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Member Rara Avis
since 1999-08-13
Posts 7666

0 posted 2000-07-12 12:54 PM


Oh, Love, where might thy spirit dwell?
In the misty roar of a sea shell?
In a shadowed forest's docile trees?
In lonely hearts ridden with disease?

Within a golden grail or braided strand
Of knowledge I can't understand?
Oh, Love, are you within my heart,
Seeking to tear my world apart.

For I've searched the oceans far and wide,
To every corner I, myself, might hide.
I've searched the desert's burning sands,
I've searched the lines of my own hands.

I've searched islands, I've searched mountains,
Buried streams and blissful fountains.
I've searched the stars of the summer sky,
The tears of a subconscious cry.

I've searched with vigor, passion, desire,
My heart with wings, my soul on fire.
I've searched Pride and Humility,
All you possibly could mean to me.

Oh, Love, I 've wandered on this quest,
Searched, most assuredly, in jest.
Till, alas, with nowhere left to roam,
I found you waiting for me to come home.

Michael Anderson

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

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serenity blaze
Member Empyrean
since 2000-02-02
Posts 27738

1 posted 2000-07-12 01:00 PM

sigh...I know I've said it all before...but this really is perfection Michael.
Sudhir Iyer
Member Ascendant
since 2000-04-26
Posts 6943
Mumbai, India : now in Belgium
2 posted 2000-07-12 01:01 PM

Ah! A beauty
So wonderful!

Michael, you have penned another brilliant piece...


Poet deVine
Member Seraphic
since 1999-05-26
Posts 22612
Hurricane Alley
3 posted 2000-07-12 03:52 PM

Yes...that's all I can say.  
ellie LeJeune
Member Elite
since 2000-01-10
Posts 4156
King of Prussia, PA USA
4 posted 2000-07-12 08:14 PM

Michael; This is so romantic and full of the
wisdom of the ages. Ellie

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


Member Elite
since 2000-06-26
Posts 3168
Blue Heaven
5 posted 2000-07-13 01:11 AM

Love of self is a good start i suppose
(when that is all that waits at home)


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

Senior Member
since 1999-06-23
Posts 1835
6 posted 2000-07-13 02:02 AM

Umm...I think I broke the vote button...I clicked it so many times!

Gorgeous work!

since 2000-05-11
Posts 291
grand rapid,MI, usa
7 posted 2000-07-13 08:58 AM

delightful read.  great job.

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

Irish Rose
Member Patricius
since 2000-04-06
Posts 10263

8 posted 2000-07-13 09:10 AM



Member Elite
since 2000-02-04
Posts 2919
New York, USA
9 posted 2000-07-14 11:23 PM

Just...beautiful Michael.  Bonnie
Member Elite
since 1999-06-19
Posts 2462

10 posted 2000-07-15 08:18 AM

not much to say other than excellent poetry.
Dark Angel
Member Patricius
since 1999-08-04
Posts 10095

11 posted 2000-07-16 02:31 AM

this is beautiful Michael.. you have my vote  
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Member Empyrean
since 1999-11-06
Posts 42384
Florida's Foreverly Shores
12 posted 2000-07-16 11:36 AM

A worthy heart-felt render.

'I've searched islands, I've searched mountains,
Buried streams and blissful fountains.
I've searched the stars of the summer sky,
The tears of a subconscious cry.'


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

Member Seraphic
since 1999-08-22
Posts 22648

13 posted 2000-07-16 05:03 PM

Wow! This is breathtakingly beautiful, Michael! Just wonderful!  


Geoffrey Sonnen
since 2000-07-05
Posts 142
Reading, PA USA
14 posted 2000-07-16 05:40 PM

Sad and beautiful, Michael, you have my vote.

Peace,  Geoffrey

Member Elite
since 2000-01-18
Posts 4713
15 posted 2000-07-17 04:16 AM

Oh Michael
This has it all
Sadness, beauty, longing and so much more the list could go on forever.
Bravo my friend for a most wonderful read

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

Senior Member
since 2000-02-02
Posts 1209

16 posted 2000-07-17 02:18 PM

voting for sure, am glad to have a whole lunch hour to myself to enjoy poems just as this.....great writing!
Senior Member
since 2000-02-02
Posts 664
17 posted 2000-07-18 12:24 PM

lovely work!
as are simply WOW!

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

X Angel
Senior Member
since 1999-11-07
Posts 1521
18 posted 2000-07-20 12:22 PM

ahh yes this is wonderful
you have simply inspired an awestruck wow from me Michael!


Heather Miller
since 2000-07-19
Posts 409
Bryan, Ohio USA
19 posted 2000-07-20 12:26 PM

very moving! wonderful reading.

With God all things are possible.

Member Rara Avis
since 1999-08-13
Posts 7666
20 posted 2000-07-21 01:06 PM

Thank you all for the wonderful comments.


Member Elite
since 2000-05-13
Posts 3552
High Springs, Florida
21 posted 2000-08-07 02:12 PM

"...for that which i had sought, was right before me..."  -dg

beautiful micheal  


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

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