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I am raw lipped and softened.
A magic trick: you take me
to your pocket. I am lily-
white and purified. Past
sins absolved. The old again
now new, such surprise,
it is you! You come tender,
gentler to the dark years
of deep freeze and fear.
The winter thaws and spring
beckons with bud promise.
I am all strawberries and cream,
anyone's wet dream, a wood
nymph or sprite of all that is
right. All those raw and open
wounds, see how they heal.
Now i dart through the light,
through the dark, the past
has now passed. Now no
need of contrition. Any sin
forgiven. I am oxygen light,
i am sainted and saved,
electric and prophetic, only
i know what the good night
holds and i go to it now gentle

------
Sadi Ranson-Polizzotti

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The following comments are for "early grey - or mint tea with honey"
by sadijane

just like honey
thanks, claire... i'm turning to a lighter mode these days, so i'm trying to write poems of a slightly different nature, though where there is light there is dark too, but in this particular case, yes, it is light and like honey, i hope... this is how it feels to me.

i'm glad to hear from you, girl! and i'm really glad you liked this one...

love,
sade

( Posted by: sadijane [Member] On: November 20, 2004 )

Sade
You are so dynamic!! I loved following this piece through its course, original and personal to you.

I really experienced something.

Alex :-)

( Posted by: londongrey [Member] On: November 22, 2004 )

london
dear london,
wow that's high praise! Dynamic is what i TRY to be but feel i rarely come close. Of all poems, it's interesting that this one hit a note - you never know which will work and which won't. this one was literaly tossed off and jsut happened to work out pretty well. others, you work on for days or weeks and they never work.

what a joy that this one has touched so many people! you all keep me writing....~! really...

so i'm off to do more of that, and hopefully, get myself a good book contract one day soon...

love to all, and as ever, thanks for reading...

sade

( Posted by: sadijane [Member] On: November 22, 2004 )





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