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adieu, adieu MAG

February 6, 2010
By ruthlesslyruthie GOLD, Mechanicsville, Virginia
ruthlesslyruthie GOLD, Mechanicsville, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
to love--to fall--is not a question.
to touch--to kiss--to speak--those are the questions.

i saw it settle,
distant and fleeting
and resolute –
above all
resolute –
in your eyes
before it registered
in my own.
there was a
in your carefully
but nowhere else.
we are creatures
of circumstance;
victims of a
strange and
all else
are mere whims
of the heart,
vast and waning,
forever seeking,
homeward bound.
and what does anyone know
of the passage of time
and its miscreant
charcoal smudges,
blankets of snow
and forgotten laughs.
the steady unease.
(you don't need all that)
a murmur,
a soft stirring,
your victrola eyelashes,
and you were gone.

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on Feb. 5 2013 at 11:57 am
EtherealLibretto GOLD, Z, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde

I love the fluency and the spacing. It made me pay more attention and read the poem more closely. Amazing word choice, when I finished reading it I was left with the loveliest feeling. A fantastic poem!

on Aug. 28 2010 at 3:29 pm
meganwagner21 PLATINUM, Old Bridge, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes good things have to fall apart so better things can fall together." -Marilyn Monroe
"Nobody can go back and make a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." -Maria Robinson

wow! amazing so many metaphors. the picture fits well with this too. i can see why yours got published!