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The Swimmer
by Jane Rodway
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
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Inspired by a Charles Herbert Woodbury painting of the same name (1864-1940)

Against a wave,
yet above
the sunlit surface,
encircled by
streams of oneself
and rainbow water-
I reach out,
fingertips touching
liquid nothing.

I am the eel,
A rising sun,
a Mother.

Far ashore-
rocky crags,
tiny ornaments
with childish glee,
sit atop, solid-
waiting for me.

Is the reflection there,
speaking the same words,
telling the world
what's left unspoken,
the nature of my game.

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Reviewed by richard poor 4/13/2006
so very good!!
Reviewed by Dale Clark 3/9/2006
I love the way you envision these paintings
and I hadn't reviewed this one. Beautiful!
Great work Michelle!
Reviewed by Letitia Blount 2/8/2006
Love the images and makes me feel eager for summer. Thanks for sharing.
Reviewed by J M 2/8/2006
Wonderful visuals in this excellent poem......
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/7/2006
Vivid imagery...great write!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 2/7/2006
". . . the nature of my game." Blood Sweat and Tears used that phrase in a song many years ago. Loved it then, love it now as a clincher to a fine poem.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 2/7/2006
Some great lines and great imagery to go with.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/7/2006
As always superb rendering, Michelle!

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/7/2006

Oooohhhhhhhhhhhh...the sea. I love the sea. :) And I love this write--imagery so clear and pure, it breaks over my soul and brings me joy. Thank you!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 2/7/2006
Such crisp and crystal clear images. One feels they are the swimmer..
You should do another exibition in NY of you work..
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