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0 posted 08-12-2003 05:14 PM       View Profile for Child of the Stars   Email Child of the Stars   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Child of the Stars

For My Grandmother


My lady, with her hazeless eyes
and poring countenance
belonged between two tethered walls,
between two hands, held flat;
she skipped a man upon a fence
and o'er its boundless stretch
proposed a song to sunday skies
and never stopped to rest

while clouds of grain and mountained reds
flew binding to her curls,
she might have flown 'til lightning waned,
'til tin became their world;
but truth in white-streaked loveliness
clasped tight her leaping whorls.

Her husband wept like pumice-stone,
her children learned the same,
and in a blink, like dancing fogs,
her minutes grew to day,
her youthful eyes wore thick with light,
her auburn curls to gray.

With each soft step, a grace bestowed
itself upon her toes:
therein still hides a thirsting girl
whose love waits sunned and rosed--

And when the steady glow of morn
creaks slowly into view,
She will float headlong
into the deep aspiring blue.
© Copyright 2003 Carly Anne Van Dort - All Rights Reserved
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Beautiful words Carly, glad you decided to share
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2 posted 08-13-2003 01:06 AM       View Profile for Skyfire   Email Skyfire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfire

Wow, Carly... you haven't lost your touch at all Beautiful words, beautiful tribute

There's nothing like a good fight with a horse to put your problems into perspective

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3 posted 08-13-2003 04:29 PM       View Profile for Marshalzu   Email Marshalzu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marshalzu's Home Page   View IP for Marshalzu

Wonderful writing Carly, the imagery and language are just so beautiful and intense, thank you for sharing this brilliant writing with us

Andy
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4 posted 08-14-2003 01:31 PM       View Profile for Allysa   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Allysa

I like your critique message.. it makes me smile.

There is nothing to slaughter with this.  It's wonderful and I like it bunches.
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Carly, this is a fantastic poem about life and death.  I don't know what more to say, because I feel like anything I could possibly say wouldn't do justice (cliche I know, but I think in cliches when I'm blown away... that's why I stall before writing poems about stuff).  Anyways...

Oh... I have to say in particular, I loved the description of growth, aging, and the ever-resilient spirit beneath the corporeal body.

Loveliness and sadness in harmony, exactly what a poem of the ages should be.  I'll put this in my library for the sake of memory, and to remind me of that thing you told me about how you don't like my feeling-less poetry.  Makes me want to go out and feel something.  Heh.

Much love, my girl...
Brian

Faith is a fine invention
When gentlemen can see
But microscopes are prudent
In an emergency.
~~~Emily Dickinson

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Carly . . .

this reminded me of a woman who has lived much life, continued to in latter days and still does indeed . . . I also got the implication that somehow life was too restricted for her . . .
I am in awe of your gift
xxoo
 
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