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The Dragon Flies' Lair~Thread XXI~
June 26, 2005 | bentfeather/Poets of the Lair

Posted on 06/25/2005 9:22:33 PM PDT by Soaring Feather

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The Glasses



They came in my Christmas stocking.
Two.
Short, thick, square.

What cute drinking glasses
Washed and waiting on the shelf!
I grabbed one by the top,
Filled it with water,
Then sipped.

Like drool,
the water dripped
from the sides to the floor.

What a strange glass!

Through practice,
I learned to drink from the corner.
An excellent little spout!

Happy birthday to you!
they sang.

“Mom, why are these in your cabinet?”
my daughter asks before she cuts my cake.
She holds the two glasses
Like stop signs in her hands.

I answer with the traditional What?
“Why are the votive candle holders in the cabinet?”
she asks as I step into the kitchen.
Her serious eyes roll upward.
Her smile grows to laughter,
And she tell her siblings,
“Mom thought the votive holders were drinking glasses!”

How was I to know?
No candles came with them.
No labels, no instructions.
They were cute little glasses while they lasted.

Carol M Hegberg

41 posted on 06/28/2005 6:43:09 AM PDT by SAMWolf (Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?)
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To: litehaus
Hello and Welcome to The Lair.
42 posted on 06/28/2005 6:46:53 AM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: SAMWolf

The Glasses




LOL Who knew??


Thanks Sam, great poem today. Good tunes, too.



43 posted on 06/28/2005 6:50:09 AM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: bentfeather

"The Glasses"

You mean you can't drink from them?????

Oh oh, another Trike faux pas, (sigh)!


44 posted on 06/28/2005 10:47:16 AM PDT by WayzataJOHNN
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To: WayzataJOHNN

LOL No, it's another kind of fire!!


45 posted on 06/28/2005 11:10:51 AM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: bentfeather

Well, its not like I've ever drank hot wax out of them or anything like that!


46 posted on 06/28/2005 2:17:42 PM PDT by WayzataJOHNN
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To: WayzataJOHNN

You sure?? LOL


47 posted on 06/28/2005 4:07:29 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: bentfeather

"You sure?? LOL"

Well, not completely, there has been a time or two when wine may have clouded my judgement as much as my walking, therefore I can't say with real certainty that I haven't.


48 posted on 06/28/2005 6:12:32 PM PDT by WayzataJOHNN
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To: WayzataJOHNN

LOL. Well, it was a great poem - full of fun.


49 posted on 06/28/2005 6:39:47 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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Watching the sunlight fade
against trees silhouetted by a dusky sky
with still a hint of rosy hue

Stars are hiding out of sight
waiting their chance to shine
which is their due

rim 6/28/05

Good evening Miss Feather . . . a change of pace for me, I'm trying my hand at other forms of poetry, I'm not not sure what you'd call this . . . but . . . it's definitely not haiku . . . ;-)


50 posted on 06/28/2005 8:47:27 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: HopeandGlory

Excellent free verse.

It's great you are expanding your poetry writing skills.


51 posted on 06/29/2005 3:58:34 AM PDT by Soaring Feather
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Good morning everyone.

52 posted on 06/29/2005 3:59:50 AM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: bentfeather

Thank you Miss Feather . . .it feels good to stretch my wings . . .;-)


53 posted on 06/29/2005 5:30:07 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: HopeandGlory

Good evening, HopeandGlory!


OH my gosh, this is hilarious!! I love it.


54 posted on 06/29/2005 5:57:18 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: bentfeather

TeeHee . . . I googled for dragonfly wings and this was one of the images that came up . . . and of course, being the "cheeky" little miss that I am, I couldn't resist posting it . . . .;-)


55 posted on 06/29/2005 6:20:12 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: bentfeather; All


dripping cobwebs of silken lace
my needles are busy
birthing a new afghan

rim 6/29/05


56 posted on 06/29/2005 6:22:28 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: HopeandGlory

It's fabulous!!


57 posted on 06/29/2005 6:23:30 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: HopeandGlory

Gorgeous, both the Haiku and the graphic.

Thank You.


58 posted on 06/29/2005 6:24:07 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: bentfeather

A little something now, and maybe more once the severe weather and possible tornados drift away! ;^)

Storm

Black winds tear at the ebon night sky,
as stark white jagged spears are loosed to fly.
Trees moan in the battling winds set about,
and spirits hide as the lights go out.

Thunder walks the night, setting all in doubt,
as rain in sheets does hide the world about.
Peace is sitting by the fire, and here I tend to laze,
until Nature vents her wrath, and finally sleep in a daze!


59 posted on 06/29/2005 8:01:52 PM PDT by WayzataJOHNN
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To: bentfeather

Purpose

I weep,
for a hollowness within,
in the darkness,
old hurts still burn.

Yet,
I welcome that,
for it means I still live,
still feel.

By that,
I know I will go on,
I will remember,
even as the years turn.

My life is,
a monument to those gone,
lived to remember them,
as my emotions reel.

At peace,
in His light,
I surrender to His ways,
understanding, when I but yield.

I smile,
for at last I know,
I am the one, who will remember,
holding on to memory’s seal.


60 posted on 06/30/2005 1:38:37 AM PDT by WayzataJOHNN
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