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An Eternity of Thought

Mentation then, tear watered, swells and garbs itself with presence— at once to shout in strength and pluck a cosmic string, now restive, overstrung and tense. Whispered tremolo swells and in crescendo risen transcends veiled mists of time to stand, all seeing, astride the sleepy gates of pearly dawn. And, absent pause, endures to span the velvet gulf of light and truth and there to find ineffable essence, which intermits its fervent stir to calm. And so of hopes and dreams and prayers, suspend all doubt and hesitation, for these with purpose-driven urge merge with an eternity of thought and we the authors of its might. Dedicated to our dear and treasured poet and friend: Sarai Romani.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 11/18/2014 12:55:00 AM
I'll have to check her out!! and thanks so much for visiting three of my poems today!!
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Date: 11/15/2014 7:50:00 AM
I am late on seeing this gem, Mark. You wove your words into a magical brilliant tapestry.
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Mark Peterson
Date: 12/10/2014 6:47:00 PM
Monterey, I can't believe I'm so dilatory in responding. I feel certain I did. Thank you so much for supporting my poetry. This is another one in that odd style that Roy said sounds like some Japanese form. He commented on all the metaphors, and I actually had to go back and re-read because I wasn't aware I'd written them in. Must be some kind of altered state like the movie.
Date: 11/8/2014 1:16:00 PM
My goodness, Mark. You must be a published author. Few can write with such meaning and creative style. I see Andrea liked the last verse best, but I was most captivated by the second verse, especially the crescendo that rises and, "transcends veiled mists of time." A new favorite poem and poet. Wow! Love, carolyn
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Date: 11/8/2014 9:50:00 PM
Oh, Carolyn, you have honored me practically beyond my ability to accept...but I'll really try. Thanks for your devotion to my poetry.
Date: 10/29/2014 1:21:00 AM
I don't know this poet. but this is a wonderful dedication. love all the imagery and that last stanza is a WOW.
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Date: 10/30/2014 8:30:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea. The poet unknown to you is pictured immediately below. Read her poems, and I think you'll understand.
Date: 10/28/2014 4:16:00 PM
So again, you have spun threads of silver lining! Hopes and dreams and prayers that glitter in the light we follow. One that will one day lead us to our eternal home. Mark, my dear friend, your pen has sung a most beautiful ballad :-) And thank you!
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Date: 10/29/2014 12:01:00 AM
You're such an angel. You have grasped the message behind my words perfectly. Yes, eternity...such a long, long time—especially towards the end. (Woody Allen)
Date: 10/27/2014 6:43:00 PM
Absolutely stunning! Your language and the descriptions of your thoughts are breathtakingly beautiful. What fine wording from you poet Mark! I will certainly read more from you. Excellently accomplished!
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Date: 10/28/2014 2:39:00 AM
Suzanne: Thanks for your visits and wonderful remarks, which I truly enjoy. Nice to know there is something of appeal from my spasms of lucidity.
Date: 10/27/2014 5:02:00 AM
A masterful symphony of words that is music to my ears Mark. Shaken and awakened by this inspiring piece!
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Date: 10/29/2014 12:41:00 AM
This makes me so happy. To do a thing and have it welcomed by another is a hard thing to surpass.
Date: 10/25/2014 11:34:00 AM
Very nice dedication Mark....I especially liked the 2nd stanza...best wishes
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Date: 10/27/2014 1:08:00 AM
Joseph, many thanks for your visit and kind remarks.
Date: 10/24/2014 3:12:00 PM
Love the nebulous, shifting metaphors just beyond immediate grasp. This is one of your best I have read. Glad to see you back.
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Date: 10/24/2014 6:47:00 PM
Wow, if you are pleased, Roy, then I am pleased a hundred times over. Please also read "My Poetry Garden." I think you might enjoy it.
Date: 10/23/2014 7:38:00 PM
Mark, Your words flow like the majesty of white water crashing upon the river from the kayaks view. Your heart seems to know no shallow beginning nor end. Thank you for taking up your pen once again. I leave with the same feeling I did the first time I saw "Swan Lake" CAPTIVATED!
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Date: 10/23/2014 8:29:00 PM
Thanks, dear friend. Can't think of anyone else I'd rather honor than you.