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Esther at the Gate

There she stood Legs akimbo The sun setting behind her The maize crop in green bloom pitch darkness besides her The gateman's bench Empty yet The sentry door Open still Esther at the gate her dark shadow the grey sand at her feet Her white skirt The white gate Her white smile The white lamp Her low flats on the brown grass Velvet black skin Color of her hair Oh! Oh! Esther!

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Date: 4/17/2019 1:53:00 PM
Still a wonderful poem to read again! :-)
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M Braimah Saaka
Date: 4/17/2019 4:10:00 PM
Thanks again. I appreciate you.
Date: 8/23/2017 3:14:00 PM
I love your style of verse!
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Date: 8/14/2017 8:54:00 AM
What a beautiful poem!
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Date: 8/4/2017 7:04:00 AM
A beautiful deep ode.
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Date: 8/3/2017 4:20:00 AM
Greetings, M. I really enjoyed the imagery your words created in my mind! Keep your literary fire burning! ;-)
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Date: 8/2/2017 12:22:00 AM
Aaah, a vision of delight...I " see" her in my mind's eye- haloed by the setting sun, aglow...Keep writing as you do...in your own unique way. It's lovely!
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Date: 8/1/2017 8:48:00 PM
The theme is carried through the poem. The language is poetic, but I think this needs a bit of a bunch at the end or somewhere in the poem to give more why at the gate. As the poem stands now, it just tells of a woman at a gate but gives no reasons why. This is only my take. Other readers may see this in a different way. Thanks for this and take care. Luis A. Estable
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Date: 8/1/2017 8:17:00 PM
M, so very beautiful! I so enjoyed reading it :)
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Date: 8/1/2017 4:39:00 PM
A reverent irreverence, loved this...do you like Leonard Cohen.
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Date: 8/1/2017 3:56:00 PM
Is this the Esther in the Bible? Look away now! The King will have your head. Wow, a very vivid poem, full of feeling. Glad I took time to read this. Welcome to the Soup! - Dean
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Date: 8/1/2017 3:48:00 PM
A very thought through piece brilliant penned!
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Date: 8/1/2017 3:29:00 PM
I love the sampling of your poetry sent to me by Soup. A warm welcome to Poetry Soup M. Brainwash. Your work is impressive, especially this piece! Aloha, Connie : )
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