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 WeAre1
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loved the animal writes....got me thinking, wishing to try and portray what happened the other day.....(sorry, it somehow became a rather long story)


deer often roam
through my garden
walking so peacefully
full of curiosity....
most recently
it has been a family
a doe with her two fawns
nearly a year old
for they are almost
the same size as her
all moving as one.....
her children
this last time
saw me looking at them
and though I was so still
this one fawn
could see me through the window
and just stayed
our eyes locked in each other's gaze.....
both just looking straight in the eye
a sense of awe and wonder
seemed to come alive
and no one moved......
at one point her tail lifted
and one leg as her body shifted
for she got the thought
to charge the glass, it seemed,
so I looked away and
whispered to her it's ok....
fortunately
she calmed right down
but just kept looking at me
both of us transfixed
almost like a courtship....
many frozen moments in time.....
my camera was near
so very discreetly
I dared to take some photos....
thought they might not show
through the glass
but I was mistaken
for without the flash
their images I have at last
of many minutes of magic
when those wonderous deer
and especially that one fawn
who got so near
came to visit me in my garden


 *mandrake*
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Posted: 3/1/2009 6:03:31 PM
beautiful story Weare...such imagery, so vivid! I'm glad you got the photos to turn out for you. Amazing!
 ...rosie...
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Posted: 3/1/2009 6:48:56 PM
hi manny...am spending a week in arizona..
it is such a moving place for me..so beautiful
especially at twilight...

twilight
is desert's gift
kissing her beauty
with the softest touch
then the brilliance of color
as the day slowly fades away
 lipotufu
Joined: 12/6/2008
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Posted: 3/1/2009 9:40:26 PM
i love
moses coulee,
the coarse cup of desert in
eastern washington
among the hollow hills
above the broad columbia
is easy in the evening,
and in morning shadows.
she smiles,
does moses coulee,
with the simple
flutter of the wings
of small birds.
the gray dun
of small birds
as they seek the dry nectar
of sage and sorrell
with tiny, insistent beaks.
rats and moles
scurry in the pale shadows
of desert scrub.
the lovely buzz
of the morning insects
radiates the dry beauty
of the desert.
when the sun rises
without concern
they all disappear.
that's what i love.
they all disappear.
let's do that,
you and i,
let's disappear
among the florid
or arid
beauty of life.
who cares?
i love moses coulee.
 WeAre1
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Posted: 3/2/2009 4:16:26 AM
seeing my world
now in white
that arrived in the night
strong howling winds unfirl
making me want to curl
up in front of the fire
my two cats asleep on me
oblivious to the white scenery
gratitude deepens
i have a day off finally
so can stay in this sort of
state of meditation
and let serenity fill me


in contrast to the beauty of the desert posts above
 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
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Posted: 3/2/2009 7:30:56 AM
Thank you Rose, always lovely to see you here. Hope you enjoy Arizona...don't get too much sun! And make sure you get lots of pics!

Lipotufu...nice to see you again. Great piece of writing, thank you.

WeareI...many thanks for that write, lovely as always...just glad you got home safely.
That storm is now upon us here, the roads are a glare of ice!
 *mandrake*
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Posted: 3/2/2009 8:00:59 AM
bringing this home from Hammy's thread

May I never write of love again,
or speaketh therein of romance,
that Queens and Kings
lay sceptres
in the courtyard,
summoning the powers
of the gods of war,
blessed be the gallows tree,
from which shall I swing,
Lo! though betrayal
of black waters
lay in thy blood,
Ne'er again shall
love songs
be thy crown.
 WeAre1
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Posted: 3/2/2009 8:20:05 AM
^oh pray tell it's just a poem
and not your honest intention
for if you truly stopped writing
your words of love and wisdom
from your loving feeling well
me and many would feel like hell! :)

besides, your heart was made to love
as you well know in the esence of your being
so none of this talk of love poems fleeting
for when you share your heart-felt feelings
it's truly like a butterfly's taken flight
freeing love to travel day and night
and alight upon our shoulders
blessing us with its loving light

p.s. i know this write sounds so sarcastic
but mostly i am sincere and really do mean it!
and, yes, thank you, i got safely home
but comparitively we got less snow
so if you need to venture out
please be careful when you go.
 ...rosie...
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Posted: 3/2/2009 2:58:00 PM
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
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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*
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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*
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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
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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*
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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
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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
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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*
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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*
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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
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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...
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