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The Tracker

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Below is the poem entitled The Tracker which was written by poet Mike Walsh. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Tracker

The singing line 
that held me to you broke.
You slipped away 
on little feet,
a valley formed.

And in the prints and dust,
I searched along the old tracks.

I saw you as I made you up,
into the form that I desired.

I found your ice white body 
near the shore
then in despair
I carried you until we fell
into the warm light air.

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  1. Date: 6/11/2012 5:58:00 AM
    This is great... I really enjoyed it. Nice to get such a blessing in such a beautiful monday afternoon.

    Walsh Avatar Mike Walsh
    Date: 6/11/2012 7:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks fm...and thanks to the lovely queen of england this monday has been a holiday here....it was cold and rained a fair bit... but we were all warm inside...cheers...m
  1. Date: 6/9/2012 6:53:00 AM
    nice write,Mike

    Walsh Avatar Mike Walsh
    Date: 6/9/2012 8:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    cheers Richard...Mike
  1. Date: 6/1/2012 9:36:00 AM
    Congrats on being featured on home page..Interesting love loss work..Sara

    Walsh Avatar Mike Walsh
    Date: 6/2/2012 3:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Sara...wot a buzz...m
  1. Date: 5/31/2012 7:55:00 AM
    so much said in this short free verse. my favorite line is "You slipped away on little feet, a valley formed." Ya gotta watch those valleys. I guess it's all in the distance from summit to summit. Hugs, catie :)

    Walsh Avatar Mike Walsh
    Date: 6/9/2012 8:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    may all our valleys be short and sweet...thanks Catie..Mike
  1. Date: 5/29/2012 3:08:00 PM
    I like your style in this fantasy - good motion and imagination. Congrats on the selection. daver

    Walsh Avatar Mike Walsh
    Date: 6/2/2012 3:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    cheers daver...mike
  1. Date: 5/28/2012 11:44:00 AM
    congrats on having your poem as a featured selection this week, much enjoyed

    Walsh Avatar Mike Walsh
    Date: 5/28/2012 7:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    O yeah...I see it...golly "fame"...thanks for letting me know...still finding my way around a bit...cheers Francine
  1. Date: 5/28/2012 8:41:00 AM
    Yes! I like this very much....the kind of poem we can make our own. Welcome to the soup, Mike!

    Walsh Avatar Mike Walsh
    Date: 5/28/2012 9:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for this Carrie and the welcome too...cheers..mike
  1. Date: 5/27/2012 9:36:00 PM
    what an amazing piece. So different!! WAs not sure exactly its meaning but it really enraptured me!! welcome to Soup btw. seems you are new?

    Walsh Avatar Mike Walsh
    Date: 5/28/2012 5:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I had in mind an Australian Aboriginal "Tracker" Song Lines are 'tracks' across the Australian continent connected to significant paces, each place has a 'song'...thanks for the lovely welcome Andrea...see you soon... m
  1. Date: 5/27/2012 6:47:00 PM
    lookin for love in all the wrong places.

    Walsh Avatar Mike Walsh
    Date: 5/27/2012 7:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    mmm...perhaps.....Thanks for reading JL III....M
  1. Date: 5/27/2012 6:32:00 PM
    Ahhh! The workings of a true poet! So well composed and articulated. I shall be looking for more, Mike! Best wishes, Keith

    Walsh Avatar Mike Walsh
    Date: 5/27/2012 7:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Keith, and you seem nicely dug in here, and firmly in your straps, so I'm looking forward to reading more. Your work always opens new doors. Just feeling my way around for the moment and blundering with the buttons. Cheers...Mike
  1. Date: 5/27/2012 11:26:00 AM
    this write sounds so beautiful, i really enjoyed this one Mike, :) p.d.

    Walsh Avatar Mike Walsh
    Date: 5/27/2012 5:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Destroyer, my you have alot of poems. Will come visit. M
  1. Date: 5/27/2012 8:20:00 AM
    WOW,WELL WRITTEN MY FRIEND.SUPERB POEM!!!

    Walsh Avatar Mike Walsh
    Date: 5/27/2012 6:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for taking a look Elliot, very encouraging. M