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In the Wind--Collaboration With Casarah Nance

I heard my name in the wind where the willows do weep,
Such a moment of bliss I will evermore keep.

For I sat in the silence, just a moment or two,
With paper and pen, thinking only of you.

Then I scrolled out a verse, a most delicate rhyme,
Unaware of the hour; unconcerned with the time.

Till my eyes were made blurry by the sun through the trees,
As the sweet-smelling jasmine arrived on the breeze.

So I took in a breath, just as well as your heart;
It was beating for all, and no longer a part.

Then your touch, as the grass, teased my delicate skin--
Such sweet innocence this; or such wonderful sin.

Ah, the earth is our playground; our home is the sky,
As I proudly remarked, "Look how high we can fly!"

Thus I give you my love, may it evermore keep...
Hear the wind in the willows? They no longer weep!

Collaboration: Mel Merrill and Casarah Nance
05/12/14


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Date: 6/9/2014 6:11:00 PM
My friend this write flowed like a smooth and east stream!!! Absolutely charming and engaging. BBravo!!!!! and BBravo!!!!! To both you guys!!
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Mel Merrill
Date: 6/10/2014 12:13:00 AM
Thank you my friend. I wish more people had read this, it was an elegant dance. Thanks for dropping in and commenting so nicely. Please know that it is appreciated and a source of inspiration in a sometimes dreary world.. Hugs and love...Mel :)
Date: 6/3/2014 2:52:00 PM
Very nice collaboration
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Mel Merrill
Date: 6/3/2014 4:03:00 PM
Ancient history...was fun while it lasted, though. Hey Deb, you know a little (very) about me, but I know nothing of you. Maybe you could soup me sometime and fill in the blanks. I'm interested in people; especially poets--poetess? Keep smiling...xxx...Mel :)
Date: 5/19/2014 10:05:00 AM
Very smooth and well-suited collaboration. You two could are capable of making great soup together! Keep it up. // paul
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Mel Merrill
Date: 5/20/2014 2:10:00 AM
Funny. We do soup now and then, and are beginning a collaboration; something dark, mysterious--Poe-like. That's the hope, anyway. She's a sweet kid, and we do share a chemistry. The thing poems are made of, it seems. Thank you again for your supportive remarks :) mel
Date: 5/14/2014 10:18:00 PM
Beautiful collaboration with this poem. A gem and lovely flow and rhyme. love phyl
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Mel Merrill
Date: 5/15/2014 12:20:00 AM
Thanks, Phyl, you made my day. If I'm fanatical about anything, it's meter/flow and rhyme, which if forced, I'll start again. Lessons learned from a very good Creative Writing Prof at the university. Blessings and big hugs...mel
Date: 5/13/2014 3:57:00 PM
Hi Mel. One of the best poems I've read in a while. I wish I had your control to start and end a line as well and in such great flow. Lots to learn from this poem. Your humble student.
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Date: 5/14/2014 12:39:00 AM
Guess that makes me your humble teacher :) I very much appreciate the kind words, as they inspire me to write again. As for the control and flow you speak of, it began with an awesome poetry professor many years ago. Since, I've been writing, teaching, giving readings, and working on a book. But it is work :) Soup me if you really want to learn some of what I have learned...peace...mel
Date: 5/13/2014 1:59:00 PM
Oh Mel and Casarah another fabulous poem that flows so effortlessly, Hugs as ever Jan xx
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Mel Merrill
Date: 5/14/2014 12:46:00 AM
Thank you Jan, my dear friend. It wasn't as effortless as it may sound :) Cas is easy to work--like you. She's not put-off by my continual tinkering...or keeps it to herself, if she is. But you know me. If it rhymes well and flows, then I'm happy. Of course, it needs to say something...the so what of the poem. Thanks again for the read and uplifting comment...xxx...mel
Date: 5/13/2014 8:14:00 AM
Looks like your painting is complete, lets get another blank canvas and start anew. It was a pleasure writing with you.
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Casarah Nance
Date: 5/13/2014 1:08:00 PM
Sweet, I'm ready :)
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Mel Merrill
Date: 5/13/2014 11:19:00 AM
Never complete. I could easily add a couple of stanzas, but there comes a time when you just put it to bed. Yeah, it was fun. Let's do something twisted and gothic. Get your weird on, babe...I want to go dark and deep...xxx...mel
Date: 5/13/2014 7:42:00 AM
- A beautiful collaboration between you and Casarah! - Soooo romantic ... love it!! - Have a nice day. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Mel Merrill
Date: 5/13/2014 11:24:00 AM
Ah, words of praise from my Viking Princess. Incidentally, My great-great grandfather brought his family from Norway to America. If you ever meet a Merrill there, we're related. I'm also Scottish. I'm a Viking-Highlander, so don't make me angry lol Enjoy your day...xoxo...mel
Date: 5/13/2014 3:55:00 AM
How romantic..I love the theme....Tim
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Mel Merrill
Date: 5/13/2014 4:36:00 AM
Thanks Tim. Good of you to read and comment. I'm nothing if not romantic, theme and all...mel
Date: 5/13/2014 1:50:00 AM
Superb collaboration. The weeping willow.... my favourite tree. Romantic and sweet. You two work well together.
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Date: 5/13/2014 4:40:00 AM
Thank you Eileen. Cas was easy to work with; amenable to suggestion and change. I'm a little bit of a perfectionist in that I write, rewrite and rewrite some more. I imagine you're the same :) I'll be by later to see what's brewing on your page...xxx...mel