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 ...rosie...
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desert winds
intrigue me
singing sorrowfully
in the blistering sun
wondering,
just wondering
the secrets she keeps


~~~~~~~~~
sometimes
i wonder
not about the wind
but about myself
curious
why i think such
and feel so.
wondering,
just wondering
why?
 WeAre1
Joined: 3/18/2008
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MANDRAKE'S house by the fire....for all to share
Posted: 3/2/2009 7:19:09 PM
ever present
tears fill my eyes as I read
and I wonder why....

ever present
love resides with heart energy
and I wonder why....

ever present
I see so much pain in humanity
and I wonder why...

ever present
my soul feels for thee
and I wonder why...

ever present
I watch the sunrise
and I wonder why...

ever present
life is such a mystery
and I wonder why...

ever present
tears are in my eyes
and I wonder why...


written late December
 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
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Posted: 3/2/2009 7:35:18 PM
Weare...lovely writes, both of them. I particularly love "ever present"...very touching.

Rose....thanks for your wonderful words also. Lovely write.

sorry, I got nothing tonight....I'm too tired. You all have a great evening.
 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
Msg: 1754
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Posted: 3/4/2009 6:55:05 AM
bringing this home from the "over 45" threads

Release thy libido,
become Aphrodite,
waking passion's sleep,
for all too soon shall slumber call,
set fire to thy world,
and cry not another's tears,
dress thy nakedness
in Eden's best,
fly Aphrodite, fly!
 best kept secret
Joined: 1/15/2006
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Posted: 3/4/2009 12:35:12 PM
Manly....loved the continuation of your story!


In these 'waiting times' it is sometimes difficult to have faith that, "This too shall pass".
...Also equally important is to realize that this phrase may also refer to the 'good times' .



Reset

Is cast upon this,
my unsettled soul,
a cloud shadow.
A summer's glow
is dearly sought;
where is it's hiding place?
Will not this day oblige?
Chronicled now are days,
in marked, marched time
Each day a copy of shadows
- cloud shadows in my eyes
I seek a summers glow...
a place of unburdening!
~ Peace ~
deeply I comfort;
the spirit recovers my soul
A compass-reset rises
above the floating casters
Minds of mortal men
shoot trouble-arrows
that embed the core
Yet not my understanding...
I will clean the cobwebs
I seek to low no more
Welcome ray of summer's glow,
underneath my shadowed door
 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
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Posted: 3/4/2009 5:22:17 PM
BKS...lovely write my dear friend. Thank you.

the ending of that story about the ogre was based on a personal event in my life, unless you knew what it was about, it is hard to understand. But thank you for following it, and enjoying it.
 best kept secret
Joined: 1/15/2006
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Posted: 3/4/2009 7:47:31 PM
Manly,
To me, it sounded like one with a love so deep that it was lost in another, though the one who loved may have felt terribly broken, he was not bitter nor lost his true essence...still a part of him was missing.
Then someone dear brought an enlightenment to the one who loved so very much and helped to heal him to the point of closure....allowing a new starting point, where the heart opened again...

That was my take...it was wonderful...and wonderful to write something that may inspire many interpretations.

 best kept secret
Joined: 1/15/2006
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Posted: 3/5/2009 12:30:48 PM
Love Birds
(written as a song lyric)


Cardinal sits on a branch up high
folds his feathered wings and doesn't fly
searching for a bug two to spy
but another birdie catches his eye

...but another birdie catches his eye

Cardinal chirps a sound at the pretty bird
the prettiest sound I ever heard
Say's pretty birdie will you come up high
sit here on this branch up in the sky?

...sit here on this branch up in the sky

Cardinal sitting on the branch way up high
open your feathered wings and let them fly
to the pretty one who caught your eye

Fly, fly, fly

Say's the pretty birdie, follow me
leave that higher branch that I see
I found some fatty bugs here on the ground
sooner or later you'll come around

Fly down, fly down

Cardinal looks at his perch then all around
thinks he'll join the birdie whom he's bound
together they make such a lovely sound...
Two red Cardinals on the ground...
Two red Cardinals on the ground...
 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
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Posted: 3/5/2009 12:39:49 PM
Oooooh...we have a songstress in our midst eh? Guess you'll have to sing for us now, ya got the lyrics, where's your guitar?

I know ya got one too!
 best kept secret
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Posted: 3/5/2009 12:43:04 PM
..you caught me still working on it, Manly!!

Get your guitar!
(I gave mine up years ago) lol

 Limerick
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Posted: 3/5/2009 5:11:17 PM
Hope you post a sound byte when its done
 best kept secret
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Posted: 3/6/2009 9:20:18 AM
^^^ wouldn't that be fun??



Daisies

Smooth stem held in fingers
supports a floret of surrender
A chant in whispers
holds fate's final sentence
He loves me; let fall
He loves me not; let fall
What power in each petal
sends my heart to soar
...and descend
Around my skirt, remains
- supple destinies in white
Final three; he loves me
the second; 'loves me not
Pluck the last; He loves me...
Would that love be so simple
as my reserve of daisies
 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
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Posted: 3/6/2009 10:14:59 AM
I got one of those petals you plucked! Must have blown in on the wind!

