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To Write of Nature

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Elizabeth Santos
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To Write of Nature

What of nature can be held on
a snippet of paper
but frail words that try to hum
the sound of a bee?

What paper leaf can tumble
in the ecstasy of autumn
from the edge of a poet’s desk?

The eye cannot contain
the infinite blackness of night
laced with starry pinpoint
beams of pleasure

Nor can we gather them
in a black paper frame
and place them in orderly
rows of white phrases

For there is no poet hand to paint
the vast wonders of nature
equal to
the Hand of God


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1 posted 06-25-2003 04:26 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

What paper leaf can tumble
in the ecstasy of autumn
from the edge of a poet’s desk?

~*~

I want to borrow this
for my marker....

it's a remarkable line
from a remarkable poet...

Hugs...

suthern
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But the one that comes closest... is named Elizabeth. *S*

Beautiful write, dear lady... and it's great to see you in here! *S*
Midnitesun
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lovely write, and it's true, if one can come close, it is you
Martie
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Liz...it's true...you do come close.  It's wonderful seeing you!  
Magnus
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Liz,  beautiful throughout...I tried to
envision what might be the answer at the
end of the poem...I should have known it,
so obvious,  yet it caught me,  brought
from me a very awesome feeling and I know
I will never forget this poem,  for the
pause it brought to my life...when I read
those last lines.

Thank You!
Artic Wind
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What paper leaf can tumble
in the ecstasy of autumn
from the edge of a poet’s desk? ............."

Mhmm! Enjoyed


ARCTIC WIND
 
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