lady.

wynter...you are a doll and have my gratitude...

Deb?  thank you as well...
I'm very glad you enjoyed.

and HUGS to Forum! love ya muchly...
serenity blaze
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11 posted 01-31-2001 06:58 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Janet Marie--yer gorgeous...thank me lovely twin...

Pandora...thanks much, been meaning to talk to you about a little thing called hope...smiles

Sven...you are too good to ME...hugs sveetie!

PdV...I'm chicken..that's why....cluck cluck cluck...love ya! and this is that same damned sestina attempt by the way...grr..where's my percocette?

Victoria? thank you kindly...you are a sweet lady.

wynter...you are a doll and have my gratitude...

Deb?  thank you as well...
I'm very glad you enjoyed.

and HUGS to Forum! love ya muchly...
serenity blaze
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12 posted 01-31-2001 06:58 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Janet Marie--yer gorgeous...thank me lovely twin...

Pandora...thanks much, been meaning to talk to you about a little thing called hope...smiles

Sven...you are too good to ME...hugs sveetie!

PdV...I'm chicken..that's why....cluck cluck cluck...love ya! and this is that same damned sestina attempt by the way...grr..where's my percocette?

Victoria? thank you kindly...you are a sweet lady.

wynter...you are a doll and have my gratitude...

Deb?  thank you as well...
I'm very glad you enjoyed.

and HUGS to Forum! love ya muchly...

it would figure....on the sister's pc...she's a TRIPLE GEMINI....

[This message has been edited by serenity (edited 01-31-2001).]
SEA
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13 posted 02-01-2001 03:27 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Ya know, I think I'll just say.....WOW!   -SEA
doreen peri
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14 posted 02-01-2001 07:00 AM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

good grief!! GREAT poem...
damn, serenity!

nothing like repeating yourself repeating yourself repeating yourself

you sure you're not ME? and there's 3 of you using the SAME name? lol
Janet Marie
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15 posted 02-16-2002 09:58 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

this oh so impressive write needs to "ascend" again...and be inhaled as well.
YOU ARE POETRY KA!!!
Janet Marie
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16 posted 06-13-2004 01:57 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Doing the birthday bump from me library of rhyme divine Sen keepers.
Its your day..the forums shall be your marquee
 
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