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Without a wish in my heart
I stare at glen's pinnacle.
The end of the yellow brick road shakes my weary hand.

Without a knot in my throat
I gaze past a forgotten dell's innocence.
The beginning of a backward's journey has just begun.

The fairy tale was a lie.
The epic had no moral.
The brook is a silent Shangrila preserved for me.

Lost and wandering.
One guardian angel became lost.
Sherlock Holmes failed upon her obvious whereabouts.

Zanphilia speaks to no one.
She combs her hair with honey -
Looking for her forgotten Echo in disenchanted streams.

A goddess of philosophy.
A virgin removed from the claws of Zeus
Needing to baptize herself within salvations's waters.

I see my perfected wings.
I don't see the lustrous beauty beyond them;
I envision the ignorance of clandestine laughter.

The crocus shimmer.
The woodlands set the winds into symphonic overtures.
The morals Aesop needed to write disappeared.

I am Mother Nature.
My name is Zanphilia.
I am omnipresent.
I surround you.
My actions warrant no excuses.
I accept no apologies or prayers.

Speak to me anytime you desire.
Reflections are oft captivating.

Written by: Kory Calhoun
Written for: ~~Constance La France~~ A Rambling Poet's contest~~

Copyright © Kory Calhoun | Year Posted 2011


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Date: 4/15/2016 1:08:00 PM

Kory, you've expressed yourself well, I enjoyed your poem. ~LINDA~
Date: 9/6/2015 1:26:00 PM

Kory, Enjoyed stopping by to read your poem today. Luv **SKAT**
Date: 3/29/2011 1:24:00 PM

Still looking for some new work from you. Perhaps you're on vacation? Enjoy your time away from the Soup. Sometimes we all need a break.
Date: 3/20/2011 3:41:00 PM

A superb entry Kory and much emotion exudes from your lines.. good luck and thankxx for your congrats on my recent contest wins.. so greatly appreciated luv..
Date: 3/20/2011 2:54:00 PM

a marvelous write as you are always wont to do! Light & Love
Date: 3/20/2011 11:41:00 AM

Kory, thanks for stopping by. It's been a while since you've posted new work. Hope you are doing well and will continue to share your talent with us. Love, Carolyn
Date: 3/3/2011 2:12:00 PM

Congratulations on your fine win in the contest with this deserving beauty, KC. Always, Annalise
Date: 3/2/2011 12:04:00 PM

Congratulations Kory on your fine win in Constance's wonderful contest....:)
Date: 3/1/2011 1:39:00 PM

Kory, I remember this one. It's such an enjoyable one to read. congratultions on the win. I hope to see more and more of your poems. andrea
Date: 2/28/2011 8:10:00 AM

Congratulations on your win Kory in Constance's contest "Reflection". Love, Carol
Date: 2/27/2011 3:12:00 PM

What a wonderful poem, Kory. Congratulations!! Love, Carolyn
Date: 2/27/2011 1:32:00 PM

Wow, this is quite an entry Kory, congratulations on your win in the contest :)
Date: 2/27/2011 12:21:00 AM

wow, great writing, Kory. And I would say this kind of poetry is another of your fortes. I have written around 250 sonnets now so I sure was dying to win that contest on sonnet forte! And yes,you can ask me anything you want on sonnets. LUv, Andrea
Date: 2/26/2011 6:37:00 PM

Awesome Job Kory, Good to see you in the top 10. Congratulations on your worthy poem's Eighth place honor in Constance's inspiring contest. Agape, Moses
Date: 2/26/2011 4:46:00 PM

Congratulations on your win..Sara
Date: 2/26/2011 11:11:00 AM

Congrats Kory on your wonderful win in the Reflections contest with this superb entry luv.. so happy to be sharing the winners list with such great talent ...
Date: 2/26/2011 6:24:00 AM

I think this is the most original one in the contest..Im glad you did so well with it..I love the line " combed her hair with honey.." wish Id written that. BG
Date: 2/25/2011 11:12:00 PM

great placment here Kory, and best wishes to you.
Date: 2/25/2011 8:09:00 PM

A beautiful name and very lovely poem Kory. Many congratulations for this big win.
Date: 2/25/2011 7:21:00 PM

Beautiful poem with an excellent name!Congrats on your win!---kashinath
Date: 2/25/2011 6:21:00 PM

Great writing here, Kory. Congratulations on winning in Constance's contest.
Date: 2/25/2011 5:54:00 PM

Congratulations on the eighth place win inthe contest of Constance, Kory
Date: 2/23/2011 7:42:00 AM

Very stunning entry for the contest Reflection, Kory
Date: 2/23/2011 6:56:00 AM

Thank you for supporting my contest.
Date: 2/23/2011 6:29:00 AM

interesting and thanks for your comments on my work.
Date: 2/23/2011 4:28:00 AM

Nice descriptive work.A great entry into the contest.