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Moments In Time ... Doreens challenge

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Janet Marie
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0 posted 02-12-2001 04:01 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Janet Marie

I dont know if this what you had in mind for the challenge theme ...
but I thank you, Doreen ... for the inspiration      


~Moments In Time~
for Vante'


Wise words were once spoken ...
teachings of "timing is everything."
A second glance taken in passing ...
in a split second ... we witnessed what the future would bring.

Perhaps a prophets vision ...
the words now etched in the forever of ring true ...
I don't need any explanations ...
for time stood still ... when I first laid eyes on you.

Light travels thru time and space ...
and I saw Genesis reflected in your eyes.
But time can slip too quickly away ...
taking with it safe passage ... to where future's lie.

Still I wouldn't trade one second ...
wouldn't trade one single night sublime.
For I lived and loved a lifetime in a moment of you ...
now engraving your memory ... in my rhyme.

I almost hesitated ...
I nearly allowed precious time to slip thru my fingers.
But fate was kind that day ...
though time too soon took you away ... the love still sweetly lingers.

Minutes taken by minutes ...
night falls to light then gives way to day.
It is in those seconds just before dawn ...
where angels ... and innocence stay.

For every thing there is a season ...
a purpose ... a reason ... a plan.
And there are no greater ties that bind ...
than the promises made ... to a dying man.

Sands of time ... winds of change ...
tides measure time in calendar pages.
Phasing moons and sundials ...
marking time's passage ... down thru the ages.

We are all here on borrowed time ...
the clock begins chiming upon the moment of birth.
It is the time we spend searching for love ...
that allows us to know ... Heaven here on earth.

*Moments between moments* ...
*precious moments between moments in time.*
You were my meant to be ...
Be it by gift of fate ... or written in destiny's design.

Janet Marie

~*~ ~*~ ~*~

"Time no longer waits for me
This love now carved in stone
Your breath the wind beneath my wings
The light in your eyes will guide me home

A flame will burn eternally
A mystic wind blows by
*A Moment between Moments*
Is the all the time I need to fly."

excerpt from *Moments Between Moments*
written by DeVante'

******

Ecclesiastes 3.1

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
What does the worker gain from his toil?
I have seen the burden God has laid on men.
He has made everything beautiful in its time.
He has also set eternity in the hearts of men;
yet they cannot fathom,
what God has done from beginning to end.


Where the touch of the lover ends
And the soul of the friend begins
There's a need to be separate and a need to be one
And a struggle neither wins




[This message has been edited by Janet Marie (edited 02-12-2001).]
© Copyright 2001 Janet Marie - All Rights Reserved
Michael
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1 posted 02-12-2001 04:14 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Indeed, Janet, we are all here on borrowed time.  I can relate only too well to the line about a promise made to the dying, also.  I'm still one of those people who believes in Destiny, though.  A great read this was.


Michael
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2 posted 02-12-2001 04:19 AM       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

Janet~
Such a lovely gifting.

'We are all here on borrowed time ...
the clock begins chiming upon the moment of birth.
And it is the time we spend searching for love ...
that allows us to know ... Heaven here on earth.'


What a beautiful piece of your heart is shared within this writing.
*Hugs* dear lady.
~*Marge*~


~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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3 posted 02-12-2001 05:08 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

"where angels ... and innocence stay."

I'm looking for that incorrupt place. Draw me a MAP. Give me stage directions, I'm willing to pretend...this is BEAUTIFUL JAN!!!
All YOU ever have to do is write your heart and it comes out choir of seraphim. HUGS TO HEART m'twin!

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4 posted 02-12-2001 07:34 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

This is indeed a wonderful read...

" I lived and loved a lifetime in a moment of you ... "

There's a perfect line (among many), m'friend


Waft every crest upon your destined sea.
Embrace the Wave of Serendipity,
Lest its elusive arcane ecstasy
Refurl with sail for all eternity.
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5 posted 02-12-2001 07:40 AM       View Profile for Charisma   Email Charisma   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Charisma's Home Page   View IP for Charisma

oh Janet Marie as usual you know how to moves my heart, you penned wonderful lines inhere....you are so talented.
love ya for sharing always your more than excellent poetry.

