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And so it is...
by Regis Auffray
Friday, June 08, 2012
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And so it is...

...that we are together

...that you are half an America away
working in a northern place
...that the robin raises her young ever fearful
of the shadow of the hawk and of the feral cat
...that Venus is humbled by the sun
as billions watch in wonder
...that forest fires rage in Arizona
snow falls in the Coquihalla
and body parts arrive in the mail
in Ottawa and Vancouver
...that vestiges from Japan's misfortune
land on the beaches from Oregon to Alaska
...that a raven calls
his dark shadow passes over me
a good omen I hope
...that millions die such senseless deaths
and men are so seemingly intent upon self-destruction
...that climate warms and seas become more turbulent
and seasons even more uneasy
... that the moon is not rising
twilight is dark and dreary and the skies weep
...that turmoil runs rampant
and chaos rules the world
And yet it will all be as it should be when you come back
and I may hold you in my arms...

...for we are together

© Copyright 2012 Regis Auffray


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Reviewed by Ken Colonsay 12/12/2012
Fra-ranging love poem! A coast to coast, continent to continent voyage amour.
Reviewed by Paddy Bostock 10/21/2012
If only love alone could solve our problems--if only! But politicians and bankers don't see it that way. Where money's to be made, the rest of us can expect the worst. Yes, we should be together, but how many obstacles-sorry about this, but primarily religions-have for so long managed to separate us?
A heartfelt poem, Regis! Hope the girl comes home from the north and brings with her the rain.
Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald 9/24/2012
Nothing stops true love
Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 9/20/2012
Great insite and description of the world we live in. Love can cross mountain and plain and even extend to heaven if it's strong enough.....M
Reviewed by Myrna Badgerow 9/12/2012
And THIS is why I am so happy to be back here.. to read words such as these that wrap me in a warm blanket of companionship and understanding..)) love to you, my friend.. Myrna
Reviewed by Z McClure 7/19/2012
this poem is a hug for the weary in a world going mad.
Beautiful summaries of what's wrong, topped by the one good and right thing.
Ends on a most encouraging line!

Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 7/14/2012
"Love is the best shelter" is the message you are conveying in this message and you have put it in the most brilliant way a poet can ever portray the magestic powers of love. Have missed you sooooooo much my friend.
Reviewed by Sandy Hoynacki (Reader) 7/9/2012
A protective balm awaits when the "for we are together" becomes
real. A powerful write of reality....
Reviewed by JMS Bell 7/9/2012
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 7/3/2012
Wonderful heart felt poem. Raven's are misunderstood; they are not the bad omens they have been made out to be but can be the joker. If a raven has crossed your path, 3 times even better, the raven is bringing magic, shapeshifting and creation into your awareness. BTW thanks for being the great friend that you have been to me....just by being there even when I disapppear for weeks, months and etc.
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 6/21/2012

Great write.

Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi 6/20/2012
Oh, exquisite! Powerful!!!
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 6/14/2012
Beautifully genuine insights, Regis, and may you be happy and blessed!
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 6/14/2012
Evermore to love each other.
Excellent write Regis.

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg 6/13/2012
this proves the power of love, for in its arms, no matter whatever else is happening in the world, we are safe and sound.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 6/11/2012
It's strange how we can be extra sensitive to the world's travails when lost in the ardour of passionate love - and yet also immune from its consequences by the power of that same love. You have spoken of such most eloquently and elegantly here, Regis. Thank you for sharing its effects so warmly. May you both continue to be richly blessed. xx
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 6/10/2012
I think this one may be your very best poem ever...but if not then it is for sure one of your best...I love the fast tempo and rhythm of it and I would love to hear it read out loud as it flowed so perfectly.Love to you and yours
Reviewed by RWE SAYS BYE 6/10/2012
...this speaks to the need to strengthen what remains in light of so much destruction and decay, and the tone of an effigy fading in the twilight of tomorrow's sorrow lends the vestigial effulgence of a peaceful legacy that outlasts the relationship rejoinder to close your verse...
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 6/10/2012
There is such urgency in our world to see the beauty, when there is so much sickness, your words pierce Reg
Reviewed by Jon Willey 6/10/2012
Regis, you have profoundly described the importance of personal
relationships, love, and our ties as sucklings of mother earth - I wish you love and peace my dear friend - Jon Michael
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 6/10/2012
It's so true that everything looks bleaker when the one we love is not close...beautifully penned, Regis! Lots of dark truths here...

