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A Many Splendored Thing

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A Many Splendored Thing

When you find that many splendored thing in you,
   you will know it.
But, do not confuse this knowing
   with any former time.

Cast your mind into it--as if you were
   the ancient mariner himself--
And let the line be carried deep
   and far from your sails of safety.

Listen for the voice of the albatross
   as it sings your love song homeward.

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  1. Date: 10/19/2012 7:29:00 AM
    Thanking you today for your comments on my writing Orma. I hope you have a very pleasant weekend and I wish to see more of your work next week. Love, Carol XXXX

  1. Date: 10/9/2012 4:44:00 PM
    A deeply-evocative verse. If your mind leaves the concrete, rational realm, and allows the momentary passion to guide it, then it will be pulled from its cerebral moorings, and discover the alluring fantasies and ensconcing dreams. I like the philosophical nature of this poem. Enjoyed your worthy poem.