((hugs))
Charisma


~TMP~
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6 posted 02-12-2001 10:13 AM       View Profile for Melody   Email Melody   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Melody

Janet Marie this is such a beautiful piece of writing, it is clear that I have much to learn because everyone here is so very very talented. The phrases and the pattern of this is absolutely wonderful, it truly dances across the page. Such a beauty and so enchanting, I could sit and ponder this for hours.
Thank you for this pleasure this has given me
                love
                 Melody
                    ::


But love me for love's sake, that evermore
Thou mayst love on, through love's eternity
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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7 posted 02-12-2001 10:45 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

He is VERY proud of you, Janet Marie....
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8 posted 02-12-2001 10:49 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

"And there are no greater ties that bind ...
than the promises made ... to a dying man."

Janet...this wrenches my heart...time...sometimes to think about it just boggles the mind...it is so simple and so complicated...this poem is another piece of your love and heart.
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9 posted 02-12-2001 11:42 AM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

quote:
Perhaps a prophets vision ...
the words now etched in the forever of ring true ...
I don't need any explanations ...
for time stood still ... when I first laid eyes on you.


Light travels thru time and space ...
and I saw Genesis reflected in your eyes.
But time can slip too quickly away ...
taking with it safe passage ... to where future's lie.


very well done, JM! ... you said so much in such a unique way.... i also loved how you quoted from ecclesiastes.... thanks for participating... i'm really enjoying all of these and yours is no exception! excellent!  

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10 posted 02-12-2001 12:02 PM       View Profile for Wilfred Yeats   Email Wilfred Yeats   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Wilfred Yeats's Home Page   View IP for Wilfred Yeats

Far too many exceptional words, phrases and lines - to highlight or quote - Let me simply state - (based on your replies to my posts) You have written here a poem I cannot praise highly enough! I am humbled in your presense. most truly
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11 posted 02-12-2001 12:04 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Dear Janet,

Vante had opened the portals of time to declare himself to you.
And in the process begged a boon that it, time itself give part of
his soul his most precious possession to be gifted to you through
its passage.
And I can see the gift shining through in your poetry. He managed
to leave part of his soul. He loved you more then life itself
I don't know how he did it but I read it in every word you write.
May his butterfly ever perch on the edge of your heart. And may
his words ever nest in eternities time. Love Sy
  
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12 posted 02-12-2001 12:44 PM       View Profile for jellybeans   Email jellybeans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jellybeans

oh how i know this verse, your words are written on my heart
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*Moments between moments* ...
*precious moments between moments in time.*
You were my meant to be ...
Be it by gift of fate ... or written in destiny's design.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Janet what can one say about this lovely heartfelt poem? I am not sure words could justify the beauty I read in this.
Hugs,
Deb
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14 posted 02-12-2001 04:27 PM       View Profile for JLR   Email JLR   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JLR

I loved it!  But 'I saw Genesis reflected in your eyes' is one of those lines I wish so badly I had written.  Oh well, if it wasn't me...I'm glad it was you.  Thanks for the beautiful words.
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15 posted 02-12-2001 07:50 PM       View Profile for snowpants   Email snowpants   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit snowpants's Home Page   View IP for snowpants

'Still I wouldn't trade one second ...
wouldn't trade one single night sublime.
For I lived and loved a lifetime in a moment of you ...
now engraving your memory ... in my rhyme.

I almost hesitated ...
I nearly allowed precious time to slip thru my fingers.
But fate was kind that day ...
though time too soon took you away ... the love still sweetly lingers.'

Breathtaking, JM...simply breathtaking!  Such a beautiful show of your heart and wonderful description of your memories...we should know not to take time or even mere moments for granted...thanks for sharing this...something I needed to hear and definitely think about today, too.

sp  


everytime I close my eyes, I see your face, I taste you on my lips...
every night I fantasize that I can feel you on my fingertips...
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Janet, you know that I enjoy reading poetry that inspires a thought or stimulates a feeling but the real thrill for me is when a poet through words so eloquently penned touches my heart and your writing does this...

My compliments 2uPoetFriend on a beautiful write you've shared...
~coco~


[This message has been edited by CocoBaci (edited 02-12-2001).]
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17 posted 02-13-2001 01:01 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

forgive me for taking so long to give my sincerest thanks for these heartfelt replies.
Things are a bit hectic here right now..........

M, I could get real used to seeing your name here all the time again   ...
thank you so much for the accepting reply...and yes, I know ,you know the ties of a promise like this all too well. TY gifted poet sir.  

Margie-girl ... and what a beautiful reply from your heart ... thank you very much fir the gracious words dear poetess.

Sen' ... when I find it I will call ya and we'll order pizza   ..
thank you for this beautiful reply...every so often me moody muse even surprises me.
love ya me twin.

