Black Poetry : Illumination (cliff notes)

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by alyce, Nov 11, 2001.

  1. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    the clouds hang low
    and hug the cliffs

    no moon tonight

    the air is moist
    & crisp

    covering the
    ground with
    a silky mist

    the smell
    of the ocean
    moves thru
    the lattice gazebo...
    and
    every part of me

    "naked to the world"
    I stand,

    I be...

    with firewood crackling
    flames licking
    and embers sparking
    like a million light'nin bugs

    looking on...

    I be the tide....
    my ebb and my flow ~
    the rhythm of the waves
    roaring ....

    down below

    naked to the night
    like my bornday,

    I be

    no stars tonight

    but,

    in the stillness
    the light
    finds me....


    Alyce, (c) 2001
     
  2. Joyce

    Joyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Alyce

    This is deeply awesome. I must confess that I have enjoyed the profundity of all of your "naked" poems...*smile*. I still remember the one you post a long time ago. I would ask you to post that one again for my enjoyment, but I can't remember the title. However, it was something about stretching your hands forth in the rain...naked. Anyway...keep being poetically profound.
    I enjoys dis type ah thang!!!

    You knows it.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Alyce once again

    the pure u come un-dressed
    and it packs a powerful saying!
    gurl ya working dem keyz :) :heart:
     
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    Once Again

    You have this wonderful way with poetic
    Images. I knew that I was in for a feast for the soul even before I began to read. Beautiful

    GwenDee :)
     
  5. Reason

    Reason Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Alyce...

    Brilliant simply put! know im foreva a fan of your work.

    Reas
     
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    in the stillness, the light finds you...

    the world beholds
    beauty
    as was discovered
    on your
    bornday.

    naked to the world
    you stand.

    immersed
    in the salt spray
    as tides ebb
    high

    in the stillness.


    YOUR USUAL SELF, I SEE.
    THANKS FOR THE GIFT OF YOU.:)
     
  7. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you Poets....this one is special...

    Joyce....I find the best way to open myself to receive love.....or WORD, or confirmation....and strength, I must stand naked before my Maker and all creation, in the stillness. Thank you for peepin me! :D

    Rich...you are constantly giving me such wonderful encouragement! Thank you. :)

    GwenDee...you my ace boon..you be's sweet to me when I ain't been no where near sweet myself. :heart: thank you for your alwayskindness sis.

    Reason... what can I say to sumfin like dat, cept "backatcha!"??? Keep your ink flowing strong, my bruvuh! Thank you for the luv!

    Balla Balla!!! I do so enjoy the beauty of your responses. They lend so wonderfully to every flow and you just seem to say just the right thang...you just seem to 'know'. Thank you!

    :heart:

    alyce
     
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    epiphany Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Alyce....

    You find soooo much peace
    in the realm of solitude....

    I'm feeling this flow immensely.....


    Epiphany :heart: