By the Width of a Hair

Moonlit Night  Photo taken by my daughter
Moonlit Night Photo taken by my daughter

Silent shiver falls light as opaline snow

Profound presence but a subtle glow

Spun on its axis, motion defies will

By the width of a hair, time stands still

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Metamorphosis flutters the muse in stow

Strand by strand links this stranger I know

Breathe color to canvas for destiny's fill

By the width of a hair, time stands still

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Night follows day shift shadows lay low

Moments collect years in a moonlit show

Light plays your face with hands of skill

By the width of a hair, time stands still

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Jealous lover, sun burns in pay as you go

Exacts its cost, a thief, no mercy in tow

But, love only sees through eyes of goodwill

By the width of a hair, time stands still

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Capture your light, capricious swirls to and fro

Before the winds of change begin to blow

Brush the oils that seal off winter's chill

By the width of a hair, time stands still

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Once upon a time, a long, long time ago

Left behind in the way of Vincent Van Gogh

Loves legacy will survive in the colors spill

By the width of a hair, time stands still

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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Amy - this is just brilliant. I really was following every syllable. I was also wondering who got a sunburn? Hmmm?

Hey - I just had lunch with my sister and mom today - she gave me the November vogue - so the lunch talk was all about you! Isn't that so funny! I am having a coffee and digging for your letter! You know how vogue is tho.....!

So agin congrats for everything girl! You are on a good roll!


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rjsadowski 5 years ago

Beautiful poem. The repetition is very effective


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

My dear friend, Real, I love you. You have made me feel so much better than I deserve. Thank you for caring enough to actually look up my letter. I am blown away by your kindness. Actually the sun burn I referred to is the fact that it ages. I equated the sun to a jealous lover who burns the loved one. I might try to think of a better way to convey that. I am sending love your way for your kind inspiration, my beautiful friend.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear rjsadowski, I appreciate your visit and encouraging words. Thank you kindly.


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susan54 5 years ago

Amy, I love the hub! Super as alway. I wrote a hub about my hair come by and check it out. Thanks


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear Susan, Thank you so much for visiting me and thank you especially for the "heads up" on your flattop article. I'm going there next!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Amy! I found it - on page 110! Me and my girls loved it! I noticed yours was published first and I was so proud to tell my kids you are a hub lubber:) lol. I loved your letter! Omg! You didn't waste a word and it was a fantastic review. Loved it! I had to come to tell you as I'm so excited for you! Vicarious living! Lol

Ahhh now I ger the sun burn - no I don't think you should change a thing! I love the poem!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

This is so "parallel universe" worthy. One of the maintenance men here at the apt. (the cute one) knocked on my door this afternoon. He was working on a plumbing/drain issue for the dude in the basement. He asked me to turn my bathtub water on. He came up a few minutes later and asked me if I had a letter published in Vogue!!!! A dude that reads Vogue and loves it. He was so excited for me and kept congratulating me. I realize how much I miss the social part of connecting like I did when working. Every Letter to the Editor published at the STL Post Dispatch was so exciting (there were many) because of the kudos I got from my co-workers. I'm only telling you this, Real, because you feel like a sister to me, but when I bought my Vogue at Walgreens and came into my apt. and looked at it, with that lovely pic of Sarah Jessica Parker above it, I started talking to my Scottie, MacGregor, about it. I hugged him and started crying and couldn't stop. Its one of the few times I felt incredibly alone and lonely.

I thank God I have a laptop courtesy of my friend in N. Carolina. Without friends like you, Real, I'd be in a constant state of isolation. Thank you for your friendship. You and all of my hub buddies keep me on track and involved with the world. And, at the risk of sounding like the proverbial "big baby", your caring about my Vogue letter makes me feel alive.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Amy - I could have cried for you! I so understand! I'm pretty new feeling on hub and in August when my uncle was a horrible accident, my parents were out of town, I was alone in Springlfield for the first 8 days - not knowing if he was going to get better.

I had my iPad and I tell you - I was so grateful. So many people from hub on my FB and it really helped make me feel not so alone. I was really missing my kids and home....had no car and took a taxi to the hospital 2 x each day. It was that weekend I found out I'd won the hub award for being the most cheerful hubber - 2 of us won. I was dead tired when I read the message and wasn't it irony that I was sitting in a hotel room sobbing my eyes out because I won an award for being cheerful! Lmao!

