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bridging the gap

when Spring River recedes we will break a ritual bread together the lover plans I would rather build a fence along the bank, the woman swears at the daybreak, she calls a fence-builder to have him build a fence between her farm and her lover’s field on Spring River say by fate or by will (or by divine intervention) the fence builder builds not a fence but a bridge over Spring River the lover thought, standing on the bridge: bone-deep sorrows can distill the soul they don’t kill, they harden and toughen and cleanse and heal the foul!

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Date: 11/29/2015 10:22:00 AM
An excellent first offering. Welcome to the soup, you will fit in quite nicely. Talent and heart will not be denied.
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Date: 11/24/2015 6:17:00 PM
Hi Assefa, this is such an excellent first posting that I enjoyed reading! I look forward to reading more of your work! Welcome to PoetrySoup and best wishes as you continue to churn out wonderful poetic pieces! Warmest regards and a score of 7! Pandita
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Date: 11/25/2015 6:07:00 PM
Thank you Assefa for your very nice response! Pandita
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Assefa Dibaba
Date: 11/24/2015 6:46:00 PM
Thank you dear Pandita for your encouragement. I will read your incredible contributions out there are great ...i have checked out...keep in touch and lets share all that is good ....Ase
Date: 11/23/2015 10:57:00 PM
This is a deep read Assefa, Welcome to Poetry Soup. It will be a delight to read and become familiar with your poems in the future. As for now, I will greet you with the same smile others passed when I first joined the soup. Wishing you and your poetry the best. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here STARTING with me- SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you wish. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND" Hugs* SKAT
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Assefa Dibaba
Date: 11/24/2015 1:41:00 PM
Hi SKAT, thank you so much for your kind words. Sorry for my belated response, though. Thank you also for showing interest to know each other better.Please feel free to contact me on: I finished my PhD last May and I have been writing and reading poetry since I am also looking for a teaching and a postdoctorate research position Hope you will write soon... And what is your name? Warm and big hugs Have a wonderful holiday, beautiful soul, and be safe Ase
Date: 11/23/2015 12:05:00 PM
- A great first poem, I look forward to become more familiar with your poems in the future - Welcome to " the soup", Assefa :) - // Anne-Lise :)
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Assefa Dibaba
Date: 11/23/2015 12:10:00 PM
Thank you so very much for your kind words dear Anne. Hope we share poems and keep in touch...for the more we share, the more we have.. :) thank you for your encouragement again Ase