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  A Stroll Down the Riverbed
by Nordette Adams
Monday, November 20, 2006
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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This poem woke me up this morning.

Time sucked dry my river of weeping for your kiss,
silenced my tributaries chanting your name.
November sun creeped, stretched its arms
and stroked pebbles of sorrow,
exsiccating the muddy bed.
I walk its rock path bare,
astonished at blood spatter on its banks.
Barren trees hang their heads.

My days wake stunned, singing our dream's ballad,

O' Tearless Night.
O' tearless night.
I am drained.
I am drained
Passion is a withered plum.

Copyright 2006 Nordette Adams

"Love Divine Whispers Peace" (a poem written after the death of Gerald LeVert)

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Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 11/25/2006
What a fantastic poem, Nordette. It surely has blown me away
Reviewed by Art Sun 11/24/2006
An expression of depth here Nordette...the dreamstate can wash away the river of tears and spatterd blood....yet the sunlight still awakens the singing of the morn and the passions that lay there within....very nice...enjoyed...

Art Sun.....
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 11/22/2006
The mind is an amazing thing when it awakens us spontaneously like this... doesn't happen to me that often, but can relate to and identify the voice that you use here: the soul has the most haunting and lyrical lilt. And so like the soul to require us to walk barefoot that stony riverbed to weld the marks of stones into the soft arch of our tender instep. Soothing and disturbing in equal measure, Nordette. And Rivers of Babylon-Biblical, perhaps, in its overtones and undercurrents. Beautiful poetry! TY K xx
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 11/21/2006
Beautiful write full of romance, imagery, and full of passion. Great write!
Blessings and Happy Holidays,
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 11/21/2006
A really marvelous, succinct yet powerful with images, piece of art...Nordette. Just that first line alone knocked me on my backside.
So potent...or should I say 'poet-ent?'
You are certainly a Queen of Scribes!
Reviewed by jude forese 11/20/2006
passion may be a withered prune but hopefully it can keep you moving to life's movement ...

sad yet soul-stirring ... excellent images, Nordette ...
Reviewed by Maryvonne Chartrand 11/20/2006
Your verses play on my soul strings, Nordette; most compelling sentiments. Thank you for sharing this offering. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 11/20/2006
The muddy bed would wake me.
I guess one can dry oneself tearless.
Great images, passion is a prune huh..
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/20/2006
Great musing here Nordette!!

Guess what played your "interview" with William and our poetry readings to family and friends yesterday!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Peter Paton 11/20/2006

I can neither add or subtract from Richard's astute and shrewd observations below..

God Bless

Reviewed by Carole Mathys 11/20/2006
A fabulous poem, Nordette...nice way to wake up

Reviewed by SaPAth AnANd 11/20/2006
What a lovely inspiration,Nordette!!Great imagery,beautiful write.

Bom Bhole!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/20/2006
Superb imagery in this correlated poem of love and nature. Bittersweet,beautifully articulated, Nordette!

Reviewed by richard cederberg 11/20/2006
I would imagine, Nordette, that strolling down that river-bed one would encounter much more than withered plums.

I am sure one would not have to dig too far to find the corpses of many good intentions enshrouded in fine talent.

I have discovered, in my limited experience on this planet, that everyone has lack in their life, in one form or another.

Far too often, it seems, this lack is the basic human essential love and the ability to communicate to the betterment of both parties.

Methinks that superbia (unreasonable or inordinate self-esteem, personified as one of the deadly sins) plays a substantial role in all those areas desiccated in ones life.

Light and Wisdom ...
Richard Lloyd Cederberg
Reviewed by Constance Gotsch 11/20/2006
Reminds me of struggling homward on foot on a bitter winter day because you can't afford a car, and colleagues driving past you because they're upset with you.
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 11/20/2006
reminds me of crisp clean sheets that when you roll over or rather strecth a leg or an arm to the other side you feel the coolness of no-one laying there

Reviewed by CJ Heck 11/20/2006
This poem says so much, Nordette -- you certainly wake with inspiration. Wish I could do that! Very nice poem.
Hugs and respect,
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath 11/20/2006

"A Stroll Down the Riverbed"
Beautiful Nordette!
Also I just read your "Love Divine Whispers Peace"
Tribute to Gerald LaVert what a jewel!
Thank you for offering these lovely works of inspirations.
I know you miss your music already, but you can still listen to it.

Have a wonderful day and continue in the love and inspirations, but most of all joy in your heart,
From the Heart of an Artist Quiet Storm

Books by
Nordette Adams

The Goddess and The Skylark, Dancing Through the Word Labyrinth

  1. in honor of
  2. Water Baby
  3. Blue Morpho
  4. Your Own Nuclear Power
  5. For Emily
  6. Defeat
  7. Woodsmoke and Possibility....
  8. I Wish I Could Tell You...
  9. Free Spirit
  10. Traveler's Lament
  11. I'm So Happy
  12. reevaluation
  13. Heaven on Earth
  14. In The Bath
  15. My Scars
  16. Last Birthday
  17. larger voice
  18. Eclipse
  19. I Am . . .
  20. Kaleidoscope World

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