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Shadow's Fire (sestina reposted for JM)

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serenity blaze
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0 posted 06-25-2001 01:56 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.
© Copyright 2001 serenity blaze - All Rights Reserved
Dark Angel
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1 posted 06-25-2001 06:02 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Oh Wonderful writing me Sista!

I love it.

Maree
Janet Marie
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2 posted 06-25-2001 06:05 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

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.
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I got an email (and it went thru!!!)...
saying someone left me a gift in here...
took me days to get the thread to open(mothy exaggeration)
BUT twas worth all the effort...
I just absolutley love this one me twin..so many mirrors...
but more so the beautiful classic flow and vocab of this...
this is a perfect showcase of your diverse talent...
this one is pure poetic pleasure on the lips to read aloud...and MUST BE READ ALOUD to do it justice...
this is such a well written poem me girlie...
If Nan didnt give ya an A for this jewel..I will  

thank you for sharing this one with me, its always been one of my favs of yours..
love ya baby
me

I'm going crazy, I'm losing sleep.
I'm in too far, I'm in way too deep over you.
You'll always be the one.
You were the first, you'll be the last.

serenity blaze
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3 posted 06-25-2001 06:31 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Maree...how I miss ya! I am literally on "borrowed" time these days! (PC crashed BAD--big time..."DOES NOT COMPUTE" but trying to get it together over here.
Love ya!  

JM...so glad you got this and how bizarre it is we are both having the same probs ONCE AGAIN at the same time!!!!!! You reprogram yours and I'll reprogram mine?  
But your poem touched me so much, it brought this one to mind, (tho I suspect it's not a structurally sound sestina, it's my MIGRAINE...dammit and I'll repost it as long as Ron allows me to!) Love you...will try to e ya again (I thought it was ME) lol...Hugs..
Poet deVine
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4 posted 06-25-2001 08:02 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Wow!!! this is wonderful! You do form poetry too? I'm so jealous!  
Janet Marie
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5 posted 09-24-2001 11:18 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

reading in my library...
if ya wont post me nothing new...
I'll find some old faves  
You can run but ya cant hide from ~poetry-ho~
ROFLMAO
Janet Marie
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6 posted 06-13-2004 02:03 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


YA KNOW I LOOOOOOOOVE THIS ONE

gonna come back and read it tonite OUT LOUD.
Enchantress
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Somewhere in time~


7 posted 06-13-2004 07:13 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

OMG!!!  This is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!
Janet Marie
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8 posted 07-18-2005 12:38 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

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.
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Lordy how I love when you shadow dance in cadence... yayaya  

Thank you clarity ... thank you frailty
Thank you consequence ...
Thank you ... thank you silence ...

Alanis

 
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