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The Ache Of Death And Destiny

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icebox
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0 posted 10-05-2006 10:00 PM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for icebox


...and so once more
the full moon is upon us,
the Hunter Moon,
Moon of Blood and Harvest,
Moon of the Dying Grass,
and I have aged again
as in every Autumn passed
a year of hard time served
with the rest of all the living;
my private sentence
for the brutal crime of my survival.

It is in this time of year I feel you most,
the elemental shining through the fire in your eyes,
the gasp and grasp and clutch of you,
in your precious French, "la petite mort"
the little death,
little practice for the big one,
still I survive living on the knowledge
that one day the hounds
will chase the Autumn fox without me,
and I will sleep again
warmed in the fire of your soul.


2006 by icebox
© Copyright 2006 icebox - All Rights Reserved
Magnus
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1 posted 10-05-2006 10:16 PM       View Profile for Magnus   Email Magnus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Magnus

Yep, by George,  I think you have gone and
done it!!  Well written and thought out.
A very good read.
passing shadows
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2 posted 10-05-2006 11:04 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

it's always this time of year...something about this time of year, yes

does this to me too
iliana
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3 posted 10-05-2006 11:09 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

I feel like I have just read a page torn out from your diary, or maybe the last draft of the most eloquent of love letters.  This is definitely one of my very favorite poems of all time, really.  And the title....perfecto.  This squeezed my heart....jo
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4 posted 10-06-2006 12:26 PM       View Profile for seraphin   Email seraphin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for seraphin

So surreal and delicate for a subject that is cold and hard. I love this.

Sandra
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icebox

I loved this...the life of it and after life...you touched me.  *hug*
Honeybunch
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6 posted 10-06-2006 01:18 PM       View Profile for Honeybunch   Email Honeybunch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Honeybunch's Home Page   View IP for Honeybunch

icebox - yes, the one sure reality of life is death but "dream" it well and so it will be, i.e. picture how you want your life to be then in every detail.  Your words are always "substantial".  Take care!

Helen  
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7 posted 10-06-2006 02:25 PM       View Profile for CastleGuard   Email CastleGuard   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CastleGuard


This was excellent, icebox. I have read it a number of times, without any diminishing impact.

CG
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icebox
Another flower in the sun.
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"If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character...Would you slow down? Or speed up?"

I'm not even sure who I am quoting with that, but this is indeed the question your work always brings to mind.

Just one question about that question....

is it rhetorical?

Love you.

JamesMichael
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Nice writing...James
PouringJewels
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I remember responding to a few of your writes over a year ago. I must click with your words, as I seldom find time for the computer. 'brutal crime of my survival' very well spoken
icebox
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12 posted 10-09-2006 08:19 AM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for icebox

Thank you all for the gift of your time and for the kindness of your thoughts.
Susan Caldwell
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missed reading you.

always something to ponder.

and Karen?

"If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character...Would you slow down? Or speed up?"

for me it would depend on the character I am playing, each and every time.

"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~

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Oh, yes, I enjoyed the idea and the darkness expressed here. I will definitely want to read more.
Marchmadness
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15 posted 09-22-2010 07:51 PM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness


I expect nothing less than perfection from a master poet.
                                Ida
 
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