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The Art of Being

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Corinne
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0 posted 04-08-2003 05:03 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Corinne

The Art of Being

The mind whispers strings of beaded mantras
counted as prayers on rosaries
learned from his song-lessons,
teachings of the art of clear vision -

a practice of delving from self
to know the ache of loss in others,
to let rain cleansing, benevolent tears.
This is where we find purpose.

I never saw him, truly, clearly,
a flash of a green in periphery’s glance,
still, I hold his teachings as sword and shield,
strength against death
and sun-lit days gone black.

© 2003 Corinne Bailey

[This message has been edited by Corinne (04-08-2003 10:04 PM).]

© Copyright 2003 Corinne - All Rights Reserved
Sunshine
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1 posted 04-08-2003 05:07 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I never saw you, truly, clearly,
a grassy-green gaze turned in sideways glance,
still, I hold your teachings as sword and shield,
defense against death and darkened sun-lit days,

to find the place where strength lies.
~*~
The whole poem is going in my library,
Corinne...but this struck me exceptionally hard...for several reasons, but all for love.

Thank you, my friend...


              Karilea - If I whisper, will you listen?...

[This message has been edited by Sunshine (04-08-2003 05:11 PM).]

Margherita
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Eternity


2 posted 04-08-2003 05:20 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

... to know the ache of loss of others ...

Beautiful and filled with gratitude!
Love, Margherita
Enchantress
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Somewhere in time~


3 posted 04-08-2003 06:29 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

"you coached the art of clear vision,
a practice of delving away from self
to know the ache of loss in others
to cleanse in benevolent tears,
this, is where we find purpose."


Wonderful Corinne!  A keeper!
~Hugs~


~Somewhere in my heart I'm always
dancing with you in the summer rain~


[This message has been edited by Enchantress (04-08-2003 06:30 PM).]

Marge Tindal
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4 posted 04-08-2003 07:47 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Corinne~
Oh my !  This entire piece is just exceptional~
Me thinks ... one of your finest~

It's always soooooooo good to see you here~
*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
noles1@totcon.com                        

Corinne
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5 posted 04-08-2003 09:59 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Thank you Sunshine, Margherita, Enchantress and  Marge!

Core

[This message has been edited by Corinne (04-08-2003 10:02 PM).]

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(sigh) Oh Corinne, this is wonderful, dearest friend, hold that shield and lance close and fight for what you believe in in the name of Grace! (big hugggsssssss) God Bless You, sweet friend, I send warm angel hugs your way, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Corinne, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

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

Shakira

Marge Tindal
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Oh my .... well, sometimes it's my day-job to ~

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
noles1@totcon.com

Martie
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Corinne...Sometimes, like now, I feel so humbled and uplifted by the wisdom and beauty of a poem.
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I'm happy to stash this one in my library.
This is stunning.
Earth Angel
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10 posted 04-11-2003 05:07 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

---and I believe that you have mastered the art of being!

Warm hugs,
Linda
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11 posted 04-12-2003 12:29 AM       View Profile for wranx   Email wranx   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wranx

Meant to comment on this earlier. To tell you that it speaks. Glad Marge found it...and bumped it.
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I haven't read you for a while Cor...it's always a pleasure to run into one of your poems...

K
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Won't you come home Corinne Bailey,
won't you come home ?

I'm taking the liberty of ONCE MORE
-ing this beauty to the top of the Daily Topics page ... for many reasons~

Mostly ... cause I want to ... and also because I can~

*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*The sound of a kiss is not as strong as that of a cannon, but it's echo endures much longer*~
Email -             noles1@totcon.com

 
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