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· Fractured Legacy

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· Peace Corpse

· Patriot Schemes

· Hidden Impact

· Five Stages of Rewrite

· Found!

· Reimagining The New Year

· Procrastination

· Balancing Act

· Intelligent Life

· Clan Reunion

· Your Words Reach Me

· Moving On

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  Spring Morning
by Charles B. Neff
Friday, July 11, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.

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‘Spring Morning’ is the seventh of eight poems that were written over many years, starting in a distressing period of my life and reaching – gradually, finally – new understanding.
I didn’t plan the individual poems as a coherent collection and didn’t realize the story they told until I recently read through a number of older poems. Those poems felt like preludes to newer ones, revealing, in concert, what was really going on inside me.
Though much occurred in my life before the first poem took shape, and though I am still very much alive, I call this collection: Lifecycle. At very least, it traverses the circular path of one of the most significant cycles in my life so far.
A final poem in the series will be added next week.
The previous poems in Lifecycle are: Half-Alive, Second Skin, First Guest , There are Times, Dreamspeak, and Palm Pilot.

Spring Morning



A doorway’s strict rectangle

Frames cactus and flowers

Hemmed by dun adobe.

On a path of bright tile,

White birds preen.

Mountains corral the desert

And sun and sky embrace.

I hold it all in my mind’s eye,

And my place in that pattern.

-Charles B. Neff



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Reviewed by Lois Christensen 7/14/2008
Gjood eyesight you do have and good insight too.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 7/11/2008
The ability to see what many do not, a piece filled with wonderment....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by John Flanagan 7/11/2008
This is a sharp focused picture with real perspective, and the control in the writing is admirable.
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 7/11/2008
Charles, this is a great addition to your Lifecycle series. -gene.
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 7/11/2008
A very beautiful poem.I like reading it very much.take care

Reviewed by Barbara Smith 7/11/2008
Charles, the light is beginning to shine through to bring a renewal to your spirit. I loved this!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/11/2008
Serenity and acceptance in your beautifully imaged lines, Charles, well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
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