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Cobbled traces ankle-turn the December night,
hobbling church goer's on sleet-covered streets.
Lines of warblers rise at the sides,
confined side walkers avoid the car play.  
Wet headed wanderers, at large in the dark,
set chill chapped hands to their wind-burned cheeks.
Off key, they carol from the quay to the close
Three Kings rings out joyous from post to lamp post. 

Through honeyed light and the nave’s open door
to hear the Domspatzen, the church sparrows, sing.
Boys and young men porcelain in candlelight, 
rois without queens, one race, one sex, employed.
Brilliant as finger rubbed glasses, they trill;
we're silent: in sound wrapped, close-eyed, waylaid.
Each dulcet tone blends with organ and bow
teaching church doctrine with tenor and alto.

Published by Page & Spine Winter 2016

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 7/19/2016 7:58:00 AM
Cong atulations Deborah, they made an excellent choice.
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Date: 7/18/2016 11:27:00 PM
Your poetry always sings so beautifully, Debbie. I love the flow and rhythm in your verse. T.J
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Date: 7/14/2016 5:20:00 PM
I am in awe of the way you craft your poems Debbie - the imagery is amazing I feel the music in your words:-) hugs Jan xx
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 7/14/2016 5:22:00 PM
How sweet Jan thanks so much!
Date: 7/13/2016 10:01:00 AM
Fabulous feast of words, ending with music. Wonderful. Yep I did visit Bali this year, 4 days was plenty for a taster, I'm sure I'll find myself there again.
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Date: 7/13/2016 12:19:00 AM
Hugely descriptive, a veritable feast of word and imagery, your poems are on a different level, Debbie. Love it. A #7, Viv x
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 7/13/2016 8:17:00 AM
Thanks so much Viv that means a lot coming from you ;).
Date: 7/8/2016 8:54:00 PM
Debbie, you have such a unique way of weaving words and phrases together, crafting them into an eloquent piece of art. Amazing poem!
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 7/8/2016 10:16:00 PM
Thank you so much Kim, it's wonderful to hear from you!