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and to sneak outside, into the soft fragrance of the night when all sea and earth creatures are asleep, save for other night birds like me… and to tiptoe on naked earth, in the dancing, dappled sashays of ink, porcelain and chrome strewn across the grass, by lights glossing through the air- blown crowns of the trees i love the taste of the moon... tangerine, compared to the metal taste of the blistering noontime temperature. and to inhale the embroidery of evening, to me, is to be filled with soothing solace. as one can see ...sneaking outside, in the din of hours, to speak with her, my moon--- round or sliced and concave--- has been a passage and ritual of mine since I was a girl child. and to chase this orb and know if she is waxing or waning with my thirsty eyes, i cling to her symphonies and silence it is so, till I snuff out from this earthscape if you see a butterfly maiden, strolling the lines of a porch or street in slit hours sometime before twilight... it is simply me, once more, inhaling my moon tasting this delicacy... this luna of beauty i need as my daily passion and balm; lest i die
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  1. Date: 2/4/2014 9:39:00 AM
    Nette, balmy days i suppose... great poem and deserving win, big congrats!!

  1. Date: 2/4/2014 6:27:00 AM
    Wonderful poem, your favorite one. Congrats on the win, nette

  1. Date: 2/3/2014 9:40:00 PM
    Sleep well, my sistah, right on, write on! <3

  1. Date: 2/3/2014 8:40:00 PM
    Sorry but this deserved a number one as well, at least in my book. Congrats. Ron

  1. Date: 2/3/2014 7:44:00 PM
    Kudos on your win, Nette! Too many wonderful lines... I'm not sure which one I like more ... "and to chase this orb and know if she is/ waxing or waning with my thirsty eyes," !! Beautiful!

  1. Date: 2/3/2014 6:22:00 PM
    an impressive and beautiful poem from you, nette, I love how that 'and' leads the reader straight into the poem...there are so many lovely phrases in this, such as "the embroidery of evening" - congrats on your win in my contest! :)

  1. Date: 2/3/2014 5:18:00 PM
    really really good! choice, of course you have so many dreamy verses! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/12/2011 6:20:00 AM
    ooh belated congrats on this beauty nette! not clicking on names right now, so had to look froa winner from you-- not hard to do since you are raking them in, girly-- yay for you! & haha loko mo naman ako--- haven't read your tank entry yet-- syempre may hands-- may hawak syang bola eh ;) heehee & you & me both alas kwatro din ako natulog kaninang umaga-- ano ba tayo???? ahahhaha! hugs :)

  1. Date: 4/8/2011 4:22:00 AM
    Ah!!!! a gril of my own heart, Nette. This paints such mystical beauty. It is going to my list of favorites. Many congrat's on your BIG WIN. Lainie

  1. Date: 4/7/2011 8:54:00 AM
    Lovely Poem Nette, worthy of all honor among the best. Congratulation on your success. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 4/6/2011 5:21:00 PM
    ahhh the Moon! Great write lights! whoopie a sweet one too!

  1. Date: 4/6/2011 4:13:00 PM
    So Beautiful, Nette! Congrats on your win!! Ellen

  1. Date: 4/6/2011 11:48:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Drake's contest Nette. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/6/2011 10:02:00 AM
    wonderful piece nette, congrats on your win

  1. Date: 4/6/2011 8:29:00 AM
    Soo happy to see you in the winners' circle, Nette. Congratulations! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/6/2011 7:35:00 AM
    Wow Such awesome images Nette. Many heartiest congrats for this super win.

  1. Date: 4/6/2011 5:51:00 AM
    Congratulations on the HM win in the contest of Drake, nette

  1. Date: 4/6/2011 5:06:00 AM
    Super congrats Nette my dear friend on your HM in Drake's cool contest with this vibrant entry and elegant write luv.. enjoy another very special honor u have accrued for your fantastic poetry luv..

  1. Date: 4/6/2011 5:05:00 AM
    A truly mind-blowing imagery trip. This was so excellently done.

  1. Date: 3/10/2011 12:23:00 AM
    wow, nette,I have found the poem of yours which for me sings with lucidity AND with gorgeous imagery combined. this is a FAVE for me. LUv, Andrea