Nan ... that was one of my favs too ... great minds think alike??  
thank you very much for the lovely reply.

Charisma ... and your replies always touch me.. thank you sweet poetess...
for the wonderful compliments.  

"Melody" ... thank you for such a gracious reply. Im pleased you found so much
in my words...we all learn from one another here. TY  

Sunshine ... thank you for that ... I surely hope so ... he makes it easy for me.  

Martie...your so right...it is some thing to marvel ... thank you sweet poet...you always know what to say to make me smile  

Dor ... well I do thank ya me queen....I saw your challenge and it struck something in me...wanting to write using the many cliches of Time used...but me buttefly muse took over and gave me this gift... and it was something I needed to write..
so I thank ya for the inspire  

Bill .. my goodness poet sir..you are going to spoil me rotten with such humbling compliments .. and YOU sir are from such high calibur stock....that you need not humble in any ones presence...bit I thank you for such special reply  

Sweet Sy ... what can I possibly say that would do this reply justice ...
my words pale .... but are still sincere ... thank you so much for seeing his grace in my words...love ya too  

jellybeans .. thank you my girlie...yes...I do know you know...thanks  

Deb ... your words were beautiful and more than enough ... Thank you very much for such a wonderful sincere reply poetess friend  

JLR .. I thank you very much... for that is one of the greatest compliments one poet can give another... truly TY  

SP ... your so right about that and I thank you for seeing so much in my words,  

Coco ... thank you for always touching me with your sweet replies poetess pal  

thank you all for always being so encouraging of my work.
love ya in poetry land
jm

Where the touch of the lover ends
And the soul of the friend begins
There's a need to be separate and a need to be one
And a struggle neither wins
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18 posted 02-13-2001 02:59 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

"Still I wouldn't trade one second ...
wouldn't trade one single night sublime.
For I lived and loved a lifetime in a moment of you ..."

And the beauty of that love touches me deeply... Sometimes a little while is enough for a lifetime... This is awesome!
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19 posted 02-13-2001 04:42 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

a wonderful write, a wonderful read. Janet you know I love anything you write for deVante...

Always heart felt. Its strange I find that when you add his words it becomes a little haunting though... in a good way.

Parker
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20 posted 02-13-2001 04:56 PM       View Profile for Mother_Earth   Email Mother_Earth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mother_Earth

Janet Marie, it shows that you have been in the depths of despair in order to write such beautiful and moving verse. Thank you for taking us on such a moving trip. Hugs, ME
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21 posted 02-13-2001 05:05 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

"It's the time we spend searching for love
that allows us to know heaven on earth."
And it is the time we spend loving.
These words come from the book "The Mystery of Marriage" written by Mike Mason.
"Marriage rightly understood
gives to the tender and the good
a paradise below."
and so does love....James
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22 posted 02-13-2001 08:43 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

I'mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaak

JM...this is one of the best DV poems your
little heart has woven...You touch mine as
you always do with the wings of angels and
butterflies intertwined in the moonlight
basking together in the jaded glow...

Love you me SS...GB say's....HELLLLLLLLO
Janet **winkie winkie**
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JM, let me say like the others, this is trully beautifully written straight from the heart. REMEMBER: God is the keeper of time. There is a time for everything. Even sorrow has one purpose: Salvation.
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24 posted 02-14-2001 01:32 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

southern ... thank you my faithful reader from back pages ...
thanks for always finding my words ... and touching me with yours ...
Im ever grateful when ya come "inhale" my work *wink*


P-babes ... thanks sweets ..yes I know, and I always love sharing them with you ..
and yes, it is a little haunting to see his words ... in a spritual sort of way ...
but much of this poem was inspired by the "moments between moments" phrase...
it was one of his favorite metaphors to define the time two spent becoming one ...
he used that line in many of his poems...I thought sharing it would bring tie all the emotions of him together.
Thank you P-man

ME ... thank you for so much for this understanding sweet reply.
thank you for telling me my words to move you.

SBJ ... thank you for sharing that enlightening reading.

Holly .. hey cutie ... welcome back ... thanks sweetie ..thank you for seeing him in my words ... and understanding why I still need to write of him...
love you too girlie.

walker ... thank you very much for the kind words and yes your absolutely right.
welcome again to passions.

thank you eveyone for these touching replies




When you see thru loves illusion, theres the danger
your perfect lover looks like a perfect fool
you go running off in search of a perfect stranger
 
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