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Eagles Hope Daisies Oak
Starlight Walk Light Source
Rose Petal Soul Shadow Raven Present Bowl
Dancer Iris Feral Cat
Reprise Wish Prophet Web
Indigo Aspire Morning Annie


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Eagles

Solitude walks out onto the plain alone in the silence and wet with the rain each striding bravely to try it once more the sourcing of happiness inside love's door. If we, as two eagles, are soaring to pair, well met in our balance and harmony fair, the world seems to pause for the rythmning rhyme and opens up pathways which leap space and time. We will kiss in sheets of lightning And touch in rolling thunder.


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Hope

To touch, to grasp her tender flame To write with starlight just her name To reach and hold in empty air Though all alone I sense her there Is summoning my primal heat A storm of surging heart abeat Once more a phoenix in new life In hope, and dream, with passions rife With calling voice like home to yearn A world within from which to learn, With wisdoms many lifetimes old And laughter pure as molten gold Like dreaming bells within a trance All haunting, like a lover's dance, Caressing now this poet's heart And writes thereon, with finer art.

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Daisies

Happiness, like a beckoning dawn Whispers soft a tender song Unfolding within you and me To grow from dream: reality. Like daisies nodding by our path Fresh with dew in sunlight's bath Sentiments awake may stir As hands we clasp, and hearts concur. How I yearn for you tonight My love, though you are out of sight, But as I long to hold you near I shall await your beckon here.

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Oak

To gaze upon a further star To thrust my consciousness so far To hold aloft that lamp anew And know her warmth in mind and thew Is here to me, this hour to bring A new born song for hearts to sing As old as our own kind has been And yet a seed, the Oak within.

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Starlight

A life of moment entering Amid the songs the angels sing At edge of hearing, on spirit winds, As mortal loves transcend the sins Aware as skin upon the thorn Thus roses kiss, of heaven born. Unsought faults must fall to naught, With lessons learned and learning taught, Without foreknowledge, without intent, Unplanned, simple, and elegant, And all within these souls we see Each so pure, in reality.

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Walk

You move the way I'd love to write And wear your skin as warm as light Your feet are precious in their poise And hands so sweet with crafted joys Your hair bears scents of sandalwood Your voice speaks wisdoms deep and good Your face inspires this dreaming son Above those curves of desires won Your eyes, like frostfire in the night... Oh woman, you were my delight!

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Light

O radiant waves of photons bright Graduated sphere of light Warming all mortality Of the earth as of the sea Within this eye and in my heart Granting power to my art Feed my spirit, air, and earth, Water, wood, and stone of birth Life in all fecundity Known orb of all reality Nurture love within our hearts And let our living thrill our arts.

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Source

From deep, deep down within your soil Beneath your darkest mines of toil The source of strength seeps out to fill The singing one who haunts you still. This power fills to brim the cup Which poets sip, to conjure up Awakenings within your night Of druid's art and minstrel's light. Within your spirit feel it grow Infusing substance where you go The source of dancing laughs aloud And of the common breeds the proud.

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Rose Petal Soul

So tender is this to a Rose petal soul: A heart-sourced kiss Within each, a whole. Caresses like balm In caring, and calm: Inspire old wounds to newly heal Where ancient promises youthfully seal. And in the glow of our new dawn And all our wisdoms unite as one Magnificent heartfires sear and bind Meeting, mating, mind to mind Nightwind sparks, from aching dreams, Grow wild free passions to bond the seams... And after all, in beloved view, And heart beats quote the songs sung true: When satisfaction quietly mends, O spirit friend, whom heaven sends, My eyes will shine in love for you My lips in silence will speak true To reach once more, awaking, To find your smile within my taking I shine with heat, my metal glows: Your forge is hard, my hammer knows You temper me: this blade you whet You balance me, eternally met: Show me to your dragon's heart To slay that fear with strength and art.

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Shadow Raven

birdbone whistles, leather drums, and chantings pause when Raven comes eyes alert and dark with craft watching close in history's draft running strong in mistaken course tripping alarms toward dread remorse... like starving wolves they circled aware, canceling each other's craft and flair, till wide of the mark speculations wound and for all that promise, lost holy ground. Now, where might have grown a nation fruitful flowering souls in elation gather the mourning winds of loss where love lies wounded on friendship's moss. birdbone whistles, leather drums, and chantings pause where Raven comes, ever wise with craft flies he gifting a hope where none should be. found thy nation on communication

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Present

After fading light returns, And shadows draw away, Discovered meaning sometimes earns New light for the day. Align intentions toward the good Scattered from intent The acorn sprouts from seed to wood So History breeds content. Awareness of the stories told When we by campfires mused Foretells to us how lives unfold And how they should be used. The tales describe our course and weighs The values we steer by And darkling waters swirling deep Provoke our questions ‘Why’. So not alone is history read Nor is its thrust unbound But by our heart and wondering head Our present life is found.

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Bowl

Blue jade bowl and flowered hand Holds warm my life in this icy land. This heart of sacred living light was trusting as an arrow's flight A flight which swept away my strength with no time left for time at length. That time is gone, and yet I stay the passing into night of day, I hold my candle in the wind and cup this light against that end Against the dark of my feared doom denying what I might assume And wait amid the silent songs that sing of where my heart belongs Accepting all whom you must be Awaiting dawning eyes to see Again perhaps you'll call me near when I approach in braver fear A fear that light might once again be drowned within that haunted fen.

