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Author Name: Freesybilvane 12 Comments
Date Added: August 21, 2004 15:08:20 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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In Waltz Time

Everywhere I go I'm all alone

Your song echoes Against the cold walls of fear

Within my blood An illusion takes shape

Forgetting the pallor Of days unwelcome

A hidden letter box is opened, My story tells

Smelling of perfume And of dried snowdrops

Illusions don't deceive Those that wait

Hearts like these May find solace

Joined in music They will take flight

Author's Notes:
This is an experiment... you can read this either line by line or the three lines on the left down followed by the three lines on the right.
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Comment By: FreeJoe Petro on March 5, 2006 02:17:50 PM Report
I can think of nothing more enjoyable on a Sunday afternoon than to read from this site. A very creative poem. I read it down, up and across and derive meaning each time. jp
Comment By: Freejag on December 17, 2005 06:51:42 PM Report
Heike you are the innovator...I've often thought of writing similar things but my one (one that i completed)was able to be read forwards and backwards from the bottom line up to the top and still make sense but this is much better than mine...
Comment By: FreePaul Peter McLean on October 9, 2004 06:42:28 PM Report
I love this one, Heike. It's a brilliant idea, and you have used it to great effect. You have put me in the mood to experiment with my poems more than I have before. So it's all your fault!! :-))
Comment By: FreeAnya den Teuling on October 2, 2004 06:08:48 PM Report
Very clever and very beautiful, great work.
Comment By: FreeMary AnnieA.V. on September 2, 2004 07:02:45 AM Report
yeash ..thisi s truly great...
i lke it.. when u say..illusions donot deceive.. gr8 piece.. ty for sharing
Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on August 28, 2004 08:43:26 PM Report
This mix and match prose is inspired,Heiki...The lines are vague enough to to go in many combinations...Good idea.I love to experiment...len
Comment By: FreeChuck on August 25, 2004 05:24:35 PM Report
Comment By: FreeCarolina on August 25, 2004 12:52:39 PM Report
great poem i really like it.
Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on August 22, 2004 05:14:32 PM Report
la la la la la la la........I have sung along to your wonderful words and it is true! you can read them any way you like they are deep and hard hitting!
Is this a new trend?
Comment By: FreeEric on August 21, 2004 11:53:49 PM Report
...and a wonderful result of the experiment, no matter how it is read. I am astounded by the brilliance and innovation you show here, an expansion of your already impressive gift for poetry.
Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on August 21, 2004 08:29:21 PM Report
Most enjoyable read Heike, a fine experiment too, it was like two poems in one. =))

Personally, I like it as it reads across the page. =)) Great work!


Comment By: FreeCorina on August 21, 2004 03:26:36 PM Report
A very interesting experiment. Actually it can be read either the way you said, or in any other way. It is too well done. Apart from this intelligent form, the emotions inside are very powerful, stirring emotion in the reader. Brilliant!


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