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Aphrodite
Posted on: Dec 15 13, 08:29


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Hi Larry!

I enjoyed reading your heartfelt Sonnet. Love the metaphor; inception/new beginnings and how you tied it into the purity and richness of the Christmas Season!

Merry Christmas!

Lindi
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Aphrodite
Posted on: Dec 15 13, 08:20


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QUOTE (Larry @ Dec 14 13, 05:32 ) *
Hi Aphrodite,

Haven't seen you around for a while. Love your Holiday Classic post and in "Triolet" form no less. Too bad
that lots of people have forgotten the "reason for the season".

Loved it,
Larry


Hello, Larry. Yes, I have not been writing much and on a dry spell for a while now. I am happy to hear from you! Thank you for your kind words and I agree that we need to always remember the "reason for the season."

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Lindi
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Aphrodite
Posted on: Dec 13 13, 23:00


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An Eastern star, a hallowed sight
brought kings of plenty to the child
on camels high God’s sky shined light,
an Eastern star, a hallowed sight.
To Nazareth, bags gleaming bright
pure gold, burnt resin, plant oils piled,
an Eastern star, a hallowed sight
brought kings of plenty to the child.
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Aphrodite
Posted on: Dec 13 13, 22:57


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With reindeer eight he travels deep
through winds and lace-frost covering,
supplying gifts as children sleep,
With reindeer eight he travels deep.
Red candied canes, atop the heap
green m i s t l e t o e charms hovering,
With reindeer eight he travels deep
through winds and lace-frost covering.
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Aphrodite
Posted on: Jul 19 13, 17:56


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Nice job, Lori!

You took us all on a fanciful flight where enchanted dreams are made of.
It is great to read you again. 😊

Stay cool!
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Aphrodite
Posted on: Apr 16 11, 13:28


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QUOTE (JLY @ Apr 10 11, 14:30 ) *
Lindi,
Congratulations and your well-deserved award.
JLY

Hi John,

I was finally able to log-in to MM. Thanks so much for the warm congrats!
Hope you have a great Spring!

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Aphrodite
Posted on: Apr 5 11, 15:21


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QUOTE (ohsteve @ Apr 5 11, 01:43 ) *
Congrats on the winning of the MMHC, It was a very good poem.

Take care
Steve

Hi Steve,

Thank you very much! :)

Glad to say, "Happy Spring!"
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Aphrodite
Posted on: Apr 4 11, 20:14


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Hi Lori,

Wow, what a nice surprise! Thank you so much for the news!

It was fun participating in the contest and I truly appreciate being part of it!

Thanks for the nice birthday mention, too! Artist.gif
Happy Spring!
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Aphrodite
Posted on: Dec 11 10, 16:46


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The snow is falling lightly down
To kiss the season’s b l e s s e d ground
As smiling children lose their frown
The snow is falling lightly down
Bright twinkling lights glow through each town
Full hearts at Christmas, all resound
The snow is falling lightly down
To kiss the season’s b l e s s e d ground

Sweet milk and cookies leave his sign
Big Red has snacked and brought the toys
And houses smell of mint and pine
Sweet milk and cookies leave his sign
While toasty fires spread warmth and shine
For small and bigger girls and boys
Sweet milk and cookies leave his sign
Big Red has snacked and brought the toys

December’s meaning makes its mark
As people gather on His day
To honor Christ the angels hark
December’s meaning makes its mark
when kings and shepherds trekked in dark
to meet the Savior where he lay
December’s meaning makes its mark
As people gather on His day
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Aphrodite
Posted on: Dec 13 09, 10:56


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An Eastern star, a hallowed sight
brought kings of plenty to the child
on camels high God’s sky shined light,
an Eastern star, a hallowed sight.
To Nazareth, bags gleaming bright
pure gold, burnt resin, plant oils piled,
an Eastern star, a hallowed sight
brought kings of plenty to the child.
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Aphrodite
Posted on: Dec 7 09, 21:27


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She waits patiently listening for
hurried hooves on rooftops,
bells jingling, but hears
the pounding of her neglected heart in
the frostiness of December’s air,

her hands purple and chapped to the bone,
placed over a small fire she blows while rubbing
hard to generate feeling,

through faint colors of crimson red, emerald green
and glimmer gold, a rush of contentment
warms her insides as she harks back to
Christmas lights curved on snow-powdered
bushes in front of her childhood home,
a slight smile widens her burdened face,

she closes her eyes and breathes-in
scents of peppermint, spice, pine and
cinnamon, reminiscent of moments savored
with family, her heart weeps,

fantasy soon replaced by echoes
of gunshots,
a dwindling fire shared
in a rusted barrel
as city lights fade into the infected blackness of night,
the magic of the season lingers while
she clenches on to hope.
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Aphrodite
Posted on: Nov 26 09, 19:54


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Hi Eric,

This is such a beautiful poem, filled with such wonder and longing.
There are so many great words/phrases to comment on, but I especially love the the last line...

"We were champions of sandcastles
till September
lacquered the land with autumn rain."

Perfection!

Happy holidays,
Lindi
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Aphrodite
Posted on: Nov 26 09, 19:49


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QUOTE (Merlin @ Nov 4 09, 06:50 ) *
Hello Aphro,

Addictions, no matter which one, are difficult creatures.
I have friends and acquaintances who succumbed to alcohol, and accepting that takes a bit of doing sometimes.

