Monday, October 29, 2012

Magical Lives




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Démons et Merveilles (E.Brasey)
Edward Reginald Frampton (1872-1923)
in the Public Domain in the United States


we think we see them as we pass by 
a man, a woman, a child, a crone
tenderly touching their dog or cat
stroking
watching us

a frank stare
a brutal glance
a head bumps up to meet powerful fingers
a pat, a scratch
a thought

did we think their thoughts unable to bind
to shrink wrap the denizens of imps
and place them in our pockets
as we pass

we think we see them
we think



copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2012

Posted for OpenLinkNight - Imaginary Garden with Real Toads

56 comments:

  1. Wow, this was so thought provoking and of course I think we all feel this way about those we have loved and lost. Thanks for sharing and so very enjoyed :)

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  2. So true Audrey -- we do think we see those we have once loved. I even write about that in my memoir. Wonderful poetry...

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    1. Thank you for reading and commenting!!! Enjoy your holiday and stay safe if the storm is near you

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  3. Very chilling poem! There certainly seems to be something lurking there just beyond our view many times. Really enjoyed this!

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    1. Thank you for reading Mary! Happy Halloween to you!

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  4. Magical poem. I especially liked ' a crone tenderly touching a dog' I for one have claimed my inner crone and wear her like a badge! Loved the rhythm of this too.

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  5. A powerful write that strips the reader bare.
    To read, one must consider and examine our walk.
    We think, always think
    And always think we know

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  6. last stanza .. sweet, liked the who write... those that live in the shadows

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  7. "did we think their thoughts unable to bind
    to shrink wrap the denizens of imps
    and place them in our pockets
    as we pass"....love this Audrey!

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    1. Hi Laura--Thank you for your visit and kind words!

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  8. Audrey, Wow! Awesome poem!
    Happy Halloween!

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    1. Thank you Susan--I hope all is well in your world!

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  9. There are different realms and dimensions,I agree ~

    I wish you Happy Halloween ~

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  10. This totally made me think of our two cats and dog who all have completely different personalities, likes and dislikes, scares and pleasures. They are smart and perceptive and so wonderful. Beautiful poem!

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  11. I love the dimensions and shrink wrap!
    I watched a movie today that your poem reminds me of...
    I like how you did this poem :D

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    1. Thank you Ella, and I hope all is well in your world!

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  12. One that makes you think...I haven't come across too many of them. Very interesting! :)

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    1. Hey Melanie--thanks for the visit and kind words--

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  13. enigmatic, intriguing and very well crafted.

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  14. This is fraught with superstitions and weird encounters. I enjoyed the read, and your interesting layout of the lines very much.

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  15. wow..Audrey it was chilling but when seen with a spiritual enlightenment it is true.

    well said, Audrey and happy halloween!

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    1. Thank you Ruchira! Happy Halloween to you as well!

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  16. head bumping the hand, how sweet.

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  17. to shrink wrap the denizens of imps
    and place them in our pockets

    Hmmm...what an idea for Halloween...

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  18. Intriguing and a good write !

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  19. sometimes i wonder if we really are the most intelligent of beings, my cats seem to see and hear things that i cannot. and dogs, of course, know unconditional love better than any of us.

    i loved this.

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    1. Thank you for your visit. I wonder the same thing--certainly, my dog is wiser and kinder than I am

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  20. i wonder at times how much we really see what is going on around us...or if seeing means we interact with anything at all...nice to see you today...and have seen you out bouncing around among the links as well...so are you joining in?

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    1. Hey Brian--Thanks! I can't do tuesdays this year--my school schedule is pretty busy right now--but I will be around when I can

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  21. What a fantastic poem! You have a great way with words, Audrey! I really enjoyed it.

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  22. It's because we must ration our time that we make snap judgements and shrink wrap them I guess. When we take time, it is always a pleasant surprise to get behind the image and see there is so much more!

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    1. Thank you Stafford--life can be interesting when we see more!

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  23. did we think their thoughts unable to bind
    to shrink wrap the denizens of imps
    and place them in our pockets
    as we pass

    we think we see them
    we think

    Love this! What actually do we see in the world around us...makes me wonder.

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  24. We often really don't see... Very nicely done.

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  25. Such a cool poem, Audrey - very mysterious and well done. k.

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  26. ha...we think we see..but it seldom goes below the surface...nicely penned...

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  27. Ahh..but that is all part of the magic, isn't it...the never knowing for sure.
    If we saw them for sure them the spell would be broken. :)
    It's a little spooky, creepy and yet... isn't. Just like fairies, imps and elves. Magic.
    Lovely.

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  28. Audrey, I saw you say somewhere today that you were not familiar with Poetry Jam. So therefore, I am going to send you the link to the current prompt (which happens to be mine). A new prompt is put up every Tuesday night at 9:00 Central. I will hope that maybe you will consider joining us. We generally have a good and responsive group!

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  29. Forgot to leave the link.

    http://poetryjaam.blogspot.com/

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  30. Great poem. I am a big people watcher. :)

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  31. Nice work Audrey... UP and shared socially!

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