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  Chalice of Life
by jude forese
Friday, February 04, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.

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I will willingly drink from the source of life

From the river that bends and weaves
Inside of itself

From the origin of nourishment
Feeding dreams with the prophecy of progress

Unconcerned with the ridicule of onlookers
Standing beside a liquefied edge of interpretation

Undistracted by undercurrents
Rocking back and forth in their own propensity

Transferring with them a vague sense of harmony
To thin surfaces, stretched out and wobbly

Here, ideals aimlessly drift
Along a fine line of incongruity

I move to higher ground
Where the river travels uphill
And the scenery is embellished with hope
And I can bathe the eyes within my mind
With colors reaching beyond the model’s form
With textures only molded by light

I will drink from the chalice of life
Handed to me by an old friend

I am always just beginning to know
 



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Reviewed by A. Gagné (Reader) 2/10/2005
Fantastic! :)
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 2/6/2005
Drinking full, the fullfillment within, my friend.

Ron
Reviewed by Helen Downey 2/6/2005
WOW! A heavy piece inwhich I was totally absorbed into.
Reviewed by George Jackson 2/6/2005
I loved this. You have a unique turn of phrase.
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 2/5/2005
Robert you always fascinate me with your compelling writes.
Reviewed by David Young 2/5/2005
This is an equisite piece of work, just loved it.
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 2/5/2005
a fascinating perspective, Ace...as cynth'ya said, you never disappoint....outstanding write
Reviewed by Cynth'ya cynthyaspeaks@gmail.com 2/5/2005
Missed "reading" you, Ace.
And I am never disappointed.
blessin's
cynth'ya
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/5/2005
Superb poetry Robert!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Aberjhani 2/5/2005
But the really lovely part is that you allowed everyone else a sip from the jeweled goblet of this very generous poem. Peace.
Reviewed by M. B. 2/5/2005
I like everything about this piece. The message, the flow, the meanings behind the metaphors...

One of my favorite lines:
"Unconcerned with the ridicule of onlookers
Standing beside a liquefied edge of interpretation"

Totally unique persepctive !! :)


Reviewed by Michelle Mills 2/5/2005
A very wise poem...superbly written. Michelle
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/5/2005
I move to higher ground

You're usually on the path to ever higher ground, and this poem is no exception.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 2/5/2005
This does bring to mind the magnifiicent tundra of Gladstonbury..
A feast of images here, that leave one lamenting, and thirsty for the beauty life has to offer..

Kate why you starting so late?
Reviewed by Dave Harm 2/5/2005
Progress built on dreams in itself, is a beuatiful image. Drinking from the chalice of life, being able to create an image beyond the model's forms is magnificient...
Reviewed by Felix Perry 2/5/2005
Well put together Robert, this is a good insight to what keeps you going and a good example for us all to follow. Great write, I bow to the master.

Felix
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 2/5/2005
I agree Robert. There are many ways to place the lights in order to get the view one might 'want' us to get, but we have to be strong enough, to see what 'really' is, not just the mirage of make-up and backdrops.
One must be willing to look, before they could ever see.
Excellent writing!

Lisa
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 2/5/2005
This is absolutely incredibly beautiful. One of your best Jude.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 2/5/2005
well said
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 2/5/2005
BINGO!! You are on a roll here, Jude, and this one goes straight into my fav top ten... the evocative metaphors are both scintillating and tantalising, and the whole poem just oozes with "tingle factor", whilst at the same time rooting the emotions in the firm substance of the security of deep friendship: such precious relationships of true connection are indeed the well-spring of life itself. And, in the light of that knowledge, the "I move to higher Where the river travels uphill" seems the glorious paradox that is utterly comprehensible and delightful. Your words here are like the bubbling liquid, the contents of this most precious grail that you speak of! Bring on the bubbly...!! :)) (No, Andy; it's only 1030 and I haven't had a single drop yet!!) TY Kate xx :))
Reviewed by Emeka Nwogu 2/5/2005
Robert, move to the higher ground,
Ah, I think you are there already.

Great poem Robert, I want you to drink to your fill.

Emeka Chike Nwogu
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 2/5/2005
This is beautiful and so inspirational A very good way to condition the mind and always remember.. life's a trap and this is wonderful to never let oneself fall into that trap. Individuality. Thank You
Love Tracey
Reviewed by A PAX 2/5/2005
This is both spirtual and metaphysical, and good advise
pax A
Reviewed by Tiana ~ (Reader) 2/4/2005
Wonderfully written, Jude ...
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 2/4/2005
"... feeding dreams with prophecy progress..." well said, Sir Ace.
A pleasure, as always.
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 2/4/2005
once you find and have tasted a gem
from truth you'll do anything...there are no boundaries
you make one think
enjoyed you.........
Reviewed by Sara Coslett 2/4/2005
YES! Now this is what I call strength! Excellent. ~ Sara
Reviewed by Janet Parker 2/4/2005
Layers of texture, colors and observations of personalities give this poem a life of richness and growth. The ending is superb. Keep drinking from the old friend's chalice. Fantastic write, Jude.
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 2/4/2005
Old friends are tired and true, enabling us to trust their motivations where we are concerned. Being human, we all unfold throughout our lifetimes so it is true that we are always just beginning to know one another. We each have so much to offer, that the rewards of sticking with someone for the long haul can be bountiful.

These are great lines:

"I move to higher ground

Where the river travels uphill

And the scenery is embellished with hope"

This poem is a profound statement of hope and faith, Robert. Excellent writing!

Take care,

Sherry

Reviewed by Kate Clifford 2/4/2005
Llife is a joy when we allow it to be :-) Great message written within these lines.
Reviewed by Vicky Jeter 2/4/2005
Hi Robert
This is comforting to me just now. I recently dared to embrace
the leading edge or my horizon. My shadow engulfed me from behind
within 24 hours -- still seeking to re-establish equilibreum.
Vicky
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/4/2005
Splendid poem! Hold fast to that friend
you'll never find a better one!

etw
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 2/4/2005
This is very good, Robert. I like this a lot.

Sandie Angel a.k.a. Sandie May Angel :o)

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