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

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Age

Old woman, sit.
You are a cornerstone, 
as gray as the marble vase.

Your hands are gnarled 
As the oldest trees.
There are furrows in your face.

But something still shines
From behind your eyes;
A soft and clear, unwavering light;

Something that declares
Your soul still young 
And still transcends the night.

Old woman,
       Do you search the skies in dreams;
       Dance across the meadow's grass?
       Do you hold your long gone babies to your breast,
       And dream youthful love still lasts?

Old woman, sit.
You have earned your rest
And your life presents a tome to me.

Your scattered mind retraces each graceful step
As golden sunset illumines your dance
And your heart still thrills to youth's rhapsody.

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  1. Date: 9/8/2013 12:42:00 PM
    Thanks so much for your kind comments. I haven't been on the site in about a week, just started college...again...!!! I didn't realize the poem was being featured. I appreciate the great reviews. THANKS!

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 8:53:00 PM
    CONGRATULATIONS CHULA, on having your poem featured on the soups Home Page. Love ~SKAT~

    Fleming Avatar Chula Fleming
    Date: 9/8/2013 12:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Skat. I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Hope you enjoyed the piece.
  1. Date: 9/7/2013 5:09:00 PM
    Chula, , Congratulations on your Featured Poem of the week. Nice seeing your poem on the front page... always~ Linda...

    Fleming Avatar Chula Fleming
    Date: 9/8/2013 12:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi, Linda, nice to hear from you. Thanks for taking time to read the piece. Hope you enjoyed.
  1. Date: 9/3/2013 5:02:00 PM
    Reminds me of how important my grandmother is in my family, thank you for this wonderful piece.

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 6:38:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your creative work..Yes, this one is filled with emotion..I like how it brings me to see the woman..Thanks for the visit to my work..Sara

  1. Date: 10/18/2012 5:05:00 PM
    A great poem!Lovely read !!

    Fleming Avatar Chula Fleming
    Date: 10/19/2012 9:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much for your kind review. I appreciate it!
  1. Date: 10/15/2012 5:51:00 AM
    This is lovely! There is beauty in old age - the fire of life never dims though physical strength deserts us. Nice!

  1. Date: 10/10/2012 5:08:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you this morning Chula. 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. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. Love, Carol

    Fleming Avatar Chula Fleming
    Date: 10/10/2012 8:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Sunshine! I appreciate that kind and warm welcome. I was so happy to find PoetrySoup; been looking for an outlet for my poetry and to get feedback from other poets. I look forward to reading and sharing more.
  1. Date: 10/9/2012 3:52:00 PM
    I love it. I like that fact the woman was old but you made her feel young.

    Fleming Avatar Chula Fleming
    Date: 10/10/2012 8:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Maxeen! I wanted to show we are all eternal and immortal in our youth, even tho our physical bodies and mental capacities may falter, we are children of God and will always remain so. Thanks again for reading my poem!!
  1. Date: 10/9/2012 3:33:00 PM
    Nice imagery and good sense of rhythm and tone. Well done. All best, Orma

    Fleming Avatar Chula Fleming
    Date: 10/10/2012 9:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Orma. I appreciate your feedback.
  1. Date: 10/9/2012 3:11:00 PM
    nicely done - wonderful tribute to aging and wisdom

    Fleming Avatar Chula Fleming
    Date: 10/10/2012 9:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much for reading my poem, Ann. I appreciate your thoughts and feedback.