I am too happy to share this exciting moment with you! And damned impressed....you are shining in St. Louis! And hey - I dig a guy who reads Vogue! Lol


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Oh, you poor baby. That is a horrendous situation to handle alone. I will never forget the phone call I got one day at work from my friend in N. Carolina. She was still living in Florida with her hubby, and they were going through foreclosure. She called me to incoherently cry that her 24-year old daughter, who had recovered after surviving a head-on collision on the Poplar St Bridge, while going home from work, by a drunk driver in the wrong lane, who was also undergoing chemo for accidentally discovered non-hodgkins lymphoma, had just died in an accident on Hwy 55 by the Arsenal exit in STL. My friend, Laura, had to travel alone back to STL to identify the body of her daughter. I helped her the best I could while working full-time, but I couldn't be there for her every step of the way. It was awful. No mom should have to go through what Laura did. Thank you for sharing, Real.

I like a guy who appreciates Vogue, too!


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susan54 5 years ago

Amy, Are you ready for a flattop haircut yet!!! Thanks Love Ya!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Amy - it's amazing what a person has to go through sometimes. But it's having others that help us through that makes the difference. Even the darkest night will turn into dawn:)

Keep me posted now! I bet your a hair's width away from having your name in print everywhere:)!!!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear RealHousewife, I hope your brilliant statement is spot on!


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

Your beautiful tribute to Van Gogh, Amy, was no less amazing than the video of some of his famous paintings. You are an artist with words, m'luv, don't let anyone tell you differently. If Vogue keeps publishing your clever letters, you will have to get an agent to handle your business affairs ... and a personal representative ... and an assistant ... and - I could go on and on. Cheers, my dear.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dearest drbj, I admire you so much for your intellect and talent. Therefore, I want you to know how much you have boosted my low state of confidence. I trust you, so I am going to say thank you so much and I won't stop trying. The next time I get in a funk or a slump, I'm going to come back here and read your words. By the way, I started a painting today, for the first time in over a year! I'm going to keep doing what I love and hope that your predictions are spot on! Love you


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

I played your Video and like a true artist I was moved, a tear approached my lid as I read your piece and tribute to Vincent. Amy you are a wonderful poet, you have the passion and soul of one and without people like you in our world it would be dull indeed.

Your magic was laid down and your verse moved me deeply. Vincent has a place in many of our hearts and it was a tragedy, his life, turmoil and depression. There are so many of us who suffer from the depths of our souls and because of that our artistry flows and the true colors of our expressions lay down appear on our canvas, our parchment or our instrument.

Mine is my Quill and yours is your brush and your quill. I am happy to hear of your article in Vogue, my friend you are on your way. I truly pray that you get recognized for the talent you are and that your lot in life improves and you are not stressed any further with your economics. Amy you are a beautiful friend and I cherish your words always. Hugs from the Saddle, now keep writing, keep painting we need your talent, we will watch you grow.

I will be sharing this scribe on FB and tweeting to many.


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Amy, This is so beautiful! I love your poetry. I enjoyed the video. Van Gogh left us so much beauty. I've seen most of his artistic work but not the shoes, so simple, yet inspiring in a funny way, can't really explain why i feel inspired by a picture of a pair of shoes. lol..Thank you for sharing your talent...


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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

Your poetry is breathtaking and the comments just served to give us a small glimpse of the heart behind the word. They are both exquisite!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Oh, Ken, your words move me to tears. It does seem that the depths of despair as well as the mountaintop peaks are the source of inspiration. In-between, status quo feels blase. I bought a Vanity Fair, as I've never read one before. I picked it up and perused it at the local pharmacy and wanted to read something other than Vogue. The writing is great and requires 100% from the reader, too. I read a fascinating, unflattering "take" on Jackie Kennedy, the likes I've not seen expressed before. I'm going to read it again to make sure I am understanding it correctly.

Thank you for your support and encouragement, Ken. It means everything to me. It feeds me, keeps me energized and moves me forward. Hugs to you!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear Ruby, Thank you for your lovely words. Actually, you say you can't explain why a picture of shoes moves you. I just realized that writing this must have been the inspiration of my starting a painting today (the first in over a year)! Thank you so much for mentioning your thoughts, as I might not have ever realized my own push back into painting.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear Poohgranma, Your words are the nicest gift I've ever received. You are too kind. Thank you for giving my poem your time and generosity. Your words make me incredibly happy. Thank you


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kellymom1970 5 years ago

Amy becherer, I just posted my first hub,about that convertible your laying on. swing by and see. Thanks


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kellymom1970 5 years ago

Amy did you see Susan,Buzzed her hair and colored it red!!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

I will kellymom! I adore my Miata! And, yes, I just saw her new photo. LOVE IT!!! She's turning into Annie Lennox, one of my favs! She's making me jealous.


