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Listening to every heart

0 posted 2005-02-03 07:37 AM

The Visitor

in my woods
there is a corner
~ a copse ~
where all is quiet
no matter the time
of day

with the exception
of an owl in flight
in the lee of night
or a hawk on high
in the day of sky
or the wind that sighs

and it is here
in these woods
beneath the naked trees
I sit
and wait for the eye
that would behold me

the bearer of the eye
that should
beware my smile
shall wear a coat
of tawny sheen
his eye shall bear
a golden gleam

quiet, in muffled silence
draw to my lungs
a shallow breath
lest I sigh, too,
too obtrusive
and my proximity give

for I would view
my visitor
I would catch his eye ~
a puissant challenge, he
suffers few in his
such is his powerful essence

a crackle of leaf
draws courtesy of my gaze
as a brown squirrel
runs his maze
across the branch of
the elderberry
making lively, making

still I await the non-sound
as the woods become subdued
before magnificence
comes on crafted limb
and all other bestial beings
grow silent in
his propinquity

as he enters the copse
and takes up my soul
in the depth of his ambered eye
I can only take up
his imagery in
the eye of my

and he looks direct
at me
the shutter shudders

and only one of us
is the better for the
spell he shall leave behind

Slightly revised

Karilea - if I whisper, will you listen?  Keeping in mind, I must stand close...and keep my promises...

© Copyright 2005 Karilea Rilling Jungel - All Rights Reserved
Member Patricius
since 2003-06-19
Posts 13296

1 posted 2005-02-03 07:42 AM

Amen fine lady....what a glorious read...
Tremendous penning, this was the essense of warmth, understanding, smiles and great love...

Gentle Spirit
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since 2000-10-09
Posts 13989

2 posted 2005-02-03 08:46 AM

well now this sure did brighten up the room.
So pleased you reposted lady.

Member Ascendant
since 2004-04-01
Posts 6128
Texas, USA
3 posted 2005-02-03 11:42 AM

Wow!  I was there, through your words.


passing shadows
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since 1999-08-26
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4 posted 2005-02-03 11:54 AM

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since 1999-09-21
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5 posted 2005-02-03 12:20 PM


I know of a place such as this...thank you for reminding me of has been too long since I visited.  

Member Elite
since 2001-06-17
Posts 2533

6 posted 2005-02-03 12:50 PM

Wow, this is eerie. I have been a bit of a recluse (loose and a wreck) for the last three months and two days ago, on a walk to the post office, I passed a small square field behind some small suburban houses. In a bare tree in one corner was a still, huge owl and in the other corner, up and down from field to tree a hawk. I love birds of prey and am struggling to define this sign (I'm certain it's a sign) and may try and write of it. Enjoyed (as always)

Poets against the war is redundant

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