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Below is the poem entitled RIPPLES which was written by poet Cyndi MacMillan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Today I had a thought 
as fleeting as truth
but harsher and harder to hold

for I recalled the blue heron 
I'd seen wading in the Nithe, 
the creature resilient in ripples,
the river silted by a summer squall,
moving, moving, moving
as beauty stood still, unchanged

There had been one moment
the bridge on which I'd stood
had seemed to sway a covenant

The memory mewled,
demanded permission to get comfortable
on a page or burrow below breast,
settle into being

Instead, I swept it away 
with all the cake crumbs and dust,
buried it in the wastebasket
where a lie was found 
amongst shreds of trust

The thought cooled there
like a bird in rough water

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  1. Date: 12/4/2013 12:06:00 PM
    I came back to read this again, not for a reading return, for the amazement of how you've carefully guided this for the perfect denouement. Just by your words alone without knowing you, I have a portrait of a person with a beautiful soul, but what do I really know? Thanks for posting art, I get to see my flaws... Do me a solid(favor), when you're in this zone please trap me on my shoulder, just to appreciate the artistic person you are... I'll stop commenting your work, but won't stop admiration

    Date: 12/4/2013 12:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The last stanza rocked me to my core... Good bye!
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 8:31:00 AM
    Oh Cyndi - "resilient in ripples" What beauty in the stanza beginning "Instead I swept it away." A sad one my dear wonderful poet; impeccable. I have missed you. Thank you for being such a wonderful poet and sharing with us all. I have missed you. Never please go far. lvoe, Kathy

  1. Date: 12/1/2013 6:54:00 PM
    Damn, you are good lady!

  1. Date: 11/30/2013 9:29:00 PM
    Hi Cyndi, I have missed reading new poetry from you. This poem is beautiful, eloquent, poignant...simply touching. Another fave from and blessings