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada

A lovely homage to Van Gogh. You have quite a way with words. The tag line (repetition) is haunting.


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QudsiaP1 5 years ago

Wonderfully done! I enjoyed reading this lovely poem.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear RedElf, Thank you for your poetic comments. Your words are very encouraging to me and I appreciate that immensely. Your commentary gives me courage.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, QudsiaP1, for stopping to read my poem. I appreciate your comments and support.


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My Minds Eye53 5 years ago from Tennessee

I loved your poem. Made me feel.

Maureen


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Naomi's Banner 5 years ago from United States

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Very nicely done poem and video.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear Maureen, Your words made me feel wonderful. Thank you so much!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear Naomi's Banner, Thank you for checking out my poem and your lovely commentary. I appreciate it very much!


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kellymom1970 5 years ago

Amy,I see your in Vogue magazine, How great is that! Are you ready for your flattop yet! I have clipper. Thanks for stoping over.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, Kelly, for checking the Vogue thing out. I will think the flattop to death! I always over-think everything. Its my way. I have to admit that every single one of the pictures of those brave young women look fantastic! I think every single one looks 100% better than with their hair longer. They have "the look"! I love the idea of eyeliner, lipstick and a flattop. It seems to accentuate the positive! I have been so innundated with monumental changes, all at one time, I am gun-shy of any I don't have to absolutely make. I'll get there, though.


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susan54 5 years ago

Amy Becherer, You will ROCK THE FLATTOP! I say to you IF NOT NOW WHEN!!! is that not what you say. I am glad you like my red. LOl


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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

Such beauty and depth. And your poem was amazing as well. I remember reading your earlier work, and was impressed then. But this piece is epic, flows, and captures the mood succintly. I especially like your daughters picture. I can feel the chill in the air just by looking at it.

Congratulations on you entry in Vogue. Should you ever do a pictorial in the magazine, I would like a signed copy. PLEASE!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear Augustine, I am so glad to hear you like this piece. I'll tell Megan you like her photo. Thank you for mentioning that. I'm definitely not up to the Vogue standards of avante-garde beauty, but I hope they like my article. The Vogue piece of mine that they published was only a "Letter to the Editor", but nonetheless, the competition is large so I am excited about it. It also inspired me to write an article for Vogue and submit it. Now, that would be a coup! If I get lucky and get paid for that, I'll bring you a copy. Thanks again, Augustine, for the vote of confidence.


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LydieRVgirl 5 years ago from Pa in summer sebring fl winter

Amy Becherer, VOTE UP! You are one sexy women, I love that your in vogue mag. I just up date my picture what do you the for an old lady with al all gray flattop hot or not.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Now, you belong in Vogue! Definitely HOT! Old? NOT. You look gorgeous. Is the color your own? I see a flattop on a woman and I think strength. Its a statement and flattering on everyone I've seen wearing one. It seems to accentuate angles, like cheekbones and contours. Its like art.


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Lucky Cats 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

Oh...HELLO my friend AMY...so glad to see you and your absolutely amazing and beautiful poetry..I am floored...such magical way with words painting pictures for us to see...I've missed reading your unique, one of a kind and brilliant work. OMG!!! The video is spectacular..the poem is tremendous...the support and love here is stunning...and the news of your words and expression being the lead copy in Opinions...in Vogue!! (no less)...WOW!!! Yea! Yes and Congratulations to one who so deserves a little recognition and kudos! I'm going online to search it out. Amazing. Such talent and heart, my friend...and admiration!!!!!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Awwww, Kathy, coming from someone like you, your words warm my heart. I tried to read one of your new hubs yesterday, and got waylaid each and every time. Today will be the day.

I have to tell you about a painting calamity yesterday. I started a new painting yesterday. As always, I got totally immersed in it. I'm like the nutty professor when I paint. In an effort to build character and save money, I still haven't had my heat on although its been as low as 29 degrees outside at night. I had an old suit jacket over my thermal henley and jeans all day. I decided to lay my painting on the bed for stability and access while I stood over it to paint. I didn't realize my sleeve brushed the paint on the palette and I got a lovely, coordinating oil paint color on my old Ralph Lauren comforter!!! I was cussing like a sailor and noticed MacGregor sitting up yet hunkered down with his ears flattened down. Poor little dude, thought I was mad at him. Never! I managed to get the color off the top side of my comforter, but the reverse will always bear witness to my creative side! Sounds more like a three stooges adventure rather than a Van Gogh moment.

