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Author Name: FreeBarbara D. 12 Comments
Date Added: October 20, 2009 17:10:34 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Sage Scented Gifts

Head in hands

Splayed fingers tangle hair

I read sage scented gifts

His heart's hot blaze

A forge for steel promises

My daily source of warmth


Frost coats binding words

Bears a cruel pinch

Stiff spines freeze fragile dreams

Another day of cold embrace

My blue heart shivers, numb

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Comment By: FreeAndrew on November 16, 2009 11:54:41 AM Report
you really lay it out there with this one - very powerful, stark, cold but searing - "frost coats binding words" - teriffic!
Comment By: FreeAdri on November 4, 2009 02:44:57 PM Report
A gorgeous piece; Emotional, real, honest and raw. I love the last line, it states so much.
Adri x

Comment By: Freeabby on November 1, 2009 05:31:04 PM Report
David gave a perfect response..

But I enjoy the rich sound patterns, metaphor and imagery,

'freeze fragile dreams',

'Cold embrace', 'my blue heart shiver numb' all add

to the beautiful aptness of this piece.

Comment By: FreeS on October 22, 2009 01:45:33 AM Report
beautiful ! 
Comment By: FreeSteve on October 21, 2009 12:40:08 PM Report
You  bring words and emotions together in a special way. 
Comment By: FreeLORETTA PITILLI on October 21, 2009 07:24:49 AM Report
Dear Barbara,

How do we trust words of love? love is so fragile.and at times can be so cruel.This poem tears at the heart strings.  Wonderful write, loretta
Comment By: Freee. Gene Myers on October 20, 2009 11:23:11 PM Report
Sometimes we just don't know how to deal with another's actions.  That's when we place our heads in our hands ... and then ... I scream.
Comment By: FreeSilkinTears on October 20, 2009 09:37:46 PM Report
Sad Barbara Sad. The numbness that you feel...another cold day...give yourself some time for this too shall pass.
Comment By: PremiumDavid Turner on October 20, 2009 06:19:52 PM Report
Here's how Old Bill put it:-


Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more,
Men were deceivers ever,
One foot in sea and one on shore,
To one thing constant never:
Then sigh not so, but let them go,
And be you blithe and bonny,
Converting all your sounds of woe
Into Hey nonny, nonny.

Sing no more ditties, sing no moe,
Of dumps so dull and heavy;
The fraud of men was ever so,
Since summer first was leafy:
Then sigh not so, but let them go,
And be you blithe and bonny,
Converting all your sounds of woe
Into Hey nonny, nonny.





Comment By: FreeElla on October 20, 2009 06:14:19 PM Report
love the "naked" expression here, it is very cut down to the bone, so to speak. raw. perfect for this state of heart. great stuff lady.
Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on October 20, 2009 05:52:23 PM Report
Dear Barbara.....When one has felt the warmth from words from the heart of another, then that warmth drifts into a brisk, chilling wind, then we feel our heart break with the frigidness...This was a heartwrenching read, one of longing, missing, and yearning for the touch of words....
May your heart be warmed again....

Love, Maggie

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on October 20, 2009 05:41:09 PM Report
Such heartaches we all have in life..... JUst to many heartaches...We all need more love....
 Hugs ~ She


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