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Forever September

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Janet Marie
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0 posted 11-17-2002 09:43 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Janet Marie

                


                              

                
                              
Forever September


How can it be that fall is
settling all around me?
I am not ready for the rusting
and rustling of seasons in change.

How can there be frost when
my face is still tanned?

I still feel summer's steamy glow and
beach breezes blowing thru my hair.
I can still hear the waves crashing to
the shore, still recall the awe of endless
horizons illuminated in constant color.


For all it's brilliance, there are no hues
of ocean blue on fall's palette ...



The crackling crunch of dried leaves
can't content me the way walking barefoot
in the tide with you by my side did.

Try as they might, the musk and smoky smells
of this season are simply no match for the
dusky scent of wet sand and surf.

Winter's skies of pewter promise silver flaked snowfalls,
still that cant compete with the anticipation I felt
waking to shorelines saturated in sunrise.

No, I did not notice the days slipping away,
I missed the calendar pages falling into Fall.
I was distracted by sunset's solstice surrender to
mirrored moonrises of September's splendor.

My apologies to fall's foliage of ambered orange.
Autumn's auburn arrival comes in on crimson caress,
still, I'm not impressed for I'm held here under duress.

You see, I left so much of me there in the sand
where you wrote my name and held out your hand.

Winter will happen without me this year ...
I'm no longer here ... in spirit I still linger on the pier.
It was always meant to be ... the best of me ... stay with the sea ...

sand swept ...
                         tide taken ...
                                                summer sequestered ...
                                                                                        fall forsaken.


        

(September solstice pink moonrise)      


                          

                


                          


September 19th--30th,
12 amazing days turned a promise kept into "Forever September"
Thank you Mark, for the endless summer, for showing me the blue.
Thank you Kris for capturing so many memories with your gifted eye.
Thank you Kari for helping me share the photos, for all you do.


~*~

top 2 photos Copyright K.H.2002



No one has ever shown me how to see the world the way I see it now ...
and I never saw blue like that before
~Tom Kimmel~.


[This message has been edited by Janet Marie (11-17-2002 10:46 PM).]

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Lady In White
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1 posted 11-17-2002 09:52 PM       View Profile for Lady In White   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lady In White


Look at all the thank yous.  Perhaps it is we that need, MUST thank Your Muse, who has finally come home, to let the Moth fly.

This is more than lovely.

Much, much more.
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2 posted 11-17-2002 09:59 PM       View Profile for scorpio   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for scorpio

Your words echo my own desperate attempts to hang on to summer...how I wish it was May once again...a whole new season of walks on the beach...days on the water...very stirring write Janet Marie

...believe what your heart feels...

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3 posted 11-17-2002 10:01 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

"You see, I left so much of me there in the sand
where you wrote my name and held out your hand

Winter will happen without me this year ...
I'm no longer here ... in spirit I still linger on the pier.
It was always meant to be ... the best of me ... stay with the sea ...

sand swept ...
                         tide taken ...
                                                summer sequestered ...
                                                                                        fall forsaken."

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JM~I am so so very happy you went to the ocean!  
This takes my breath away and leaves me misty eyed.
Brava dear poetess~ You have come home!

                  

~I've loved you forever, in lifetimes before~

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4 posted 11-17-2002 10:04 PM       View Profile for RSWells   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSWells

No, no blue in earthen decay. Blue in the ebb of your adventure though. But you do have the memories and a goal to return. Couldn't resist that little rhyme at the end of your free verse eh? Enjoyed JM.
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What is not to like about this poetic and pictoral display of splendiferousness?!?
Your ocean experiences have been a pleasure for me to witness albeit via this sea of blue. Your joy permeates your poetry which is full of vibrancy, and wonder. I am so happy for you. Your memories, photos and poetry are priceless, precious, and will keep you warm during the coming winter months.

Outstanding piece of writing and stellar photos!

