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by David Arthur Walters
Friday, January 26, 2007
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Poem by my father at 90






Perhaps because the hour was late

The night bereft of all distractions

And only she was in it

There seemed a translucent

Feminine, warm flame

An aura in her and about her

Addressing me as to my soul

In an invading and encompassing

Modulated and affectionate voice


She seemed, at that fleet instance

Of our lives, extraordinarily beautiful

More so than any woman I had ever seen

In a fearful instant, an instant of awe
I perceived I was in His presence

Without doubt closer in that office

Than until the final day I would ever be

Astonished, I felt a tremor in our hands

Looked within her limpid eyes

And noticed she had been crying



R.B.C. Walters
Kansas City 2007



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Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks
An outstanding poem for all ages. Thanks you so much for sharing here, David. Beautiful words and beautiful read.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Well now I know where you get your eloquence from.

This is a gem and what a keeper for you.

Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson
This gem is priceless! Into my library it goes. Give your father, my thanks ... and I give my thanks to you for posting it!
Reviewed by Helga Ross
This is wonderful, David. I'm enlightened and gratified that I understood its "message" intuitively. (That is, before I looked it up, meaning of the word, Shekhinah.)
I was fortunate to stumble on the poem, since you didn't direct me to it. Shame on you! :)

Reviewed by Regis Auffray
A powerful and compelling poem. Thank you for sharing it, David. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa
I love your father's soul..incredible man..ish more men would have his depth..
You are very fortunate to have him as your Dad..

Reviewed by Theresa Koch
Such depth and beauty, your father has quite the way with words as does his son. Lovely writing~`*
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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
This one hits between the eyes: P O W E R F U L. Thank you, David, for sharing this graceful, wise work by your Daddy.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Aberjhani
A humbling honor to read this thunderbolt of eloquence, grace, and revelation. Much respect to R.B.C. Walters for shining the beautiful light of his years through the golden lines of SHEKHINAH.

Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU

I have enjoyed the reading of "Shekhinah".

Long healthy blissful to the Author of "Shekhinah".

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Randall Barfield
"and only she was in it" says a lot/ hadn't they been together many years? the reader cannot know for sure
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