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In the wet sand
Footprints of gulls, and man
Disappear in the tidal dance
Of waves.

In the red dust
Feet of man, and horses
Up in canyons, leave no trace of
The brave.

In the garden
Of such delightful scents
In spring and summer by winter

Of human life
Throughout world's history
However, are reported upon its
Of wins and woes
Like hand prints upon walls
Can't be erased, for their foothold

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  1. Date: 6/25/2011 5:05:00 AM
    Yep, very nice Caroline. Congrtulations on the success of this poem in getting your thoughts and meaning across in via this form. Came back to put in my favs. This is definitely one of the "wins" in your "woes! :)

  1. Date: 6/25/2011 4:57:00 AM
    Got your messages Caroline and duly noted and appreciated. As far as Haiku goes, I do know that is a special art form but not familiar with it. Learned some about it by reading them by Brian Strand. (I'm not on face book) Now for this poem of yours... There is alot to like in it. I was going to point out lines that I especially liked but couldn't do it because there so many. I think it is a wonderful piece of literary accomplishment. Wish I had written it!

  1. Date: 6/13/2011 6:58:00 AM
    Nicely done. A good progression from what is erased, to what isn't, to give comparison and meaning.

  1. Date: 6/11/2011 6:46:00 AM
    So expressive.Really enjoyed.And thanks for stopping in and congratulating me on my win.Have a glorious day love....

  1. Date: 6/1/2011 4:46:00 PM
    I like how you express how those who lived, so many, who lived and experieneced and loved and suffered, so many. The respect you show to those is captured here. Their wisdom will be downloaded into the eternal current. Their lives and the beauty of their lives will not be forgotten. Their lives perhaps is alive in us and ready to go to the next level. Who knows, but life cannot be stopped. The traces go on, from ancient caves until now. They live and it is beautiful.

  1. Date: 5/31/2011 3:58:00 PM
    Traces of the ancient days. I have written some poetry in a similar vein. How are you going about publishing a book?. I published two chapbooks with the American Tolkien Society a # of years ago but would like to "branch out" and publish a regular book of poems. I could use some suggestions on this matter. Yours Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 5/29/2011 6:06:00 PM
    Wow, Caroline. I am so glad that Carolyn Devonshire asked me to stop by and tell you that she is fine and that she is thinking of you. I read this poem and found it to be awesome! My night is made better for having felt joy from your wisdom.

  1. Date: 5/29/2011 9:51:00 AM
    thank you for commenting on Breezes on the Lake

  1. Date: 5/28/2011 9:08:00 PM
    This was well written thank you for sharing your write tonight. cory

  1. Date: 5/28/2011 9:39:00 AM
    loved this beautiful piece of poetry, enjoyed reading it. thank you for commenting on Clouds Bursting Open, and no I don't mind your advice, it is welcome anytime, anything I can do to be a better poet will help.

  1. Date: 5/28/2011 2:19:00 AM
    * “Yesss * There's Only 'One' Eraser. * I Love This Dedication Along Inspirational Poem * Dear Blessed & Beautiful CarolineCecil. * Brilliantly Brushed Amid A Wonderful Picturesque Moment of Poetic Verses * Canvas of Splendid Art. * I Love Your Beautiful Heart * Tis Always Shines In Lovely Bright. * Hugs & Kissses * Kisssses & Hugs * Sarah” *

  1. Date: 5/27/2011 11:16:00 PM
    Good Philosophical Write here Caroline.Liked it.....

  1. Date: 5/27/2011 8:38:00 PM
    really cool traces to follow and to think about

  1. Date: 5/27/2011 6:35:00 PM
    We confront traces in all walks of live and can't erase them, Caroline

  1. Date: 5/27/2011 5:35:00 PM
    How I love this one, Caroline! We can't erase that which has come before. Wonderful poem this is!