Thank you, Kathy, for your friendship.


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LydieRVgirl 5 years ago from Pa in summer sebring fl winter

Amy. Yes it's all gray! I know you are a great person for advise. I have a ?. I see a few older women shaving their eyebrows off and then drawing them on,should I do this, good idea or bad one? I try to say hip and up to date on my look. Thanks


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My Minds Eye53 5 years ago from Tennessee

I know women who do this LydieRVgirl and they look like clowns. If you do, do it, have it done professionally. I have see others who tattoo them on, again be careful here. You will be stuck for life with that look. Revlon makes an eyebrow crayon that comes with a gel brush. It's all in one piece with brush on one side and crayon on the other. If you follow the instructions and use your own brows as a guide, they look natural. As I get older my brows are getting lighter and that is where a lot of my expression is, so I have to darken them. Hopes this helps.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Don't do it LydiaRV, please. I have seen Vogue coverage of runway shows where it has been done. Even the 20 year old runway models look washed out and faceless. The eyebrows frame your face and it is astounding to see someone having undergone chemo treatments for cancer without. Their temporary loss of scalp hair is far less detracting than the loss of their eyebrows.


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LydieRVgirl 5 years ago from Pa in summer sebring fl winter

Amy,Thank you for the advise,I will keep them. Have you got any closer to getting a flattop haircut, you have a hot sexy car to go with a sexy flattop. As you said and Susan restated, If not now when!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

I'm still debating, LydieRVgirl, as my hair is the worst on the planet. What I really wanted to try are extensions, as they've come a long way. Not real long, but to beef up my baby fine problem hair. Gotta come up with the bucks first. I have autoimmune disease (mixed connection tissue) that affects many things including my hair. The only thing that trumps feeling sick is looking sick. I don't look sick with the exception of my stingy fine hair. Since I have to be able to pay for it first, as I was laid off a year ago after I finalized my divorce, I'm taking my time deciding what I will do.


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LydieRVgirl 5 years ago from Pa in summer sebring fl winter

Amy, I am so sorry, that you have medical problems, I hope everything is going ok for you. If you ever need to talk I'm here. Good luck!

I still say forget the extension and buzz it your hair will look healthier. My have is very thin also looks better with a flattop. Thanks


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you for your kind words and compassion, LydieRVgirl. I appreciate your kindness.


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My Minds Eye53 5 years ago from Tennessee

@Amy My doctor told me to take flax. It helps with hair. I get it in grain form, it is easier to mix in with everyday food that way and you don't notice the taste. Plus you get more benefit from it in that form. I mix it in with my oatmeal or cream of wheat in the mornings. Good luck, will keep you in my prayers.

Maureen


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear Maureen, thank you for that suggestion. Most of my hair issues are heredity. However, the disease and medications I take daily don't help. But, I have hope as my 84 year old mom finally has adorable looking platinum hair! I will without a doubt try your recommendation! Thank you for your kindness.


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epigramman 5 years ago

...although it looks like Rip Van Epi is more on the ball with this one - he's only 2 days behind the vogue of Amy's new masterwork. Now why does Epi say masterwork? Well Clyde ya see it's like this - Amy 'paints' with her words and the canvas once blank has now been filled with the 'impressions' of a true artist who knows just what color to use in her words.

Kinda puts that lazy Epi fellow to shame 'cos he uses crayons with the wrong writing hand - and could never ever write 'sheer' poetry like this - congratulations Amy - let's put in a call to the Louvre and order a frame for this one - right away!

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epigramman 5 years ago

...and please tell Miss M - that's a most terrific photograph ....... lake erie time 4:40pm


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Epi, leave it to you to write a truly inspirational Louvre worthy comment. In Vogue, yet! You are the consummate artist, Colin. Your words leave me at a loss for words, which, take a bow, that doesn't happen too often. I am grateful, Colin. Thank you.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Awwwww, sweet! I will Colin and she'll be tickled pink to hear it! Mmmwwwaahhh


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

very good work, amy. u are a joy to read!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

PDXKaraokeGuy, Thank you so much! You couldn't say anything nicer to hear.


