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rwood
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There are many ways
to drown
to fall

but this is different
to fall upwards
while breathing
while wanting
to hold my thoughts
inside me

until I reach the highest point
and sing as an angel
in burst of outward purge
instead of gasping inward
to save my own soul

knowing
you are just a cloud away
and smile upon me

within broken sky
of particles feathering
in vermilion wanes
Slighting doubt
with the thunder
of your hunger

giving birth to queens
with daggers to their breasts

because you saved
but a reckless fallen minstrel
upon sward of silent footfall
and gave me rest

by dragging me from stampedes
of usual demons
harboring me within the shadows
while you slowly made love
to my curiosity

as you slowly became taken by it

with each breath being just
another gust
beneath me
© Copyright 2002 Regina Wood - All Rights Reserved
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(smiles) Ooohhhhhhhh...I could feel such joy and bliss behind these words, as in flying with grace! (kiss on cheek) This is soooooo beautiful, sweet friend, may true love always lift you and protect you from pain and have you singing to your hearts content in every soft and tender gust! We all love you so much, sweet friend, you are a true angel to us all! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Regina, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton
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Some very nice imagery here, Regina.  I enjoyed much.  It's good to see you posting again.   *hugs*

Michael

Michael Auguste~
There is more depth to the heart than the mind can comprehend and it only has boundaries when we choose to fence it in.  

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Excellent Regina!  Terrific imagery and thoughts penned here.
~hugs, Nancy~

~Time has cast a spell on you,
  So you won't ever forget me~

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Sterling, absolutely sterling writing, Regina.

Kathleen--(Kay)
"When red-haired girls scamper like roses over the rain-green grass, and the sun drips honey."
Laurie Lee


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*sigh* sounds like when falling in love...you certainly don't fall down but seem to float up to cloud nine...Well done.. I love it. **big hugs**

Love I leave with you whether it is in your life now or yet the essense of your dreams.

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Regina...lady,  this is superb...
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Noah: Yes..true love..I'm trying my wings in offering for my hubby and our 4th anniversary this Valentines Day. Thank you so much. Love and hugs!

Michael: So glad to see you here. Thank you so very much. Hugs!

Nancy: Hugs to you lady! Appreciate you dearly!

Kay: There is that word again. You bless me! My muse needs that word! Thank you dear lady!

Karen: Yes..you are such a passionate lady..So glad you are a poetess. Your words always uplift to highest bounds! Hugs!

Magnus: Thank you Sir! Wonderful reply and deep gratitude to you.

Sincerely,
Reg
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but this is different
to fall upwards
while breathing
while wanting
to hold my thoughts
inside me

============================
knowing
you are just a cloud away
and smile upon me

within broken sky
of particles feathering
in vermilion wanes
Slighting doubt
with the thunder
of your hunger
==================================
harboring me within the shadows
while you slowly made love
to my curiosity

as you slowly became taken by it


with each breath being just
another gust
beneath me
================================


SEE ... THIS is exactly what I am talking about ... you always find the fresh new way to say whats been said in poetry till its been made cliche' ....

HOW many times have I pondered a new way to say "the wind beneath my wings" ....
and there YOU are...and there it is...

with each breath being just
another gust
beneath me



FRESH ... UNIQUE ... ORIGINAL ... REGINA

Your muse is a treasure... and a pleasure
this is more outstanding with every read.
very very cool write Poetess R.
Hey...Im getting used to poet envy...green goes good with me brown eyes. LOL

You speak to me in riddles and you speak to me in rhymes.
My body aches to breathe your breath ... your words keep me alive.

~Sarah McLachlan~

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Regina, I am at a loss...this is fantastic.
No cliches', wonderful metaphores...really great work.

I DID pick a favorite few lines

harboring me within the shadows
while you slowly made love
to my curiosity

as you slowly became taken by it

with each breath being just
another gust

wow. I love this.
beneath me

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quote:

knowing
you are just a cloud away


my favorite line!
Madame Chipmunk
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This is the first time I have read your poetry, Regina...but from now on, I'll make sure to look for it.
The whole poem is awesome, but I especially loved these words.

until I reach the highest point
and sing as an angel
in burst of outward purge
instead of gasping inward
to save my own soul

Happy Anniversary!

copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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It never fails sis, I read your words and I am once again amazed.  Loved this dear somy~
Hugs to you and miss you.

On the wings of words our spirits fly....and our souls are free.
~Me~

(I could have missed the pain, but I'd have had to miss the dance~Garth)

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The romance shown in your words are very powerful, filling this readers mind with a multitude of visuals.

It is difficult to pick just one favorite line for I have many but certainly the ending is the best:

"with each breath being just
another gust
beneath me"

Equisite write dear lady ... greatly enjoyed.
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Excellent work here, flowing and perfect in its imagery.

Thank you.

What light through yon window breaks?  It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.

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Great writing here regina, floria

Floria

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But die with all their music in them"
(Oliver Wendell Holmes)

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Rwood,
I would say very poetic. Enjoyed
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Awwwwwwwww, so sweet, I just know your husband will love this! Love it!

Joanna
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rwood - a treasure of a write this is. I like it very much...

BC
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I keep promising myself I'm going to run your name through smart search and just sit here and have a "regina" festival!

I love the honesty of your work. Thoughtful and intelligent writing! (I'll be watching you! )
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Regina,
I am lifted on your wings of inspire.
Keth

Here in the midst of my lonely abyss, a single joy I find...your presence in my mind.  Unknown


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Wow!
If you get any better we're going to have to pay to read your works

Fool, said my Muse to me, look in thy heart and write.

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Hello Regina

Yet another stunning array of words.

Take care.....Sue

Suetang

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Written with much skill...James
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rwood~

I have found your poetry to be so graceful, and soooo amazing....this is just a stunning piece....


Lauren~

Step through the
barrier of my mind,
enter my soul,
feel my desire,
let my eyes guide you
into the shadows
of my heart

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