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Euphoric Eloquence

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Janet Marie
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0 posted 08-10-2004 12:10 AM       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

         


Euphoric Eloquence


There are words
falling all around me ...

yet, I am at a loss, lacking voice.
I understand now, it is by choice.

So I question everything ...
exploring each edge, following
the curves of my constant curiosity.

This wonder and wanderlust of water
and how the sky sequesters me.
I only breathe when I am immersed
in blues and greens.


I only exist when in motion with the
currents of creeks swirling over stone,
of rivers winding between white bluffs,
of lakes lapping sandy banks.

All of which hold me a "woman in waiting"
until my reprise to the reverie of shorelines
cadenced by wave curls.

'Til then I am resplendently restless ...
urged on by all that I have yet to witness.
Enticed by euphoric explorations and
defined by the discoveries, seduced by
the sky in it's resonating rituals of renewal.

Time and again I am drawn here, returning
to where trees whisper the truths of the wind
and rocks keep the secrets of water.

And I wonder if this creek I worship, is as
impressed with the ripples I make in my
water inspired awakening.

Still, no words have I, that would justify
the depth my spirit is eloquently effected by
the echo of water spilling across mosaic.

It is in these prophecy promised moments,
ancient legacies handed down by seasons in
change, that I am baptized in sacred waters,
allowing me to be intimate with earth and sky.


There are words falling all around me ...


shattering, scattering like stars,
staining, straining to be heard,
remaining unwritten, unspoken.

Their colors sustain me,
Their silence contains me,
all that's never said, will be
what explains me.



                            ~*~


         

                            ~~~

         

                             ~~~

         

                        ~~~

         


*photos taken at Castlewood State Park*


I would love to live as a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.

~Fluent~
John O'Donohue


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1 posted 08-10-2004 12:17 AM       View Profile for Greeneyes   Email Greeneyes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Greeneyes

Still, no words have I, that would justify
the depth my spirit is eloquently effected by the echo of water spilling across mosaic"

~*~

I have no words that can describe how this makes me feel, as you know....such beauty and peace in every word.... thank you for this...a treasure to keep and reread ....

I've tried so hard to tell myself that you're gone though you're still with me
I've been alone all along..Now I'm bound by the life you left behind

Kahlil
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2 posted 08-10-2004 12:28 AM       View Profile for Kahlil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kahlil

JM:  This is a masterpiece.

"Time and again I am drawn here, returning
to where trees whisper the truth of the wind
and rocks keep the secrets of water."

Lovely...

keeping it, thank you
K
  
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3 posted 08-10-2004 12:38 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Lovely Janet...James
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4 posted 08-10-2004 01:54 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

"all that's never said, will be
what explains me."

That's because this woman who loves words defies definition, not knowing that she is the muse...

That is you and you are so beautiful, Jan.

Smiling wide and hugging me. thanks for this'n


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5 posted 08-10-2004 02:19 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

"And I wonder if this creek I worship, is as
impressed with the ripples I make in my
water inspired awakening."

Janet Marie, I suspect that this creek loves you as much as you love it!  I am totally in love with this poem! ! !  I cannot tell you how much I adore it, you'll just have to believe me.   ....jo
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6 posted 08-10-2004 02:34 AM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

"seduced by
the sky in it's resonating rituals of renewal."
no words, heh?
whatcha call these jewells?

Damn, but if only I could release something this wonderful from my keyboard! Your alliterations tempt the tongue like fine wine.
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7 posted 08-10-2004 03:33 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

thanks for sharing this...
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8 posted 08-10-2004 07:05 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Keeping this one up top today--I can't tell you how happy this one made me.

Sure I can.

I just did.
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9 posted 08-10-2004 07:14 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

What's this?  What?  
A moth lands and sweeps us off our feet?

OMG...



all waters sooner, or later, run to the sea, sweetie...there has to be a starting point, just as you have learned.  And being in the middle of the beginning isn't so bad...not when you think your own ripples will someday become crashing waves...

I understand now...that you only write under personal pressure...[all boxes are packed, right?]



quote:
It is in these prophecy promised moments,
ancient legacies handed down by seasons in
change, that I am baptized in sacred waters,
allowing me to be intimate with earth and sky.


There are words falling all around me ...



