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You lay upon the warm wet earth
now ripped from limb to limb.
Your present shape denies the girth
of your form in its prime.

A life cut short and denied its worth
about you ivy climbs,
my love for you evokes the hearth
a bonfire which knows no end time.

Now fallen, slain, cast for rebirth,
the core of you sublime,
an earthly stump, at forest skirt
reminds me of grand times.

Soon, I too will go beyond the earth
recalling passion's prime,
through the veil of life unearthed
my heart returned to thine.


*ballad

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010




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Date: 4/20/2017 11:35:00 PM
THAT is us, Mom Debie ... us while blossom and us while we depreciate out of proportion ... and all the earth is like that ... and nature decrees it ... of course, it is timed, decomposition is the beauty of earth-life that begins the regeneration of that life!!! Love from my niger!
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Date: 4/21/2017 12:02:00 AM
... Oh, Debie, my Debie, our Debie!!! this earth, my Debie ... son is waiting almost ...
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Canny Amah
Date: 4/20/2017 11:55:00 PM
... Mother, son is constant ... in this dazzling and shining decomposition ... 'tis a passage ... Debie!!!
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Canny Amah
Date: 4/20/2017 11:50:00 PM
... and thrice we call'd out from the deep ... hope could ... hope could not ... Debie, Mother of the Amazons ... Mother of the clan's warriors! Debie!!!
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Canny Amah
Date: 4/20/2017 11:46:00 PM
... deep down ... deep in the sea ... a gross gasp for the essence ... and could be ...
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Canny Amah
Date: 4/20/2017 11:43:00 PM
... a son prepares to go ... be gone? she says! clear the way before a loud 'bye'!
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Canny Amah
Date: 4/20/2017 11:40:00 PM
Give up on Canny ... else, renew the face towards Canny! Between today and six moons, show the light: the path to the new land ...
Date: 3/29/2017 2:55:00 PM
Hi Debbie; I found this when trying to submit my first quatrain. This one is helpful, and somewhat sad, uplifting finally because you know where your hope comes from, Amen! Congrats, Anil Deo
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Date: 6/27/2016 9:45:00 AM
Debbie:fine poem. Words and phrases flow & read effortlessly, carrying readers' thoughts likewise. Secondly, your oft-told theme - comfort knowing death is merely glorious rebirth - builds beautifully from first stanza to last. Like music starting loud then gradually whispering, your poem changes from appreciation of the life & death of the tree into the narrator's gradually comparing it to our own lives, finishing with the narrator's own comforting self-reflection. Nicely written.
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Date: 3/16/2016 3:10:00 AM
Beautifully wrote
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Date: 9/30/2015 3:40:00 PM
A very symbolic write Debbie! Love Balveen
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Date: 7/25/2015 12:35:00 PM
Love this one, Debbie. So classic and true to form. Good job! Xoxo
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Date: 7/29/2014 2:01:00 PM
Debbie, A nice winning Quatrain. I don't know the form, however --Well done... Always ~LINDA
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Date: 7/28/2014 8:28:00 PM
A beautiful and deer write.. Big congrats on your win!!!
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Date: 7/28/2014 11:14:00 AM
So romantic, sweet Debbie. I do love this beautiful write.. Congrats on a great win my friend.. Hugs.. Arlene
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Date: 7/28/2014 10:39:00 AM
You have a way with words Debbie, for me this was one of the best. Congratulations on a fine win.
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Date: 7/28/2014 8:52:00 AM
Powerful deep write Debbie ! Congrats on big win !
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Date: 7/28/2014 1:20:00 AM
Lovely metaphoric write, Deb. Light and love. congrats
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Date: 7/28/2014 12:11:00 AM
Fall of the mighty. congratulations Debbie. Love, Joyce
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Date: 7/27/2014 9:00:00 PM
This was beautiful, and so expressive! I loved the metaphors in this, as well! Congrats on your win, Debbie!
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Date: 1/18/2014 12:43:00 PM
Sir. Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, was fascinated by this particular theme, especially after his beloved wife died, and he turned to researching on the life after death and the ways to communicate with the beloved dead. He altogether stopped writing crime fiction and came up with a classic novel which described the other world beyond the curtain. Like dear Debbie Guzzi points out here in this poem of hers, people love to wait beyond the pale, for their return some day.
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Date: 4/24/2013 7:23:00 PM
Hello Debbie, congratulations with your poem on Andrea's, favorite list. always~ Linda
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Date: 4/23/2013 7:36:00 AM
Wow cher, beautiful stuff here...The first verse sounded like you were describing a human...One of these days I would like to visit Methuselah, a Bristlecone Pine almost 5,000 yrs old in California...That would be awesome! - Tim
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Date: 4/23/2013 6:57:00 AM
Debbie, this is going to my fave list too. Congrats!
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Date: 4/23/2013 2:53:00 AM
Congrats on your win!
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Date: 4/22/2013 10:43:00 PM
It had to be a winner. Many congrats dear friend.
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Date: 4/22/2013 9:14:00 PM
congrats on a great win
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Date: 8/2/2011 3:58:00 AM
Superb writing Deb. Congratulations on making it through the first round and best wishes on making it to the Finals. Lainie
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Date: 11/26/2010 6:16:00 AM
Beautifully written, Deborah. Congrats on a well deserved 1st place win. Dan C
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Date: 11/18/2010 5:41:00 AM
Congratulations on your win, this is truely a beautiful piece.
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Date: 11/17/2010 10:07:00 PM
Deborah...many congrats on 1st spot in contest. Luv/best wishes....Hitendra Mehta
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