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 *mandrake*
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Spirited...welcome to the fireside, and thank you for contributing. Nice write.
 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
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Posted: 2/14/2010 7:15:14 AM
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY LADIES

May love touch you,
whether by memories,
or personal closeness,
may you look in someone's eyes,
and see yourself looking back,
see a heart beating
with your name on it,
may your lips
be set on fire
with just a graze,
and may your hand feel another's
palm, warming you,
exciting your pulse
as you walk with
Cupids love.
 WeAre1
Joined: 3/18/2008
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Posted: 2/14/2010 8:09:42 AM
awww manny...what a loving wish...
and may all that you say
also return to you
as cupid's love
fills your soul too
may every breath
bring deep happiness
and gratitude for all life's bliss
for love is our heart's sacredness
shared so de-light-fully with a kiss



 *mandrake*
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Posted: 2/14/2010 10:50:45 AM
Thank you D^^^ what a lovely touch! I hope all of you are being thought of today.
 Luri
Joined: 5/26/2009
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Posted: 2/16/2010 11:44:57 PM
four times today
they came and went
like spring tidal bores
thundering through
overunning the blue
black manes waving behind
and hooves pounding horizons

four times today
you came and went
my mind's meanderings
wayward pathways
clearing the day's haze
smatterings of mem'ries
capturing the breeze.


four times today
i came and went
like a bee in a garden
out a few for pollen
and back with a hauling
sweet hoping for honey
all i found was sky and sea.

LZC
 Luri
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Posted: 2/16/2010 11:52:58 PM
i creep between your shadows
smudge your edges ruffle
and pleasure what the sun
leaves for me to seek


and when they lengthen how
do we reconcile the past
with future risings of our sun
with dusk's crayon overlay

so simple is the light of you
cast with measures of a season
of culmination's altitude and
and the darkness' setting view


she scintillates he vacillates
the shadow grows around
the trees and hearts carved into
a shadow of their memories
 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
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Posted: 2/17/2010 5:46:34 AM
Excellent writes Luri. Very nice to see you here again. I particularly like this line



with dusk's crayon overlay


Thanks for sharing your writes here at the fireside.

 himynameisSarah
Joined: 5/27/2009
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Posted: 2/17/2010 6:02:01 AM
I selected a crayon from the box
Began to paint a glorious future
When the heat was on
the wax did melt... capturing moments I never saw coming

When was the moment
How can I recapture
that white page...
no ink or wax to get in the way

You claim our colors won't mix
you claim this is just a childish fix
I crave
everyday
why won't the picture fade away?

I try to reconsider
develop new scenes
but my heart always goes back to
that thin little crayon
peel the paper back
illuminate the strength
wanting to do it
all over again...
 Luri
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Posted: 2/17/2010 5:56:37 PM
no such thing as too many ellipses....

batik

i am the wax on your weave
a bit cracked
but warm to the touch
protective
selective
malleable in your hands

life seeps through the cracks
stains waiting folds
deep with doubt
with love with
splashes of dark
in the light from your eyes

melted heart cries


LZC
 himynameisSarah
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Posted: 2/18/2010 5:11:24 AM
luri: don't know when the ellipses started... but they sure are fun :)

Hot candle wax pours over
the scent of yesterday's fire
Why did the flame go out
What happened to the uncontrollable desire?

Oh, I remember
It's stored away inside
You cannot put your finger
On me, I'll run and hide

But how I love words
just spitting them out here and there
I can take a trip in my mind
and come back without a care

Seeing this masterpiece
unfurl before my eyes
watching the colors fade
feeling the need to lie
about my heart
my mind
seeing hues
you'll never find

On the corner of the street
get to tapping those feet
and fall away into my heart
oh, why did we have to part?

am I worried over wax
or is it simply just my lack
of better judgment
Heaven sent
straight from Hell
I knew it well
still I follow
my mind is hollow
like a melted crayon
and empty wrapper
got to break away
stop all this chatter...



 Luri
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Posted: 2/18/2010 6:57:42 PM
oh m'lady sari

i'm addicted to ellipses...they stop impulsivity...
we need a way to add ellipses to the spoken word, too....
somthing other than:
ya know
like
er, um, well
ugh...and so...



lax judgment
sometimes heaven sent
to crack the pot
and out the spot
of light to be un-pent...

inside the wax
wafts heaven's scent
unwrapt fine hues
(writs pay the dues)
and sealed with love's intent
 *mandrake*
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Posted: 2/20/2010 6:32:25 AM
Ok you two, seems like ellipses and crayons are taking over your minds! Thanks Luri and Sarah for keeping the fireside alive and well!
 wolfjade
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Posted: 2/20/2010 11:19:41 AM
I hope I got the right thread for this or is this just poetry I was hoping to post a quote, well it can be considered as a quote but to me it's a code I live by.

