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And the Poetess Said

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Below is the poem entitled And the Poetess Said which was written by poet Eileen Manassian. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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And the Poetess Said

And the poetess said…
“No, it is not enough….
I have not captured it…
I have not gone deep enough”…

And so she took off her outer covering
And spread it on the ground
The breeze danced in her hair
The sun kissed the nape of her neck
As she looked down…
Trying to see what lay within

And the poetess said…
“No…I have not reached the source
I have not touched the essence
I have not exposed the dream”
And she slipped out of her dress
And the sun lingered in his goodbye kiss
And the wind tugged at her body
And she fell to her knees
As the cold of the night enveloped her

And the Poetess said…
“Almost…I’m almost there
I can almost see 
I can almost hear
I can almost feel the rhythm of life
I am almost one…
One with this dark night
One with the universe
One with my trembling heart
Almost”…

And with an inner strength born of need
She slowly removed her inner garments
Her body and soul exposed
To the elements
And the poetess lay beneath the stars…naked
As naked as the day she was born...

And the moon cast a blanket of light over her nakedness
And the stars reached down to embrace her
And the evening came alive with the voices
Of her soul…
And she heard...
She understood...
Her every sense awake…
Her every emotion tingling...
ALIVE

And the poetess whispered
“I have arrived….”
And in that eternal moment
Of wanton abandon...
Her poem was born.

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 2/28/2013 6:36:00 AM
    And the poetess said, Roll over, Roll over, Coz Eileen Ghali is such a smarty, Roll over, Roll over. Lovely poem, beautifully written. Regards Richard

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 2/28/2013 7:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hmmmmmmmm Any slap on the back is better than one in the face. Gather ye roses while ye may, Regards Richard
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/28/2013 6:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hmmmmmm...somehow doesn't seem in keeping with the poetess....but....I'm not going to argue. Thanks for the post....
  1. Date: 2/28/2013 6:16:00 AM
    A celestial poem.... Your rich, detailed, panoramic description makes us visualize the Poetess as if it just near! You have a powerful way of manipulating words.... Amazing!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/28/2013 6:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Guru Jan...you are too kind to me...way to kind. My dear....one of my friends made a comment on FB about my post about your poem...BOY..that sounded complicated! Read it please! :)
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 3:45:00 PM
    Hey Eileen, you are filling up my favorites! This is an exceptional piece full of emotion. I am captivated by your spirit. Based on this poem I am going to suggest my wife take up poetry. *lol* simply amazing piece.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/28/2013 12:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ;) Richard....my little rhymes??? Oh...thank you for that generous compliment. It warms my heart. I wanted to express the process of going deep into one's soul to where all the emotions lie bare and present....I guess it could take on many levels of expression! ;) Two poets in the family would be sensation overload.... ;) Hugs!
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 3:08:00 PM
    Writes like these Eileen come from a place in your inner being somewhere. Wonderful....donna

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/28/2013 12:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes....they are just begging for expression...some come and knock at my door and I don't give immediate entrance and they they are gone...never more to be found! It's sad really...I've learned to write as soon as they thoughts start coming....
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 2:21:00 PM
    wow, you are amazing! this is so fresh and creative and original and just plain wonderful! love it!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/28/2013 12:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ilene....you are a ray of sunshine in this particularily dark day! :( I'm feeling lonely....Hubby's been away too long. Thanks for making me smile through the tears! Hugs!
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 12:11:00 PM
    Hi Eileen wow must try this myself, making sure no one is about animals included would not want to scare them, brilliant write loved it, all the best Owen

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/28/2013 12:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ;) The animals completely skipped my mind, Owen...but in a fantasy world...we are in control! ;) Thanks for the post....
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 11:29:00 AM
    You continue to amaze me with these brilliant, unique writes! When we share our poetry, it is very much like we are exposing ourselves to the world. The message here resonates with me very deeply. Wonderful :)

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/28/2013 12:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You got the gist of my poem well. A poet bares his/her soul...and the process is sometimes painful! Thanks for your lovely message! Hugs!
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 10:51:00 AM
    Facinating read!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/27/2013 10:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Carol. Glad you liked it! :)
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 9:31:00 AM
    You have touched the core of truth:Your inner self! Perfect highest marks!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/27/2013 9:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My Dear Demetri...you always encourage me to do better and to strive to reach higher planes. I sincerely thank you for following my work and for being so generous with your commendation. Coming from one whose work I simply adore...this means a great deal. Thank you!
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 8:20:00 AM
    Absolutely, beautiful, outstanding, brilliant, the passion, the imagination, the technique, the charm... this has it all! You have much to teach those fortunate souls! Hugs, Jack xxx

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/27/2013 9:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks ever so much, Jack! Wish I could say that they appreciate it...Well, after they leave my classes...then they realize how good they had it, and I get lots of hugs and kisses. I'm close to my students, and I love teaching! I love language...and all its intricacies. Thank you for this most wonderful post! :) Ready to do the Kangaroo hop? ;)