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Martie
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Tangerine

Breathe, he said,
as his long fingers
dug into the skin and pulled.

He placed the palm of his hand
against my cheek
and I breathed February.

His hand is too big, I thought,
for the tender pile of peel
that grew on the grass
where we sat with the sun
giving reverence to a tree.

Close your eyes, he said,
and I felt the air change
and grow dense with memory.

How melted is time
that could keep small girl hands
and give them to the air
still sticky and fragrant with love
after all these years, I thought,
as I opened my mouth and he placed my memory there
to share.



[This message has been edited by Martie (02-04-2002 07:20 PM).]

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(smiles) Awwwwwww, this is soooooooo romantic, sweet friend, your visions are always so sweet and gorgeous, I could envision the laughter of the little girl in your heart and the afterglow of true love radiating in these words! (kiss on cheek) We all love you so much, sweet friend, this is breathtakingly lovely! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Martie, thank you for sharing!


May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton
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*sigh* such a tender, beautiful poem...It felt so gentle and loving...*sigh* I don't know how you do it but I sure do 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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He placed the palm of his hand
against my cheek
and I breathed February.

==============================
where we sat with the sun
giving reverence to a tree.

Close your eyes, he said,
and I felt the air change
and grow dense with memory.

How melted is time
that could keep small girl hands
and give them to the air
still sticky and fragrant with love
after all these years, I thought,
as I opened my mouth and he placed my memory there
to share.

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

and in turn..you share with us ... and touch us with every word.

and only you could come up with this phrase
How melted is time
heart-hugs sweets...and yes...breathe
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Nice work, Martie.  Very pretty

me

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WOW!!! you worked this beauty from start to finish!!!!This one is a keeper!!!
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Very creative Martie and a very enjoyable read. floria

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But die with all their music in them"
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Martie, as always I am amazed!!
This one captured and held me from the start!
~Love it, hugs Nancy~

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

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Martie~

'How melted is time
that could keep small girl hands
and give them to the air
still sticky and fragrant with love
after all these years, I thought,
as I opened my mouth and he placed my memory there
to share.'


I tasted your memory~
Beautifully shared sweetie~
*Hugs*
~*Marge*~

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This is very pleasant, a nice memory.  Very well written.
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Oh Martie...sometimes I just don't know what to say. You stun me wordless. You captured a moment in time that captured a moment in time...like infinity mirrors...sigh
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How melted is time

Is there a more perfect way to describe memories??? This joins a long list of Martie-lines that I know on first reading I'll never forget. *S* Beautiful poem, Martie... the sweet tang of citrus now drifts through my office. *S*
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Wow!
Lovely work.

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

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Sweetness itself....thank you for letting me know it was here.

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