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Below is the poem entitled PHOENIX RISING which was written by poet Kim van Breda. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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PHOENIX RISING like eagles flight from earth to sky transcending heavens aura regenerated by nimbus light
obtain new life-- reborn to never die
renewing time and suns realm consecrating ‘raptured’ paradise crested feathers crown golden mould
sapphire eyes beneath seven rays overwhelm
disambiguous in flighted sphere removing obstacles and mortality we beg and plead to understand
how you rise above your predecessors spear © Kim van Breda—February 2014

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  1. Date: 5/26/2015 9:03:00 AM
    When i read through the Lines i was reminded of the Resurrection of the Christ with Power..

  1. Date: 3/4/2014 1:45:00 PM
    I can't stop reading your poetry. What a pleasant discovery. This one is enigmatic, wrapped in near complete description--for we are lacking in specifics--yet so enticing as to prompt continued deep reflection. Thank you so much.

    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson
    Date: 3/4/2014 2:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the further explanation.
    van Breda Avatar Kim van Breda
    Date: 3/4/2014 2:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Mark. Yes.. I was inspired by all the mythology and different interpretations through different cultures of this bird and the way it epitomizes overcoming obstacles to rise back into the light again. Nice to have connected with you tonight.
  1. Date: 3/1/2014 6:27:00 AM
    beautiful imagery

  1. Date: 2/28/2014 9:48:00 AM
    Kim great lines you have here and last stanza sums up the rising, I like a lot..we all know how the Phoenix rose but no one knows where or how it appeared, 2500 words there you go....good luck..David

  1. Date: 2/28/2014 9:13:00 AM
    Thanks for the response and a good morning to you.hugs Rick.

  1. Date: 2/28/2014 7:43:00 AM
    - This is wonderful poetry (love it!!) - A golden pearl I'll take good care of - Thank you, dear Kim! - Hope your weekend will be fine .... maybe spring is coming ... oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    van Breda Avatar Kim van Breda
    Date: 2/28/2014 9:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you to you all for your encouraging comments-- always appreciated ( and needed). This topic "Phoenix Rising" is actually for a short story competition . I thought I would try a story, but ended up writing a poem instead !!! Still want to give it a bash though--- has to be 2 500- words. Anyone got a good story plot idea for me? :0)
  1. Date: 2/25/2014 7:42:00 AM
    Ascending of poetry to heaven! Marvelous verse, soul's rebirth!

  1. Date: 2/24/2014 7:58:00 PM
    An excellent write Kim...I love that first line...thanks for your visit...hugs

  1. Date: 2/24/2014 3:17:00 PM
    Put me in mind of Emily Bronte . Beautifully written and a joy to read.

  1. Date: 2/24/2014 9:11:00 AM
    Who is the predecessor? Enquiring minds wish to know.

    van Breda Avatar Kim van Breda
    Date: 2/28/2014 9:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Got me on the 'correct' answer to that Richard, but my interpretation of the myth of the Phoenix is that it has a resurrected life from the ashes of death every time. So, predecessors... if enemies, would ultimately lose the battle even in the death of the Phoenix.