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Virgin Eyes
by Toby H Russell

Monday, September 08, 2008
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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A poem for my wife

In their brown,
under her black forest,
a forest that catches a sun or a cloud alight,
in that brown

are ice-coals, engine-souls,
mechanical mysteries infinitely complex
and very far away, lost
and home-sick on differing paths. Earth colours here

and there, with their dark-heart moon
of love and hurt, of trust given
and pierced
and pierced again. Cold at need,

a warm garden under wraps
waits for the right spring,
for a still truth
in a sad and shifty world.

Sleep smokes at their edges, stirs
the pots of witches' dreams in
and out of focus, cooking hot wet brews
for the lucky few, who scold their tongues
on her inward curling flame.

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/14/2008
What a splendidly lovely gift, Toby. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 9/13/2008
Breath taking
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 9/13/2008
Very beautiful,I enjoy reading it,take care

Reviewed by Richard Atwood 9/12/2008
"pots of witches' dreams... hot wet brews" stunningly descriptive.
Although, where does the "Virgin" fit in? Really enjoyed the
way you play, twist, and entangle the words and images. Very fine.
Reviewed by Toby Russell 9/8/2008
Thank you for taking the time to comment on this one. I'm happy that you liked it.

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 9/8/2008
Very sensual piece of deep love and inner beauty....

Be always safe,

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