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  far deeper than a soul starves ...
by richard lloyd cederberg
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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Tanka/haiku hybrid

Being positioned
Between vitality and
The gray’s of shadows;
This freely expressed life of
Extraordinary colors

Creates full rainbows
With words and desert echoes;
Revealing her path

As an art scholar,
Medieval literature;
One LIVING sculpture
Lamenting loves complexness;
A dragonfly ASCENDING,

The innocence of dreaming;
Not fully knowing

Her life will evince
The fervent hopefulness’s
Of one seeking TRUTH

In humbleness of spirit,
(Voyaging beyond)
Life’s many unrequited
Gifts given from two scarred hands

Understanding now
Dying as a conversion;
Circling obstacles
Akin to daily regrets;
A cathartic chrysalis

Waiting to be bound
To ONE who emancipates
The LIFE she foresees;
Translucent of an echo;
Far deeper than a soul starves,

Chrystus beckons
As an artificial church decays

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Reviewed by Teresa Walker 9/18/2013
Many souls have known the gift of shared words in this beautiful piece of art, yet have chosen to stay in a state of chrysalis, rather than one with the two scarred hands.
My hope is the dome is shattered and the spirit fills those who will be as the dragonfly, then rise through their humbled lives.

One in him my friend, he is smiling about what you have written!
Reviewed by Lynette Bat-Abba 5/12/2010
This made me cry. I can't read anymore tonight though I so badly want too. Your poetry pulls something in me to the surface that I have no words for and after this one, I am stunned.
I am saying "I'm grateful" that there is a writer like you on this planet during my lifetime; evidence of God's mercy.
Reviewed by Leslie Hoffman 1/24/2010
Beautifully crafted, richard. I have read this poem several times and confess that I will read it several times more -- each reading casting greater light onto the depth of your words. ~leslie
Reviewed by Lena Kovadlo 1/13/2010
I love the image you put up to go along with this poem. It is breathtaking and inspiring.

I love the poem as well. Seems to be a little philosophical to me.
Great choice of words and imagery in this piece.

Thanks for sharing.

All the best,
Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten 1/12/2010
Did you know that if God had created the Dragonfly's mouth to be bigger than it is. . . one bite, and we'd be dead!
It's poison is lethal, like the starving soul. . .
Thought-provoking, I must say, and I would expect no less! :)
Love and Peace~
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 1/6/2010
Truth is in the now- be it dreamtime or "real" time...
A truly engaging, resonant write, Richard.
Masterfully expressed.
Reviewed by Carol Grace 1/2/2010
"Understanding now..." oh, to understand. Good job.
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 12/28/2009
"Gifts given from two scarred hands" - I love this line, Richard. It's subtle, but the imagery says so much. It instantly made me feel humble and thankful. Well written and expressed. Hugs,
Reviewed by Ann Marquette 12/27/2009
Very colorful Richard.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 12/25/2009
yes, such an intelligent poem,
Reviewed by Andy Turner 12/23/2009
This does have a medieval feel.
Multi level and sublime. The last stanza is rich in such mataphor.
Such an intelligent penn.
Reviewed by blue soplain 12/23/2009
so many lines and memories that permeate the truth of this. ..
the essence of a hand.holding belief and a child of faith in the central st.age. . .. the reasoning of devotion; the epic s.light sage song of such a voice you possess....that proves steady and sure in turbulent times; and the soft residual focus is so beautiful......surely the reciprocation is complete. and sweetly accepted. much ascetic beauty and awe to you this christ.mass. .. .
find me in a piece of st.ained glass somewhere.
amidst the churchy bells.
and quasimodo towers.
you are beautifulk.
love to you and yours~
Reviewed by Bennett Kremen 12/23/2009
The innocence of dreaming
Not fully knowing

You really got me with that line.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 12/23/2009
WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 12/23/2009
Are the ruins of an abandoned chapel in the middle of nowhere hold its name as the House of God?...Yes!...because the spirit of the pure at heart will linger there to give comfort to any sorrowful passing traveler.


Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 12/22/2009
Scour and surge evolving into one beautiful breathtaking moment in time to savor always, simply magnificent...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 12/22/2009
Man, this is something. Stunningly deep and beautiful. Your talent is on full display in this one!
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 12/22/2009
Until I read the final two lines, I interpreted this as the marriage of a geisha girl. Silly Heathen me. patrick
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 12/22/2009
Haunting image, thunderous words.

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 12/22/2009
Last two lines put the exclamation point to the poem, my friend. You have woven that wondrous day with cryptic revelation. "One LIVING sculpture / Lamenting loves complexness; /A dragonfly ASCENDING,"

Reviewed by TONY NERONE 12/22/2009
Wow, your poetry really burrows deep into my mind. Excellent writing.


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Between the Cracks

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In Search of the First Tribe

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Beyond Understanding

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A Monumental Journey - first edition cover

  1. unraveling
  2. Fading into the unknown
  3. Great King Phallus
  4. Presence
  5. In Loving Memory
  6. Breathe A New Love In Me
  7. You're Not Alone
  8. Reincarnation
  9. I Wish I Knew
  10. digesting newness
  11. Drawbacks
  12. Blood-Kin Beachcombing
  13. An Old Man Ponders
  14. See Me
  15. an aging man still searching...
  16. When the Devil Bites an Angel...
  17. So, What?
  18. Missed By No One
  19. spring times 3
  20. I'm Thankful For

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