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I Am Hand

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Martie
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I am hand

A song made from deep look tremble
with tone of one finger drawn on skin
across the scrape of twilight
grace is caught naked in my expression

I pull a ruffled demure
and sweep back hair
as if its sail would stop the breeze

I marry with warm
absorb the knowing of holding something
and somatically learn
what was left unsaid

I speak heart tongue
fragile strong give tender

Capable culpable paired to task
into the wielding of weight and fragile
I can stop a baby’s cry
and bring a love to tears

I am hand
my roots are blue twigs
that flow the heart river
and take it to the reach of further
to grasp at chance and hold on tight

for in the lake she thinks too big
I am the magic ripple
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6-22-02
© Copyright 2003 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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You DO speak heart tongue and you ARE the magic ripple.

Everytime I read you, I strive to write better--er, after I regain my confidence!



This is stunning, Martie.

I adore this, and yep, I'll gush without shame. Keeping it, please...
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and ooops, sorry, NOW I'm keeping it.

besides, not done gushing.

THIS:

"I marry with warm
absorb the knowing of holding something
and somatically learn
what was left unsaid"

HOW d'ya do this???
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serenity...I know you know how I know this...just ask your hand.  You are something else when you reply, ya know, you make me feel so special.  Thank you!
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Makes me think of two powerful words...
"I Am"...  and Martie girl...YOU ARE...

Nicely done dear one..
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for in the lake she thinks too big
I am the magic ripple

*sighs and smiles* Lady, you are poetry... it just doesn't get much better than this. *S*
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6 posted 06-20-2003 09:15 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

*chuckle*

Now, we don't really want me to ask my hand to TALK???



love ya bunches lady!
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I am hand
my roots are blue twigs
that flow the heart river
and take it to the reach of further
to grasp at chance and hold on tight

Martie my lady, you've done it again! hugs, Chris

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

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what a feather of love and beauty which flows from your heart...very much enjoyed...and yes indeed, your words most certainly are the windows to your soul...very wise poem.  
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I've been told that mine talk....but I never asked 'em about it myself. Scared of tales they might tell, I guess.....

All the same, I'm always happy to lend a hand....

This a nice piece, Martie -- really got me thinking....and some of the thoughts are even G-rated!

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give the lady a hand!

has it been that long since I read you Martie?  
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Barry...thanks for the power!  

surthern...those ending lines are the most important...thanks for the replies that are always so thoughtful and sweet.

serenity..your hands do talk, everytime you write a poem.  

Hi Chris..thanks for reading again and for the sweet reply.

LeeJ...What a wonderful reply...thank you!

Ed...I think hands are like eyes...windows of the soul...and they can express in a different way.  

LR..yes, it's been a long time...thanks for stopping by with a hand.
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This is so very good, yet subtle like the ripple in the water.  Thank you for sharing it.
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my roots are blue twigs
that flow the heart river
and take it to the reach of further
to grasp at chance and hold on tight

for in the lake she thinks too big
I am the magic ripple

Aren't you though!!!  
You never, ever disappoint Martie~  
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I am hand
my roots are blue twigs
that flow the heart river
and take it to the reach of further
to grasp at chance and hold on tight


This is absolutely beautiful, Martie.
I thoroughly enjoy reading you....
whatever it may be tht you write about.
You write on every subject, beautifully.
Thank you,  lheart:
Hugs  
Ethel
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Stunning, Marti

Really, very very good.

Ed...
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gosh! incredible! just fantastic wording!
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(big hugggssssssss) God Bless You, dearest friend, you truly are the velvet glove of love and friendship and compassion to all and you will always be that hand to your Michelle, who loves you so much and will never ever forget you and is the sun that will always be the hand to your heart! (wipes tears) This is beautiful, sweet friend, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Martie, 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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Goodness Martie, each time I'm at a loss for words.

keeping this.

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I wish I had written this...
I think you did
a hand
and you
justice

wow
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I remember...
and am smiling
for reposts can be
a very timely
thought
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Martie - my hands are clapping for your wonderful poetry - gosh how I love to read your stuff - Paul
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WONDERFUL WRITE!!!


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