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(This posting was originally made 5/16/05 but now has the date of a subsequent update)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)!
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.
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|Reviewed by neerja gandhi
|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.
|Reviewed by Vesna Perkovic
|"Tie them gently to a memory"
beautiful work..ty Charles..
|Reviewed by m j hollingshead
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
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
|Your note tempted me to NOT comment, but
the poem is too good not to!Welcome!;-)