EA
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6 posted 11-17-2002 10:50 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

JM,
I have watched the ocean all my life and your words come as close to the essence of my feelings as words can come. You are blessed in this knowledge. Few really know the beauty of the sea. Sy
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No, I did not notice the days slipping away,
I missed the calendar pages falling into Fall.
I was distracted by sunset's solstice surrender to
mirrored moonrises of September's splendor.
********************************************
Wish I had written this one, JM. You are making me miss those ocean sunsets.

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8 posted 11-17-2002 11:04 PM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

Janet Marie, like Mr. Seymour, I've been around the beach and water all my life (along the Gulf Of Mexico). I don't think I've ever read the places I love so much written about so well. Thank you for keeping these wonderful memories and for sharing them on these pages of blue.

"Love makes the world go around"
~~with love and hugs from Ethel~~
                  

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"You see, I left so much of me there in the sand
where you wrote my name and held out your hand.

Winter will happen without me this year ...
I'm no longer here ... in spirit I still linger on the pier.
It was always meant to be ... the best of me ... stay with the sea ...

sand swept ...
                         tide taken ...
                                                summer sequestered ...
                                                                                        fall forsaken."




(smiles) Oh Janet, this is sooooooo gorgeous, sweet friend, whenever you post your gorgeous poetry it is always a delight to read, I sure hope you post more often as you are a delight to us all! (kiss on cheek) The ocean seems so beautiful in your words, sweet friend, yay, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Janet, 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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10 posted 11-17-2002 11:09 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

"Try as they might, the musk and smoky smells
of this season are simply no match for the
dusky scent of wet sand and surf."

*sigh*
Janet
you know, I love this....relating so much here....
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11 posted 11-17-2002 11:24 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

This is the stuff.

You just wrote the secret of a woman's smile...

glad you posted it, baby.

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Janet Marie

You know that I know...
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No, I did not notice the days slipping away,
I missed the calendar pages falling into Fall.
I was distracted by sunset's solstice surrender to
mirrored moonrises of September's splendor.

This is so very lovely, Janet Marie...
Sometimes the seasons merge so delicately, that we hardly notice until they have done so.
But its so hard to give up the ease of summer, isn't it...
You did a terrific job on this one... but you always do... I love the photos also
~ loving chipmunk hugs

Lyra

copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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Who among us actually LIKES fall? It's always rainy and crappy out and everything is dying.

well.... I DO!!

I love fall!!!!!!!!!! I love all the seasons!!!!!! That smoky halloween smell ! to die for!!! My birthday on Nov 2!!! sweeet.. Thaankgiving!!.. wait... thats kinda winter i guess..

but i cannot deny the fact that, YES, summer rules supreme... especially when u spend a nice portion of it on the shore with somebody who means the world to you...
ok.. im inspired Janet.. again you inspire me.. what i create now will not have been possible w/o you, my beautiful, beautiful, prophetic poet

I have sent you nothing but angels, and I have placed nothing but miracles before you.

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As always a beutiful piece rolls like like the tides smooth emotions like pebbles

beautiful

Take a good look at my face
Well, don't my smile look out of  place
look a little closer its easy to trace
The tracks of my tears

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Wow, those pictures make me miss the seaside in England. They’re gorgeous…no wonder your heart is still there. And your poetry makes me wish I’d been there to see those pictures in real life. Lovely JM.

You can never win or lose
If you don't
Run the race

Psychedelic Furs - Love My Way

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Living in Florida it can nearly be a year round thing of walking on the beach, but I can relate to your feeling of missing sand and sun when winter comes- the wind gets to be a bit much.
There's so much serenity in sharing oceans tide.
Enjoyed your poem, and I thank you for sharing such lovely pictures.

Deb
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Lady ... and I thank you for your lovely reply. There is so much to be thankful for in all these memories of the blue. TY for coming by.

scorpio ... yes....exactly ... holding on to summer breezes. Thank you for walking in my tides.

Nancy ... yes...it felt like home...been a long time since I felt such inner peace ...
thank you girlie, for such a wonderful encouraging response.

Richard ... yes...many goals found in that time...and as to the rhyme? Well, the muse goes where she will and I, being the moth follow *L* (if ya look real close, theres some rhyme snuck in more than that last verse, just cant help my self sometimes) *L* *wink* Thank you poet sir!

