by Dawn Richerson
Friday, September 29, 2006
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He is an island unto himself,
a mass of potential solidified,
hardened to the core,
within him stirs the strangest
longing to be found, to be
discovered for who he really is.
She is a mighty vessel, sails
unfurled, dancing with the wind,
fluid, open to the new,
within her heart a block of ice
has wedged itself. Her ship turns
sharply from any unfamiliar shore.
In waters where she used to sail
the freed man swims, his face alight
with bubbled joy and hope,
within him, a gaseous realization:
he is killing himself by holding his breath
about what he has done.
She is a tropical breeze, relieved
to be who she wants to be: tied in love
and life to the free man, drowning,
within her heart the fury of a storm
wails, tossing her into an unknown sea
alone and lost, reaching for a rope.
~ ~ ~
Accustomed to seeing through a storm,
she watches from the bow of her ship
once-beloved free man who cut her loose,
senses from afar dwindling hope
in heart of his chosen companion.
Lowering her sails, she cuts her own rope
and floats away, trusting
she will be carried by
a tropical wind revived
that might blow her
back to the nearest shore
and with grace let her
one day remember the stars
reflecting in a sea of love.
The island had not desired his shores
to be littered by shipwreck, wanted nothing
of her fanciful sails, tainted and tattered,
he understood harsh grains, so comfortable,
would be dislodged, some disintegrated,
by residue of a wild and dangerous sea.
But he let her rest, believing
she would be restored
and set aright upon
lifeís ocean of mystery
and with grace
be allowed again
to one day remember the stars
reflecting in a sea of love.
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|Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
|incredible imagery herein, dawn. exquisite work, poetess!
|Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*ģ
|" to one day remember the stars
reflecting in a sea of love."
What a beautiful line you've repeated, making it the very centerpiece of this wonderful poem.
Love & Light,
|Reviewed by Sherry Heim
|Powerfully beautiful, this tale of strength and weakness shines, Dawn.
|Reviewed by J M
|Such beautiful castings in expression and imagery this ode of beauty. Bless you,
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Richly imaged, powerfully penned, poignant poetry, effectively emotional; well done!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by jude forese
|outstanding poem, Dawn ...your power of imagery brings this poem to life ...|
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Dawn, you outdid yourself with thie poetic masterpiece! Inspired beauty eloquently expressed!...Eileen|
|Reviewed by firstname.lastname@example.org Bennett
|What a lovely-soothing poem.|
|Reviewed by William Bonilla
|This is a magnificent piece
Love & Peace
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|OMG this is a keeper......par excellence Dawn!!