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Cracked Lips and Memories of Rain

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Cpat Hair
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0 posted 06-09-2004 10:38 AM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Cpat Hair


Came June and clouds
played afternoons across the horizon
in build of grey and white with afternoon heat
that cracked earth into jigsaw puzzles of drought

if few sprinkles fell
greedy dry sucked them across lips of red
trying to swallow all that might ease thirsty roots
and for moments awaken memories of green
as June should be...
                     lush

My eyes are older now
  and my own stem beginning to bend
from parched days and nights
when the only thing to touch my lips
was my tongue
              and it lied
telling me the clouds
                       there on the curve of earth
might bring to me
                  relief
and nurture of the lush
                         feel of you
soft as rain against my skin

"High today, 88. Hot and humid again folks!"

My eyes gaze towards the clouds...
       and I remember you
but can not speak of more
  than the sting of cracked lips
unable to form the words that tell
                 some simple truths


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1 posted 06-09-2004 10:43 AM       View Profile for Sadelite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sadelite

Cpat,
  I "feel" when you write. Many times want to cry.  YOU BAD PERSON , YOU!  (Just kidding.  I appreciate your poetry muchismo.)  You're very talented to draw people in as you do.  Have a good day.
      Sae
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2 posted 06-09-2004 10:43 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


in watch of rainclouds
sailing in skittish break
north from south
lighting the evening sky
with white

while June fireflies flitted, sparking the night

I thought if anyone
would write
of clouds
Martie
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3 posted 06-09-2004 10:55 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Ron

So poignant is the human heart.     
nakdthoughts
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4 posted 06-09-2004 11:00 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

My eyes are older now
and my own stem beginning to bend
from parched days and nights
when the only thing to touch my lips
was my tongue
and it lied
telling me the clouds
there on the curve of earth
might bring to me
relief
and nurture of the lush
feel of you
soft as rain against my skin


beautiful writing, Ron

M
LeeJ
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5 posted 06-09-2004 11:00 AM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

sad mi amigo, but with a soothing texture which realizes what was and what is....

sending hugs and smiles your way

90 here today and lovin it!

Excellent write
Enchantress
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6 posted 06-09-2004 11:24 AM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

90 here again today,..
and the memories..
just keep on flooding back.
Tell us more Captain.
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7 posted 06-09-2004 01:22 PM       View Profile for muted   Email muted   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for muted

"if few sprinkles fell
greedy dry sucked them across lips of red
trying to swallow all that might ease thirsty roots
and for moments awaken memories of green
as June should be...
                     lush"

living in a desert, ive seen the greedy sand gobble all the moisture...ive seen the hearts here as dry as the earth...
sometimes even tears are rationed

"lush"...that word feels good on the tongue

Sudhir Iyer
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8 posted 06-09-2004 01:27 PM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

this write is "lush"

much enjoy your writes, my friend...

regards
sudhir
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9 posted 06-09-2004 05:54 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Jesus Ron... this is incredible, just absolutely amazing you are.
I love where you take me.

another keeper

Maree.

The clouds never expect it when it rains, but the sea, changes colour, but the sea, does not change.
~Stevie Nicks~

Corinne
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10 posted 06-09-2004 06:46 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Ron,

as I recall, you are in somewhere in the Midwest?

I've been there in June and it was hot and humid, even when it rained a bit.

I recall, too, that there has been a draught there for a few years.

I like the analogy of comparison -- the weather and you.

Hope all is well!

Corinne
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11 posted 06-10-2004 10:17 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

clouds played afternoons across the horizon

I knew I was going to love this one the moment I read these words... I just didn't know I'd feel the parch so intensely. *S*

Absolutely wonderful!!!
Janet Marie
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12 posted 06-10-2004 11:41 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

I got lots of cloud pics...
tell ya what...I'll meet ya at Jakes--buy ya a beer for the parch and we'll look at the pics... then we'll go fishin
Susan Caldwell
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13 posted 06-10-2004 05:04 PM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

"if few sprinkles fell
greedy dry sucked them across lips of red
trying to swallow all that might ease thirsty roots
and for moments awaken memories of green
as June should be...
                     lush"


This is the one I came to reply to when I saw the newer post.

This piece is beautiful.  I missed your "thoughts".


"cast me gently into the morning, for the night has been unkind"
~Sarah McLachlan~

Duncan
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14 posted 06-10-2004 06:04 PM       View Profile for Duncan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Duncan

"when the only thing to touch my lips
was my tongue
              and it lied
telling me the clouds
                       there on the curve of earth
might bring to me
                  relief
and nurture of the lush
                         feel of you
soft as rain against my skin"

And quite a mirage it is...  
Ratleader
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15 posted 06-10-2004 11:50 PM       View Profile for Ratleader   Email Ratleader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ratleader's Home Page   View IP for Ratleader

Your imagery is always so active and compelling -- consistently, not just occasionally like the rest of us.....with the dimensions in it held equally.

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iliana
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16 posted 06-11-2004 01:33 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Cpat Hair, this one reached down and pulled my heart strings right up into my throat.  It flowed like melted butter.   ....jo
RobertB
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17 posted 06-11-2004 10:18 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

pretty cool.....enjoyed
Kaoru
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18 posted 06-11-2004 11:55 PM       View Profile for Kaoru   Email Kaoru   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kaoru

Beautiful..cpat..
Tiersdin
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19 posted 07-27-2004 07:47 PM       View Profile for Tiersdin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tiersdin

one of my favorites...

~tier
 
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