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Question of Distance

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Martie
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    Question of Distance

There are leaves in his voice
crinkled from a long fall
mixed in with questions of distance
in between a breath of smile turns
like a piece of cool melon in summer
slipped perfectly between the teeth

a comfortable turn of head to handsome
on the sweet side of listening
his laughter rings familiar
still I feel the trees between us
tall and reproachful standing beside streets
and far in the distance
sand coats the driveway perhaps
and a volleyball sits neglected beside the door

and more a piece to learn I hum
his heart to hear the tune so touched  
by the hands that hold mine just those
and a sweep of heady rush

© Copyright 2003 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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Wow!

Martie paints a scintillating picture, and we are lucky enough to share it.

This is just so..... what's the word I'm looking for.....

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Martie
You are one of a kind.
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Martie,

Unique is right...from the title, to the first line:

"leaves in his voice"... all the way through, incredible, enjoyable, poetry, at its finest.

Hugs, Pat

..without surrender, be on good terms with all persons..
        "Desiderata"

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There are leaves in his voice
crinkled from a long fall

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


YOU ROCK and it rolls me

Where the touch of lovers end and the soul of friends begin,
there's a need to be separate and a need to be one ...
it's struggle neither wins.

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(smiles) Awwwwwww, I could feel the thrush in this, sweet friend, it truly is a peaceful feeling and I long to close the distance too with this true love! (big hugggssss) This is gorgeous, sweet friend, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Martie, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

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Martie, Martie, Martie.....just wonderful. Enjoyed so much! hugs, Chris

"Hope" is the thing with feathers-
that perches in the soul....
                  
                       -Emily Dickinson

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You are just simply amazing with your
writing, sweet friend...
Hugs,
Ethel
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you: brilliant
me: speechless
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You know,
your poetry DOES dance...
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Yeah, maybe that's the word -- dance.

Never read one that wasn't simply electrifying.

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"...and a sweep of heady rush"---says it all!

Warm hugs,
Linda
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enjoyed
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Ya know, nobody does it quite like our Martie does...
and again lady, you amaze me....
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and more a piece to learn I hum
his heart to hear the tune so touched  
by the hands that hold mine just those
and a sweep of heady rush

The distance sweeps across the heart and  takes it further than it was before.

If only we could stop the world and stay right there.  Beautiful Martie~  
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Just looking in the archives today, and finding such beauty here. This one almost brings tears, it is so poignant. I've read others without answering today, but I think I'll lift this one to the top where it belongs.



~~J

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Very MUCH enjoyed

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