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Elizabeth Santos
Member Rara Avis
since 1999-11-08
Posts 9269

0 posted 2001-02-12 09:50 AM

Half Turn of a Screw

Once you’ve see the red and gold
Of sunset painted sky
Once the aureates unfold
Before the lustful eye
Never will a pinkish hue
Arouse the wonderment in you

Once you’ve lain in pleasure’s field
In wisps of fragrant scent
And breathed bouquets of life’s own yeild
The spice of soul’s content
Never will a rose’s bloom
Seem near as sweet as love’s perfume

Once you’ve grasped in your pursuit
A dream of fond desire
Once your toil has reaped the fruit
And set your soul on fire
The flame in you will never burn
To give a screw just half a turn

Once a dream is part of you
Just half a dream will never do

Elizabeth Santos

© Copyright 2001 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Member Rara Avis
since 1999-07-22
Posts 9245
1 posted 2001-02-12 10:05 AM

You reached in and made me think deep Liz.
Matter of fact my mind is still pondering the truth you've laid out here.

Provokes much thought in such a tender image filled poem. I could never tire of reading what you write.

Member Empyrean
since 1999-06-25
Posts 63354
Listening to every heart
2 posted 2001-02-12 10:09 AM

I must echo Whtdove's note, and add...well done...
Irish Rose
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since 2000-04-06
Posts 10263

3 posted 2001-02-12 04:19 PM

Well, here I am, reading - of course, I have to read and this, this is the most stunning work I've seen and read in awhile.  The flow is exquisite, it carried me.  To read something like when one is feeling so screwed up is a blessing!!!!!!!!

"I walked beside the evening sea and dreamed a dream that could not be." George William Curtis

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Member Patricius
since 2000-08-30
Posts 11132
San Juan, Puerto Rico
4 posted 2001-02-12 06:03 PM

Nicely done here......I give it 2 thumbs up and a WOW!

I was born myself, raised myself, and will continue to be myself. The world will just have to adjust.

I'm in love with my shadow
I admire it daily

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since 1999-12-01
Posts 1493
Washington State
5 posted 2001-02-13 12:13 PM


Excellent in both message and poem Elizabeth!
This is so true and perfectly said...  
As always, I enjoy reading your work.


"The things that come to those that wait may be the things
left by those who got there first"

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