Reviewed by neerja gandhi 6/9/2012
Very differently written but very interesting ....when together, chaos hardly matters....veryyyyy wishes,neerja :)))))))
Reviewed by Micki Peluso 6/9/2012
Regis, a bit different than your usual but I really love it!! wonderful imagery.

Reviewed by John Flanagan 6/9/2012
i like the global picture here,
Regis, the broad perspective and the concern for
all that's not well - you see true and
you think big - admirable indeed

Reviewed by Morgan McFinn 6/9/2012

That we are together...For we are together

I'm with you, hell with everything in between those two lines. Aren't we lucky!!!

Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 6/9/2012
yes a partner in crime is the way to go, and such lovely lines as ....that the moon is not rising twighlight is dark and the skies weep. this poem is so well put together
Reviewed by Connie Faust 6/9/2012
It surely makes a difference when two are as one.
The wistful beauty of the closing lines softens the harshness of life.

Reviewed by Darrell and Kathy Adams 6/9/2012
Regis, you found a very provocative and effective way to point out the current woes of the world, and how a private love can tune it all out to the point where there are only two timeless souls and nothing else. Well done. Be well, Kathy
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 6/9/2012
Love so endearing *Regis*
of heart and soul rendering
from love at it's best!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 6/9/2012
Nicely done Regis. There is a lot of good and evil on this planet, hard to say which is winning, but it matters not. Patrick
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 6/9/2012
Love holds no boundaries, as evident from your poem. All hell can break loose, but love will prevail..Boy us romantics need to get a

Awesome poetry as always,
Peace, love and light,
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/9/2012
Regardless of what's happening in the world, togetherness knows no bounds. You wrapped up the beginning and the end very nicely.

Reviewed by Jennifer Christian 6/9/2012
I do love a happy ending.
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 6/8/2012
Good and bad, ying and portray it all here so well!

Love ya!

Reviewed by Budd Nelson 6/8/2012
So happy to read this lovely tribute of yours, thank you again
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 6/8/2012
Because I can not say it any better than she did I will quote Emily Dickinson with one of my all-time favorite lines:

"All I Know Of Love
Is That Love Is All There Is."

Beautiful poem, Reg.
Take care,
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 6/8/2012
This gives such a view as it is, how the world stands... ah but to know there is that one that when you hold them in your arms you are together. And among all the chaos the world has, isn't this the most beautiful thing.

Beauty among the chaos, and then you will be one again, how lovely

Love and Light
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/8/2012
Wonderful; c'est magnifique, mon ami!

(((HUGS))) et amour, ton ami dans Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/8/2012
So true that the world revolves around love when love is your whole world...e
Reviewed by Paul Berube 6/8/2012
Very, very nice, Regis.
Reviewed by pat medlin 6/8/2012
oh regis this is so incredibly good...maybe my favorite of much of your work. i can't keep from re reading the last 5 lines...outstanding...pat
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 6/8/2012
beautiful write!
Reviewed by Laura Fall 6/8/2012
Truly a Heartfelt write so meaningful and beautiful Laura
Reviewed by Richard King 6/8/2012
Sounds like you've got a great handle on just what is important in your life. Well said. Dick
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 6/8/2012
Yep, it is summer, climate does tend to warm up.

About the rest of you in-you-face poem, Regis, I with you. Mankind, supposedly more intelligent are killing each other in the most gruesome ways. I love your poem, and especially the last three line.
Reviewed by Lena Kovadlo 6/8/2012
Wow! What a poem! So meaningful and deep. Thanks for sharing.

When we are together with the one we love things seem to fall into place and it all seems to be the way it should be. Nothing seems wrong or bad because we are together and always have each other no matter what.

Just one thing I noticed... "that a raven calls his dark shadow passes over me" - i would say 'passing over me' instead of 'passes over me'.
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