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Sifted and Stirred
by L. G. Figgins

Thursday, March 23, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Imagine the light within you
as you peel away the pale skin of winter
that ghostly fog of sorrow's discontent
The days fretted away in introspection
falling as drizzled sleet on the windshield
swept away in an arc in the quest for sight
only to reappear again to blur your vision
A lesson learned in the futility of regret

We are changelings always seeking growth
out from the center of the seed we were
absorbing light and air into our cells
shedding the scales of days passed
Our lives unfold as a petaled rose
Rains will come but cleanse us of dusty debri
nourish the dry chambers within our hearts
as we blossom in beauty despite the thorn's sting
if the root of bitterness does not take hold

Reveal the new flesh of renewal
hungry for warmth and reborn to the sun
The black soil is putty in your hands
sifted and stirred unearthing beauty
and you bring forth nurtured bloom
from the spectre which haunted you
It is now buried food for earthworms
churning decay into new forms of life


(c) Linda Gayton 2006  

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Reviewed by Shoma Mittra 3/27/2006
refreshing and peaceful write. Lovely piece of poetry.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/25/2006

Beautifully illustrated, written verse; well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/24/2006
Symbolic and meaningful; thank you for sharing this gift, Lin. It speaks from your soul. Love and peace,

Reviewed by jude forese 3/24/2006
a beautiful poem of renewal ... the imagery draws in the reader with superb allegory that speaks to the heart and soul ...
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/24/2006
Spring - black soil - earthworms - new forms of life - changelings - A wonderful poem, Linda, as is that graphic.
Reviewed by Pierre Ortega 3/24/2006
Try as we may, we can never really peel away the skin of our past completely, Though I do think we need to shed enough to allow our selves to grow, for we are constantly changing, and we need to.
Excellent Pierre.
Reviewed by Crystal Silver Angel (Reader) 3/23/2006
Loved this wonderful imagery..!!!!Excellent

love joanne
Reviewed by Peter Paton 3/23/2006
You are a great teacher,Linda in the ways of the heart and the world...
Beautifully constructed piece
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 3/23/2006
Very insightful write. Love it :-)
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/23/2006
Your insight and imagery blend together here to force the reader to take a close look at their own immortality and the way life unwinds around them. Well written and presented Linda...very well done.

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/23/2006
fantastic write Linda!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by George Carroll 3/23/2006
Best to bury those regrets and let something good come from them. The art work is stunning and vibrant like Spring when it's in full bloom.
Reviewed by Gordon Rosenberg (Reader) 3/23/2006
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/23/2006
I love it, Linda, a perfect spring ode in the life to death -to life cycle that is neverending. There is nothing as fascinating as rebirth. Superb poem!


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