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Eons that Elude Me
by Dawn Richerson
Sunday, March 27, 2005
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How I have missed you!

Adrift on still waters, eyelids heavy
and too tired to see what lands were left to be found,
I floundered, forgetting you were
right here
in the invisible world where,
side by side we navigate the moonless nights.

So here we are again
sailing twin ghost ships and singing drinking songs…
having learned it is better to sing loud
than not at all, and knowing at last
our thirst can never be quenched
by drink or dive or dare,
but must be sated with a tip of the hat
to the spirit-adventurers within.
Alone together, together alone, we have
explored worlds together, traveling 
through eons that elude me in memory
but roar like an angry ocean
in the deep of my soul.

You race around inside me
like a stowaway playing hide and seek
so wanting to be found.
But you know you’ve been found already
and will be found again. It’s the being found
your crusty explorer’s heart depends upon.
And I depend on knowing there will be joy,
for you will be found,
and in that moment land and sea
and heaven and earth shall coalesce
into perfection, that sweet seed of life 
as clear as the dreams
you live to tell.

Where shall we go now?
Deeper into mystery? Further out to sea?
Or to the bay you showed me – that hidden
cove of ecstasy? Perhaps straight on, full-speed
to truth that is our mission, blowing our foghorns
and raising high our color of infinity?
Sail on, then. Let us see where
love will lead us.


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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/28/2005
Inspiring and captivating, Dawn. Thank you for sharing this poetic beauty. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/28/2005
This is fantastic imagery Dawn!So good to see you writing again!
Reviewed by jude forese 3/28/2005
love will lead us to the truth ...

your imagery races around my head like a horse galloping across a field of creative ideals ...

excellent poetry!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/28/2005

God, this is soaring! I felt like I was back on the cruise ship, on a brand new adventure to unseen places! Take me anywhere you want to go, I'll follow your brilliant pen!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by John Bidwell 3/28/2005
So wonderful to see you again.
And quite a ride you give with this enchanting piece.
Sail on indeed.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 3/28/2005
Wonderful insightful write.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 3/28/2005
My goodness, how I have missed you, Dawn!! Perhaps we never quite realise until we come back to visit people's pages again, but it is a pure joy to read you again. I have missed your particular brand of artistry, your strength of articulation and the sharpness with which you capture those "washing around" emotions of the deeper self. A wonderful metaphor and strongly sustained. Some sharply etched lines here. TY Kate xx
Reviewed by Dale Clark 3/28/2005
This is outstanding! Brava!
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 3/28/2005
A lovely, wonderful write, Dawn...
Reviewed by D May (Reader) 3/28/2005
Dawn--a wonderful write. How I adore your work!
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 3/28/2005
Beautifully penned, Dawn! So much to enjoy in this creation!
Reviewed by Henry Stevens 3/28/2005
WOW Great poem, great images. Beautiful. Henry
Reviewed by Jeff Mason 3/28/2005
I like the sailing metaphors, and the explosiveness of lines like, "eons that elude me in memory
but roar like an angry ocean
in the deep of my soul." -- Jeff
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/28/2005
Deep thought provoking read!!

Love Tinka
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