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Turtle Bridge

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Turtle Bridge

Above, the armored carapace
maps the Universe, where
only God knows what dwells.

The stars and planets hold to the round
seem to circle-spin like children's tops,
cookie-like, frosted with atmosphere

colored by the mattered bits
interpreted by smaller globes,
the aqueous eyes of man.

Fire balls in gaseous shrouds
warm the airless space, reflecting down
upon the rounds where campfires flare
 - fire above -fire below.
See the turtles spots?

Follow with a fingertip the shield that leads
to the planets Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, 
Uranus and Neptune, see them there
upon the shell, those dots, 
one two, three, four, five?

The plates of sky and earth map join
bridged and held so tight, so man
can see and walk and know 
the continents upon the breastplate below
beneath the carapace of sky.

Millions of years and souls have been
lead to knowledge and light on the backs
breasts and hearts of turtles,
revered from the dawn of time.

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  1. Date: 8/9/2014 10:57:00 AM
    Debbie, this is a great piece having all your trademarks, BIG congrats!!

  1. Date: 8/9/2014 8:55:00 AM
    Congratulations on your great win. Great write!Kika

  1. Date: 8/8/2014 12:50:00 PM
    Debbie, this is a stunning write. Wow! I would never have thought of this interpretation on the theme. Thank you for sharing this second spot seat with me. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 8/8/2014 9:38:00 AM
    Beautiful word pairing and a unique angle on the theme. Excellent! Well, done, Deb. Congratulations on your placement!

  1. Date: 8/7/2014 11:08:00 PM
    I knew this would place high. You are one of the few who can write in the manner that she likes, and I knew I would not get high on this list. BIG congrats on a well deserved win.

    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi
    Date: 8/8/2014 11:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I actually like the one I did in rhyme better :)
  1. Date: 8/7/2014 5:35:00 AM
    And back again with big congrats on a fabulous top place win Debbie !

  1. Date: 8/7/2014 3:04:00 AM
    Debbie, beautiful win on the solid back of the turtle which gives knowledge and wisdom to all since time immemorial. Mohan

  1. Date: 8/7/2014 1:59:00 AM
    Congrats Debbie on a fine write. Just love where you took this. Exceptional!

  1. Date: 8/6/2014 10:53:00 PM
    Congrats on the win and I loved the imagery and those Kapow lines... frosted with atmosphere... carapace of sky (you could have ended the poem right THERE, so powerful was the second to last stanza) This one will stick with me, and I will now always see the stars somewhat differently. How wonderful your gift, this art for one of my challenges ... hugs and love, Dee

  1. Date: 7/30/2014 10:27:00 AM
    Ahhh.......... she will love where you took this challenge.....into the stars, and back !! This is top-notch and a unique twist to the turtle challenge......wish I had thought of it !! :)

  1. Date: 7/23/2014 7:25:00 PM
    wow, what a GREAT poem, Debs. You are in your element here. One of the best writers of free verse!! This has to do well in the contest!

  1. Date: 7/20/2014 1:14:00 AM
    When Head n heart rhyme well,, Poetic marvel is born Debbie ! So is ur wonderful write ,, very impressive / Upma//

  1. Date: 7/19/2014 10:43:00 PM
    Debbie, your poetic genius comes out in this lovely write.. As I often am I impressed with how you roll knowledge into art!