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Frame of Reference

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Frame of Reference

                                                  ^ 
                                             our lives
                                        are woven into
                                a picture of where we live
                              walking history through time
                          births and deaths ricochet through
                             words and voices coloring each
                       thread tinting the boldness of its tone 
               life and breath are the warp and weft of its fabric
    the rhythm of the flying shuttle mirrors the beating of my heart
                and meters the momentum of this living tapestry
                                                home

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  1. Date: 1/27/2014 4:55:00 PM
    Rereading poems by my favorite poets today. Another look here reaps much reward. I agree with E.N. - in the shape of this composition, "home" points toward "our lives" - hmm…

  1. Date: 10/5/2012 10:54:00 AM
    Enjoyed this poem also wonder if it could be a "shape" poem; it appears as an 'arrow head" or pointer, from the bottom, "home" points to "our lives". I don't know if this was intentional, but I think it is significant. Thanks for sharing, Ernest.

  1. Date: 10/5/2012 9:59:00 AM
    The warmth of such a home sounds very appealing. Thanks for sharing this melody.

  1. Date: 10/1/2012 11:41:00 PM
    Anna, i like your poem...i love the view of our lives... xox~pd

    Stedman Avatar Anna Lee Stedman
    Date: 10/4/2012 11:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks... my home means a lot to me...
  1. Date: 10/1/2012 4:28:00 PM
    Great descriptive and creative work..Enjoyed reading this eve..I am glad that I chose this one to read today..Sara

    Stedman Avatar Anna Lee Stedman
    Date: 10/1/2012 4:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Am delighted you stopped by.... It's only my second piece on here, and I have stayed pretty isolated with writing. So feedback is such a treat....It shocks me a bit to think someone else is reading what I wrote, much less liking it! Thank you!
  1. Date: 10/1/2012 10:29:00 AM
    You write well Anna Lee. Welcome to P-Soup, hope you will have a lot of fun to share your poems here with us. - oxox love Anne-Lise :)

    Stedman Avatar Anna Lee Stedman
    Date: 10/1/2012 4:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, absolutely fun... It's like opening a gift each time I see someone has read this piece. Thanks!!
  1. Date: 9/30/2012 9:36:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer you this morning Anna. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you find even more inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Thank you for sharing. Love, Carol

    Stedman Avatar Anna Lee Stedman
    Date: 10/1/2012 5:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    YES it is fascinating to see what everyone is writing and thinking about .... I'm having a ball bouncing around to see what's going on here!!! What a HOOT!