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Lost in an orchid. You and I.
Drunken songbirds, we’ve sipped the waves
And drank of day, of dank, of dusk
Together. You and I.

Yesterday a mystery slapped me 
So hard I became a question mark.

I stare in the face of memory, a prisoner,
Body, soul, and reason in the orchard
At La Pina beneath the sweltering pine.


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  1. Date: 1/9/2010 10:08:00 AM
    What an amazing talent you have! Breathless your poetry makes me...

  1. Date: 1/8/2010 9:30:00 AM
    Congrats on your wonderful poem making it through the first round, keep your powerful pen writing… excellent you! Your friend in poetry Adeleke

  1. Date: 1/5/2010 5:58:00 AM
    Congratulations John, You have made it through the first round of judging for Poetrysoup October 13, 2009 poetry contest with your poem "Recollections". All I can say is, WOW! That's a great poem. 2009 was a successful year of poetry for you. I come, now, wishing you continued success in your writing endeavors throughout 2010 and for many years to come. God be with you. Lovingly, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 12/22/2009 9:08:00 AM
    Congratulations on being a first round survivor and the best to you in the finals John. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors in 2010 whatever they may be. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 8:13:00 AM
    Congrats on your poem winning the first round of PS contest!! Very well deserved, enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry. Here’s wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! May 2010 be your best year ever! Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 2:35:00 PM
    Congratulations on moving to the next round with this great poem, John! Wishing you joy and happiness in the New Year, love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 9:26:00 AM
    Many congratulations on reaching the second round with your fine poem >> James

  1. Date: 12/10/2009 1:28:00 PM
    Just dreamy! Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/9/2009 11:36:00 AM
    Many congrats on your featured poem this week. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 12/9/2009 2:49:00 AM
    Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. A. W. Nutter

  1. Date: 12/8/2009 4:51:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week John. May you have many more. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/7/2009 12:22:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured >> James

  1. Date: 12/6/2009 11:48:00 PM
    Congrats on your featured poem! ***Danielle***

  1. Date: 6/9/2009 7:49:00 AM
    "Drunken songbirds, we’ve sipped the waves "-- Love that One:) Addin Dis to My Favsz