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It is not unusual to be saved by words,
But always miraculous.
To be saved by a woman
Whose prose brought such pleasure
Felt like springtime,
Soft and warm.

Selected syllables sent down 
To revive a wounded spirit, 
Not quite crushed, but nearly.

An island,
Surrounded by the silence
Of gelid, narrow mouths
That could not speak
Would not.

Lying dormant,
Words can get caught in the throat
And not come up again.

Isolation caused retreat,
Until hearing the sweet, strong vowels
Dropping like rain on scorched earth.

And then, Joy!
Lush and green,
The words were free again.

Copyright © Beverly Crespo

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  1. Date: 10/16/2013 4:30:00 AM
    beautiful favourite --"It is not unusual to be saved by words, But always miraculous" true that.

  1. Date: 11/23/2011 1:58:00 PM
    Using words, playing with words, experimenting with words can be fun if done in a loving and understanding way..Enjoyed reading your thoughts about the topic..Thanks for stopping by, reading, and commenting on my work..Your comments were greatly appreciated..Sara

  1. Date: 11/20/2011 2:40:00 PM
    it's called 'constipated speech:' "I can't move my vowels." Yours, "...sweet, strong vowels Dropping like rain...," move so fluidly and well. Quite lovely.

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    Date: 11/20/2011 2:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks (I think).
  1. Date: 11/20/2011 2:15:00 AM
    Absolutely beautiful. I was captivated by every single word. Thanks for that bliss. Always, Laura