Earth Angel ...  and what is not to love about your wonderful encouraging reply.
my goodness...thank you so much...yes...the memories are like touching the warm all over again. I have lots of the pictures in frames out where I can see them everyday.
thank you for you kindness. *S*

Sy-babes ...  Yes...I know I am blessed...I felt that every moment I spent watching the sheer power and beauty of the waves...and never in my life have seen such color and light. I can only hope my words reflect even a little of the glory of the oceans magic. Thank you me Stinkylove...for sharing your color and light. *S* *WW*

Kacy ... then I am in good company in my missing the colors...we will just have to go find them again!! *S*  Thank you girlie-girl!!

garysgirl ... how lucky and blessed to live so close...I've heard (and seen pics) its stunning down that way. Thank you so much for your wonderful generous reply.

Noah ... thank you for seeing the blue in my words, and for your always enthusiastic response...you are as constant as the tides *S* TY.

Sea ... yes...I know...and somehow I knew youd be drawn to that verse *wink*
thank you girlie girl for walking in my tides !! *S*

KA ... yes...everytime I look at the pics I cant help but smile in the memories.
and yes...you know. *wink*

Martie ... *smiling at you*  YEPPERS YOU KNOW  LOL .. thank you sweetie!!

Lyra ... thats exactly how it is...Im still feeling summers warm and this fall seems out of place. Thank you dear poetess for your hugs and warm reply!! *S*

Eagle S ... hey you!!!!  ya know...you make me smile from ear to ear...I need to hire you as my agent *L*  THANK YOU so much for your wonderful response to this and Tide Taken...you humble me poet sir...and like you, normally I love the fall, its actually my fave season...but after coming back from 80 degree days walking on the beach its just hard to accept that winters on its way.  Thank you poet sir..and I look forward to seeing what your muse gives you. *S*
and I love your signature!! very cool!!  TY

Paul ... any one ever tell you that your replies read like poetry *S*
thank you kind poet sir for walking on the shores with me *S*

Tracey ... hey girlie...yes, I've heard the New England beaches are lovely...and their falls are supposed to be the best. Thanks for coming by and enjoying the view. *S*

Deb ... what I wouldnt give for the ocean to be close enough to be a daily event...I envy anyone who has that blessing. yes serenity is a perfect word! ... thank you for sharing your thoughts with me *S*

~*~

thank you ALL for these wonderful replies and for all your support and encouragment.
JM




                                                   ~*~







No one has ever shown me how to see the world the way I see it now ...
and I never saw blue like that before.

~Tom Kimmel~

[This message has been edited by Janet Marie (11-18-2002 07:55 AM).]

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No, I did not notice the days slipping away,
I missed the calendar pages falling into Fall.
I was distracted by sunset's solstice surrender to
mirrored moonrises of September's splendor.

My apologies to fall's foliage of ambered orange.
Autumn's auburn arrival comes in on crimson caress,
still, I'm not impressed for I'm held here under duress.
indeed... then such thoughts should be put into action and you should be where you would without duress...

beautiful memories and words.
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shorelines saturated in sunrise

Now that's a description that touches this alliteration-lovin' beach worshipper's heart! LOL

This is beautiful, JM... and though the wistfulness to BE there is powerful, you have only to close your eyes and look in your heart to feel the warmth and see the colors... whereever you are. *S* They're part of you... whatever the season. *S*
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Reading this, I feel I am celebrating the sea with you... You are full of so many wonderfully brilliant expressions and the way you write relates so much to the way it feels to be right there - right then...

To many more ocean memories,
to swim with dolphins,
and to slide on the blue,
may you keep on writing
through and through


Regards O Brilliant One,
Sudhir
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Ah Janet, do I love this poem! Great write m'lady!
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I married once, in sweet September
for all times lost, still, I remember
what it could have been had one kept
promises, but alas, it's all been swept
away on winds of kind recourse, gone...
but your September? Ah, fit for a song...
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Hey -  I like autumn!  

But you utterly, utterly CATCH THE AMBIENCE of summer with this.. i am awed by the beauty of your spirit showing through!!!!!

 
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