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· Fractured Legacy

· Dire Salvation

· Hard Cache

· Peace Corpse

· Patriot Schemes

· Hidden Impact

· Reimagining The New Year

· Procrastination

· Balancing Act

· Intelligent Life

· Clan Reunion

· Your Words Reach Me

· Moving On

· Paradise Improved

· Cute!

· A Random Thought

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by Charles B. Neff
Monday, May 16, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.

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•  Reimagining The New Year
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(This posting was originally made 5/16/05 but now has the date of a subsequent update)
Poems I post from 5/16/05 forward are from three printed collections - Tunes Along the Way, Places Speaking, and Musings. I will add a new poem each week for the next six months. Check the site early in the week for the new poems. I hope you enjoy them (and if you like the use of language, check out my novel Hidden Impact)!

(From Musings)

Poems laugh at deadlines.
They know sundials and stars
And pass clocks by,
Ready to say things
That can't be said otherwise.
A task for moods, not moments.
No small task either,
Fragile paper boats
Whipped by winds of forgetting,
Seining fleeting feelings
On a sea of consciousness,
Catching thoughts before they sink.
Tug them too hard
They shrink to nothing.
Be too cautious
They slip back to hiding places.
Tie them gently to a memory
And find a mooring forever.
A poem. A lifeline.

-Charlie Neff


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Reviewed by neerja gandhi 1/28/2007
wow!!! how well, beautifully written.Wonder the beans you all poets have describing literally the birth of poetry in a poetic fashion.Hats off.Simple reality very well defined.
great!!! neerja.
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 8/4/2005
"Tie them gently to a memory"
..exceptional line..
beautiful work..ty Charles..

Reviewed by m j hollingshead 6/29/2005
nicely done
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/16/2005

Welcome to Author's Den; you're among friends. :)

Loved your opening--hooked me from the git go and compelled me to read to its satisfying (TRUE!!) conclusion. Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/16/2005
Your note tempted me to NOT comment, but
the poem is too good not to!Welcome!;-)


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Fractured Legacy

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Dire Salvation

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Peace Corpse

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  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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