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Amelia
« on: December 08, 2017, 07:45:38 AM »
Set among the midnight moon and stars
a lone set of wings anticipates horizons
like sails sense the humming of the wind.
The whole width of the world passes behind,
only the broad mouth of the ocean refuses to close.

Yet, though even my spirits grow damp,
those heavenly bodies lean in to be touched,
their number endlessly crowd out all paper tigers
dancing around my fearful mind and leave me
to soar into the most beautiful mystery of them all.

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Re: Amelia
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2017, 11:18:58 AM »
I like it. I can almost picture it.
Amelia Earhart, eh?

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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2017, 12:15:07 PM »
I got on a sailboat once and was given the tiller and some rudimentary lessons in sailing by Bud (honest) who said I'd know when the wind was in the sail just right because of the "hum". I did. So much to love in this one. Even if Amelia's story wasn't well known the broad mouth of the ocean refusing to close foreshadows what we do know is coming. And yet there is beauty and exhileration in stanza 2. The beautiful mystery indeed. So meaningful on so many levels. This writing takes its place in a modern day myth

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Re: Amelia
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2017, 06:04:07 AM »
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sails sense the humming of the wind

I think that is a beautiful thought Dave. Also liked the use of 'broad mouth'.

all the best

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Re: Amelia
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2017, 07:42:45 AM »
Thanks for all the comments and likes. In case of doubt yes amelia earhart was the inspiration and the poem is constructed around some of her own words.

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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2017, 11:15:53 PM »
Enjoyed the read Dave.
The title told us who you meant, but it would still work very well without it.
To live, with gentle but cunning deceit, and accept the consequences, is the destiny of every man.

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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2017, 01:01:59 AM »
How very beautiful! Wonderful poeming

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Re: Amelia
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2017, 06:18:12 AM »
Thanks Sharon
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2017, 10:42:34 AM »

Yes, A.E. was quite the descriptive writer, and the poem is a sparkling tribute. Good one, Dave.