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One evening, much like any other striated feathers of pinks, and deepest primrose colored the clouds with facets of light tapering inward Traces of gold between each color as deep and clear as the sages A red sun overhead, grown weary with seasons, did not seem to notice that we were mother and child Whispering sounds of emerald breezes did not label me wise, nor her naive' We were two who walked equally side by side She lifted her voice, and spoke with an eloquence I had not heard before, and it was just as the twilight calls to the stars.... so that they will know just what to do Young spruces stood bolt upright, every twig stiff with interest, and with deep respect at her every word as if they were watching transformation in tandem, an exchange so delicately detectable That in one clinging moment, to the other, one of us was letting go of childhood, and one was letting go of the child Both of us looking to the sky for recognition I watched the sycamore shed beneath the load of spent yellow and gold Letting them softly go, without remorse while I did the same

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  1. Date: 9/5/2013 5:55:00 PM
    I was reading what I had written about this one a while ago and I thought it was tremendous THEN as well. Congrats for your win.

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 11:02:00 PM
    Congrats on your win.Morgan

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 7:05:00 PM
    congrats on your win with this beautiful poem....:)

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 6:27:00 PM
    a nice win... SKAT

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 2:34:00 PM
    Just beautiful imagery in this piece, Carrie! A very enjoyable poem to read! Nicely done!...Thank you for the kind comments on my poem, "I Want To Be Yours". I appreciate it!...Congratulations to you, as well!

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 7:59:00 AM
    Carrie, thanks for the comment... , congratulations in Nathan's any poem contest... have yourself a nice one... Linda

  1. Date: 8/3/2013 10:05:00 PM
    Congratulations on your wonderful win...Peter

  1. Date: 8/3/2013 9:33:00 PM
    awesome.. :-) ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 8/3/2013 9:06:00 PM
    Carrie, , congratulations... thank you for sharing this small 'GLIMPSES OF EPIPHANY" love...Linda :-)

  1. Date: 8/3/2013 7:23:00 AM
    Beautiful entry......Congrats on your superb win,Carrie....

  1. Date: 8/3/2013 5:41:00 AM
    hi Carrie well penned

  1. Date: 8/3/2013 12:56:00 AM
    Carrie this is fantastic........Seren

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 11:49:00 PM
    'one of us letting go of childhood, one letting go of the child..' what a creative impact,carrie.. sweet congrats and thanks for responding through my blog!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 7:16:00 PM
    Wonderful tapestries Carrie, congrats on your win xxx

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 4:56:00 PM
    Congratulations on a well-deserved win, Carrie. Nice poem, my friend. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 4:38:00 PM
    Well deserved win, congrats

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
    Sniff sniff....congratulations.. Carrie ....but she will always feel inside like mammas little girl.....:-)

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 2:13:00 PM
    Ahh Carrie what a beautiful poem, I envy your beautiful way with words, and that sycamore tree brings back memories of London when I was a kid, A truly well deserved win...Peter

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 8:45:00 AM
    You already know how much I admire your ability to convey such delicate moments, Carrie. You tie nature and human nature so beautifully and eloquently here. I just love this one and yes, your sycamore tree! Reading this,as most of your poems, I feel like I always peek into your world.beautiful images and face tingling (yup, again) realities in life!

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 5:58:00 PM
    There is much wisdom within htese lovely heart felt words. Tremendous piece.