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Orleans Has Come Home
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Friday, September 09, 2005
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Under muddy waters
lies the stained white radiance
of Orleans' wedding gown.
Torn in places,
diamonds scattered by the winds
to places unknown ...
it was beautiful, once.

And it will be, again.

Someone found the gown,
had it cleaned and repaired
to an even greater elegance,
in the hope she'd return.
Orleans has come home.
And look how lovely she is ...
It's time to celebrate.

(c) 2005, Karla Dorman.

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Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 9/12/2005
This is beautiful keep em coming
God Bless
Reviewed by Sandi Schraut 9/11/2005
Vivid images, wonderfully woven like a fine tapestry of color, thought,and word!! Sandi
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 9/10/2005
Unique, powerful and truly visionary, Karla! TY for this change of perspective and pure, radiant ray of hope. A beautiful metaphor and the picture is divine. Who knows what the future holds? Like a loving wedding couple, it's all in the firm avowal of intention, commitment... and love. I hope it will be a wedding feast that the world will get to be invited to - and to marvel in. What a day that would be! Resurrection is one thing, but re-creation entirely another... God willing. TY and Bless you, Kate xx
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 9/10/2005
I'm inspired by your beauty here Karla- within all the rumble...GREAT write! WArmly,Sheee
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 9/10/2005
Very inspiring, very uplifting poem. Your brother abdi-noor
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 9/9/2005
I am sure the Big easy will rise from the proverbial ashes of Katrina, I just hope they build bigger levees or use bigger dykes(sp?) or build it on a hill this time... Ed
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 9/9/2005
I felt the hope rising in the news articles I read today. Loved this write!
Reviewed by Huda Orfali 9/9/2005
thanks for sharing this msg of hope and beauty
love and peace
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 9/9/2005
I think that it will never be safe for people to live there again, it would be wrong to take that kind of a risk. Some sort of memorial should be built, a tribute to all who made New Orleans great and to all those who perished in the aftermath of the hurricaine. Perhaps the French Quarter could be restored for business only and for Mardi-Gras. I believe that she will again shine, but I hope that it will be in a much different and safer way.
Take care,
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 9/9/2005
Sad it was.
It is still sad on the news
every day.
Thanks, me friend...
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 9/9/2005

A symbolistic imagery in poetic excellence.
"Orleans Has Come Home" pays its dues to the Major Art and
enriches the history of Poetry.

Long Healthy Creative Life, Poet!

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Lori M (Reader) 9/9/2005
Very touching.Thanks for sharing.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 9/9/2005
Beautiful touching read...but with hope lingering within!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by E T Waldron 9/9/2005
This is a great and beautifully written poem Karla,We can only hope and pray it will come about. However, Jerry's truths, make some sobering points.

Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 9/9/2005
a grand offering of hope. let's hope the lady can and does make it back or at least arrive for a future filled with promise. Dawn
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 9/9/2005
New Orleans, glitter and hype, but beneath all that was a city mired in corruption, let us hope saner heads will prevail when the city is rebuilt, but I don't hold much hope out for that to happen. This is Louisiana, ferchristsakes, we like to revel in our corruptness and it is sad, very sad. At the same time I know of nowhere better for a get-down party. But the veneer of the party is wearing thin these days.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 9/9/2005
always good news comes from such depths of disaster. Hear in Houston Texas over 30,000 Christians are off helping. How come that's never on the news.

Nice olive branch poem.…
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/9/2005
Such an uplifting offering of hope amidst all the despair and destruction. Thank you for sharing your gift, Karla. Amour et paix. Ton ami de la C-B, Canada.

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 9/9/2005

Beautiful, reaffirming poem of hope after disaster; she may not be the same as she was before Hurricane Katrina visited, but New Orleans WILL rise again, and she will no doubt be more beautiful than ever! BRAVA!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :D
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