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Bittersweet Morning
by Dawn Anderson
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
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Inspired by the painting and my love for the island...


She feels a lonely tenderness this early autumn morning

as her thoughts drift along grassy Nantucket knolls where  

rows of white washed houses stood.

 

She remembers when he kissed her, the taste of salt water

on his lips, and she thinks of love and old clichés proclaiming

love is blind.

 

They say with age comes wisdom, and she believes that

this is true . And on this bittersweet October morning,

gazing to a distant sun, she realizes true love isn’t

blind –  but a constant, clear eyed state of knowing.

 

 



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Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 6/27/2010
Oh to think back to that one very special kiss and one special love. So well captured, Dawn. ~Hugs, Elizabeth
Reviewed by JMS Bell 11/9/2009
OH, DAWN...THOUCHING THE THOUGHTS THAT EVERY ONE OF US HAVE FELT... WHEN AT A VERY SPECIAL MOMENT WE REACH BACK AND CATCH A GLIMPSE OF ... PAST TRUE LOVE. THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS LOVELY POETICAL TOKEN. BLESSINGS. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 10/13/2009
Dawn, I'm sure the thoughts come easy as you stroll
along the grassy Nantucket knolls, but it calls for
artistry to capture those thoughts in such lovely and
meaningful lines. -gene.
Reviewed by Art Sun 10/11/2009
Nice work Dawn, your thoughts are always filled with that emotional tie of poetry and reality, a compliment to one who writes of love and memories...

a very enjoyable read...

ArtSun...
Reviewed by Shedding Light 10/10/2009
What a great message!!!

Harold M. Nash
Reviewed by Jerry Diamond 10/10/2009
Most beautifully written Dawn, and you have touched on the intrinsic value and uniqueness of love. There is nothing blind about it. It is eyes wide open all the time.

I could feel the heartstrings tugging with this melancholy offering.

Jerry
Reviewed by jude forese 10/9/2009
deep, meaningful and beautifully penned ...
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/8/2009
Your words fell to the depth of my soul and echoed there, Dawn. Thank you. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by Dallas D'Angelo-Gary 10/8/2009
Beautifully done, but would be a lot more powerful if you did it in first person rather than second. Think about it.
Reviewed by David Hightower 10/8/2009
Dawn - Truly an autumn poem reflecting on the psst and on love. The words, "gazing to a distant sun" are very effective in indicating not just distance in space but also distance in time.

Also liked how the last ines refute the old cliche,

she realizes true love isnít

blind Ė but a constant, clear eyed state of knowing.

- David
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 10/7/2009
simple, wise and so beautiful!
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 10/7/2009
Your last line pretty much tells it all. What a lovely flowing poem you have written. It feels like the salty air blowing through my mind.
Lovely!!!
Peace, light, and love,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by richard cederberg 10/7/2009
She is not only wise,
but she is also blessed.
Lovely ...
Reviewed by Cryssa C 10/7/2009
Beautifully said. I love that your poems are mostly written in the third person...it adds a hint of mystery to the poem as to whether it is a poem about the writer or about someone you watched or no one in particular at all. To me, it is like watching a scene in a movie play out--a silent movie and your words are like the captions at the bottom of the screen.

Cryssa
Reviewed by L Hippler 10/7/2009
Loved the third verse especially.
Larry
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 10/7/2009
Bingo... infatuation is, perhaps, blind, but unconditional is the love that sees and loves, warts n'all... and just how great is the love that continues in its steadfastness even in that "state of knowing". Lovely meditation, Dawn... me and Nantucket would go well together; it seems not unlike my Dorset home! :)) xx
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 10/7/2009
Well said and I agree. True love requires that we see things clearly and realistically. So often hormones get in the way. J'nia
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/7/2009
Beautifully penned, Dawn - well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/7/2009
Your heart has lived a full life and part of the life was so wonderful because your life-diet of emotions included tasting and savoring the taste of love.
well done.
hugs
fee
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 10/7/2009
....such heart and wisdom in your words Dawn...this poem sings!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 10/7/2009
Love the poem, and you do know how to "ease" into your point as Sheila has mention, but I maintain that love is blind, Dawn. It has been proven time and time again that love is a narrow, one-way street which refuses to see anything but love. This can be beneficial, of course, but it has also been very hurtful for millions, maybe billions of people throughout history. In the end . . . Love is just exactly . . . What it is.
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 10/7/2009
I like how easily you set this scene. Drew me right in. The ending makes me feel thoughtful. Nicely done.
Sheila
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 10/7/2009
Sentimental and romantic. Nicely done--also great picture.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/7/2009
Beautiful painting and poem, Dawn: a perfect combination! Well done; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 10/7/2009
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!! ROMANTIC AND BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 10/7/2009
A very inspired poem, indeed.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 10/7/2009
Oh dear Dawn, at last!...so you are that limerick girl from Nantucket? LOL

Georg

Reviewed by John Flanagan 10/7/2009
Dawn,
A perfect reflection, and what the mind thinks true the heart may well do, too...or is that the other way around?

John
Reviewed by George Carroll 10/7/2009
I agree whole heartedly with your wonderful poem and its message to true lovers.
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