Best

Merlin

Hi Merlin,

Thanks for commenting on my poem. It is very hard to watch someone you love fade away.
I am sorry for your experience with this.

Happy holidays to you.

Lindi
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Aphrodite
Posted on: Oct 9 09, 09:37


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Thanks, Lori!
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Aphrodite
Posted on: Oct 8 09, 07:01


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QUOTE (Cleo_Serapis @ Oct 6 09, 14:03 ) *
Lindi,

This is so poignant on many levels. I'm soooo sorry that "the smoking life" consumed your father - but this is a spot-on expression of the coffin, i.e. bed he made - and the wish to have just one more breath of 'clean air'.

This is one to make one think!!!

HUGS
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Hi Lori,

It is nice to be back! I have many poems about my Dad and how much I love and miss him. This one expresses my sadness and anger, that because of his addiction to cigarettes, I was robbed precious time with him.

I appreciate your comments very much!

Happy Autumn. pumpkin.gif
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Aphrodite
Posted on: Oct 3 09, 09:26


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Hi Eisa,

I enjoyed your explosive piece and the superb imagery!

I reminds me of "War of the Worlds" as the sun rays rally with a big splash of creativity!

Nice job!





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Aphrodite
Posted on: Oct 3 09, 09:17


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Hi Merle,

I enjoyed your story and the passion behind your words! You set the tone/setting with quite a punch!

Having said that, continue writing about what you know as the transference of genuine emotion comes streaming out! I appreciate the passion you have for animal rescue too as I love animals! We need more people like you to care so much!

Stay safe and keep on writing!

Thank you for sharing!
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Aphrodite
Posted on: Oct 3 09, 09:04


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Hi Mike,

This is beautifully written and a wonderful representation of beauty in nature! A pantoum is not an easy poem to write, but you have made it seem effortless!

I think you did a masterful job in keeping a wonderful flow, while the "small streams and brooklets drink their fill!"

A refreshing expression, duality weeping of birth and reparation! (for me)

Lindi

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Aphrodite
Posted on: Oct 3 09, 08:53


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QUOTE (mike in brooklyn @ Apr 3 09, 13:19 ) *
Hi all Michael here - a newbie

Your heartfelt emotions come clearly through
your very well written piece.
You have inspired me to post my own poem
on a similar subject.

Hi Michael,

Welcome to MM. Lori has a great site here and I hope you have an enjoyable experience!

I appreciate your kinds words and hope to read one of your pieces soon.

Blessings,
Lindi
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Posted on: Oct 3 09, 08:52


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QUOTE (Eisa @ Feb 17 09, 22:39 ) *
Hi Lindi

I've just called by to say how much I've enjoyed reading your SQ (very well written)
My Dad died 5 years ago and I feel much the way you do, longing for all the things we talked about - just to hear his voice. It was kind of comforting to know someone else out there is feeling just the same.

Thanks for sharing.
Snow Snowflake.gif


Hi Snow,

Thank you very very much for your comments. I am very late in replying, but appreciate your kind words.

I am deeply sorry for your loss too. It is hard to believe that I haven't spoken to my dad in 9 years, but thank God for my religious belief. When times are especially hard, it helps!

Blessings,
Lindi
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Aphrodite
Posted on: Oct 3 09, 08:47


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Hi Merle,

I apologize for just getting back to you. I didn't receive a notice and will have to fix that.

I am sorry for your loss and understand how you feel. It was 9 long years ago yesterday, (October 2) that I lost my dad.
I miss him so. :(

It is part of life, but still so very hard.

Blessings,
Lindi
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Aphrodite
Posted on: Oct 2 09, 07:50


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You lie there, solid and firm,
as onlookers gawk and comment
on how good you turned out.

They did such a good job, they whisper,
like white plaster thrown on hard walls,
you just take it.

How you love to hold hands, but not your own,
the Rosary Beads d r a p e loosely cross
spindly fingers, like drops from tears cried dry.

In the bed you made, you lie cold,
a hard box unlike the feathery soft
mattress you once fell into.

Consumed by a lifelong toxic cloud,
sucking in, you lie ravaged and still.

Oh, but for just one more breath of clean air.
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Aphrodite
Posted on: Apr 4 09, 17:48


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Hello Mike,

Such a deeply passionate poem with so much emotion! Your words ring true as we reverse roles in life, especially as our dear parents age.
I believe, as hard as it may be, that is what a good daughter or son does!

Very touching and genuine.
Thank you for sharing.

Lindi
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Posted on: Apr 4 09, 17:30


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QUOTE (mike in brooklyn @ Apr 4 09, 23:16 ) *
As a true lover of trees (I am a garden guide at Brooklyn Botanic Garden)
and all things floral - I get a special tingle reading this. Well said!


Hello Mike,

Thank you very much for your kind words. I am happy that this brought you joy and look forward to reading you soon.!

I love trees, flowers and Spring so much!

Happy Spring to you!

Lindi
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Posted on: Dec 13 08, 10:27


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QUOTE (Cleo_Serapis @ Dec 11 08, 04:04 ) *
Love these triolets Lindi = they work so well together to tell a story. shepherd.gif

I feel as though I'm one of wise men bearing gifts. stocking.gif

Enjoyed,
~Cleo xmastree.gif


Hi Lori,

Thank you very much! I enjoy Triolets too and appreciate your response.

Happy Christmas!
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