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  Realm of the Thorn
by Jeff Mason
Friday, February 13, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Yet another one to an incredibly special lady. Happy Valentine's Day! Inspired by Al Swanson's "A Rose Alone By Sailing Boats." And... especially inspired by an incredibly special and gracious lady.




In worn and torrid waters,
a single rose there seen -
red -
and alone;

among the tattered wreckage
from battlements
well-fought;
taut;

yet unparalleled in its
deliciously-scented beauty;
sanctified in its aloneness,
fraught --
with subtly irresistible magnetism

eyes drawn to petal's purpose;
brought;

into the realm of the thorn;

torn

pricked -- by sudden,
fatal beauty

dying with indescribable pleasure

within the crux
of her concentric

swirling

bloom.

Copyright (c) 2004 Jeff Mason


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Reviewed by Sandra Corona 2/17/2004
Beautiful!
:)Sandy
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 2/15/2004
Very well penned, Jeff.
Reviewed by jude forese 2/15/2004
wonderful poem ... excellent form ...
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 2/15/2004
Very beautiful and excellent! A pleasure to read this morning!

Reindeer
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 2/15/2004
Very nice indeed.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/14/2004
Original in structure and beautiful in thought expressed. Thank you, Jeff. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 2/13/2004
beautiful Poem Jeff!!!!!!
Reviewed by Al Swanson (Reader) 2/13/2004
Hey Jeff,

Wen I first saw this laced into the comment, I said, this is a not a comment this is beautiful poetry, and while reading, it ust got so deep, these ideas you spell forth; this -

eyes drawn to petal's purpose;
brought

was about as good as you could get, for the picks of the rose (herself) there so felt,

and I thoght the rest of the poem dealt with our getting lost in such - beauty, ie the rose and her stem just gobble us alive

Well done,

prime beauty, !! al
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 2/13/2004
A very beautiful poem for your special lady Jeff. Written with your own unique flair.

Ty, Dani
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/13/2004
Very beautiful Jeff!!

Lucky lady!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Lori Moore 2/13/2004
Beautiful poetry.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 2/13/2004
Wonderful tribute to a very lucky lady.
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 2/13/2004
"Realm of the Thorn" delivers its depicting to the arms of life, and pictures the creation.

I Salute You, Sublime Poet!


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Bonita Quesinberry 2/13/2004
This is quite beautiful, Jeff: wonderful flow, rhythm and rhyme. Indeed, she must be on special lady. Well done, sir. ~~BonnieQ

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