'Zactly!
Seymour Tabin
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10 posted 08-10-2004 07:16 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Janet Marie
You are the pictures, the words and the spirit. With a heart that encompases it all.
And to share moments with you are my fantasy. WWRS
Excellence is its own master.
Margherita
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11 posted 08-10-2004 07:18 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

quote:
It is in these prophecy promised moments,
ancient legacies handed down by seasons in
change, that I am baptized in sacred waters,
allowing me to be intimate with earth and sky.




Exceptional write and exceptional pictures.
I am truly awed.
... and keep it.
Love, Margherita
LeeJ
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12 posted 08-10-2004 07:37 AM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

JM, You leave me speechless and prove that we are a very signficant part of everything...what explains me, you ask?  Perhaps quit simply, we are indeed a part of His plan...and are so honored to be...can you imagine where we'd be if we'd learn to accept that?  It is far beyond what any religion could interrupt...but, you, here, have touched it, felt it, and sensed all true being...well done!
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13 posted 08-10-2004 08:11 AM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

Bravo ma'am!!!

Bravo!

you know I know how this feels and all it is... your words and the silence of those falling around you.. have described it beyond my own capacity to do so..


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14 posted 08-10-2004 08:14 AM       View Profile for Dark Stranger   Email Dark Stranger   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Stranger

water and you
seems to be seamless
me wonders do your toes
have little webbies?

lovely art ms JM..
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15 posted 08-10-2004 09:03 AM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

Janet, when I can do this justice with my words, I will be back ...
until then, just know that it indeed was worth the wait...
and I knew it would be pure perfection,
beauty and soul...

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The beauty and eloquence of this entire post has me in a glorious state of euphoria!

The wait has been worth it!

J ustifiably
M agnificent

Love & Light,
EA
Flowers
Janet Marie
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17 posted 08-10-2004 09:41 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

you guys sure know how to make a moths day.
Thank you so much for these replies...and I'll be back in a bit to reply to each, but I wanted to share some more views of this amazing place, I am so lucky this is less than a 10 minute drive. I hope you all will do a search and see whats close to you and find your own special place. If you live close to any river or larger lake, chances are there is some kind of reserve or park near it.
It is such an amazing release to walk along this river, see the sky thru the canopy of trees, feel the depth of the woods in its shade...and you just have to find a rock to claim, sit and listen to the rhythms of the water...*sigh*
Take an old pair of shoes and get in the water...
its "gleeeeeeeeeee" defined. *wink*

    


    


    


    


    



I would love to live as a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.

~Fluent~
John O'Donohue
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Indeed, Janet Marie, there are special places of heart all over...they exist because of the heart-eyes that see them truly.  This is so beautiful, beyond words, as are you!  
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19 posted 08-10-2004 10:32 AM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

J, I had to go back and reread this,
savor it's depth.  Not often do
I offer what you can call "critique"
but I can tell you what I drew from this,
so for the first time ever here I go..

There are words
falling all around me ...

yet, I am at a loss, lacking voice.
I understand now, it is by choice.


This statement is so pure in thought
and truth, with heart on sleeve honesty
and the reader can feel the understanding
of it within.


So I question everything ...
exploring each edge, following
the curves of my constant curiosity.

This makes me realize how I am not alone
in this very same feeling...this need to
not just know, but understand....


This wonder and wanderlust of water
and how the sky sequesters me.
I only breathe when I am immersed
in blues and greens.

I only exist when in motion with the
currents of creeks swirling over stone,
of rivers winding between white bluffs,
of lakes lapping sandy banks.

All of which hold me a "woman in waiting"
until my reprise to the reverie of shorelines
cadenced by wave curls.

'Til then I am resplendently restless ...
urged on by all that I have yet to witness.

This draws the reader into this poem,
it screams of I want to see tomorrow,
live it, experience it.
Enticed by euphoric explorations and
defined by the discoveries, seduced by
the sky in it's resonating rituals of renewal.

Time and again I am drawn here, returning
to where trees whisper the truths of the wind
and rocks keep the secrets of water.



The calmness of the spirit when one is
in that safe place that sometimes only
each indiviual can claim as their own.
I can sense that feeling in these words.


And I wonder if this creek I worship, is as
impressed with the ripples I make in my
water inspired awakening.



Impressed? Me thinks more like in awe of
your spirit and grace gal.


