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The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter

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The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter


...for Carson McCullers


Terse language scored to the bone   
with naught leftover, 
truth suffusing every word 
without a shred of platitude.

She faced her ghosts with fortitude,
hope and loss a perfect blending.
Straight to the point she spoke her mind,
no careless gesture or equivocation.

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  1. Date: 7/20/2012 3:01:00 PM
    Each line scores high marks. Such imagery deserves massive applause. Clap clap! Luv, Lizzie

  1. Date: 7/5/2012 12:38:00 PM
    sigh, there you go again so eloquent, and me left tersely battling the naughty language. But I feel at least I may add... that so far, by my calculations...all ghosts are equal. Blink...with cautious grin.

  1. Date: 7/5/2012 10:33:00 AM
    oh, the pathos of this piece sends me reeling.. i love this novel; so painfully beautiful like your gift, keith.. best wishes and huggs!

  1. Date: 7/5/2012 3:26:00 AM
    very nice write Keith ;}

  1. Date: 7/4/2012 8:56:00 PM
    Very deep write Keith, a priceless one, have a nice evening hugs vie

  1. Date: 7/4/2012 8:35:00 PM
    What an interesting title on this one, Keith. Makes one think. Did you ever see the movie by this name? One of the best movies I ever saw.

  1. Date: 7/4/2012 2:12:00 PM
    It was a pleasure to read your work! Lori