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Orpheus


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Smile to me! And sing for me

lost songs of long ago,

haunting silver melodies,

the music of the moon.

Like whiskers of a kitten

touching nothing in the dark,

that penetrate the all consuming gloom.

 

Whisper through the morning sun,

the cobwebs and the trees,

past thistle-down and dandelion

floating on the breeze,

and make my heart believe again--

to leap and soar and twist.

 

That I may wrap around you

like a shadow from the mist,

and wet with love-- remind you

of the lips that you once kissed.

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Bittersweet. Related with regret, yet appreciative of having had so much. Elegantly worded for memories slipping through thoughts. If we live long enough, I believe we all can understand this. I love the image of the cat's whiskers penetrating the dark. Perfect last stanza summation. Most creative, Geoff. Thanks for the trip. Paco.

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Brilliant. A rich opulent piece invoking the power of memory and aptly named. A treasure!

 

Thank you!

 

Juris

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Stop clicking, Doc. LOL

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Thanks guys: A reminder perhaps, not to allow the way we think to detach us from human comfort :smile:

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Sorry, living via smart phone. Sometimes it doesn't cooperate. Tony if you have time can you Clean up my tech mess?

thegateless.org Come on over and check out my poetry substack y'all;-) Or if your bored, head to the Zazzle store: https://www.zazzle.com/store/gateless. If you buy anything I lose a bet, so consider that before you violate the digital rules.

 

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Stop clicking, Doc. LOL

Sorry, living via smart phone. Sometimes it doesn't cooperate. Tony if you have time can you Clean up my tech mess?

 

No problem, Juris. All fixed. I've seen other doctors whose email signatures say, "Please excuse typos and other errors. The doctor is replying from his mobile device." :laugh:

 

Tony

Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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David W. Parsley

Evokes feelings that I associate with Ben Jonson or Andrew Marvell. Like Paco, I appreciate the vivid kitten whisker thing.

 

Thanks Geoff,

- Dave

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