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BobbiRant 5 years ago from New York

Very nice. Vincent was seen, in his own time, as a 'nut case' and his brilliant mind was not appreciated. What a shame. Voted up.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, BobbiRant. Some things don't change. People are quick to judge anyone different as abnormal. The greatest artists were great because they were able to see things uniquely. Their very "genius", the heart of their expression was judged "nut case". Ironically, their suffering, at the ridicule of public opinion, inspired their artistry. Its sad that while here on earth they didn't realize that their art earned them the admiration and respect of the world. Thank you for your perceptive commentary, Bobbi.


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Jlava73 5 years ago from Cyberspace and My Own World

Brilliant Amy! Enjoyable read.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, Jlava73! I appreciate your time and comment!


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Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

Amy - Sweet depth "moments collect years in a moonlight show" Cool description - love your style and choice of words.... Hugs my friend!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, Neil, for the supreme compliment coming from you, who recognizes some of the finest musical artists I've ever heard! Hugs to you! Mwwaahhh


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Amy, you're welcome. Keep up the good work!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, PDX! Your poetry is excellent!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

thanks amy. I appreciate that!


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

You have surpassed yourself with this one Amy. Each word resonates and reverberates with your ideas and the way they all flow and cascade leaves me breathless. There are so many sumptuous delights here I feel like Charlie in the poetic chocolate factory.

You truly are, an awesome talent. You SHOULD publish your poetry!really should.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Your words are a thrill. I take them seriously. You have inspired me to begin to research publishing. I have now been commissioned to paint two oil paintings, one is a new neighbor upstairs and I am thrilled with the piece so far. I paint, stand back and watch it come to life! Once I am finished, I am going to have it photographed and I'll send it to you for your feelings about it. I value your opinion, Docmo. Thank you for your encouragement. You inspire me to surpass the past and aim for the stars.


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

12/22/2011

Dear Amy, may I share a few comments about THIS hub? Thanks a lot. I appreciate it.

This hub is . . .

EXCELLENT

DEEP

PROFOUNDLY-INNOCENT, BUT DANGEROUSLY THOUGHT PROVOKING

WRITTEN SO WELL

VERY PROFESSIONALLY-PRESENTED

. . .Voted UP and all across. I LOVED this hub. Im without words to express my real thoughts...mind cannot get in sync with keyboard. Honest. I so appreciate your talent. I have a few abstract/prose poems on hubs...."losing her," "a final glimpse," and "one evening at dusk," that I wish you would read and critique for me. And I am honored to follow you. I invite you to check my hub site and I would be honored if you would follow me. Merry Christmas and keep up the great work. Sincerely, Kenneth Avery, from Hamilton, a small northwest Alabama town that favors Mayberry from The Andy Griffith Show. Peace.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear Kenneth, I cannot, for the life of me, think of a more exciting or welcome Christmas gift than your beautiful, expressive commentary. I am heading over to your place to read some of your very interesting topics. Again, thank you kindly and Merry Christmas to you!


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

12/22/2011, at 8:25 p.m.,cst

Dear Amy,

I mean ever word of what I said. My parents taught me as a child, to never waste TWO things in life: Time and Words, so I gave YOU what my heart felt when I read this hub. And YOU are very welcome to read my contributions, but I warn you, they are NOT as deep as your hubs. And Im just being honest. You are a delight to read. And know. My highest respect and regards, Kenneth


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear Kenneth, Although I don't deserve your generous words, I can tell you are a very sincere, kind person. Your comments are profoundly thoughtful. And, I wouldn't want to read a carbon copy of myself. It is the diversity here at the hub that provides a learning, intriguing, fun scope of material that is a constant source of inspiration. I look forward to reading your pieces. And, thank you for making my day.


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epigramman 4 years ago

..you have influenced me dear Amy more than you will ever know ( and I think you know) and your words just now about being influenced or inspired by music - made me come back here and review/read this piece once more - and then be able to look at it in a different light - and that is the key to great art and artists - that every time you read something you can read into it something different - and that is you and that is your work and that is your legacy - may I call you Amy Dylan?

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epigramman 4 years ago

..and kick Miss M's butt into gear courtesy of the epi-man and tell her that she must keep taking these pictures - they don't teach that kind of talent at school - she must continue, at her will, and when she is ready, to keep exploring her art in photography , I would love to frame that photo up above and dream forever about it. lake erie time 1:43am


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Art is enigmatic. Music, film, canvas, no matter the medium, there is so much going on behind the scenes. It is what makes it so enduring. Thank you for giving me a slice of that pie, Colin...a gift from the master.

