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Metaphors in Stone

Tall, proud cliffs, rising out of the sea,
Straight and hard, withstanding bombs,
Its protective outer shell encompassing
The soft inner limestone of the Island
Like my body protects the inner softness of me,
The part that identifies with the Island,
Needing to protect and yet be protected.
Why do I identify with the stone?
Its beauteous colours of cream through gold,
Of its increasing hardness as it weathers
And waits,
To ripen and harden with age,
Breathless over time, until …..
It is chosen.
Like the Island has chosen me.

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  1. Date: 6/5/2010 8:11:00 PM
    Good use of imagery to share your thoughts. Congratulations on making it through the first round of the Poetry Soup contest with this poem. Best wishes in the finals. Karen

  1. Date: 6/4/2010 2:13:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round Rita. I wish you the best in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/14/2010 5:44:00 AM
    Loved the title and the comparison of woman to mother....Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/12/2010 6:29:00 PM

  1. Date: 5/12/2010 5:47:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured write this week

  1. Date: 5/12/2010 2:32:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured write this week Rita. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/11/2010 7:03:00 PM
    What an interesting reflection. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Keep on writing! Karen

  1. Date: 5/11/2010 10:43:00 AM
    Many congrats on your featured piece this week. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 5/9/2010 2:29:00 PM
    Congratulations on your fine poem being featured on the Soups Homepage >> James

  1. Date: 11/9/2009 1:52:00 PM
    How glad the island had chosen me too..excellent work--CHARMA

  1. Date: 11/8/2009 11:59:00 AM
    I love nature this is a good topic and smooth writig