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This One Small Butterfly

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Martie
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This One Small Butterfly

(Treasures of the San Gabriel’s,with thoughts of Michelle)

This tender land is dry and brittle
with stream moss covered
talking in song giggle here
this warm skin drowns in memories lair
and river stocked with ancient rock
is gold so rare

I dare roll up my pants
and bare my soul
to ooze of slushy sand
then stand like this scrub oak
in tenacious hold on sky and land

Colored like a cloud
a tremble by the breeze
a petal yet not
up here I touch wind and sky
and this one small butterfly

[This message has been edited by Martie (03-31-2002 06:48 PM).]

© Copyright 2002 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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This is delicate, wonderful writing
You used this theme to perfection!

Take care,
Melissa~

"Poetry is not an opinion expressed...
it is a song that rises from a bleeding
wound...or a smiling mouth"

~Kahlil Gibran~

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And such very beautiful thoughts too, Martie

~butterfly kisses and hugs~

copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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Colored like a cloud
a tremble by the breeze
a petal yet not
up here I touch wind and sky
and this one small butterfly
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Beautiful Martie!
As gentle as the spring rain...love this.
Hugs, Nancy.
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Very pleasant spring-like write, Martie

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:

(big hugggssssss) Awwwwwww, this is such a gorgeous dedication, sweet friend, I know Michelle will always love this and guide you with her love always as she will never forget you! God Bless You, sweet friend, we all love you so much! (chocolate bunny hugs) 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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Martie~

Very lovely....


  
    
               
            


Lauren~


~Greeneyes~

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

[This message has been edited by Greeneyes (03-31-2002 10:49 PM).]

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Martie, you always paint such wonderful scenes.
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this warm skin drowns in memories lair
and river stocked with ancient rock
is gold so rare
=================================
Colored like a cloud
a tremble by the breeze
a petal yet not
up here I touch wind and sky
and this one small butterfly
===================================

couldnt miss this gem...its written on satin wings.
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Bless Janet Marie for lifting the butterflies to light...I somehow missed this one the first time around....

but grateful not to miss it the second time.....

and I'll bet there'll be a third....
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Martie,
You always take me off the whimsey land.
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Tenderly touching, Martie. So lovely.
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Oh Martie, I have goosebumps. Lovely write, Warm and loving, and ((((hugs))))) to you. floria

Floria

"Alas for those that never sing,
But die with all their music in them"
(Oliver Wendell Holmes)

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EXCELLENT WRITING, MARTIE!!!  Just love the imagery in this poem.  ***Ivy Rose
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Martie:

rare is a gift
so precious as yours
stare, does my eyes
your words so adored

while mired in thought
these lines do awake
and happy, a man,
from your talent, you make.

JkF
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This is as delicate and sweet as a butterfly.

sky

I'm in charge, and I say question authority!

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.

....

....


sigh
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Martie...."..up here I touch wind and sky..." Nicely done. Touching. Bob
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Sis~
You share your heart so beautifully ... thank you for this~
On this day of Butterfly memories ... I'm blessed to share yours~

*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*When the heart grieves over what it has lost,
the spirit rejoices over what it has left.
- Sufi epigram <))><

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