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Deborah Russell

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White Paper
by Deborah Russell
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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certain prayers...


White Paper

When the sun comes in, out of the cold,
mind drifts in momentary dreams of peace.
Begins, the anointing; morning
chants, steps closer to the cafe, I enter
the world of words       zero visibility;
train signals pass  - a circle of mist
My slender arms; palms slide toward earth,
small sun bracelets; finger cymbals - click,
(sound within sound within sound), sound
gives way to silence and disconnected
memory - a nation of flag-draped coffins,
numerous things undone; certain prayers
God answers; unconventional geography
strolls shameless through ground shores,
circles borders of half-lit rooms, our
perfumed world tendrils around prayer;
(Heavens anoint remote villages and this
blue air of late autumn) In matching hues;
sky-blue, worry-free, our foreign affairs
are meaningful to each little one born . . .
My dream is an earthy thread; New sun
streaking across the white paper of freedom.

Deborah Russell, 2006

Poets for Humanity, 06

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Reviewed by richard cederberg 12/10/2006
Now that's what I call a desk that needs serious transition.

"I enter the world of words zero visibility;" Oh how I can relate to this line. Knowing that something needs to emerge, but not having a clue how it's going to get out.

A powerful and moving analogy Deborah. Happy Holidays and all the best as you navigate in search of words.

Light and Wisdom ...
Richard Lloyd Cederberg
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 12/10/2006
EXCELLENT write, Deborah! Wonderful choice of words in this one!!!

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