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.                         ‘Violin’ was written on a soft dark velvet night,
                As I drifted - in the dreams -  of the flickering -  candle light;
           Ne’er pre-planned -  nor pondered - nor was she - pre-conceived,
        She came from deep within me, appearing  on the screen,
               As did my favorite poem - my darling ‘Cannon Lee’.

                ‘The Love of a Gentlemen’ -  and ‘Where the Heart Resides,’
                   Came from treasured memories - I tried to keep alive;
                   With words - chosen carefully - to create solidity,
                          I brought them back to life - to live eternally,
                  In vivid hues - more beautiful - than all the autumn leaves.

                   Others - fell like drops of dew  - from flying fingertips,
           That raced across the keyboard  - in hopes they wouldn’t miss,
                The chance to share the beauty - my eyes now fell upon,
           Through the kitchen window  - across the river -  and beyond,
            Where fields of liquid diamonds - glistened in the early dawn.

                    Others came in metaphors -  disguising secrets held;
                      To painful in reality - for me to ever tell. 
                ‘The Rose and the Thorn’ -  poured herself upon the page,
                     A sonnet of over-whelming grief  - rising up from hidden rage,
                         Releasing me forever - from my gilded cage.

                        These poems I write - come day come night,
                                  Come candle or come neon light,
                       Come wind, come rain, come joy, come pain,
                They are the life - the Great Creator -  breathed in me;
                                         They are my breath! 
                                          They are my poetry!


                               Author:  Elaine George
                               Written:  January 13th, 2010

Inspired by:  Deborah Guzzi's contest 'How Do You do It - How do you write your poems'?

Authors Note:  This poem was written on route to Bath, North Carolina via Ferry 
crossing.  It was written on a note-pad from the' Hampton Inn' and transferred 
to my lap-top after returning to Swansborro.

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  1. Date: 10/26/2010 2:47:00 PM
    "Through the kitchen window - across the river- and beyond." I really like this line, and, of course, the entire poem. Congrats on the selection. Love, Dave

  1. Date: 10/25/2010 12:04:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poem being picked to be featured this week Lainie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/25/2010 11:51:00 AM
    Congrats Lainie on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. a wonderful piece to share with us all with luv ....hope u are doing well luv..

  1. Date: 7/27/2010 5:53:00 AM
    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!! This one is fabulous!!!!!!! A good narrative poem!!!!!!!! Vrushani!!!

  1. Date: 5/28/2010 1:32:00 PM
    Elaine, Absolutely breathtaking - Wow - Beauty, depth and open expression told as only you could tell, I love you Elaine, Going to e-mail you now, YF4L, God Bless, mj

  1. Date: 1/30/2010 10:50:00 PM
    Ah, how could I place above such a poem? It both flatters and baffles me. This will be the third poem I favorite, and it would have been the first had it come sooner.

  1. Date: 1/30/2010 9:43:00 AM
    Outstanding writing as always Lainie ... any piece of paper will do when "its coming to you" ... smile ... Congratulations on your win in Deborah's contest ... I am in awe of and always enjoy your talent !!

  1. Date: 1/29/2010 1:05:00 AM
    Congratulations on placing second in Deborah's contest, Lainie. Well deserved recognition. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/28/2010 8:02:00 AM
    Congrats on your success in Debbie's contest Elaine.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 1/28/2010 7:19:00 AM
    CONGRATULATIONS, Lainie. I LOVED This one and I am not surprised at all to see it rated so high! Simply marvelous. Andrea

  1. Date: 1/27/2010 8:11:00 PM
    Wonderful poem you've given us here, Lainie ^_^--made me smile to know how you write your beautiful poems, and seeing where they come from, you last stanza says it all-- thanks for sharing and congrats for your win with this ^_^ also like how you wrote this on a ferry :)

  1. Date: 1/27/2010 5:47:00 PM
    Yes Elaine! A well deserved win...Again! Excellent! congratulations! =Robert

  1. Date: 1/27/2010 5:46:00 PM
    I loved this then, and love seeing your win...this poem is wonderful, Elaine! OMG you wrote this on a ferry crossing.....!! Wow..I'm impressed, I would probably be sea sick instead!! LOL !! Congratulations on your well deserved win!!! ~ Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 1/27/2010 4:12:00 PM
    Congrats on your second place win in Debbie's contest.. I luved it when I first read it and luv it now for my second read.. a well deserved win.. one of the best I have read for this contest... luv.. Linda-Marie

  1. Date: 1/27/2010 12:44:00 PM
    With words - more beautiful - than all the autumn leaves. I like your words here very much, Lainie! You are really talented. Many of my love poems were written in Oxford outside at a table in a restaurant. Some were written while being on a train. Thank you for sharing your poetry with us and for your kind comments...Love, Gert

  1. Date: 1/19/2010 3:14:00 PM
    Well Lainie I am speechless .. this is the most beautiful bio I have ever read... good luck in Deb's contest but this is surely a winner ... great words from your heart... thankxxxx so very much for your special blog comments and compliments on my little "sweetie".. there is another 2 year old "sweetie" running around also but don't have good photos of Samme just yet... will post eventually... thankxxx for your kindness and support.. please check out Daniel Cheeseman.. he is from France.. luv..

  1. Date: 1/18/2010 3:13:00 AM
    Amazing opening line and I loved the second stanza...Raul

  1. Date: 1/16/2010 9:36:00 PM
    Really, really nice. I don't see any poem beating it out for the top prize. Thank you for your comments on latest. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 1/16/2010 8:47:00 AM
    Just wonderful Elaine, if an idea for a poem hits the mind, it has to be written down >> James

  1. Date: 1/16/2010 4:03:00 AM
    Heart touching lines. Beautiful poem placed like a flower. Difficult to decide whether to see it or to keep its smell. Thanks for a nice reading and many thanks for your sweet comments on my poem The Boatman's Song. Hope you would its other parts also interesting. Best wishes and love Ravindra