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Slender Threads, Faith, and Time - a memoriam

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Sunshine
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Listening to every heart


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Slender Threads, Faith, and Time

I thought of you today
on the glimmer of a thread
backed up by time
where pages leaf me to laughter
and wisdom

and life is balanced

I thought of the disarray of life
as the pendulum swung back, and forth,
how we can go from gleam
to dusty fingerprints

        

and etchings of love
can be as fragile as crystal
or as brilliant as the faith
one is born with
or acquires

I thought of time spent
and times to come
where I might hold all
or nothing
but memories

In this hushed perusing
of my belief, designed
by a larger force,
it becomes forged more solid
than ever…

of how, without knowing, you’ve
touched me, in ways that
I will be able to return to,
through your writing

your art

your beliefs…

and how much I look forward
to more moments
spent with you
no matter how much time we have
or don’t have…

I thought of you today
on the glimmer of a thread
backed up by time
where pages leaf me to laughter
and wisdom

and life is balanced

because I will see you here

and there

on a glimmer
in time
with laughter
by wisdom

balanced.


~*~

Dedicated in the memory of Lyra Nesius

[This message has been edited by Sunshine (03-18-2003 09:35 PM).]

© Copyright 2003 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
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Beautiful writing...James
Janet Marie
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of how, without knowing, you’ve
touched me, in ways that
I will be able to return to,
through your writing
=================================


yes....indeed...
thank you for this Kari.  

  

If I am right ... if I can be ...
constant and faithful ... you'll find me

TC

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A very lovely and loving tribute.  Altho' you wrote from your heart and not necessarily for our ears, we are buoyed by the love you show.  KJ

Through rubble and trouble and dark of night
The yawn of a dawn will hasten the light

the_loner_23
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4 posted 03-18-2003 06:36 PM       View Profile for the_loner_23   Email the_loner_23   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for the_loner_23

beautiful tribute to Lyra

Cold hands means a warm heart

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Somewhere in time~


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...

Yes..thank you Karilea.
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Karilea - This is such a sad, sad day. Lyra was such a strong yet gentle spirit. This is a wonderful write my friend. thankyou. Chris

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

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Karilea--It is hard for me to reply...just know how meaningful this is to me also.  
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Beautiful...these tributes are so hard to read - each one makes me cry all over again. We have to take faith in that she is at peace and no longer in pain.
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Sun - what beauty in your words - goodness - this is one of your best - straight from the heart - much peace xxoo
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What a beautiful tribute
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I know that Lyra appreciates your "Slender Threads,"... I surely do... Thank you, Karilea...
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this is one of the most beautiful poems I have read.....thank you
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A very, very beautiful tribute, Karilea.
Thank you for sharing your heart with us.
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Thank you Karilea for sharing

Charisma
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Thank you for these delicate thoughts,
so soothing.
The power to touch people that Lyra possesses, even still, certainly seems immortal.  And I have always known that you possess it too.
TD
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just beautiful...

I'm such an emotional wreck
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I'm in too gloomy a mood to have read all the way through this Karilea but I know how beautiful and fitting a tribute this is to a dear friend from a dear friend. May your words find her and her thoughts find you
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What can i say? Just i can feel the words, great great Write

Shayne
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Karilea, I read this early this morning and became so overwhelmed with tears that I couldn't respond. Thank you for such a beautiful tribute to a lady we will miss terribly. I still cannot believe she is gone.

Hugs to you, Marti
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yes,this one of beautiful poems I have read
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Thanx KJ,  and she will always be with us
through her writings.  Beautifully said
Lady Poet!
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Bittersweet beauty... wow, what a woman this Lyra must have been and still is.  I feel the enormous love you had for her pouring through your sweet poem.  

Thank you so much for sharing.

Love,
Moca
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Karilea

This was so very beautiful and your words touched my heart.  I may not have known Lyra as well as most of you but I did know her to be a graceful and charming lady who continually encouraged me and many others.  She will be so sadly missed.

Take care......Sue

I am in motion
I am blue
Love is an ocean
I'm anchored in you
- Shawn Mullins

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Nice theme and very clear contrasts and imagery...

Peace
 
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