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Upon this Starry Night

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Upon this Starry Night

I close my eyes to feel her rhythmic hum,
an ancient hymn that thrives within us all,
with arching curve and wise maternal sprawl,
to her fertile wood, with joy, I succumb.

As air envelopes body, mind and soul,
the breath of life flows in and fills the wells-
the deep, the dark, and sorrow it dispels
attuning unaligned with self control.

In flames untamed, unbridled passion burns
to stimulate creative drive to be,
a swirling fevered dance of breaking free,
its searing heat refines and there I learn.

The waves that undulate with tidal tow
wash over braised and battered mortal limbs
and float the fanciful and subtle whims
to soothe abrasive pain that life bestows.

Come wind and wave from earth, with flame take flight, 
combine in me upon this starry night.


~Enclosed rhyme scheme quatrains~

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  1. Date: 9/4/2010 7:16:00 AM
    And what a starry night your wonderful words capture Kris. Many congrats on your deserved place >> James

  1. Date: 9/3/2010 4:21:00 PM
    Kris, this is awesome. I really love what you did with this topic, such perfect imagery. Many congrats on your win! :0) Sarah

  1. Date: 9/3/2010 7:15:00 AM
    Congratulations opn the first place win, Kris

  1. Date: 9/2/2010 9:01:00 AM
    Super congrats Chris on your first place win along with Andrea.. in the Elements contest... enjoy your special place at the top for an awesome poem.. my friend.. with luv..

  1. Date: 9/2/2010 8:45:00 AM
    I knew I didn't have to wish you luck, Kris. Congratulations on your big win! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/2/2010 6:48:00 AM
    How wonderful is this? ! I will have to see more of your poetry if this is such an example of your talent! Congratulations, Kris! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 9/2/2010 4:29:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Kris in Barbara Gorelick's contest "Four Elements". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/1/2010 11:14:00 PM
    Kris, a souper congratulations on your 1st place win! Very impressed with the enclosed rhyme scheme. Well done!

  1. Date: 9/1/2010 10:12:00 PM
    Great work Kris. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/1/2010 10:07:00 PM
    OK, I found it. YOur NUMBER ONE winning poem, Kris. And guess what, you and I won the same spot together!! Isn't that awesome?? Congratulations to my newest great friend in poetry. LUv, Andrea PS I do remember thinking this one was remarkable the first time I read it!

  1. Date: 9/1/2010 9:35:00 PM
    The flow of this captured my heart. Im so glad to give you a 1st. please soup mail me your address for your prize..BG

  1. Date: 8/16/2010 9:28:00 PM
    Hey, Kris, I am still waiting for more poems!! Gosh, it's hard to catch up on all the comments I missed since Saturday night! I really need to hurry off here!! And still want to see hotmail too. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 8/14/2010 11:22:00 PM
    OOOH LAA LAAA, Kris. To my mind, your is the most striking i have seen for this contest. So poetic it is with imagery. I wish I had done this one, but all that came to me was my "educational" one. haha. Glad you liked my sonnet. Always I write of the same experience from my past, just putting it a little differently every time! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 8/14/2010 7:34:00 PM
    Sweet, romantic and passionate all rolled into one within each line of this rare beauty Kris.. very expressive and most impressive piece.. enjoyed..with luv.. happy weekend...

  1. Date: 8/14/2010 7:06:00 PM
    Dear Kris, This is a very good poem. I liked the way you made this your own poem. You are like me and are going to have to rewrite because of the rhyme scheme. Which is a shame, this is a lovely poem the way it is. Good luck in the contest, Shirley

  1. Date: 8/14/2010 5:28:00 PM
    Wonderful write on the four elements. Good luck

  1. Date: 8/14/2010 4:53:00 PM
    Excellent write about the elements, good luck in the contest.

  1. Date: 8/14/2010 4:14:00 PM
    Great write that should do well in the contest..Good luck ..The first stanza was excellent..Sara

  1. Date: 8/14/2010 4:09:00 PM
    VERY creative, Kris. Most of us just described the elements. You took the competition to a new level, personifying and giving life to each one. Barbara will love this as much as I do. Great poem! Don't think I need to wish you luck with this one. Love, Carolyn