Still, no words have I, that would justify
the depth my spirit is eloquently effected by
the echo of water spilling across mosaic.

It is in these prophecy promised moments,
ancient legacies handed down by seasons in
change, that I am baptized in sacred waters,
allowing me to be intimate with earth and sky.



This is a feeling of oneness with nature
and is so simplisitic but so very beautiful.


There are words falling all around me ...


shattering, scattering like stars,
staining, straining to be heard,
remaining unwritten, unspoken.

Their colors sustain me,
Their silence contains me,
all that's never said, will be
what explains me.


You wrap it up nicely with this closing
Janet.  There is a need to understand self,
and have the world understand us.
This is who I am, with total acceptance.
Me mothy friend, you have out done yourself.
and me, I am sitting here smiling...
at the beauty of you.




{I wanna cry like the rain
Cry like the rain
Shine like the sun on a beautiful mornin'
Sing to the heavens like a church bell ringin'
Fight with the devil and go down swingin'
Fly like a bird
Roll like a stone
Love like I aint afraid to be alone
Take everything that this world has to give
I wanna take any breath I can get
I wanna live } Josh Gracin

[This message has been edited by Gentle Spirit (08-10-2004 11:45 AM).]

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Still, no words have I, that would justify
the depth my spirit is eloquently effected by
the echo of water spilling across mosaic


Janet Marie...the beauty in this is you, all of you.

it's a keeper.

Mxx

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

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21 posted 08-10-2004 06:20 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Lauren ... that you found peace in this is more than enough..thanks sweet poetess & heart hugs

Kahlil ... no, thank you kind poet...very much.

James ... thank you for the lovely, glad you enjoyed.

Sen ... hug yourself again--once for me... thank you baby...yes so good for me.(ykikyk)
love you KA

iliana ... what a wonderful thing to say...and of course I believe you. *smile* thank you for such a lovely response.

Kacy ... youre the jewel...and I know you appreciate the allits. lol
thank you so much girlie.

Dixie ... and I thank you for stopping by.

Kari ... LOL at the "under pressure" ...I think my muse was so peeved that I stayed home and packed all weekend rather than go to the creek, that this just had to break. Actually...some of the lines were scribbled on the moving boxes so I wouldnt forget them. LOL  thank you for knowing me so well and for your lovely reply.

Sy-babes ... you are the winkie of me mothy heart...thank you so much.

Margherita ... thank you so much, I am honored, Im so pleased you enjoyed.

Lee ... yes... we are all a part...for me its such a high, such a spiritual enlightening to be in this place. thank you for such a lovely response.

Ron ... a bravo for you means so much as I do indeed know what the rivers and creeks mean to you...So many times your writing touches on that theme and I feel connected to the words...trust me my friend...your "capacity" is pure poetry.

DS ... *smiling* ...I wont tell if you dont...*wink* ( but I''l take pics) LOL

Linda ... and your enthusiastic reply does the same for me...thank you so much lovely poetess.

Martie ... you are such a lovely flower.. thank you so much sweets. heart hugs back.

Donna ... thank you very much for your wonderful and insightful reply... " not just know, but understand" ... yesssss... exactly. Thank you girlie, for reading me so well and for both of your generous, sweet replies. I appreciate all that you invest in my slight muse, thank you for finding this worth the wait. *smile*

Maree ... thank you so much groovy girl... I am honored to be kept by you. *wink*

thank you ALL for your support, enouragement and kindness of my writing.
I have learned so much here, and found so much inspiration..even though I go months in between writing....but  I have come to realize that as much as I love writing poetry, I understand that sometimes things are felt so deeply that I just cant encompass it in words...and that just feeling it is enough. I guess me and my moody muse made peace in the creek.. LOL

thanks everyone... very much







I would love to live as a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.

~Fluent~
John O'Donohue
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It's hard to choose which is more beautiful, the poem or the pictures that accompany it...both are spectatular
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23 posted 08-10-2004 07:33 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

I just popped back in and was treated to more of your splendiferous photos! This whole post is full of treasures for the spirit and the eyes!
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24 posted 08-10-2004 07:36 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Breathtaking dear Janet...simply spectacular.
Thank you for this treasure.
I am in awe of your talent!!

~ Those who complain the sun has gone out of their world
       ....have obviously never danced in the rain ~

 
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