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serenity blaze
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since 2000-02-02
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0 posted 2000-07-12 09:28 AM

Barefoot in the graveyard
pulling weeds
and whitewash stone
placing crystal pebbles
and planting seeds
of hope
in the dirt--
moss hanging
from the giant oak
cool breezes
and iris wild,
braiding flowers
and arms spread
shouting to a dark bayou
tribute to forgotten dead--
remembering ourselves--
forgetting our regret.

[This message has been edited by serenity (edited 07-12-2000).]

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Not A Poet
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since 1999-11-03
Posts 3885
Oklahoma, USA
1 posted 2000-07-12 09:37 AM

Nice sentiment. Made me remember.


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since 2000-02-02
Posts 664
2 posted 2000-07-12 12:10 PM

well written...
and the topic is close o my heart too

If all was light...then I would have never learnt the dark...from which such truth evolves
from which evolves the light...
Avanti Rao

Sudhir Iyer
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since 2000-04-26
Posts 6943
Mumbai, India : now in Belgium
3 posted 2000-07-12 12:23 PM

I remember this one from #8... and I said that it was a "very breath-taking portrayal"

Serenity, I can only repeat myself and say that this is great writing...

Glad that you submitted this one for the book...

regards, sudhir

Janet Marie
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since 2000-01-22
Posts 18554

4 posted 2000-07-12 08:02 PM

YES YES YES!!!    
so glad you subitted this jewel
it should be there to reflect you
*kiss kiss*

I think I could need - this in my life
If you're gone - baby you need to come home
there's a little bit of something me
In everything in you

ellie LeJeune
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since 2000-01-10
Posts 4156
King of Prussia, PA USA
5 posted 2000-07-12 08:18 PM

wonderful and haunting. I'm a cajun girl,
so which bajou. Ellie

Summers haunting melody
that awakens
the butterflies,
calling them to join
the dance
in their silent song
of praise to God.


serenity blaze
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Posts 27738

6 posted 2000-07-12 08:50 PM

thank you all--and ellie--bayou (Barataria?)
I Lafitte...a family cemetary on the Fleming Plantation, it boasts an "indian mound"...a very hauntingly beautiful poetry, all by itself...

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since 2000-06-26
Posts 3168
Blue Heaven
7 posted 2000-07-13 01:54 AM

barefoot on hallowed least that is the image i will carry from this.
very nice


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

since 2000-05-11
Posts 291
grand rapid,MI, usa
8 posted 2000-07-13 08:48 AM

nice piece of work.  love the images that are presented.  

P. J. Kotrch
carpe diem
A soul once touched is a soul once blessed by love

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since 2000-02-04
Posts 2919
New York, USA
9 posted 2000-07-24 11:04 PM

Such a beautiful sentiment,

"tribute to forgotten dead--
remembering ourselves--
forgetting our regret."

Love this!  Bonnie

Heather Miller
since 2000-07-19
Posts 409
Bryan, Ohio USA
10 posted 2000-07-25 11:16 AM

Very nice

With God all things are possible.

serenity blaze
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11 posted 2000-07-30 11:29 PM

Prometheus, epoet, Bonnie, and always I thank you for your kind attention...I hope you enjoyed...Thanks, ever.
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High Springs, Florida
12 posted 2000-07-31 01:09 AM

barefoot in the graveyard...

that first line drew me in immediately...i love an old graveyard...  

this is such an awesome and somewhat haunting piece..i really enjoyed reading it..


"Half of what i say is meaningless; but i say it so that the other half may reach you."
-Kahlil Gibran

Elizabeth Santos
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since 1999-11-08
Posts 9269
13 posted 2000-07-31 03:22 AM

Yes, wonderful sentiments here, very interesting piece

shadow of poetry
since 2000-07-22
Posts 76
midwest usa
14 posted 2000-08-06 09:52 PM

holy smokes each one i read is cooler than the one before
i am so into your style of poetry
dont know the name for the form you use but its really cool
im looking for more of you while im here
lil sis

since 2000-04-12
Posts 268
Backwaters of Avalon
15 posted 2000-08-07 04:33 AM

Nice imagery, senerity, well done!

- James
The beauty of nature is displayed,
not through itself,
but through the creatures
dwelling within its bosom.

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since 2000-07-23
Posts 1125
North Carolina
16 posted 2000-08-07 08:35 AM

This is so lovely. It brought back many memories of a graveyard of my youth. Thanks for sharing it.  Juls
JOY 14
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since 1999-09-22
Posts 1419
Wisconsin USA
17 posted 2000-08-08 12:03 PM

Imagery is great in this poem, Serenity. I could see it all so well in my mind. The moss on the tree, the weeds...


Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old time is still a-flying,
And this same flower that smiles today
To-morrow will be dying.

-Robert Herrick

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since 2000-01-06
Posts 3129
18 posted 2000-08-08 01:39 PM

serenity, this piece is amazing... I often wander old grave yards when I visit the east coast, looking for distant relatives wondering what they were like. We should celebrate our distant families, for we owe them much.


serenity blaze
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19 posted 2000-08-08 03:45 PM

Thanks to all of you, but especially Parker--( intuition told me to do this...)
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20 posted 2006-03-25 12:26 PM

Well I told you I drove Nan crazy in Salem right? My but this is a gem Karen.
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