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The Windmiller's Guest

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Below is the poem entitled The Windmiller's Guest which was written by poet Kyle Maples. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Windmiller's Guest

Now, they sit still, both perched above the world.
The fleeting chance for rest, the setting sun,
Had vitalized the pair with calls of old.
They cooed into the dusk; full lungs had sung
Their memories with chirps of reflection. 

The soft singing grew into bold echoes,
Reverberated deep within their chests.
Their hearts' chambers, with valves all choked and closed,
Were opened by the singing in their breasts;
The blood of old flowed in pulsating crests. 

Their white plumage, ruffled by summer winds,
Revealed patches of skin, untouched and pale.
Of separate migrations, they conversed in
A foreign sound, piercing as sharpened shale
On arrow shafts; into their souls they sailed. 

Barbaric Cupid grappled with the beats
In lovers’ chests, two hearts were set alight
‘Til winds of circumstance swept up the heat;
Lovers of past, fated to lonely flights.
Only their own feathers for warmth at night.

Reunion songs ritard, decrescendo.
Now, golden silence rolls down slanted roofs,
Dark sunset shadows creep upon them slow,
And steal familiarity, no proof
Of past acquaintance, suddenly aloof. 

Over the curving fields, in cloudless sky,
The fleeting chance for rest, the setting sun,
Are set to rest; to the horizon flies
A single silhouette. The roof holds one,
Alone with echoed songs that they had sung.  

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  1. Date: 3/28/2013 9:34:00 PM
    Congratulations, with your winning poem Kyle , I'm also stopping by to say hi, and wish you an early Happy Easter, just in case I don't have time to stop by in the next few days. take care and have yourself a good one~ Always & Forever *LINDA"

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 1:48:00 PM
    I really liked that you used the birds to make your point in the poem... I really loved this the first time I read it, and now once again... it's just beautiful !! Congratulations on making the HM on the contest !!

    Maples Avatar Kyle Maples
    Date: 3/25/2013 4:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks! Where can I find the other entries? I want to read them, but I don't think their posted on the contest winner page!
  1. Date: 3/24/2013 11:56:00 AM
    Was a pleasure to have you stop by, as well. Thanks for your comment :) this is another great piece!

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 2:40:00 PM
    Reads like winning material..Good luck in the contest..Well, it leaves me wondering __What happened??Sara

    Maples Avatar Kyle Maples
    Date: 3/21/2013 3:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I guess what I was going for was that, after they are done reminiscing of they're past love, they realized that they've grown apart. I decided to use the two birds in the painting as a metaphor for the people (I hope I conveyed they clearly!)
  1. Date: 3/17/2013 2:45:00 PM
    'A single silhouette. The roof holds one'...Very good sir!...Wonderful poem which should do well in the contest...looking forward to reading more or your work - Tim

    Maples Avatar Kyle Maples
    Date: 3/18/2013 2:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much! I look forward to reading yours as well!
  1. Date: 3/15/2013 9:44:00 PM
    Beautiful !!!

    Maples Avatar Kyle Maples
    Date: 3/18/2013 2:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks!
  1. Date: 3/15/2013 8:58:00 PM
    very nice write Kyle....winning wishes

    Maples Avatar Kyle Maples
    Date: 3/18/2013 2:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you!