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0 posted 2000-06-18 07:40 PM


And you paint those words,
A dusting of shells and crushed pearls
Upswept in glorious idiom Vernacular,
Ah, but she is no easy read, this one
the labor of the velocipede, grounded so
And we of free roam, entered unknowingly
Paid for the peak, with Wampum beads,
Jubilant, as her audience, listening with eyes
Excite in the rising tintinnabulation,
Ringing images of vivid curiosities,
Astounded, we the watchers, the valance….

but, of the paint is the brush, the flesh,
A being of color. Not servile to the bland,
Poised, is she… holder of visions,
Liquefying life, to its primal colors,
Mixed in the pearls, and lost shells,
Splaying frantic images of tiled movements,
Earth tones, with memories, of the now past
Tied to the fabric, with delicate heart threads
Her soul in the Tapestry……..

But, of the painter,
what smolders, behind those eyes,
What  mysteries?
Vicissitudes of desire, of want!
A waif of the sea, pure and victual,
A taste of wine on wanting lips….
Food for the eye and the soul,
Her tapestries, sustenance of life!
Words, they are just words….

But, those eyes, those lips,
they create hunger, desire!
They see of life, breathe of want,
whisper of love…Not words,
Yes, I know, I see her now,
She is the vision .......
She is the Tapestry.

James Parker Haley  Apr 6, 2000.

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1 posted 2000-06-18 10:24 PM

James~ this is stunning!   -SEA

Live,Love,Laugh :) ~SueB

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2 posted 2000-06-18 10:48 PM

Oh how our souls are so intricately woven, and you described this oh so well.  *sigh*   I always thought the title was what sold this poem, along with all your wonderful verbage!  I nearly have to drag out a dictionary to get through this, but oh, it is worth the extra effort!     

"Fantasies enrich our lives to the fullest, but true satisfaction comes from creating your own story in the real world! Live out your fantasies & make a storybook with beautiful pictures for the world to enjoy! -poetFemme

Kit McCallum
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3 posted 2000-06-19 05:49 AM

This may just become my favorite poem of yours James!  You've woven this tapestry so beautifully ... it leaves me in awe!

Best wishes,

Janet Marie
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4 posted 2000-06-19 12:21 PM

well you already know this is one of my favs by you...
those shells and crushed pearls got me.
the poem is a perfect example to show
how much effort and thought you put into your poetry...
and you know how i love to see a poet
work hard on his poetry...
this is a perfect choice to be a reflection of your work

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5 posted 2000-06-19 01:33 PM

I love this....will always be one of my favorites  
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6 posted 2000-06-19 05:48 PM

SEA, thank you very much for that.

poetFemmeFatale, thank you, I wrote it with that handy little book, just needed those special words....  

Kit, thank you, thank you...  

Janet, thank you always sweet to me.  

Corazone, thank you, in many ways its a reflection of all the female poets on this site.


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X Angel
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since 1999-11-07
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7 posted 2000-06-19 06:59 PM

Amazing work! WOW! This was a lovely poem, and after reading what you replied....I really really liked it..we women are a mystery eh??


A Romantic Heart
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8 posted 2000-06-19 08:14 PM

oh this is one of my favorites! my vote is in!
serenity blaze
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9 posted 2000-06-20 02:06 AM

"in many ways a refection of the female poets on this sight?"

FLATTERY will get you everywhere!!!

Parker for president!

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10 posted 2000-06-20 05:43 PM

And the warp and weft of your words bind this poem together beautifully  


"We are the music makers and we are the makers of dreams." - Willy Wonka.

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11 posted 2000-06-21 03:51 PM

X Angel, thank you, too many mysteries, not enough kissing....  

A Romantic Heart, thank you sweet poet.

serenity, so what other bribes can I give you...

Eric Williams, the warp and weft, very interesting view, thank you muchly.


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12 posted 2000-06-22 04:15 PM

Parker...Oh so wonderous...the way you write!
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13 posted 2000-06-22 04:29 PM

Hi Haleyja,

Wonderfully penetratingly beautiful, very much enjoyed.

Love,  Cerenity

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14 posted 2000-06-25 12:25 PM

Martie, thank you very much.  

Cerenity, thank you too...  


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15 posted 2000-07-25 11:21 PM

This is fantastic!
Got my vote.

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16 posted 2000-07-26 02:56 PM

Thank you insect, its about time...hahaha.
Heather Miller
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17 posted 2000-07-26 05:33 PM

Well there you go again taking my breath away with your words.........
I just love your poems!!!!!!!!!

With God all things are possible.

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18 posted 2000-07-26 06:26 PM

this was amazing
You have my vote!!!

I beginning to really look for your poems they are wonderful!!!

"In three words I can sum up everything I learned about life: It Goes On"
~Robert Frost

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19 posted 2000-07-26 08:55 PM

Heather and Martini, you too are putting a big smile on my face. How can I thank you...


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