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The 'Lil Book Of Poetry

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Gentle Spirit
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0 posted 06-25-2002 10:23 AM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Gentle Spirit

She found this 'lil book
on "how to write poetry"
it didn't matter young or old
you see, a poet you can be.

It teaches one how to write
things called Haiku and Terzanelle
heck it don't have to be perfect
I say just try to write it well.

It has these little examples
of Dickinson and of Frost.
Me try to write like them?
Hell no, I would be lost!!

When my daughter found this 'lil book
these words she said to me
"Maybe between this book and you
I'll learn to write this thing called "poetry.

I don't know if I'll ever write
like you or Ms. Emily do"
It was then that I told her
"It don't matter, just write like YOU!"


Enjoy life, this is NOT a dress rehearsal.

{on the wings of words are spirits fly...and our souls are free~me}



[This message has been edited by Gentle Spirit (06-25-2002 11:47 AM).]

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Marsha
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1 posted 06-25-2002 10:32 AM       View Profile for Marsha   Email Marsha   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marsha's Home Page   View IP for Marsha

Donna darling girl youve again written such a beauty your pen always writes so well and when you speak the truth you shine. No one can write like another we all of us have our own paths, Im so glad you have discovered this and passed the wisdom onto your daughter.

I love the way YOU write and Im sure Id love anything she did too. Absolutely excellent writing, I love this utterly utterly utterly.


Love and warm stuff
As always
Mushy

Breathe through the heat of our desire
Thy coolness and they balm
Let sense be dumb let flesh retire
Speak through the eathquake wind and fire
Oh

catalinamoon
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2 posted 06-25-2002 10:39 AM       View Profile for catalinamoon   Email catalinamoon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit catalinamoon's Home Page   View IP for catalinamoon

This is so sweet, what a lovely poem.
Sandra
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3 posted 06-25-2002 10:44 AM       View Profile for Soleil Noir   Email Soleil Noir   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Soleil Noir


That is so true
she will find her own voice
and in that alone
she will be like you...
Martie
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4 posted 06-25-2002 11:12 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Wonderful advice...loved the smile in this!
Enchantress
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5 posted 06-25-2002 11:12 AM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Well, if she even writes half as well as her mother...she will be an excellent writer!
I have never learned to do the structed things you mention in this piece and it's mostly because it just isn't me...I'm a free spirited person and really prefer free verse.
You have to be yourself and do what's comfortable.
Loved this poem Donna!
~Hugs~
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Can I borrow the book?  This is a good lesson you teach.  Thank you for the "book" reading.
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(smiles) Oh Donna, I love this, sweet friend, yes, yes, it is our own creativity that makes a poem super and filled with magic! (kiss on cheek) I love what I write and even if someone doesn't like it, I don't care because we all have our own views of what is good or not, and I love your writings! (kiss on cheek) This is fabulous, sweet friend, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Donna, 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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8 posted 06-25-2002 09:22 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

GentleSpirit~
This is just sooooooooooooo adorable~
Love it ... and you~
*Hugs*
~*Marge*~

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Bridget Shenachie
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9 posted 06-25-2002 10:06 PM       View Profile for Bridget Shenachie   Email Bridget Shenachie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bridget Shenachie

Great advice to your daughter.  She's lucky to have you for a Mom.

Shenachie
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Awww! What a sweet poem.
doreen peri
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11 posted 06-25-2002 11:09 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

beautifully put!!

and THAT is what poetry is all about....

what a beautiful way to share our spirits with each other!

this poem, a witness to that!...

lovly write, GentleOne!
darkling
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if I had boundless energy, i would type "i love it" indefinitely, but as i dont, once will have to suffice. Its such a down to earth poem, with no flamboyant language, but it is very well written. Please keep adding more of your thing called 'poetry' to the endless supply here.

its amazing what one single word can do.

Gentle Spirit
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13 posted 06-27-2002 06:14 AM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

Man, you guys are just to great!  Thanks and hugs and peace to all...
Donna

Enjoy life, this is NOT a dress rehearsal.

{on the wings of words are spirits fly...and our souls are free~me}

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enjoyed
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cute
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