Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Be still



be still 
let the moment stains your hand
as crushed grapes slowly sip the oak barrel
spring's first blush, soft and tender


on my cheeks,  as I reach for you
listen to the breathing of white carnations
and cries of red breasted robins by window,
falter the wind, tarry the leaves  


be still 
before my pen dips into the inkwell 
smearing the pages with ruby lines, 
a baton raised, before the orchestra


plunges into the roaring sea,
headlong into eye of black storm,
each wave and thrust, unrepeated, a moment 
be still 




Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - OpenLinkNight - every Tuesday starting at 3 pm.
It's crazy day at work, so I will be visiting you guys later ~ Thanks for your visit ~

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48 comments:

  1. Your words always flow so easily.. Your posts are always a pleasant read, that leave me smiling :)

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    1. Thank you for the lovely words ~ I appreciate it ~

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  2. Geez not sure how one can be still with that going on, that would surely take some will power..haha

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    1. Well for once I didn't post the picture and allowed the reader's mind to wander ~ I don't know Pat *blushes*

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  3. i cant help swaying to ur lines...

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  4. LOL Laughing at Pat's comment.
    Lovely imagery, sweet, as if music were playing while teasing someone with fruit... Nice imagery :)

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    1. Well Pat doesn't need to stab anything here :-)

      Nice imagery you have ~ Thanks for the lovely words Bren ~

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  5. really nice movement through this...love the stained hands up from ...and the orchestra leading into the roaring sea...write it furiously...smiles...and be still....i like grace...

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    1. Its a big effort to write furiously, I can't keep up with your pace but I try :-)

      Thanks for the kind words and encouragement Brian ~

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  6. and hope the day is not too bad on you...smiles.

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    1. Well its a warm and beautiful day outside ~ Too bad I can't enjoy it ~ Well such is life :-0

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  7. Trying to find peace; not always easy. Another great piece, Heaven

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  8. What a great moment to let one go to an unmoving peace and quiet.. this is all i need!

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  9. Your stanzas are like waves, each one washing a different picture over the reader. Great composition. Very nice work.

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  10. Lush and lovely, Heaven--I really like the second and third stanzas, nicely bookended by your opening/closing line. People so need to do that more, be still.

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  11. Beautiful, Heaven! Lovely like a song...lyrical and rythmic : )

    -Eva

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  12. I have gone to this theme of being still many times. If we could only...what would we see/feel/hear/be?
    well done

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    1. An interesting question, its a challenge to capture the stillness ~ Thanks for the visit Mark ~

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  13. This piece flows so well--and it leaves me feeling still and sated--

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    1. Thanks Audrey for the lovely words ~

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  14. the breath of white carnations really is enchanting!

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    1. Lovely smell and beautiful ~ Thanks Dez ~

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  15. Very beautiful Heaven, love the flow here. But I do have to admit the last stanza definitely took my mind to a different place, a good one, just a little less PG. Great write. Thanks

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    1. Thanks Fred ~ My mind went there too :-)

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  16. A beautiful rhythm to this. Very nice!

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  17. Beautiful, sensual rhythm to this, like, well... nicely done!

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  18. breathing of white carnations -> nice personification

    one correction, i think you meant inkwell and not inkblot

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  19. Hm. Never heard it called an orchestra before, but this one certainly raises the baton before the roaring sea! (;0= }

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  20. Sei still, meine Liebe!*

    You need so few words to construct hours...or years, of life, understanding, and love, and, ummmm, LUST!

    You ALWAYS do this, Sweet-Lust!
    I'm not sure I remember your name...is it Grace?

    *Be still, my love!
    PEACE!!!

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  21. "Be still" ... this relaxed me. Really, it did.

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  22. ah nice...the being still before the pen breaks loose and verse pours forth..love those moments when the ink takes over..

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  23. "listening to the breathing of the white carnations" love this line, as I do the entire sensuality of the poem. Nice write!

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  24. Nice flow as we go along, Heaven! Peace and peace of mind is elusive but to just carry on writing, that's it!

    Hank

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  25. Interesting imagery throughout..as though beauty and color in itself pleads for a caesura. Does the orchestra halt then? Very nice work.

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  26. You've captured a moment in time with such perfect imagery and expectation. I like the imperative: be still.

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  27. Sounds like a wonderful entry into stillness... I love the raised baton ... the anticipation... :D

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  28. Be still, and notice how everything becomes more vivid, more interesting, more detailed. Peaceful and stormy images, all incredible. I like this poem, there's always need for a reminder to stop and just "be still." :)

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  29. Soft, delicate, and lovely!

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  30. Love how the stanza's flow naturally into each other. Stillness intertwined with storm - excellent.

    Anna :o]

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  31. be still
    let the moment stains your hand
    as crushed grapes slowly sip the oak barrel
    spring's first blush, soft and tender

    Oh my... You had me at 'be still'

    Sensual and delicate, Heaven. I loved this.

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  32. som sorry its taken me so long to get here! I couldn't jelp but see so muchj secual imagery in this! the baton raised before the orchestra (so that moment before sex?) and the plunging into the roaring sea....this was passionate- but also animalistic at the same time...so good

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    1. Thanks for the visit Stu ~ No worries, its fine :-)

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