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  Braced in a Doorway Holding my Breath
by Phyllis Jean Green
Saturday, November 15, 2003

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I promise this is the last disaster poem for awhile! As for traditional forms, this piece may prove once and for all that we will always be at odds. {Translation, I ain' any good.} Like to think I can master them, but...we'll see. Part of the problem here may be that I am writing fiction [as is true of the last poem]. Many of my poems are about fictional characters and situations, but some veer closer to home. . .Whoa there, Nellie! Not supposed to use this space to write a book! Hope some of you find things to like about the poem below. Pretty much on the fence, myself.:)
?To each his or her own?

Braced in a Doorway Holding my Breath


Thousands of leagues down, subtle shifts  smart

As you nudge a plate into nudging more,

And your image rises and crushes my heart.

Yet the quake stores more love at the core.


Light years ago, stars and planets convened

To begin gathering light for your eyes.

Is it mad to believe a nova-like love scene

Added the sparkle of pleasant surprise?


All the libraries in all the galaxies do not hold

Enough words for the magic of holding you near.

Body and soul, Love. Body and soul.

Your absence is the single disaster I fear.


If a nanosecond could curve you next to me,

Shaking our universe would feel. . .heavenly


(c) Phyllis Jean Green, November 15, 2003

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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/22/2008

Such powerfully penned wonderment...don't know HOW I missed this one. Got some catching up to do, so I'm playing 'round in your Den, if you don't mind. :)

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Tami Ryan 11/16/2003

Whatsa matta? Nothing distrastrous about this - Simply you, expressing yourself. And I happen to think this is very good! I 'specially love the third verse. And the ending... Oooooooh... This is wonderful!

Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 11/16/2003
Was this character caught in an earthquake? Or is the quake a metaphor. I can't critique poetry because I'm rather new at it myself -- also a fiction writer. We wear many disguises; don't we? But this is a good scene. I like it Phyllis.

Reviewed by Transcendental Poet (Reader) 11/15/2003
GREAT writing, Phylis!
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 11/15/2003
Excellent choice of words, wonderful expression.

Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu :o)
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