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Listening to every heart

0 posted 2010-12-22 05:37 PM

Anticipating Martie

she grows us green
and like tender buds of spring
                                                keeping up the good search
she allows us to grow
encouragement and watering
showing and showering
                                               having a whistle type of day
so delicious
the scents she cultivates…
                                             in pausing to think

sometimes she is
Eliza Doolittle to me
for I hear of flowers
and flower keepers
                                            I've seen us both hold the key
she is a giver of flowers

then Martie comes to mind
with a bit of an accent
but oh so much wiser
                                            even when running on empty
and she paints
a moment like no one
I know… O…
                                                her poetry holds court
the good poets that are
all revere
our Martie

gently knocking, knocking
on blue
she keeps us rocking, rocking
gently kicks us forward,
takes us to our knees
all I ask for, Martie,
are some more words, please…

string them, sing them
make them rhyme
show me distant
feel the time
walk with us and talk with us
on a ride with such a view

I haven’t all the words yet
but some words do come to mind
if I were to compare us
I’d find me on the other side of her mirror
knocking to get out…

if I compare us…I don’t

                    for we’re deeper than you think

                    we’re a chance meeting
                    for you to see the signs

                    we’re a harmony unknown
                    in the words we sing

                    we’re a chance meeting
                    for the gifts we bring

to always
breathe her words
walk her mind
be the song in her throat

oh, she grows me green
but jealousy has no place here
no…she grows me green as a bud
watering me
allowing me to grow
and shine

so I am watchful
and waitful
and grateful
in anticipating Martie…


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1 posted 2010-12-22 05:43 PM

You have a way with words as well as poetry. It's absolutely...beautiful.
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2 posted 2010-12-22 06:16 PM

If this is the Martie I know, and I am pretty sure it is, I absolutely agree with every word of this tribute.

When I first came here and read her for the first time I was wowed! to say the least. Her juxtaposition of words are so unique and wonderful each line is something to marvel at and shake your head at its complete knowledge of the human heart.

I have read many poets, would-be poets and world-class poets and I have never read any with more pureness of thought as does Martie, and I am grateful I have lived long enough to make her acquaintance and read her words.

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3 posted 2010-12-22 06:43 PM

sunshine this is an awesome tribute , a gift of poetry and a christmas present that will enlight many hearts...

have a merry christmas


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Member Laureate
since 2001-03-07
Posts 18328
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4 posted 2010-12-22 06:44 PM

Nicely done for a dear friend.

Merry Christmas
   ~ Mysteria ~

Member Empyrean
since 1999-09-21
Posts 28049
5 posted 2010-12-22 07:11 PM

Thanks Sissie for bringing this one back at such a special time.  It makes my heart happy and I enjoy the replies as well.  xoxoxo
Member Empyrean
since 1999-06-05
Posts 25505
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
6 posted 2010-12-22 07:39 PM

There is no doubt that we all revere Martie and her beautiful thoughts put to poetry.

Guess what? We think awfully highly of you, too, Sunshine

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since 2001-08-14
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Canada eh.
7 posted 2010-12-22 07:49 PM

A beautiful delicate write for dear Martie...

Missing everyone here and wishing you
and yours a very Merry Christmas.

Heart Hugs~Nancy

Member Patricius
since 2000-05-14
Posts 11858
New Brunswick Canada
8 posted 2010-12-23 01:52 AM

Ah yes, dear Martie, what a special little gentle flower she is. Her words are the very essence of eloquence when describing love, friendship, sorrow, passion, reality, nature's beauty (she's a marvel at this one), family, children, relationships and especially compassion.

The world is a much better place with her in it.

Excellent Karilea!!


ain't doin nothin al all just answerin the call
and kinda driftin away from it all

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