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rwood
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0 posted 02-16-2002 12:07 AM       View Profile for rwood   Email rwood   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for rwood

She waited long and limber
down the gravel road
just past the lanes
of oldest oak
breaking day in tunnels

A special place
where Irish lore
somehow managed
to harmonize
with the gales of Cherokee
in long cried streams of stones

the wail was cold, but beautiful

She heard them speak
beneath the trees
she ran
into the highest fields of corn
to suffer there
in her mane of strawberry briar hair
deciphering the language
through a writing spider’s web

She was the only one
that felt the nudge
of hens crowing morn

born to sing lullabies
beneath thistle snow
to dance upon moss rocks
scarring, marking her
making her strong enough
to be drug by a strangers horse

As she sat on tin roofed edge
and called the rain by name
looking away
when the banshee screamed

Instead she dreamed
of her first kiss
knowing she’d never
belong to anyone

as her old soul
mourned with different eyes
and her dangling legs
trembled timber length

she slowly disappeared

© Copyright 2002 Regina Wood - All Rights Reserved
serenity blaze
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1 posted 02-16-2002 12:19 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

hey...You know I love this. I just wanted to say thanks, again! (check yer e mail!)  
Mysteria
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2 posted 02-16-2002 03:21 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Oh WOW!  I hope you post this on your homepage, as I can't even pick a favorite part.  I wanted it to go on and on!  Going to send it around obviously it fell way to fast as this is excellent writing Regina.


Light tomorrow with today!
  ~* Elizabeth Barrett Browning *~


Kethry
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3 posted 02-16-2002 07:11 AM       View Profile for Kethry   Email Kethry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kethry

A lovely descriptive piece. Very tightly put together.
Kethry

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


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4 posted 02-16-2002 07:59 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Bring this back come October, y'hear?! GREAT!
Victoria
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5 posted 02-16-2002 08:08 AM       View Profile for Victoria   Email Victoria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Victoria

Very descriptive indeed...enjoyed your words Regina..

                           ~Victoria~

"Silence is a friend who
will never betray."
— Confucius

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6 posted 02-16-2002 08:38 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Rwood,
Sorry I missed this one. An excellent write. I enjoyed
Poet deVine
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7 posted 02-16-2002 09:20 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

What beautiful imagery! I really enjoyed this.
Martie
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8 posted 02-16-2002 11:42 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Regina--This is remarkable writing!
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"born to sing lullabies
beneath thistle snow
to dance upon moss rocks"
This is truly and wonderful work of art, Regina. You really are a soul born to dance over the moss.
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10 posted 02-16-2002 12:31 PM       View Profile for Mistletoe Angel   Email Mistletoe Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mistletoe Angel's Home Page   View IP for Mistletoe Angel





(smiles) Ooohhhhhhh...this is sooooooo beautiufl, sweet friend, it is so magical how everyone could desire their first kiss and then comes the day when the magic of a first kiss is felt like that! (kiss on cheek) We all love yolu so much, sweet friend, this is breathtaking! 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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11 posted 02-16-2002 12:52 PM       View Profile for Magicmystery   Email Magicmystery   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Magicmystery's Home Page   View IP for Magicmystery

I had to re read this piece more than a few times to put it all together.... it is haunting..... Wonderful.....breathtaking....
Gonna add this one to my library...

Sherry

Cherish the good memories past and look forward to the adventure called Tomorrow.
But above all... be kind to yourself today.

JamesMichael
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12 posted 02-16-2002 01:20 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

A joy to read...James
Bill Charles
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highways, & byways, for now


13 posted 02-16-2002 02:36 PM       View Profile for Bill Charles   Email Bill Charles   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bill Charles

rwood - I find this poem stunning. Well written. I can't say enough about how I like this...

BC
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Reg,
That is the way I want to go...a romantic to the end! You never cease to amaze me with your poetry. Thank you one more time!
Suetang
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15 posted 02-16-2002 03:15 PM       View Profile for Suetang   Email Suetang   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Suetang

Hello Regina

Your words always seem to carry me away to another place in time, a place filled with love and wonder.  The way you write is so very unique and so much enjoyed by me.  I don't see you here very often but when I do it always brings with it a smile and a feeling of warmth.

Take care my friend.......Sue

Suetang

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Reg, now you just know how much I loved this even before I had to say it.  Your writing flows with beautiful imagery.  You give such lovely visions...thank you for allowing me to see....Hugs dear somy~

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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17 posted 02-16-2002 07:27 PM       View Profile for Dark Stranger   Email Dark Stranger   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Stranger

a place there
in the dark trees
where whispers are spirits talking
they balance woman feet
on their wise hands

lovely work ms
rwood
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18 posted 02-17-2002 07:54 AM       View Profile for rwood   Email rwood   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for rwood

Serenity: Thank you poetess, for sharing. Heart hugs to you!

Mysteria: You are so good to me. Will post it there just for you. Thank you so much.

Kethry: Your thoughts are so appreciated!

Sunshine: For you of course! Many thanks.

Victoria: I always enjoy your thoughts. Appreciate you.

Sy: Thank you Sy

PoetdeVine: So very happy you enjoyed!

Marty: Grand compliment from you dear lady!

Midnitesun: Thank you so much for thinking so. A great encouragement to me indeed.

Noah: You are so delightful! It will be just that for you someday. Love and hugs!

Sherry: So nice to meet you and for saving any part of me. That is an honor. Thank you dearly.

James: A joy to see you here! Hugs to you!

Bill: You touched my heart quite well with what you did say. Thank you poet!

Larry: Thank you for being here! And for your constancy. Your support inspires more than you know.

Sue: A gift we share then..cause I smile too when I read You!..I am so grateful for people like yourself. Big smile and hug!

Donna: Hey Somy~ miss you lots. I hope to be around more. Thanks so much for still being here!

Dark: Yes..perfect balance indeed. I thank you deeply.


Peace and Poetry everyone.

Sincerely,
Regina
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19 posted 02-18-2002 06:59 PM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

Reg,
The disco *bump* (and grind)
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20 posted 02-19-2002 11:09 AM       View Profile for Interloper   Email Interloper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Interloper

my eyes read each line
my mind interpreting them
then they disappeared

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

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21 posted 02-19-2002 11:36 AM       View Profile for Kathleen   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kathleen

Regina, your poetry inspires me!!!!!!!!!!!
You have such a gift for unique and original phrasing.

Kathleen
(Irish Rose)
"My God is an awesome God"

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22 posted 02-19-2002 11:45 AM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste

Just as all your work, this is a wonderful piece of writing, Regina.  

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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this is a picture that is best viewed through your eyes. . . thank you for sharing. . .

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To the world, you may only be one person. But to one person, you may be the world.

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enjoyed
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