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What the Angels Whisper

How hope still clings in the maze of youth,

   though a vessel so tender,

   not yet cured, apt to blow in the wind

   as a ripened daisy,

   a fledgling ----

   too much a babe for a serpent's wile;

A helping hand awaits in the arms of time,

   where moments pass to eternity,

   the winds are hushed with reprieve,

   always, 

   there is a friend staring to dawn


From love roars the mightiest wind,

   of a warmth most enduring,

The rose sifts most sweet 

   in youthful shallows,

   not deep of a withered old;

   ere anger is bred and seasoned,

   tamed to mother's ease,

The old man forgets, the harridan scoffs

   while the child rides the winds

   of rosy-dawns and soft remembrance,

   somehow, the ancient are redeemed 


Let love speak her tender tongue,

   atop mountains too aloft for wicked ears,

Soothe she the weeping wayward,

   the broken bone, fevers ungodly;

   though she is mysterious to the ignorant,

   confounds the tyrant in his self-genius ----

   only God could know her name,

   whispered infinite

   (she is love)



** Excerpt from my epic ' The Blood of the Prophets'
     (unfinished as of yet)**  




    

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 1/23/2018 6:55:00 PM
Keith, your title is phenomenal and captured my attention as I then read with rapture your breathtaking poem. It is rich in imagery, textures and exquisite emotions. Absolutely stunning and superbly expressed. Warmest wishes ~Susan
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Keith O.J. Hunt
Date: 1/24/2018 4:43:00 PM
So kind of you to visit this older write Susan, I do love the title too; I plan to use this poem as part of a ten poem submission to a book publisher --- this site is usually a good litmus test for a potential press for a book or magazine. God bless and many thanks for the glory, I am proud of the many positive messages in this one;-)
Date: 5/9/2014 9:55:00 PM
Hi Keith, As I send a thousand applauses here, it is an exquisite Write worthy of many Bows. Extraordinary Thank you for sharing this with us. Peace, Deborah
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Date: 5/10/2014 1:13:00 PM
Glad you enjoyed Deborah! My pleasure... :-)
Date: 5/6/2014 11:28:00 PM
Awesome Keith.. Congrats on your first place finish here.. Well deserved!
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Keith O.J. Hunt
Date: 5/10/2014 1:14:00 PM
Appreciate the compliment Dave!
Date: 5/2/2014 7:30:00 AM
Enjoyed the write. Congrats on the win, Keith
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Keith O.J. Hunt
Date: 5/2/2014 1:57:00 PM
Thanks Doc; means a lot for me coming from an educated man!
Date: 5/2/2014 6:51:00 AM
Well done first place Keith :)
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Keith O.J. Hunt
Date: 5/2/2014 1:57:00 PM
Thanks Casarah!
Date: 5/1/2014 11:12:00 PM
I am indeed happy to have found this gem to read! Spirit and style wrapped in a wisdom from on high.
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Date: 5/2/2014 1:56:00 PM
Thanks Robert, means a lot to connect with fellow poets! Will check out your work!
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Robert Lindley
Date: 5/1/2014 11:14:00 PM
Added to my fav... just now..
Date: 5/1/2014 5:23:00 PM
Keith - This poem is packed from top to bottom with great writing - Congrats
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Date: 5/2/2014 1:54:00 PM
Thanks Dave, will check out your poetry!
Date: 5/1/2014 2:44:00 PM
I love this! Congratulations on your win and I'd love to read "The Blood of the Prophets" when you finish.
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Date: 5/2/2014 1:53:00 PM
Many thanks A.E. I've been so busy I haven't been able to visit your poetry and others; I will get back to you if and when my epic is done!
Date: 5/1/2014 12:39:00 PM
WOW! This is all new to me! Great write & Congratulations on your winning this contest, sir. -- ivo
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Date: 5/2/2014 1:50:00 PM
Many thanks Ivo!
Date: 5/1/2014 12:07:00 PM
Keith this is a wonderful write ! Well deserved top win !
