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The Warming of a Poet

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Lady In White
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0 posted 06-04-2001 01:42 PM       View Profile for Lady In White   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lady In White

The Warming of a Poet

decades have come and gone
since the first
warming
and now,
to take chills off of the time
past

I visit the deck, ‘neath
shade of awning, a chair
comfortably accepting
me,
to review my shadowed thoughts
alone, on break of
summer’s gleam,

as his words sit gently
by way of his book,
the spine resting
in the crevice of my thighs,

he taught me of searching
north, and south
and when he looked north, then
he caught the curve
and carve of the red woulds

and found himself at the ivory
columns of welcome

so entered there, to a fountain of
youth in remembrance


visions of what was then
brings back that first long ago
flush
and my temperature rises
slightly with the noon

his tutelage was kind and slow
good and southerly
he traveled abroad but always
took me with him, he
traveled light


sun meets my face as the awning
is pushed about by the
winds of time
and which then, warms which…

he holds me east to west
encompassing me
surpassing boundaries
navigates the equator,
we talk of circumference
and gulf streams

actions which speak louder
than any word he ever
wrote


my eyes, closed wide open in
memories of what is to come,
then

should I ever warm a poet

in kind


write with grace, all others lose face;
"Jo was very tall, thin, ... and reminded one of a colt..." LMA

[This message has been edited by Lady In White (edited 06-04-2001).]

© Copyright 2001 Lady In White - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 06-04-2001 01:49 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

This is a nice...and there's more than a few who come to mind...I share your sentiments, Lady!  
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Lady,

If any legacy I leave, may it not be written in the sand, but caressed into the pages of a book...


Lovely poem, I just love it!

theLadypoet

"A woman is like a tea bag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water..." Eleanor Rooevelt

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3 posted 06-04-2001 02:18 PM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste

peaceful, lovingly rendered

Michael

Proust-
"Love is space and time measured by the heart"

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4 posted 06-04-2001 02:43 PM       View Profile for jellybeans   Email jellybeans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jellybeans

very nice, peaceful, acceptance...I like the lack of frustration in this, it reads easy
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5 posted 06-04-2001 02:50 PM       View Profile for Mr»Älle’Ēät   Email Mr»Älle’Ēät   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mr»Älle’Ēät

Very nice I like the changeup and tenor of this piece.
Thank you
Mr»Älle’Ēät

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6 posted 06-04-2001 02:56 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

he holds me east to west
encompassing me
surpassing boundaries
navigates the equator,
we talk of circumference
and gulf streams


beautiful words Lady,

"difference between love and comfortis that comfort's more reliable and true
Brutal and mocking but always therea crutch for enmity's saddest glare"

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Deep in the heart


7 posted 06-04-2001 03:13 PM       View Profile for Interloper   Email Interloper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Interloper

Awesome!

Fool, said my Muse to me, look in thy heart and write. Philip Sidney (1554-1586) Loving in Truth

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8 posted 06-04-2001 03:44 PM       View Profile for Saunni   Email Saunni   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saunni

Beautifully Awesome!  

Sauni

Sauni :)
Have you ever known the color grey when the nighttime finds you weak
I have, I've walked that road each time; that's where my angel sleeps

Love
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9 posted 06-04-2001 04:52 PM       View Profile for Love   Email Love   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Love

Your words on surface lovely. Yet the depth is met in the sublime, much more the beauty within. A tender write overflowing.
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10 posted 06-04-2001 05:02 PM       View Profile for Poeminister   Email Poeminister   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Poeminister's Home Page   View IP for Poeminister

Lovely writing.  Enjoyed this very much.

Poeminister
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this is  a beautiful work of art Lady.I loved it
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12 posted 06-05-2001 03:45 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Brian and I agree word for word - so ditto!  

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Could there be some Chinese Tao in these words?

Fabulous write and a wonderful read.

Let thy moon arise.  William Blake

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very nicely done..woven with sincerity and appreciation... I enjoyed
Lady In White
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Serenity....I am just glad this poet will live on....aren't you?....

LadyPoet - "caressed into the pages of a book"...a most wonderful comment, thank you!...

Auguste, I am glad those feelings came to you through this....

jellybeans....when you are enwrapped in a good book, what is there to be frustrated over?....thank you!....

Mr»Älle’Ēät, that you heard the changes of the piece in your read suits me, thank you for sharing....

Brian, that is one of my favorite parts, too....thank you....

Interloper, awe, thank you...

Saunni, thank you!....

Love, I am glad you reached for the depths...for that is where the story lies....

Poeminister, I enjoyed the writing...thank you...

Alan, thank you for the artful comment....

Mysteria, Brian is a good person to agree with, I thank you for reading....

Lunatic, quite possible a word or Tao...

Watersign6, thank you for reading...

Cpat Hair, there is much to appreciate in life, if we were to only take it up....thank you...

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17 posted 07-21-2004 08:56 AM       View Profile for Dark Stranger   Email Dark Stranger   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Stranger

deep eye cellophane
veils with no seams
lady sigh songs sung
to a morning sun
with friendly hands

he is lucky ms white
to be read by your thoughts

enjoyed the art here
 
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