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Below is the poem entitled HUMBLING HABITAT which was written by poet Albert Price. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The gray exhaust of  twelve warm hearths
Chased the clouds into the afternoon sky.
There stood the stalwart mansion
At peace with its surroundings
And steadfast with its environs.
Beckoning an affectionate greeting
Just beyond the bridge, it appears
To give light the sublime levity
Of being a nuance of darkness.
Its façade is as prestigious and lucent
As a librarian’s bustline in her noblest estate.
Its walls of luminous windows
Sit still in a kinetic majesty of colors,
Like the yew tree in its bounty of crimson berries.

This refuge from the current disharmonies
Radiates from its midst an unheard music
And a conviviality suggesting a vicarious ecstacy.
Here, perhaps, is that first step in darkness
Of the empire prophesized to come,
Bringing its measureless song
Of the queen of the northern lights,
Whose monarch calms the most vociferous tempest
And warms the most bitter winter chill.
Here, under the clouds of mortal brevity,
Contained are the exotic reactions
To long suppers and golden evenings
From the replenishing of early traditions,
Beyond youth’s humblest dreams.

The twelve hearths fully aglow,
Fueled with only kindling atoms,
Tell of a future only they can know
And every human mind fathoms.
Within these high stone walls,
Lit by radiant lamps’ glare,
Every place an eye-beam falls,
There is the glory of confident flair.

Copyright © Albert Price

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  1. Date: 11/30/2008 1:02:00 PM
    Great job here! Congratulations, how nice that more people will have the chance to read your poem this week! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 11/29/2008 9:45:00 PM
    Albert - Congrats on having your poetry featured this week – Great Job & God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 11/25/2008 4:21:00 AM
    Is this a mansion or Xanadu? The twelve hearths get a reader into the swing. Wonderful write, Albert. Congrats on this selection. Love, daver

  1. Date: 11/24/2008 6:33:00 PM
    Congratulations Albert on "Humbling Habitat" being featured. Vince

  1. Date: 11/24/2008 9:45:00 AM
    Enjoyed this write so much. Congratulatinss Albert on your wonderful poetry being featured this week. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 11/24/2008 7:40:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured write Albert. May you have many more. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/23/2008 7:11:00 PM
    This is a creative poem. I really like the title. Congratulations on being featured this week. Best wishes with your writing. Wishing you continued success. Karen