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Date: 5/2/2014 1:49:00 PM
Glad you enjoyed Doc!
Date: 5/1/2014 10:44:00 AM
Hello Keith, wow! This is an honor. Having this amazing poem, which in my eyes, is flawless. The ending, makes it worth another read. Sweet, and deep... Congratulations! Enjoying every entry, ENTERED in my "Any Poem #26" contest. Always & Forever *LINDA
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Date: 5/2/2014 1:48:00 PM
Thanks Linda, it's been a great honor winning your contest and the replies from all our brothers and sisters; shows how much we muses are on track with the realities and Love of life; Always, with honor for my sister Poetess, Keith :-)
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Date: 5/1/2014 10:49:00 AM
here's the link if you's like to follow and drop a smile on my latest blog. :) Your newest fan... Linda
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Date: 5/1/2014 10:49:00 AM
http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_blogs/blog_detail.aspx?BlogID=22247&PoetID=18720
Date: 4/24/2014 6:44:00 PM
Keith; this is an excellent piece of poetry. One to be appreciated. Thanks for sharing... Lucilla
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Date: 4/25/2014 9:39:00 AM
Thanks for the kind visit Lucilla!
Date: 4/23/2014 10:47:00 AM
Through the voices of tender... Keith, you are like a song that sings about all colors, beautiful, sad, and heavenly. This is a beautiful and captivating, poem -I love it, indeed she doesn't and does know, & feel, yet the whispers from the light how soft, mends the dark away.... I was hooked from the first line to end, nicely composed. I like how you unconsciously bring certain needs when reading a poem. Soft, and warm, love the deep feelings when reading... Always..Linda
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Date: 4/23/2014 12:23:00 PM
You are so wonderful and delightful as usual Linda, I thought it would be a good entrance for your contest --- one thing I haven't done much of is enter many of those ( I'm going to keep my eye open for them!), I shall sit back and remember the lovely and kindness of your words....
Date: 4/22/2014 7:11:00 PM
wow, you have quite a way of weaving your words into a beautiful poem! This is my first time reading your words but I am impressed :) Great write!
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Date: 4/23/2014 8:15:00 AM
Many thanks for your visit Sandra!
Date: 4/22/2014 4:20:00 PM
Keith; I just have to say - that you outdid yourself with this one. It was beautiful from beginning to end. Thank you so much for sharing... Lucilla
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Keith O.J. Hunt
Date: 4/23/2014 8:13:00 AM
Thanks Lucilla!
Date: 4/22/2014 12:41:00 PM
Wow!!!!!! You leave me speechless you are a tender soul... Many hugs..... Gina
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Date: 4/22/2014 2:42:00 PM
:-) (blush)
Date: 4/21/2014 9:12:00 PM
I could give you the compliment before even reading the poem! And that's a compliment!!!!
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Keith O.J. Hunt
Date: 4/22/2014 2:43:00 PM
You are always too kind arthur.... (Much respect!)
Date: 4/21/2014 2:41:00 PM
Real love has powers beyond understanding; this poem is so rich...pictures...sounds....had to read it more than once to really appreciate it. // paul
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Date: 5/1/2014 11:23:00 AM
Hi Keith...back again...this time with congrats on your very merited win! // paul
Date: 4/21/2014 11:51:00 AM
Can only say IMPRESSIVE! There are an amazing amount of wonderful writers on PS. You are definitely on of those.
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Keith O.J. Hunt
Date: 4/22/2014 2:44:00 PM
Surely you jest..... Many thanks Carol!
Date: 4/21/2014 2:37:00 AM
Really nice, Keith. I like this one. Nicely done my friend. Mel :)
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Date: 4/20/2014 7:53:00 PM
Keith, been too long since I read your work.. Quickly reminded why I love it.. You two from today are both exceptional!!
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