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Sestina of Self

I am the center of raw and wild feelings.
Born from an ancient spirit of infant and child.
Falling back in a womb of darkness, myself I discover.
Hiding in an egg, I hear a whisper.
My shell is touched by a promise in the wind's soughing.
Infinite breath of wind caresses, I, who am little.

I am conscious of little.
A time before definition or feelings.
Warm, wild wind soughs.
Motion stirs the blueprint of a child.
God in every breath, every whisper.
Take form and discover.

A bud must open in order to discover.
Hesitation and fear cry out from a bud so little.
Inside a chameleon wears it's feelings.
Fright filters through the pores of a child.
Leaf and skin shiver in a dark wind's soughing.

The angelic songs of a river soughs.
Life's song for us to discover.
Along the riverbank runs the child.
Of the future she knows little.
Reflecting in water a spectrum of feelings.
Their sound is a scream, a laugh, a cry and a whisper.

As I grow the acceptable sound is a whisper.
My tears often mix with a shower's soughing.
Bodies aren't meant to cover feelings.
They should be naked dancers that discover.
Their steps are big and little.
Dance with the flow trusting child.

As I grow older, in my soul lives the child.
My heart is the room where she shouts and whispers.
It's a never-land where she will always be little.
Hope sings in a tear-river's soughing
With care and love we'll learn to discover.
We are courageous explorers of feelings.

The child, her voice a prayerful wind's soughing.
A soft reminding whisper not to fear discovery.
Oh little love I am with you always, experiencing together our feelings.

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  1. Date: 8/17/2012 1:15:00 PM
    Time for a new piece of poetry Tamra. I await your reentry into the Soup. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/11/2010 12:23:00 PM
    this poem is great! i loved the opening stanza it set my expectations high and i was not dissapointed! great write true art keep it up. =)jo

  1. Date: 8/17/2009 5:07:00 PM
    beautiful, touching piece, Tamra, wonderfully done. Thank you for your recent comments also. They are greatly appreciated, Trudy

  1. Date: 8/17/2009 8:09:00 AM
    Good morning Tamra. Thank you for sharing your poetry with us today. I truly enjoyed reading it. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/17/2009 8:06:00 AM
    This is a beauty, have written a soulfoul touching piece....quite amazing!! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 8/17/2009 7:13:00 AM
    Tamra this is excellent penmanship - wow - deep and beautiful - The second to the last stanza really touched me the line "Hope sings in a tear-rivers crying" reminds me so much of my mother whom I watched drown at the age of 4 - I loved this poem it will be added to my favs. If you enjoy love poems I penned "To Hold A Womans Heart" awhile back and you may enjoy it - totally up to you hon - God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 8/17/2009 6:06:00 AM
    This is an excellent piece but the second to last stanza is brilliant writing..well done.

  1. Date: 8/17/2009 5:55:00 AM
    Interesting. Sara