Now I just have to figure out which one it is!!
 best kept secret
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Posted: 3/6/2009 10:26:19 AM
Of course it's, loves you, Manly!
 best kept secret
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Posted: 3/6/2009 9:22:02 PM
Weather-chiseled Statues

Introducing the Mountain:
Trailing down in slated slopes,
jagged edges in high grasses
smoothing to the plain below
Forming walls of it's valley,
clefts and peaks give homage to,
a crystal lake in the midst
of fields in lush, greening hues
Winter snow in it's forgiving
trickles down crevice troughs
pouring life into the challis
where all creatures come to sup
As if in praying, with head down
one great buck stood stately now
He lifts his head toward the sky
then proudly aimed a mountain cry
 60to70
Joined: 7/28/2008
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Posted: 3/6/2009 10:20:28 PM
...each base, each mountain is the same.
there are differences that display the display...
at the base of this mountain sitting serenely on this rock
Wiley E Coyote does not smile, this coyote only looks.
I am passing, coyote is still, does not move, this time...
coyote is backlit by low clouds, a break, a sun slant, magnificent.
Still...coyote, myself, coyote lives, I consider myself rewarded.
 best kept secret
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Posted: 3/8/2009 8:08:06 PM
Unknown Soldier

And the candle burns...
Even time had respect for the flame
In the wee hours of the night;
after crickets chirped love songs,
a familiar world stopped...becoming
Still, the fight rages on...
Doesn't seem possible in a world that stopped
Outside, others haven't heard
they fix their dinners and clean their homes
...and go to bed
But she floats in a fog of distortion
He isn't coming to her table anymore
How does she spin the world again
How does she put out the light of the candle
that she lit just before she knew;
before the crickets ended their last love song?
So the candle burns...
 Perfectly me
Joined: 12/10/2006
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Posted: 3/9/2009 5:56:45 AM
Wow bks, what touching writing is flowing from you. Heartbreaking, I can feel her stunned sense of loss....

Manny, my visits are so rare I know but this recent poem of mine wanted to be here...

Velocity of Stone

Brother, what say you?

See our reflections~
as we part the depths,
of this singing stream.

How it moves us~
how we all change reality...
unfolding her nature.

Seductively arched
against our gravity,
murmured pleasure
caressing stone.

With glazing ripples
these waves of time,
washing us smooth.

Remember the sharper
edges of youth?

Heaved forth,
from mother mountain.
We tumbled her slope,
to the unknown.

Even then,
we fell together...
moved by some
kindly woven fate.

Brother, are you pleased?

Traveling,
this submerged road
......of silken tendrils,
............and sibilant sighs~
..................in my company.



 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
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Posted: 3/9/2009 6:20:37 AM
Wow! is right!!

BKS...awesome writes, just love the way you are expressing your visions and images. Kudos sweety.....and thank you for sharing them here.

60 to 70....always good to see youi drop by. Lovely as always.

PM...love the write, the imagery...thank you. So nice to see you again.

 best kept secret
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Posted: 3/9/2009 9:43:49 AM
awe, t'anks y'all ....it's fun

PM...I LOVED that write!!
 WeAre1
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Posted: 3/9/2009 11:24:06 AM
i so agree...your writes are powerful, bks
and perfectly....'velocity of stone' is deeply moving.

here is just something small...a wish....



we breath the same air
and feel the same sun
as one
if only
distance
could be undone
 best kept secret
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Posted: 3/9/2009 11:04:16 PM
That is beautiful WeAre1...Isn't it funny how so far away we can be from each other and so connected at the same time??




Youthful reflection

She wore earrings...
Against her skin
they appeared as
blue fire raindrops
In the sun they
projected dancing colors
across her neck and chin
Flowing yellow chiffon
hung off her bare shoulders
As she stood on grassy cliffs
a breeze tried to pick her up
We were young then...
A moment's moving picture
replays at my own pace
Her, standing above the sea
in a yellow flowing dress;
extensions of light refracting
around her in prisms
from the glint of afternoon sun
 best kept secret
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Posted: 3/10/2009 5:26:04 PM
A
Star
Died
Out
There
But
I'm
Just
Seeing
It
Now

As I recall those who are gone
It's not because they lived
It's because of how they lived
and the star dust they left behind
 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
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Posted: 3/10/2009 5:36:10 PM
Beautiful writes you two...so much can be said with so few words...and the thought waves travel a long way.

I have nothing right now....another block I'm afraid. But thank you for your shining light to keep the fires burning.
 best kept secret
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Posted: 3/11/2009 10:13:21 AM
Jus' for fun....

I had beau,
his name was Will
he came by
my windowsill
and handed me
a Daffodil...

A Daffodil,
A Daffodil,
He gave to me
a Daffodil...

I had a Beau,
his name was George
he came to
my front door
and handed me
a Corsage...

A Corsage,
A Corsage,
He gave to me
a Corsage...

I have a beau,
his name is Dan
he came to ask
for my hand
He gave to me
a Wedding band...

A Wedding band,
A Wedding band,
He gave to me
a Wedding band!


I reckon she kept him!
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