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since 1999-06-16
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In the space between moments

0 posted 2000-07-22 05:56 PM

Autumn light spirals
Falling into nests of vibrant gold
Hovering gently
O'er walls of shifting green
And crowning the cerulean sky
In pearls of liquid glimmer.

An expanse of ivory skin
Once hallowed with the dreams
Of sweetly unknown 'morrow
Is now falling into the icy chill
Of a wintered reverie
Teardrops cling to silver'd lashes
As the saffron orb of sun
Falls just short
Of a straining soul's grasp.

Silence slowly falls
As steeled sky closes 'pon the light
Muffling sorrowed thoughts
The stretch of muted grey
Bringing forth simply lonliness.

Crystal snowflakes lace the land
The tundra barren, dead
Sweet ribbons of Autumn's gold
Have flown from reach
Leaving now
A spirit cold and forgotten.

Memories of what had once been
Are now just
Dreams which can never be.

*Krista Knutson*

"You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back."
-Barbara DeAngelis

© Copyright 2000 Krista Botterill - All Rights Reserved
Poet deVine
Member Seraphic
since 1999-05-26
Posts 22612
Hurricane Alley
1 posted 2000-07-22 06:02 PM

Someday, you will have a book of poetry all to for this lovely poem!    
Member Elite
since 2000-02-04
Posts 2919
New York, USA
2 posted 2000-07-22 06:14 PM

Oh my Alwye, this is just beautiful... I agree with PdV, a book all your own.  Bonnie


Janet Marie
Member Laureate
since 2000-01-22
Posts 18554

3 posted 2000-07-22 07:00 PM

I just read this jewel over in open and trotted poetically over to vote...
exceptional once again K,
the word follows you...rightly so

There are places inside our souls -
that have never been touched.
There are places inside our hearts -
that need to be loved this much.

Fred Hobbs
since 1999-06-08
Posts 329
Tallahassee, Florida, US
4 posted 2000-07-22 10:06 PM

I've always been a great fan of yours.  this is another great one.


since 2000-05-11
Posts 291
grand rapid,MI, usa
5 posted 2000-07-22 11:22 PM

great poem.  well written and just takes my breath away.  great job.

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

Senior Member
since 2000-02-02
Posts 664
6 posted 2000-07-23 12:30 PM

lovely work!
I agree with poet de vine

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

Dusk Treader
Senior Member
since 1999-06-18
Posts 1187
St. Paul, MN
7 posted 2000-07-23 01:33 AM

Krista, a beautiful poem, shining with your wonderful imagery! I loved this much and I think you should have a book just for your own poetry too... It would be a masterpiece for sure  

Abrahm Simons

"Keep on dreamin' boy 'cause when you stop dreaming it's time to die" - Blind Melon

since 2000-06-24
Posts 65

8 posted 2000-07-23 01:35 AM

well, here we are again, with me having nothing intelligent to say.  you're poems leave me with a rather blank stare on my face....  LOL!  no, really, good job.  you're so much better at this than me...  lovely imagery, as always...     hope to see it in the book!


Member Patricius
since 2000-05-14
Posts 11858
New Brunswick Canada
9 posted 2000-07-23 05:05 AM

Beautiful poem. The ending is such a wonderful conclusion emphasizing the importance of life's cycles regardless of what they may be. Very well done. I enjoyed it thoroughly....take care...ethome..

vote is in.

Dawn Eclipse
Senior Member
since 2000-01-31
Posts 637
The Horsehead Nebula
10 posted 2000-07-23 05:32 PM

Wow Krissa!  What a beautiful poem.  I greatly agree with Abe... you could have a book all your own.  I'm glad you submitted another poem!  Wonderful job!  

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."
Eden Phillpotts
*Cassandra Roseen*

X Angel
Senior Member
since 1999-11-07
Posts 1521
11 posted 2000-07-23 08:13 PM

absolutely spectacular
you have a talent girl
email me when your book comes out I will be the first to buy one
but I want it autographed please  

[This message has been edited by X Angel (edited 07-23-2000).]

Kit McCallum
Member Laureate
since 2000-04-30
Posts 14774
Ontario, Canada
12 posted 2000-07-24 10:53 AM

Such vivid imagery ... so picturesque Krista ... simply breath-taking! (click)  

Best wishes,

Member Elite
since 1999-06-16
Posts 3850
In the space between moments
13 posted 2000-07-25 12:21 PM

Thank you all so very much for your gracious replies.  I appreciate it greatly!    

*Krista Knutson*

"You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back."
-Barbara DeAngelis

Member Elite
since 1999-06-19
Posts 2462

14 posted 2000-07-26 08:59 AM

Well written.  Add a vote from Kansas.
Heather Miller
since 2000-07-19
Posts 409
Bryan, Ohio USA
15 posted 2000-07-26 09:38 AM

Ver nice poem..........Sorry I'm not as good with words for comment like all these other wonderful people.....either I'm not good at it or they just take the words out of my mouth.....LOL
I do agree with all though.

With God all things are possible.

Junior Member
since 2000-07-26
Posts 14

16 posted 2000-07-26 10:12 AM

Fine work. You certainly mastered the word power! Keep on writing...

Member Elite
since 1999-06-16
Posts 3850
In the space between moments
17 posted 2000-08-01 12:14 PM

Thank you!  

*Krista Knutson*

"You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back."
-Barbara DeAngelis

Member Elite
since 2000-01-06
Posts 3129
18 posted 2000-08-02 12:18 PM

I must agree, beautiful images, beautifully penned....



Sudhir Iyer
Member Ascendant
since 2000-04-26
Posts 6943
Mumbai, India : now in Belgium
19 posted 2000-08-03 02:49 PM

Beautifully written work here, Krista...


Member Elite
since 2000-05-13
Posts 3552
High Springs, Florida
20 posted 2000-08-03 04:16 PM

very nice..i like  


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

Member Rara Avis
since 1999-08-02
Posts 8296
Purgatorial Incarceration
21 posted 2000-08-03 04:22 PM

No I didn't miss this!   (it missed me!!!) Glad I was searching today... I've found yet another gem!
Member Empyrean
since 1999-09-21
Posts 28049
22 posted 2000-08-04 06:34 PM

Beautiful, beautiful work, Krista...fantastic imagery!!
Member Elite
since 1999-06-22
Posts 4870
TEXAS (it's all big)
23 posted 2000-08-08 11:50 PM

i remember this one so well yuh great job
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