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Offline eileenonguam

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Re: Ecphrasis
« Reply #224 on: June 07, 2011, 01:36 PM »
Path of the Son

beams to help guide you
guide your way home

beams to enlighten
enlighten your soul

seeking the strength
the strength of His love

seeking the path
the path of the dove

enriched by the sun
the sun in a shroud

enriched in His spirit
His spirit in the clouds

Hafa Adai (Hello) Daisy,

This is lovely. Love the play of words on Son/sun.  Didn't see the picture, though.  Liked the repetition.  Reminded me of the song "Spirit in the Sky."

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Re: Ecphrasis
« Reply #225 on: June 07, 2011, 09:52 PM »
thanks eileen .... I like the Spirit in the Sky .... if you want to see the picture, look back at reply #215
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Re: Ecphrasis
« Reply #226 on: June 08, 2011, 08:22 AM »
Saw the pic great pairing with your poem.   :kool
"and at my back I always hear time's wingéd chariot hurrying near..."
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Re: Ecphrasis
« Reply #227 on: June 14, 2011, 07:07 PM »
thanks eileen --- all the poems that were written for that picture were very inspiring. 

Here's a new picture - can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for this one!

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"Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement." -- Donald A. Laird

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Re: Ecphrasis
« Reply #228 on: July 28, 2011, 06:51 AM »
My life is pearls and roses
mostly empty champagne bubbles
diamonds drape my dewy skin
cold and lifeless
what good is money and power
when my arms long for summer heat
wash me in your brine
I will fly away
to passion's poverty.

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Re: Ecphrasis
« Reply #229 on: August 01, 2011, 09:04 PM »
I like this -- Wash me in your brine - great line!  actually, the last 3 lines really stick out - very nice Witt!!
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Re: Ecphrasis
« Reply #230 on: August 02, 2011, 12:43 AM »

witt- your imagery does the image justice...nicely done.  :rose
Be careful of your thoughts; they may become words at any moment.  ~  Ira Gassen

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« Reply #231 on: August 18, 2011, 06:39 AM »
photo by me
Be careful of your thoughts; they may become words at any moment.  ~  Ira Gassen

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Re: Ecphrasis
« Reply #232 on: August 18, 2011, 06:46 AM »
I stood in your walled enclave
this collective dead man's ghetto
I worried that I had caught your faces
on my camera
frame by frame
but when I looked
nothing -
no bones no pinch of skin
no remains
nothing
            captured on any frame

I thought I heard your murmurings
your underwhelmed sighs
I don't want to hear your stories
too many voices to see with my eyes

overwhelmed I walked away
leaving the tapestries of your lives
woven in the masonry patchwork
sewn on dead men's ground -
I left you beyond the lies.

Be careful of your thoughts; they may become words at any moment.  ~  Ira Gassen

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« Reply #233 on: November 28, 2011, 09:59 AM »
Halo, your photo is absolutely wonderful (wish I had your talent!) and the poem is so fitting you can't tell which came first - the photo or the poem.  Beautiful!
~ Marsha ~
 

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Re: Ecphrasis
« Reply #234 on: March 26, 2012, 08:09 AM »
daisy, somehow I missed thanking your for your comment here...big Thank You!  *hug*
Be careful of your thoughts; they may become words at any moment.  ~  Ira Gassen

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« Reply #235 on: April 18, 2012, 11:30 AM »
WOW Halo!  I somehow missed your ecphrasis poem here.   That is brilliant!  You just carried me away with it.
Beautiful.   :rose
I felt it shelter to speak to you  ~Emily Dickinson

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Re: Ecphrasis
« Reply #236 on: April 19, 2012, 07:23 PM »
Thanks e, you've been busy and there are corners in this alley that slip past the everyday traffic I'm glad you got to read this one! It's good to take a wander off the
busy tracks in here  :cheekiss
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« Reply #237 on: July 06, 2012, 09:34 PM »
Everytime I return, this is one of the first places I look to see what I've missed.  I guess writing to a picture will always be my favorite.  I do miss the old Circle, and Poets Retreat, but love that we still do it here ..... Here's a new picture - let your imagination run free and hope this one inspires you ...

~ Marsha ~
 

"Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement." -- Donald A. Laird