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Sail on,
little wing,
with starlings
in your pockets
and that turned up smile
below your navel -
glorious bud
of mischief.

Don't you know
God made this day
just for you?
The grass begs for your knees
to roll
and the palms of your hands
to stroke
the vivid green,
and the sky
welcomes you like Calypso
into my waiting arms

Come put those petals
on my face
like only you
know how to do
and make me hum.
We are burning daylight -
glorious blisters
on my toes
and right below my beltline
where your sun
broke promise
and set my spine

singing.
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IsabellaMichel Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Student Writer
"The grass begs for your knees
to roll
and the palms of your hands
to stroke
the vivid green,
and the sky
welcomes you like Calypso
into my waiting arms"

"We are burning daylight -
glorious blisters
on my toes
and right below my beltline
where your sun
broke promise
and set my spine

singing."

Definitely my favorite bits of this piece. Lovely.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional Writer
Many thanks. I appreciate it!
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IsabellaMichel Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Student Writer
You're welcome. ^^
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AElfrics-Cat Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
God, that's amazing. And is actually making me blush a little... Just incredible. :boing:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks! I aim for the subtle blush...
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DameOdessaStock Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
:love:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Professional Writer
Many thanks. I appreciate that very much.
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IsabellaMichel Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Student Writer
:] Love the feel of these recents pieces. Light and lovely.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks-you. My muse was feeling playful. I think she went dark again...
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palleor Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
Beautiful piece!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Professional Writer
Many thanks. I appreciate it very much.
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HourglassOfLostTime Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
you did the song a great justice I must say
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks! I loved that song the first time I heard it.
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HourglassOfLostTime Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
from the way you express it in your poetry, I can believe it
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chryssalis Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
:clap:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks very much. I appreciate it.
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nighttimebeautiful Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010   Writer
utterly beautiful.
the opening got me instantly.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks. I appreciate it very much.
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PeacefulSoul Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
For some odd, frustrating reason, it will not allow
me to Favorite this piece of work of yours.

There seems to be a problem with the ‘Add to Favorites Button’

Anyway, when reading this poem, I really enjoyed it allot.
I have heard of the name Calypso before. Where exactly
did you get the name? It sounds Mythological, but I could
very well be wrong. I am just curious.

I have added this to my Favorites.

P.S. Hendrix was ok, but he sure was a weirdy at times
with all the drugs he was on, then died.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional Writer
Many thanks. There seem to be some odd glitches in DA lately. The most frustrating I encountered were faves and comments disappearing out of my inbox. I have no idea why it kept happening.
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xfallinghearts Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
"we are burning daylight"

ingenious.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Writer
*Smiles* Many thanks...old expression my mom used to say.
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PaperDreamerArt Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010   Digital Artist
Jimi's words are still inspiring. Your verse reflects him. I enjoyed it, and the hint of innuendo. :)
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks very much. He is a favorite of mine.
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PondDreamer Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Hendrix, and this just pays such a homage to the spirit of who he was. Brilliant, elegant and a clever hint of bawdy :love:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks! That song has always been a favorite. I also like Sting's version of it.
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DamagedHomewrecker Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
i looooooove the opening stanza
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Writer
I am glad you do - thanks very much.
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Villenueve Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful poem!...It is a delight reading your poems dearest Brendan!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Writer
Many thanks, beautiful.
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Alosa Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful poem :hug:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks! I am glad you like it!
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HakuoBlazer Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
I love the how it makes me want to do what it says! Lovely use of imagery all around :)
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Writer
Great - I am so glad to hear that! Thanks.
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lizziegirl85 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
awesome work!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Writer
Many thanks - I appreciate it.
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lizziegirl85 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
NP=)
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
so lovely written :love:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks very much!
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Meltin Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd say your circus mind,was running wild,when you wrote this. :) Nice.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Writer
*Chuckles* Thanks. My mind does tend to work like that...
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Meltin Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mine too. Just look at my gallery.lol You're welcome.:)
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mari-na Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very beautiful , Brendan!:aww::clap:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Writer
So glad you like it, love.
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mari-na Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome,Brendan !:huggle:
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aldwarke Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Very powerful. I love it. Thank you so muchfor sharing this.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it.
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imperfectchaos74 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
lovely imagery. It made me feel very happy.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it.
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful, Brendan!
and that is one of my top, all-time favorite songs :D
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