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Nyx opened black arms
threading her twilight fingers 
and cradled my awe 
to turn my hair, white  
she filled my eyes with stars
firing a comet to 
the core of my heart 

my second breathe
carved dragons of fire,
as Aeolus filled each lung,
Terpsikhore sang music
into the life and death  
of this epic 


I taste a southerly breeze
catching it on the tip of my tongue
rolling it into my lungs
I sing appegio 
to throw a shadow of night

the circle of her arms 
has tightened, 
and the nebula 
in my eyes,
threaten to shoot 
from their sockets 

I have finally 
felt the meteor
lodged in my heart,
move in its longing 
for one last blaze 
of release, 

only the breath of God, 
holds for revelation


TERPSIKHORE (or Terpsichore) was one of the nine Mousai, 
the goddesses of music, song and dance. In late classical times
--when the Muses were assigned specific literary and artistic 
spheres--Terpsikhore was named Muse of choral song and 
dancing, and represented with a plectrum and lyre.

AIOLOS (or Aeolus) was the king of the winds who kept the 
stormy Anemoi Thuellai and Aellai locked away inside the hollow 
heart of the floating island of Aiolia. At the command of the gods 
he released these to wreck devastating storms. Since the Winds 
were often conceived of as horse-shaped spirits, Aiolos was titled 
Hippotades, "the reiner of horses," from the Greek hippos ("horse") 
and tadên ("reined in tightly").

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Date: 12/3/2011 10:35:00 AM
:"the meteor lodged in my heart" - what an image! Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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Date: 10/15/2010 10:04:00 AM
Very nice! Thanks for your comments on "Love is Pain" Meant a need to apologize for rambling. I'm glad to hear you got out of that situation Jayne. If you're on FB, send me a "friend request" or email Feel free to "ramble" anytime. lol Later, my friend, Jimmy
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Date: 10/11/2010 5:29:00 AM
excellent write again Jayne,thank you again [duncan]
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Date: 10/3/2010 12:57:00 PM
Amazing writing, Jayne. I hope you are feeling well today. LUv, Andrea
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Date: 10/1/2010 9:45:00 PM
An excellent and beautiful poem my friend with all the classical references. I would like to give you a small advice. The beauty of this Poem would be many folds more, if you can kindly give below a two-line clarification on the classical references you have used to make this poem an excellent beauty. Hope you would like this idea. Love and best wishes always...Ravindra.....Jayne Eggins
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Date: 10/1/2010 9:17:00 PM
powerful wording in this extrordinary poem. Well done Jayne! Very well done
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Date: 10/1/2010 11:15:00 AM
Nice classical references here. Who exactly are Aeolus and Terpsikhore? I enjoyed this!
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Date: 10/1/2010 11:11:00 AM
Outstanding Jayne. You are such a wonderful writer. Thank you for your kind comments on my half baked poetry. Love, Carol
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Date: 10/1/2010 10:37:00 AM
Very creative and descriptive work..I am glad that I chose this one to read today..I am gladden by your kind comments on my work..Sara
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Date: 10/1/2010 8:49:00 AM
very impressive vision, grand, spectacular, such metaphor! to my fav's & 7 Please try your impressive hand at a verse for my new contest...think already are ;) Light & Love
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