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Words, The Heart of Imagination

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Words, The Heart of Imagination

Imagined words, I now retrace
were whispered, clear, 
from somewhere back in time...
These words I know, can't be erased
I will reclaim, with timeless view

So now my journey will recall....
and I will feel a gentle nudge
to tread through words I've never found

I look anew, and they are there
in everything, the season shares
As if they were a thing to fondle
that days and years have made complete
Words fall like rain, from hidden shelves
And rise from deep within a vase of my own self

I write again on stories now retrieved
And still, somehow, the pages linger near
When thoughts were raindrops falling at my feet
I’ll splash around, and watch them ripple new

Tonight I bare my folly to the moon
O’ moon, you saw the ways the devil woos
How roses swoon to songs so out of tune
But hearts will shape them into naked truth

A bloom that seeks the sun will feel the glow
And gentle touch feels whispers from the breeze
Instead of sonnets sung with little breath
Each poem has had his chance, to leave my pen with ease

I trace the choices made…each withered piece
Old words now steal my breath, against my will
Made captive by a heart who seeks to hold


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  1. Date: 11/26/2014 9:51:00 PM
    Loved this one, Carrie; congratulations on your first place win.

  1. Date: 11/26/2014 7:08:00 PM
    Loved it Carrie, congrats to you

  1. Date: 11/25/2014 9:34:00 PM
    Congratulations on your first place win!!!!

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 1:52:00 PM
    As difficult as it is for you to take flight with meter and structure it is with so much ease you fly with free verse and this is certainly a perfect example!

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 1:38:00 PM
    Amazing poetry here Carrie!Love it.Thanks for visiting my page.

  1. Date: 8/10/2013 2:41:00 PM
    - Very good work in this great poem Carrie!- Luck in contest ! - Have a great weekend! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)