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Let Me Count the Ways- For Sharon

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Let Me Count the Ways- For Sharon

How many?
how many lives;
how many have fallen 
your magical spell? 

If it may be so, 
let each star be named 
For your beauty transpires 
our words 
into all shine and sheen cast out
from the darkness and starkness
of infinite space –
(as they were intended to be seen)
as if even the light shining forth 
from between 
the pervading clouds of life’s 
perpetual storm –
(day to day to day, 
and on)
recognizes your poetic touch, 
as deliverance;

stopping, halting, driving 
the wedge of night out 
of our very hearts,
as if just being here, seeing them
(seeing you) 
really seeing the stars 
                  (through your eyes we see – 
you are clear, you are 
like dew on leaves – with us being 
as leaves) opens up 
our every pour;
pouring forth what may never 
have been seen
without your dewy light’s reflection, 
refracting –
how else can the green of leaves 
be certain, 
that they are also
made of stars,
if not first being shown
the point of green?

Yes, if it be so,
let the stars be named 

Let each one bare their own weight 
(light is weightless - don’t you see?) 
before it’s too late, 
and all the leaves (our leaves – 
our hearts)
start to twist 
into autumn -  a lazy
haphazard dance
to nowhere –

dry and cracked 
to the desperate open mouth 
of ground; 
left to writhe amongst the yellowing mulch, 
like ornately colored 
lead paperweights 
for the cold of winter 
to still 
our beating 
hearts –

You are like stars.

A multiplicity of the exponential 
magnifying each one who sees;
(recognizing our own in you)
light touching light through the heart
of our own.

You are our spectacle, Miss. Weimer –
our looking glass into 
the night sky,
reminding our hearts
how to shine.

And for this I say, Thankee-Sai –
Thankee Big big
                (a kindred thank you – you see, I see)
for Being,
and for touching us with the ends
(and beginnings) of your lit up
shattering our stormy skies
into multitudes 
of separate

How many ways do we love you?
Too many ways to count –

There are so many stars.

***I'm sure this poem is going to end up being redundant, as many will write about our 
lovely, Sharon Weimer, but I felt I must, simply because - and that's all the excuse I 
needed. She's been a good friend, in more ways than I can count :) We love you, Shar - 
keep shining, and never forget what you're made of.

For another of our beloved poets, Miss. Christie's P.S Member Dedication Contest. :)

Copyright © Kristin Reynolds

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  1. Date: 3/6/2013 1:44:00 AM
    Yes if it be so..let the stars be named yours. Wow how more beautiful than that could it be?I thought.i ve read this gem already.but i did not.You were born a romantic im sure. By the way tnks for finding somethimg you like in my past poems..i mean scribbles.You are too kind

  1. Date: 5/24/2009 4:44:00 AM
    Kristin, Congratulations for winning the Poetry Soup tribute contest. You are right. Many do love Sharon and her beautiful work. Including me- Excellent write. Lovingly, Dane

  1. Date: 5/22/2009 7:08:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win. A wonderful tribute, so full of truths about our great friend Sharon. Smiles from Lolita

  1. Date: 5/21/2009 3:15:00 PM
    Dear Kristin,Congratulations on YOUR 2nd PlaceWin in Christie's Contest A Superb Tribute to a LOVELY POETESS I call My Sister You to are a LOVELY POETESS LOVE ALWAYS.. .HG

  1. Date: 5/21/2009 4:55:00 AM
    What can I say except the honor of this poem still overwhelms me and I absolutely love you and warmest congratulations on your big win! A first place win in my eyes always. Love you, Shar xo

  1. Date: 5/21/2009 12:34:00 AM
    Congrats on your success in Christie's contest Kristin Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 5/20/2009 11:57:00 PM
    Kristin, nice tribute and congrats on your success in Christies contest...Raul

  1. Date: 5/20/2009 6:41:00 PM
    Congrats my sister..drinking this on a dark Georgia night...much respect.

  1. Date: 5/20/2009 4:55:00 PM
    Congratulations, Kristin....excellent choice for your poem....and beautiful tribute!!!

  1. Date: 5/20/2009 3:44:00 PM
    Congrats on a wonderful poetic tribute Kristin ! Many more to you ! james

  1. Date: 5/20/2009 2:40:00 PM
    And of all the poems written it would seem that all put together they just don't quite explain how wonderful she truly is - Kristin - Congratulations on placing in Christie’s, “Poetry Soup Friend Tributes” contest - God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 5/1/2009 6:26:00 AM
    Sharon deserves no less a tribute from no more esteemed a poet, she is a perrennial melody. I am just back and wish to thank one of my favorite artists for her congratulations and appreciation ... your vision is sustaining. Great write.

  1. Date: 4/26/2009 8:11:00 AM
    Thnak you for your welcome blog comments today Kristin.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 4/18/2009 2:36:00 PM
    this is an excellent tribute to a most wonderful poet n friend.....nicely done! n smiles Maryam*

  1. Date: 4/17/2009 1:49:00 PM
    Nice use of imagery for a beautiful tribute to Shar! She is such an uplifting person here at The Soup. Good luck in the contest. Karen

  1. Date: 4/17/2009 2:35:00 AM
    Excellent tribute Kristin.Rgds Brian & thank for your welcome comments

  1. Date: 4/14/2009 3:30:00 PM
    We share an admiration for Sharon, Kristin. Not only for her awesome talent with words, but for her beautiful heart and soul. Your dedication is magnificently written, and I see Sharon likes it too! Very nice tribute! Love, carolyn

  1. Date: 4/14/2009 11:52:00 AM
    Excellent write Kristin, I totally agree with your wrods. Best of luck in the contest...Raul

  1. Date: 4/14/2009 8:59:00 AM
    Kristin such a great tribute and one well deserved, Sharon is definitely a Souper Star. My hat is off to you and Sharon and may God Bless you both. Ron

  1. Date: 4/14/2009 7:59:00 AM
    a blessed write and a flow of carefully chosen words it lights the skies with the power of light--