I will read your comments to Megan on her art. She will appreciate your recognition and may well be inspired to pick up her camera again. Annie Leibovitz proves that the camera takes the photos, but it is the artist that sees the picture. As always, Colin, thank you for your encouragement and support. It is the greatest gift one can give to another.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

ITcoach, Thank you so much for stopping by my place for a visit. Your comments are music to my ears. And, yes, Van Gogh left a legacy of beauty. Somehow, I hope he knows. He was a tortured soul here on earth. If my hopes of Heaven are real, he will know how much he mattered.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Just so anyone visiting here knows, I hit the button to post my comment to Epi twice. I deleted the second copy of it, hence the "Comment has been deleted by user".


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Only one word needed here.

Brilliant !!!!

Take care

Eddy.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Wow, Eddy, that is one "sparkling" word to approach the New Year with and I'm going to look at it as a good omen for 2012! Thank you.


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Glenn Stok 4 years ago from Long Island, NY

Awesome poem. With the creative way you wrote it, you can even make a song out of it. I could almost hear the melody as I read it. Very well done. Voted up and awesome.


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

Hi, Amy,

you are STILL an AWESOME writer/poet. And person.

Your Friend,

KENNETH


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Glenn, Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit and your great comment. I appreciate your time and words.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hey Kenneth, Thank you for visiting. I hope 2012 is starting out and will be a wonderful New Year for you. Take good care.


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Freya Cesare 4 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

Hey, Amy. You have your letter published at Vogue? wow!!! Congrat!

Interesting how this poem so complicated yet very simple. The world of words are amazing isn't it?

Beautiful, Amy. Thank you.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear Freya,

Thank you for your beautiful, profound comment. And, yes my letter was published in the November 2011 issue of Vogue and it was quite a kick!


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Skyler Meyer 4 years ago from 297 Garlington Rd Unit A Greenville, SC 29615

Hi Amy, You have so gifted in terms of writing great poem... I'm definitely like your master piece!.. voted up and shared.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi skyler, Thank you for your visit and comment. I recently found a contest website called "Squadhelp". You can enter all kinds of contests for businesses looking for a name. Prizes range from $50 to upwards of $200, paid by the business looking for a name or logo or slogan. I'm finding in the web world, less is more and simple but profound, like Nikes "Just do it" wins. In th advertising world, those three words, paint the whole picture and it truly is a masterpiece! Its a fun place for people who love playing with words. The possibilities are endless.


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Skyler Meyer 4 years ago from 297 Garlington Rd Unit A Greenville, SC 29615

Wow thanks for your suggestion Amy, I will try to join in that kind of contest soon.


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Amy, I cannot believe I haven't left you a comment in here. I must have read this on my cellphone, and so often I just can't manage to post a comment.

Beautiful poem, beautiful video, awesome pictures - I have now watched it on full screen, beautiful music....

I miss your poems, Amy. I hope you are fine.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear Martie, Most of my inspiration has settled onto my canvases these days. Every painting tells a story and each journey on canvas teaches me so much about painting and life. That long and winding road has brought me to a place where I see in a new light, both literally and figuratively. Painting has taught me so much and humbled me by the realization of how little I know. It fosters mind expansion by focusing on the most miniscule detail. It is a profound experience of simplicity, light and dark, straightforward yet complicated, where reality meets magic and a moment morphs into hours that pass in the blink of an eye.

Thank you, Martie, for the gift of inspiration your visit has brought me.


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kathryn1000 4 years ago from London

It is a lovely lyrical poem


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, kathryn1000! I appreciate your visit and lovely words.


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kathryn1000 4 years ago from London

I like all your writing.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

You are a sweetheart, kathryn. Thank you for telling me.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

What a great collectin of well-deserved compliments from some very fine writer/rhymers! Well deserved. I hope all is "weller."


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear Perspycacious, What a magnificent name! Well, life is always a surprise...some times better than others. It keeps morphing onward. Yes, the comments are a lifeline. I love coming back and re-enjoying such heartfelt, generous gifts. It's just like Christmas! Thank you for visiting and giving me the gift of your time and great words.


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wisdom25 4 years ago from San Tan Valley

Amy I love your poetry and your video. I vote this up. Much Love and Respect


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

wisdom25, Thank you for kind and generous comment. I appreciate your visit and support.

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