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Below is the poem entitled Recording/Re-playing/Recording/Re-playing which was written by poet Kristin Reynolds. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The farm
     and the porch light hums 
the sound of another 
orange dawn.

Burnt up – crisp
      aching new reaches 
of the imagination turn 
from corn
      to wheat
to the pungent shade
of dried blood on hands –
kissing corners of a mouth
never kissed.

Sweeping ‘cross in whispers 
two thousand years
      and more, come
words on the flat-line horizon,
dripping sideways,
like a red cat's eye marble 
on a circular seesaw
that knows no bounds;
rolling infinitely back
     and forth - 
ringing through ears that were once
in that ago (can you hear it?)
hearing the coming of a storm 
     being heard 
by another set of ears,
in some other when –

     some other marble.

When, speaks the unspoken.
When, treads where none may tread.
When, grips the barren outcroppings of space –
playing the unending moments –
where no other question hence forth

can grip.

Night sounds come in floods
of mauve,
      and quiet apricot;
slicing through oceans,
      where no ears hear.

The farm: echoing, lowing and fawning –
Trying to stay true 
      to form,
bleeds into the fibers of a dream
once lived –
recognizing its existence
through the act of a moment, 

The girl turns to face 
the enormity
of all she has yet to hear upon 
      the brazen, blazing horizon;
she strips down to goose bumps 
on the skin
that God gave her; 
opening her mouth to hear all
that she is –
      breathing in the dawn 
as it breaks.

The farm notes this coming.

The sky knows;

The wind knows.

The earth knows - relaxing
at her feet
through her soles,
resounding through the mouth
of the un-kissed,

breathing through this land; 
humming through porch lights,
spinning through atoms,
sifting though heavens,
recorded through lifetimes,
      and through into another’s
open mouth.

© Kristin Reynolds 1/9/09

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  1. Date: 7/18/2013 2:09:00 PM
    This poem is brilliant! So much superb imagery throughout the lines. The structure/formatting is wonderful to see. Actually, it would be nice to see more fresh structure here on PS.

  1. Date: 5/15/2010 11:40:00 AM
    Greetins Kristin: FANTASTIC poem!!! WOW!!! Have a wonderful day. Peace: Sheol

  1. Date: 1/10/2010 5:31:00 PM
    congrats on the BIG win!

  1. Date: 1/6/2010 12:17:00 PM
    wow that is so good i could never win a contest with competition like that:( very amazing poem.

  1. Date: 11/30/2009 11:54:00 AM
    WOW! awesome write.... captures you from the first word to the last! Congrats! Hugs, Robin

  1. Date: 10/26/2009 7:16:00 AM
    genius this is far from

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 7/18/2013 2:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Brain are far from.
  1. Date: 10/25/2009 5:00:00 PM
    Congrads on your win to this genius piece! Love, Sara

  1. Date: 10/21/2009 4:02:00 PM
    magical! Kristin! congratulations!... jim

  1. Date: 10/21/2009 9:43:00 AM
    Marvelous journey this verse takes us on. A free form roller coaster ride of tradgedy and joy and the reality of Earth..Mother. Light & Love OH Famous One!

  1. Date: 10/20/2009 7:38:00 AM
    Congrats on your first place win, Kristin. Love, daver

  1. Date: 10/20/2009 6:41:00 AM
    Congratulations Kristin on your winning the June soup contest.I loved the read,wonderful words of a different creed.Hope to hear of many more,you walking on that victory shore. God Bless, PRINCE

  1. Date: 10/19/2009 2:07:00 PM
    congradulations for this masterfully done piece. you've shown dawn in a compleatly new light. John H Loving III

  1. Date: 10/19/2009 12:18:00 PM
    Kristin~Congratulations I've been gone awhile and just noticed you won first place! Not surprised at all wow what an honor for you, Reach to the skies!!! Great job! Laura:)

  1. Date: 10/19/2009 4:40:00 AM
    Kristin, Congratulations on your first place win in the Poetry Soup June 2009 contest. Your poem is magnificent and worthy not only of this win, but also of praises from the heavens for well spoken reminders that we must live well, choose right, and love one another... There is a judgment day coming. Excellent! Lovingly, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 10/19/2009 2:21:00 AM
    Dear Kisten, This literally took my breath away. You are a BRILLIANT WRITER. Congratulations on your well deserved first place win. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 10/17/2009 4:41:00 PM
    Kristin! Heartiest congratulations on your enchanting poem winning the contest of the PoetrySoup. I wish you many more successes in times to come. -Mohammad

  1. Date: 10/16/2009 9:09:00 AM
    Congrats Kristin on this well deserved win. This is an absolutely excellent write. Meg.

  1. Date: 10/15/2009 9:07:00 PM
    Stunning, and erotic and spiritual, an unlikely and invigorating dance! This is awesome! I wanna go to the farm! Take me to the farm! I'll kiss whoever you want me to!!! Oh, and congrats on no. 1!

  1. Date: 10/15/2009 6:40:00 PM
    congratulations on your first place.. wonderful

  1. Date: 10/15/2009 1:12:00 PM
    Congratulations on your first place win in the Poetry Soup contest!