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icebox
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in the shadows


0 posted 05-05-2003 12:58 AM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for icebox


Many times I have seen the morning rise
above the Superstition Mountains in the Spring.
This time as an old man,
sitting on the tortured rocks alone,
again a newborn I asked the Thunder Gods
to share with me what our tomorrows bring.

Always I'm a child there, to Them, a Lilliputian
struggling to find a larger voice
amidst the twisted broken splinters
of the bones that formed the earth,
the folded shattered slabs of pain
jutting from the desert sage and sand.

So, like some medieval penitent,
I took my knife to draw blood from my hand;
patiently the Mountains watched me
dripping on the glowing coals,
quietly the Gods endured my prayers
sent scented and entwined within
a fragile lattice woven
by the sage and incense
smoke of yasmine, amber, sandalwood
and blood.

Tasting old words, chanting rhyme
in triplicates almost lost to time
slow breathing, air drawn deeply
drawn again and drawn again,
chest heaving in the dry thin air
I felt the earth's own energy
flowing through my heart to fill the world.

I formed the image of your eyes
I met the warmth inside your soul;
from behind, a mother eagle rose in rippling shadows
lifting up to catch the Mountains'
rising breath of life drawn sharply
with the birthing of the day.

She called out hunting, her haunting brazen morning cry,
stark echoes in the canyons in the rocks and in my soul;
flexing talons as she circled, turning gently toward the sun
she caught the smoke above my head,
ribbons of my spirit's burning questions,
drawing them into a sky
still laced with swiftly dimming stars;
she soared eastward into time.

©2003 by icebox
© Copyright 2003 icebox - All Rights Reserved
Kahlil
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1 posted 05-05-2003 01:11 AM       View Profile for Kahlil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kahlil

This work is absolutely captivating, breathtaking...I will save it to read again and again...a true work of art. Thanks.
Dragon Mistress
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2 posted 05-05-2003 01:48 AM       View Profile for Dragon Mistress   Email Dragon Mistress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dragon Mistress

*takes a deep breath* Wow...wow..

~*~I'm only a dreamer, with broken dreams, and only words to fall back on~*~

serenity blaze
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3 posted 05-05-2003 02:37 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

excellent...

my kinda poetry.

Warmest Welcome to you!

Justbleu
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4 posted 05-05-2003 11:36 AM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

Very lovely write.....
Bridgette

"Somewhere, somehow, it should be possible to touch someone and never let go again.  To hold someone, not for a moment but forever." Unknown

Martie
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5 posted 05-05-2003 12:20 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

icebox....deeply spiritual, breathtaking in imagery and emotion from a place beyond the desert floor...this soars!
Honeybunch
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6 posted 05-05-2003 04:19 PM       View Profile for Honeybunch   Email Honeybunch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Honeybunch's Home Page   View IP for Honeybunch

I'm so very glad I found you!     This is simply wonderful!!
Helen
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7 posted 05-05-2003 04:26 PM       View Profile for QjQ   Email QjQ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for QjQ

written well with thoughts

It matters not how you answer, It matters only that i hear you.

Ratleader
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8 posted 05-05-2003 05:27 PM       View Profile for Ratleader   Email Ratleader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ratleader's Home Page   View IP for Ratleader

You have much to offer. From now on I am going to read every word you post.

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MysticDreamer
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9 posted 05-05-2003 05:33 PM       View Profile for MysticDreamer   Email MysticDreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MysticDreamer

A Great Poem with lots of energy and imagery.
Thanks for sharing this.
Good Will Always,
Mystic Dreamer
rosepetals25
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10 posted 05-05-2003 06:34 PM       View Profile for rosepetals25   Email rosepetals25   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for rosepetals25

This is so pretty, I could see it in my mind as I read it Very cool poem

Tara
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By the Seaside


11 posted 05-05-2003 09:51 PM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

Your writing stirs the air, leaving thoughts to linger long.

So nice what you wrote here icebox~
Honeybee
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12 posted 05-05-2003 10:46 PM       View Profile for Honeybee   Email Honeybee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Honeybee


Oh wow, this is amazing.  Welcome to Passions! I'm saving this~

Take care,
Melissa~

Intellectually I know that Canada is no better than any other country. Emotionally I KNOW that Canada is the best country in the world!

icebox
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in the shadows


13 posted 05-06-2003 12:25 AM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for icebox

Kahlil~Thank you for reading; I am glad you enjoyed it.

Dragon Mistress~It is just the thin mountain air that took your breath away. *smile*
Thank you for reading.

serenity blaze~I am glad you liked it.  Thank you for reading.

Justbleu~Hi!  It is possible to touch and have it last forever.

Martie~those mountains are a very special place.  Thank you for your comment.

Honeybunch~HI! HI! Helen,  I am glad you are here and I am glad you liked this piece.  Thank you for reading.

QjQ~Thank you for reading and for your comment.

Ratleader~This is an intimidating crowd!  The quality of work on this forum is amazing.  I am not sure I can keep up with the crowd. *smile*   Thank you for reading and for your comment.

MysticDreamer~The energy in this piece flows from the location.  Thank you for reading
and for your comment.

Rosepetals25~I am glad you could see it.  Thank you for reading.

BluesSerenade~Thank you for your kindness and for reading this.  Your comments are appreciated.

Honeybee~I am glad you enjoyed it.  Thank you for reading.
suthern
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on the threshold of a dream


14 posted 05-06-2003 11:46 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

And you leave no question whatsoever that you're a POET! *S* This is absolutely excellent!
icebox
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Posts 4246
in the shadows


15 posted 05-06-2003 10:08 PM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for icebox

suthern~Thank you for reading and for your kind comment.  I am glad you enjoyed it.
latearrival
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Florida


16 posted 12-05-2004 12:12 AM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

"This is an intimidating crowd!  The quality of work on this forum is amazing.  I am not sure I can keep up with the crowd. *smile*   Thank you for reading and for your comment."

I come to this site to read such as you write.You are a master. I bow before you and appreciate all you write. the quote above shows you are also too humble. In awe, a fan, marty.
 
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