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Today I found myself lost


Sitting upon a large expanse of groomed green lawn


Enclosed on either side by the grand ivory arms of


Victorian architecture



In the distance


Beyond the trees the sea


Turbulent and indigo


Smashing away toward a smudged and foreign horizon



Heavy clouds above






Cold and grey


The messengers of transience and impermanence



And I thought of the mountain


Of familiar places


Feeling an unwanted coolness clutching at me



Fading dreams and dying passions


Like broken strings of pearls


Scattering onto marble floors



And a fatigue slithered through my mind


Poisoning my muscles


Strangling what remains of my youth



I must escape these constructs and impositions


These insidious tendrils of expectation and judgement


Growing like suffocating ivy out of the mouths and eyes


Of so many encircling my life



It is time to choose freedom


To fall into rhythm with synchronicity


It is again time for bare feet and soft sand


For sensuality, silences and happiness

To receive love, you have to give it...

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As it is. Off the cushion and into the street- It takes a special person to wrestle in the mud and come up holding hope. Nice!



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Larsen M. Callirhoe

such passionate dwelling on thoughts that flash so quickly in the mind set just by a vision of one sight or several things one sees. you show sheer beauty and eloquence in your words. hard not to see a very beautiful soul insideour words displayed so perectly timed when reading your reflections.




thank you!!!!





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I can picture London, out of your poem. :). My dear, Douglas, how much I missed you. I hope you are fine, and that you have settle down, somewhere in the world. It's great that you have what to share with us. I am happy to see you, and to read from you ;).



The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

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I really liked the "smudged and foreign horizon" and the "messengers of transience and impermanence." I picture you there, Douglas, thoughts drifting back to "the mountain" ... the one in Cape Town.



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Larsen M. Callirhoe

just rereading this my friend... sheer poetic beauty in your words. everytime i see someone i know post a poem especially one written like this i see beautiful people writing beautiful things expressing themselves wondefully. the imageryry here draws me like a magnet wishing i could take in all that you sho00w0ed us in your visions of granduer. i to want to be there with you and here your

words talking to me as though we were in our own world about what you see (saw). your words are poetry. much enjoyed. i could read about the imagery here everyday for hours.





Larsen M. Callirhoe

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  • 2 months later...

thank you all so much for your amazing feedback! i really appreciate all of your words...

To receive love, you have to give it...

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