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feast day (charcoal man and his lady)

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The Lady
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Feast of Assumption of Mary
lady dresses slowly
properly
lost in intention
closes window
against tradewinds    
smell of wisteria
and him
    
altar boys  
red and white vestments    
remember lady’s own child ankles    
thin body  
running in poleward flow    
now held in doldrums
dangerously becalmed

kneels
prays right hand intercession  
for sins of the left hand
body and soul
carries pain to mère sainte
carefully as thin porcelain cup
from Maman’s house
begs release
from peekôn curse of him

skip footin’
light
forgiven
lady dips pink toes  
in bayou
smells patchouli
cuts eyes
roue
jaunting her way

baptized
in cigar smoke
Panama hat  
long brown fingers
soft voice speaks
    allons

craving soul  
condamné
again
© Copyright 2006 Kate - All Rights Reserved
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Deep in the heart


1 posted 08-25-2006 05:09 PM       View Profile for Interloper   Email Interloper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Interloper

I love it
More and more, please!

Fool, said my Muse to me, look in thy heart and write.

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oh, I certainly hope so
Doctor Love
they can't stop now
can they?

thank you
aziza
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3 posted 08-25-2006 09:57 PM       View Profile for aziza   Email aziza   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for aziza

I thought this one was brilliant.  I love how you used words and wove such vivid images.

aziza
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thank you so much aziza

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no
it can not stop
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Kate~
You draw us all to the table for the word-feast~

Brilliant~

*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*The sound of a kiss is not as strong as that of a cannon, but it's echo endures much longer*~
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Like so many here, I follow charcoal man and his lady through their romance. We are so lucky to have your work. I think serious consideration must be given to further exposure of this couple, and your gift. I am truly a fan.

Sandra
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thank you Helen  
I hope they go on...  


thank you Marge
hugs to you

what a nice reply Sandra
the charcoal man and his lady thank you
so do I...


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kneels
prays right hand intercession  
for sins of the left hand
body and soul
carries pain to mère sainte
carefully as thin porcelain cup
from Maman’s house
begs release
from peekôn curse of him

~*~

seems to me this will all
last a lifetime of sighs...

well done, Lady.

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Karilea, thank you

the lady's frustration
makes me sigh too
bless her heart...

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lady one...enjoyed the lady here
in her proper place
with bayou spit still on her shoes

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Nice this series, and oh, I could smell the patchouli.  Nicely done, Lady.
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Thank you
Gentle Spirit  
The Lady
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yes Stranger
you and I both
know it's her
proper place...

Thank you
Gentle Spirit  

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... and thank you, Kate, that the story did not stop.

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