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Dancer

She is dancing through the air And all alone I meet her there From my reach she moves away, And dancing, smiles as bright as day Yet in the still night's forest pool Among deep trees with waters cool Reflecting stars and sipping deer She comes in dreams to draw me near... Within my shelter build my craft With fire and wood and windy draft With crystals and the river stone Building magic, word and tone, I pause in song to see you fly And smile a friendly lullabye.

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Iris

In stillness close your eyes with me And reach for deep eternity Drawing light within the dark Until your essence catches spark Unfolding like the forest moon A life refreshed a dream in tune. Within the dance of deepest dreams Where the iris blooms and moonlight gleams The heartfires light and share the heat And dancers weave on nimble feet I dance with you, and know the glow Of ageless light which hearts bestow This cup I offer sweet with spice Is it a dream without a price? Mere fantasy, a spinning word, Hardly a seed, or egg of bird, Cradled in a moonlit nest Just like this heart within my chest. I cup your iris to my lips And draw on life in gentle sips To nibble at the bloom of life And in your eyes I find my...

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Feral

How can I tame my ravenous heart, Where passions, like wolves, howl feral art ? While poems and songs may mingle pure, Foundations shake with what I endure. Internal lightnings strike wild in night Stone crags crumble, and trees catch light, Change, like winds in crescendos of doom, All in the quiet of a hermit's room. I seethe agin with a passion's fire Fighting for life, to love I aspire, Risking it all on a throw of the dice And watch as the rest, in fire or ice. Though this chance already seems totally lost Again cast aside at high personal cost, Yet must I hold on, my angels beside, Til I fall exhausted, at the end of the ride.... How did I come by this stony-eyed gaze, This granitic facade while my worlds within blaze? Had I shown her the storms that rage wild in my veins Then love would have feared, and might never reign.

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Cat

She dances with a feline strength That makes me shy, although at length And bolder might have joined her dance And caught her mood, perhaps her glance, Yet there alone her moves are pure And now I loneliness endure. Her eyes so blue and clear with sight With all the magic of the night Ensorceling the boy in me So helpless, till she set me free... Her mouth so quick with living smiles Disarms my wit and foils my wiles So strong and pure she apprehends My clumsy effort, which offends, Yet with a gentle smile for me Opens her hand and sets me free...

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Reprise

A dance within a secret place Where spirits reach to touch a face Of divinity, sharing incandescent, A human act, yet luminescent. Rapt souls savor, lingering Embracing passions, mingling, Sweeping onward into flight With trust, like godlings, to requite Empowered with immortal scores Empathic harmony, which soars Balanced as the stars tonight Guided by internal light. And so I stand on darkling's plain, Alone in darkness, wet with rain...

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Wish

When I wish upon the star I try to venture who we are That now within eternity We become who we could be. Is it such a phantom hope Is not the end within our scope That even in mortality We grow beyond futility? Concurrant with a phasing moon Within the shifting future, soon Is marked a blaze of destiny Defining new reality.

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Prophet

Not so strange, or stranger too, That within this danger visions true And unbeknownst a heart might rise To beckon night with lullabyes And as on wings launch out in air Full knowing there is hope bourne there. I've walked afar this devastation Being bred to know this nation So bright with her beckoning aires In the warm hovels as in the faires Wherever hearts and hands may merge Wherever passions storm and surge But all alight the glowing face Of one bright child of Adam's race Who singles out the question true Would you be and know value? Would you see the heart of she Who met the prophet at the sea? The gods have brought us now to this: Is there meaning in a poet's kiss?

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Web

With fiery minds we created a world Where dreams conspired and labors hurled Into a thread of electric night To gaze and craft with new insight To meet and touch each other's mind To laugh and love, and eventually find New consciousness emerging clear, As far from sleep as a mystic seer.

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Indigo

Jewel of my desert, arising in the East, Set in indigo everness, bright eyed serenity's feast. Drawn the eye must find you, splendid and alone, To pierce the dark forever, revealing the unknown. My heart would cast a wishing, a sourcing there in you, To shine with such a brilliance, eternal, pure, and true. Yet mortal is the framework, the path has led us on, Your startling spell diminished, within approaching dawn. Anxious in rebirth I search the broadest earth...

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Aspire

Woven with reality The context meets the dream Balancing duality Where ancient fissures steam Beneath the crags of seeing Above my passion's fire Within a sky of being Releasing my desire. A moment comes of wellness As if to hold the moon Resounding within silence The stillness I attune...

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Morning

Awaiting the morning in the cold of false dawn While star fields pass slowly and the night lingers on Awake in each minute in the season of Spring Awake for the morning when the meadowlarks sing. I wait in the forest where the leaves grow anew All wet in the starlight with the freshness of dew I wait on the mountain where the light first will shine I wait for the morning When my love will be mine.

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Annie Mordell

Stepping from shadows, her ghostspirit talks Opening old doors where had been only locks Enabling vistas where had been only dreams Pointing toward knowedges where humanity gleams Oh, Annie, where are you tonight? Twenty years gone, yet I read by your light.

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