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  My Heart May...
by Nordette Adams
Saturday, March 05, 2005
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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Oh, what was I thinking?

My heart dreams it swims a river
in a land of gardens
graced with moss-draped oaks,
magnolias, jasmine,
Cherokee roses, Calla lilies,
and you.

A land of prophets,
prophetic poetic flow whipped
into their backs by shunning,
the blood drizzles down,
drops mix with Jesus' tears,
Samsons, Hannibals, Esthers and
Sojourners leap from rusting shackles
on the climbing arc of Apollo.
Nothing holds them down

unless they let it.

Rise on marsh mist and walk as dead
to ones blinded by pride,
yet the risen live, robust and hot-blooded,
singing "Swing Low" they learn word
under cover then jitter out the bug,
wring out the grooves of pain with
hustle of jazz and blues,
preach get thee behind to hellspawn
that slither in darkness,
scat healing to the bound.
They soar in time as eagles.

My heart hopes it flies with one,
as I, the wheel, spin out.

"Wherever You May Be" by Bonnie Raitt

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Copyright March 2005 Nordette Adams


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Reviewed by Janet Bellinger 3/9/2006
This is deep and powerful and moving.
"My heart hopes it flies with one,
As I, the wheel, spin out," makes my heart yearn to soar, too.

Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 3/7/2005
think i spoke too soon on my favorite, this holds such a possibilite
it holds pain and struggles of the past that fuels those now
incredible lyrics!!!!
this is a song
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 3/6/2005
Yes, yes, yes....a superb piece of work, as Eileen said (she often steals my words from my head and gets them to you first). Just kiddin'hon.
I really enjoyed this one.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/6/2005
Superb poem, Nordette you soar with the Eagles in this one;-)!

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/6/2005

So much emotion and power in your words--fantastic write!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by Lynn Barry 3/6/2005
Breathtakingly beauteous!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/6/2005
Painful images, honest words.
Reviewed by D May (Reader) 3/6/2005
Nordette, this is excellent. I love this piece. Well done.
Reviewed by jude forese 3/6/2005
brilliant ... luv the voice and spirit of this poem ...
Reviewed by Henry Stevens 3/6/2005
A wonderful telling of a story that should be retold forever, lest it ever happen again. Strong, brave images.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 3/5/2005
This is pure excellence N. Second stanza very creative and imaginative...
Reviewed by Handsum Hart 3/5/2005
My oh my, isn't your heart in a great mood today.

Best wishes
Reviewed by Cynth'ya 3/5/2005
You need to contact ASAP!
blessin's Sis. 'Dette,
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 3/5/2005

Unique N Different!

Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 3/5/2005
A beautiful way portrayed
....Sounds like you have a beautiful heart...
Reviewed by Aberjhani 3/5/2005
A soaring visionary flight through hard-won spiritual battles of the past and lyrical possibilities of the future. Throbs with a gentle power that enchants, delights, and inspires.
Reviewed by Janet Parker 3/5/2005
This is awesome, brilliant! The way you articulate this is beautiful and the message is poignant.
Reviewed by Chanti Niven 3/5/2005
Take your bow Nordette (should I have said curtsy?). Superb work most talented poet.
With admiration and respect
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 3/5/2005
I like this one Nordette. There is wisdom in a lot of what you write. Keep it up girl, and God will make sure you succeed without even trying. May the Lord be with you, and at your side constantly. With much love, peace, & (((HUGS))) ... Barbie

"If I have to...Then I may as well be."
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/5/2005
Excellent piece Nordette!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/5/2005
A very moving, soul-reaching and meaningful creation, Nordette. Thank you for sharing this wonderfully poetice offering. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 3/5/2005
I have quite become mesmerized with your writing... Nordette, there is no one like you!

As exposed as a writer may feel, as inside-out as we sometimes bring it all to word, there is a sense that your writing leaves nothing behind... you share, you phrase, you bring it to the highest decibel... and I'm an eager "listener"... God, you're good! (I also love the line that Eddie K has in his comment box... try to live by it). Marvelous piece. katy xox
Reviewed by L. Figgins 3/5/2005
Powerful and profound..."...the blood drizzles down, drops mix with Jesus' tears..." Your poetry creates a physical as well as emotional reaction, something akin to pins and needles...
Reviewed by A PAX 3/5/2005
Dreams set the stage for our potential and realities...
beautiful Nordette :)
pax A
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/5/2005
Nothing holds them down
unless they let it.

Much wisdom here, Nordette, Fly On!

Books by
Nordette Adams

The Goddess and The Skylark, Dancing Through the Word Labyrinth

  1. Loss
  2. Falling
  3. Womanhood
  4. Mud Pups
  5. The red ink flower tree
  7. Bubble Slaves
  8. Waterfall
  9. Body Quakes
  10. He Took A Bath Once
  11. Quandary
  12. True Friends
  13. Beringia
  14. Ego
  15. Inevitable
  16. My Storm
  17. About Twenty Inches of Snow
  18. A Lovely Day For A Swim
  19. Enchantment
  20. The Shredding Machine

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