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Serendipity----PdV's Challange

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Martie
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Serendipity

Do you know of the place,
the place called serendipity?

It is between the lines you write,
in the negative space where art lives.

In the soft loam that holds worms,
it is the seed
that came from the mountain.
It was planted in the poetic haven
of a forest of evergreen,
just a thought that grew into a poem.

It follows a mountain stream
on some cascading whim
then falls
into unexpected joy.

It is closing your eyes
and turning around three times
and pointing to the one who
you will love forever.
In a circle that turns
with spin the bottle
it is a kiss
in the closet of sweet smelling memory

And do I dare say that some grand designer
did not focus your attention
on a place close enough for me to touch?
You fell into my garden
like a seed into loam,
for I had been waiting, fallow,
for your tender planting,

and that is serendipity.

[This message has been edited by Martie (edited 03-31-2001).]

© Copyright 2001 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 03-31-2001 09:57 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

Martie~
This is so purely written ...
What a joy to find it and to step into the beauty of this place.

'It is closing your eyes
and turning around three times
and pointing to the one who
you will love forever.
In a circle that turns
with spin the bottle
it is a kiss
in the closet of sweet smelling memory'


Memories~  Memories~
You are soooooooo good at transporting me back
to where I've been ....
Love n' Hugs
~*Marge*~

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Beautiful.....I liked this a lot....nicely done.
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You express it beautifully, what a wonderfully penned poem.  
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Well of COURSE it is - you didn't for a moment think I would doubt you?!
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5 posted 04-03-2001 08:43 PM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

This is a fine response to any challenge, Martie!

Kathleen Blake

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and the sun drips honey."
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beautiful poem...
i liked this one..
keep writing

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So much grace and technique in this piece... very well done.  I truly enjoyed it.  
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Martie,

Lots and lots of imagery in this one, my friend. A very good write from someone who knows how to wake the senses.  

Michael

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wonderful read and your images are so original and unique
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Oh I love the way this flows so beautifully Martie.

Excellent hon  

Maree
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It is closing your eyes
and turning around three times
and pointing to the one who
you will love forever.
In a circle that turns
with spin the bottle
it is a kiss
in the closet of sweet smelling memory
First class ticket to Serendipity please.  

"you are what you own in this land, you can be king and it all depends on the view and what you can see"  Whipping boy

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