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Reservoir of Dreams

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Reservoir of Dreams

Wrapped in fog, in a reservoir of dreams She has weathered each season, with a mystical scheme … On a wind-swept shelf, silently sleeping Where secrets are guarded and are hers for the keeping Looking out at the tide, where the white gulls are sweeping In her moldering courtyard, where quadrivial paths meld, Among ancient arches of an old Spanish style Names locked in history, many stories revealed Etched in the headstones, where angels have dwelled The cracked marble fountain with polished ligures, Above the church doorway, vines are withering, bare Aloft from the steeple, are the four watchful eyes Looking out to the sea, and the deep crimson tide Three vestige bells dangle from loft, overhead Their voices are quiet, with pericopes spoken Soft hymns of doves, fill the rafters, instead From crumbling ruins, bricks humbly laid There are shadows of saints...and moss covered jade A weeping old willow, with leaves crackling dry I drink with my ears, and listen with an eye Of all those who prayed, for those who passed by Unbelievable echoes, the tolling of the bells Making sense of the senseless, I can hear what it tells Giving voice to my feelings, and new hope to my eyes A peace in my heart, where the holy grail lies Are heard in the voice, in the church of blue tides
____________________________________________________________________ For The Contest Sponsored By Shadow Hamilton "Any Subject" Using Words: unbelievable, mystical, ligure, pericope, reservoir, quadrivial, 7/22/13

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  1. Date: 8/3/2013 8:26:00 AM
    Done to perfection and I adore that.

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 8:07:00 PM
    So well done, Carrie...Congratulations on your fine win! Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 9:46:00 AM
    Carrie, the poem is amazing.,.... Congratulations, in the any subject contest... have yourself a sweet day... LINDA

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 1:00:00 AM
    This is absolutely fantastic poetry, Carrie! You wrote such highly stylized free verse that it exceeds some of the attempts people make at actually writing in a 'classic' form. So much so, this poem of yours is reminiscent of the very genesis of the vers libre movement, which includes meter and rhyme -- Charles Baudelaire immediately jumps to my mind. I am impressed(a "Fav").

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 12:44:00 AM
    Carrie, congrats......Seren

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 7:54:00 PM
    A masterpiece to enjoy congrats Carrie on your win xxx

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 6:32:00 PM
    carrie, , Congratulations on your awesome win. love ~ SKAT~ ...

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 6:00:00 PM
    Carrie this is my favorite poem. Congratulations on your win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 10:00:00 AM
    This is stunning imagery Carrie.Applause! Big congrats on your well deserved win.

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 6:50:00 AM
    What a magical tale you have woven. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 3:43:00 AM
    ah Carrie great imagery Congrats on your win in my contest ty for entering my contest Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 9:20:00 AM
    Wow!!!!!!!!! Excellent poem by a very talented poet

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 8:49:00 AM
    Wow this is amazing , blew my socks right off. lol adding it to my fav poem list . thanx for sharing this piece with us. *smiles* Ron

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 2:11:00 PM
    Yes it is for the contest Carrie, the imagery is based on a girl who lost her mind, more ways than one. Thank you for taking your time in reading my poem. loving this one :-) by the way. I am sure it will do good, you always do. always a fan....... SKAT

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 1:55:00 PM
    Oh, this is beautiful :)

  1. Date: 7/23/2013 6:59:00 PM
    Holy cow! This is a stunner! Best one I have read today! Best of luck to you in the contest, but I am pretty certain you won't be needing any luck!

  1. Date: 7/23/2013 3:27:00 PM
    This beauty gives me a serene feelimg Carrie.It gives me an aura of good feeling and peace..that kind of peace i find omly when gatjered in prayer..thsnkyou for.such mystique and graceful write

  1. Date: 7/23/2013 8:08:00 AM
    Ahhh, this was tremendous! "Moss covered jade", the image gave me goosebumps. Wonderful setting you created here!