"NEVER TAKE ANYTHING YOU DON'T NEED"
"NEVER WANT ANYTHING YOU CAN'T HAVE"
 *mandrake*
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Posted: 2/20/2010 11:25:37 AM
hey Wolf.....this is for poetry, but I think we can overlook it this time. I do like your quote, and it is a good way to live for sure. Thanks for sharing this with us, and welcome to the fireside.
 wolfjade
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Posted: 2/20/2010 11:58:22 AM
I do humbly opoligise Mandrake for the intrusion.

Although I like poetry I'm always looking for quotes for it is my beleif that in quotes lie knowledge.

I will leave you with a short poem as an introduction.

INTRODUCTION

Let me introduce myself I AM HATE
Serve me well your heart I will break

Serve me and all your godness and kindness I will replace
I have no mercy I AM HATE

My allies bigotry mistrust intolerence do not give but take
Loss is always an anvantage to me I AM HATE

From the deepest point below to the highest point above
I have but one enemy that is LOVE
 Luri
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Posted: 2/21/2010 11:20:26 PM

Ok you two, seems like ellipses and crayons are taking over your minds! Thanks Luri and Sarah for keeping the fireside alive and well!



I scribbled all over my dad's disseration, too. Looked like ellipses....in crayon...



Strife Insatiable
the goddess Erida waged
as warring did her brother glean
a price of man enraged

Strife Inseparable
Erida from her sibling's ire
yet Ares mated love impassioned
Harmonia he sired

Strife Insufferable
hearts hearden as she quakes
Dawn's light scatters rife with fear
as bloody thrusts she makes

Strife Insatiable
you stand on my beach to scream
Akhaia hears you not we bear
our families faces close to dream.

LZC

(Based on Homer's Illiad, Book 4...Zeus sends his child Erida/Hate, sister of Ares, unto the Akhaians. Her voice screaming in their ears, they set to battle, no thought of love of life nor wives and children...)
 *mandrake*
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Posted: 2/22/2010 6:33:09 PM
Thanks Wolf...nice write

Luri...Wow! One of the best works I have seen. Well done! I remember reading Homer when I was in school...that was a lonnnngggg time ago! Thanks sweety.
 Luri
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Posted: 2/22/2010 7:34:20 PM
Me tooooo, Manny. 1976. Loooooooong time ago (thought it was just me). Thanks ;) - I don't often post what I do for work, but this seemed to fit right where it belonged... Hugs.
 *mandrake*
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Posted: 2/28/2010 8:16:22 AM
Thanks Luri, just to let you know you are appreciated here.

White liquid pearls,
falling from an oyster heaven,
coat of luminescence,
sparkling majesty.

As if, hidden in a flame
of white lightning, blinding
the eyes of winter's artistry,
etched cathedrals
hidden in glass,
hosting the last supper
to spring's birth.
 Erik Satie
Joined: 12/26/2009
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Posted: 2/28/2010 1:37:11 PM
Fill our bellies, fill our lungs,
We still got the taste dancing on our tongues.
Darling the spirit is kicking,
Don't be fooled by the moonshine, it's tricking.
 Luri
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Posted: 2/28/2010 3:37:03 PM
postluminescence
painted glow across the ice
heats e'en frigid fare

 *mandrake*
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Posted: 3/6/2010 7:18:20 AM
Claiming midnight,
ebony dreams,
calming black roses,
along charcoal streams,
painted white canvas,
aligned with the moon,
a portrait of evening,
singing it's tune.
 *mandrake*
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Posted: 3/13/2010 6:31:54 AM
bringing this home from First, Last line

Then my soul will lift in high spirits
and all can watch it take flight,
armed to the hilt,
from the mountains of night,
smoke and the fire
from the village below,
the stench of dead bodies
laid out in a row,
swift hand of justice
zeroed in from the hill,
one squeeze of the trigger
would end with a kill,
as night turned to day,
the rains filled the air,
a cleansing of blood,
let no man despair.
 *mandrake*
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Posted: 3/14/2010 9:35:17 AM
I've chased a thousand dreams,
no longer shadows haunting
tomorrow, nor sorrows of the past.

I've Laid a thousand thoughts,
no longer unimagined,
and yet, there are days and nights without you.

I have uttered a thousand words,
phrases and expressions that fall short
of a single loving touch.
 Luri
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Posted: 3/14/2010 1:47:14 PM
paint one thousand words
across naked flesh what waits
for touches less the sad refrain
remaining in the shadows

brushes gentle colors bright
a long meridians what hope
to fire alive when all was lost
yet captured through my window

LZC
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