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Member Seraphic
since 1999-05-20
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Cape Cod Massachusetts USA

0 posted 2000-06-29 10:52 PM

I dwell amidst my Solitude;
No longer clamor 'bout my ears.
These walls with clangor once imbued;
All resonance pealed back some years

No stentor left about my ears -
Now hear what's left, I venture on.
I'll hearken here ensuing years
And cherish sounds from those bygone.

My wistful journey ventures on
As Solitude peers back at me.
No clamor from those years bygone,
And through the silence now I see.

My Solitude enlightens me
With sounds unheard those years along.
A muted silence helps me see
How beautiful the warbler's song.

Those sweet tunes unheard years along,
The breath of wind upon the panes.
I revel in the warbler's song
And pattering of roof-top rains.

The wind breathes gently on the panes.
These walls indeed remain imbued -
The roof-top patters with the rains;
My hearkening fills Solitude.

[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 06-29-2000).]

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Blue Heaven
1 posted 2000-06-29 11:03 PM

You have wonderful descriptive ability.
I love this.

Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito. - Virgil.
"Yield thou not to adversity, but press on the more bravely".

Member Empyrean
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Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
2 posted 2000-06-29 11:12 PM

Allow me to break the solitude by voting  
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Member Seraphic
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with you
3 posted 2000-06-29 11:14 PM

Nan~ I doubt this poem will be in solitude! This is great!   ****VOTE****   -SEA

Live,Love,Laugh :) ~SueB

doreen peri
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since 1999-05-25
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4 posted 2000-06-29 11:15 PM

the book needs "solitude" (i've had enough of it myself, but the book needs it... hehe)

you're an awesome poet, m'friend

one of my very favorite poems... and not just on passions...

one of my favorite poems ever

Member Ascendant
since 1999-09-06
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Sunny Queensland
5 posted 2000-06-29 11:54 PM

Any good book needs a bit of solitude for contemplation!!  I never get to read enough of your stuff Nan, glad I got to read and vote on this masterpiece!!  

I'll tell you this...... No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.....
(Goddess - Sovereign of the Spirit)

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since 1999-09-21
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6 posted 2000-06-30 12:28 PM

To quote a great poet that I know, awesome!
X Angel
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since 1999-11-07
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7 posted 2000-06-30 12:38 PM

Nan m'dear, did I ever tell you I think you use BIG words! You inspire me to write better and bigger poems (literarily)..I love ya sweets!
Thanks for giving us all something to attain.


Seymour Tabin
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Tamarac Fla
8 posted 2000-06-30 11:38 AM

You have an epopee here, and my vote *L*

Danny Holloway
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9 posted 2000-06-30 03:21 PM

Wonderful writing, worthy to be a part of any poetry book!

A life isn't significant except for its impact on other lives.

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10 posted 2000-06-30 04:15 PM

Great Nan, as always and I didn't even reach for my dictionary once.  
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Purgatorial Incarceration
11 posted 2000-06-30 05:04 PM


I know the feel behind this.

Janet Marie
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12 posted 2000-06-30 05:22 PM

The wind breathes gently on the panes.
These walls indeed remain imbued -
The roof-top patters with the rains;
My hearkening fills Solitude
perfect...must be why your the teacher, huh?    
wonderful imagery here...
very nice read
take care,

What the caterpillar calls the end ...
The world calls a butterfly
~Butterflies are meant to be free~

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since 1999-05-25
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Loomis, CA
13 posted 2000-06-30 10:45 PM

It amazes me that your talent and skill as a poet still takes me by surprise.  I am not worthy when in thine presence.  You are truly remarkable m'lady.

Yesterday is ash, tomorrow is smoke; only today does the fire burn.

"Everything is your own damn fault, if you are any good." E. Hemmingway

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14 posted 2000-07-01 12:09 PM


'A muted silence helps me see
How beautiful the warbler's song.'

Enjoyed this quite a bit.

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~

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15 posted 2000-07-01 12:58 PM

Inspiring writings Nan...thanks  

Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe

Poet deVine
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Hurricane Alley
16 posted 2000-07-01 02:28 AM

Solid - tude!!!  
Yu Lan
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since 2000-04-13
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New Zealand
17 posted 2000-07-01 02:55 AM

*loud applause* woops, sorry, i just broke the solitude..   What a wonderful description.. a lovely poem Nan..



"He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened." Lao-tsu

Rex Allen McCoy
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Sippin a Timmy's in London
18 posted 2000-07-01 11:03 PM

beautiful poem Nan ... Speaking of solitude ... I get this feeling your daughter may be coming back with her petting zoo


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19 posted 2000-07-01 11:10 PM

Absolutely beautiful, Nan! I can relate well to this!  


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20 posted 2000-07-02 11:52 AM

Exceptional as always.
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Floating gently on a cloud....
21 posted 2000-07-02 12:01 PM

What a peaceful poem, Nan!!
Thumbs up here!!

Love and hugs,

"Poetry is the true expression of my soul, it is my ultimate means of communication. It is my rainbow of delight."

Dark Angel
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since 1999-08-04
Posts 10095

22 posted 2000-07-02 08:15 PM

Oh Nan this is Beautiful!!  Voting!!!

Yes, I am here, but I am dead, not alive,
my body goes on, my spirit has died,
and I though alive, feel dead inside.

"Rose Petal"

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