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Ode to a Twin

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Ode to a Twin




There is little difference between us.
It is as if Narcissus gazed again
to catch a glimpse of us for just a moment;
ourselves as echoes

Products of a common seed, divided.
Tiny ripples reflecting back at me.
Is this the way Narcissus felt, forever
gazing in a pool?

Living portrait of whom I see as me.
A perfect duplicate in flesh and blood
Where I end you start, and seem to be
 my echo and ripple.

Suzanne Delaney

Sapphic Ode.
For Skat's Ode Contest

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  1. Date: 11/3/2013 11:25:00 AM
    SUZ, Thank you for reading and commenting on my writing. I'm soft on this one, as I am a birth twin born under the Gemini sign, in 66 no less. Looking forward to reading more.~Brad

  1. Date: 11/3/2013 8:24:00 AM
    A lovely ode to twins. I had the great pleasure of raising twins and the extent of their connection has always amazed me.

  1. Date: 10/31/2013 7:02:00 PM
    Very nicely written SuZ, it must be wonderful to be a twin, good luck in the contest. Peter

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    Date: 10/31/2013 9:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Peter. Thanks for visiting my poems......just a heads up. I am not a twin... I wrote the Ode to a word and form challenge tha Zeguma Forum posted. I love challenges like that as you write something you might never think of writing. Best, Suz
  1. Date: 10/31/2013 12:29:00 PM
    you sweep me with this double-edged wonder, suz... a delight to read you.. thanks for appreciating my work for you latest challenge..:) huggs