Somewhere in My Mind's Eye

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Why Somewhere in My Mind's Eye?

It is difficult to say where a poem originates in the mind. Is it triggered by a glance from a lover? The look of wonder on a child's face? How about the lone leaf drifting through the still air until it lands on the grey asphalt of a parking lot, only to be tossed aloft again by a passing car? Do the tears gliding down your cheeks inspire a poem of sorrow and regret?

Poems are wondrous, awesome words penned to paper. They evoke emotions; they inspire action. They fan the flames of love and just as often sizzle with rage and injustice. The words are often unbidden and appear, as if by magic and will disappear just as quickly if not captured on paper. The origins of poems can be no less intriguing than the mysteries of the stars.

At other times, the poems are carefully crafted so the intent can't be misunderstood. Still, they are viewed differently by everyone who reads them. A poet can only hope that the words will move the reader and they will step into "my mind's eye."

Please, savor the music as you read.


Somewhere in My Mind's Eye


In my mind's eye I soar through unreachable galaxies

Leaving a trail of fire and light,

Like a comet never lost to sight

Playing with senses filled with acoustic reveries.


In my mind's eye my love covers the earth

While swaddled and bound to the invisible

Force that tethers the breath and stands immovable.

Yes, my love gently washes the sands, moves the surf.


In my mind's eye I am a million seeds

Born on the winds of time and change

Giving birth to the flora, the fauna, and, yes, a range

Of emotions traveling at warp speeds.


In my mind's eye all love is brilliant flashes

Of heat and desire and caring that never retreats,

Though it may be scorched and burned, threatened by defeat,

Hiding in the recesses of a yet unknown lover's heart - smoldering ashes.


In my mind's eye all past is like the nearest star - immobile, immutable.

Played out in some galaxy just as far away

Spiraling through time and space, pointing to every yesterday

All so very sweet, so undeniably sad, so untouchable.


In my mind's eye I will live forever

And the cloak of love and time will be gently stored with care.

If only I could access, if only I dared to look at what is - what was - really there

Holding my heart earthbound yet spirit free, ceasing never.


Somewhere, somehow in my mind's eye.




Copyright Cynthia B. Turner March 22, 2013


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

Cyndi10 this is amazing and I love the photo that kicked this off :)


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

It's a beautiful image that you see...wonderfully beautiful. :)


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Truly amazing thoughts here and you described each line to perfection


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xstatic 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

This is absolutely beautiful! Wistful, wonderful poetry.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi Frank, Thanks for the positive feedback. Have a fabulous day!


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hello Billy, so glad you had the time to take a peak at Somewhere in My Mind's Eye. Thanks for the feedback.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hello DDE, I'm so glad you enjoyed reading this. I appreciate you leaving a comment!

Take care.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Xstatic, Your feedback is so appreciated! Take care.


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sholland10 3 years ago from Southwest Missouri

The images are so vivid. It takes me to my mind's eye, too. Beautiful!


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

Beautiful write Cyndi and the Rachmaninoff is one of my all time favorite pieces!!


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LKMore01 3 years ago

Cyndi, All I can do is echo the sentiments of previous commenters. The poetic imagery combined with the beautiful haunting melody is like a delicious sensory dessert.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Oh so beautiful and voted up.

Eddy.


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Sirius Centauri 3 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa

What a lovely piece this is Cyndi10. This is my favorite line:

Spiraling through time and space, pointing to every yesterday

All so very sweet, so undeniably sad, so untouchable.

Voting it up


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi Susan, thank you taking a moment to leave a comment.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi Audrey, I love that piano piece, as well. It is so sweet and melancholy, haunting almost. Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I'm glad you like the poem.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hello LKMore, Welcome to Hubpages. Yes, as I mentioned to Audrey just before I saw your comment, that piece is haunting. I'm so glad you felt it was a good fit for Somewhere in My Mind's Eye. I appreciate that you took the time to leave a comment.

Take care.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Thank you Eddy. Much appreciated!


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi Sirius, Thank you for giving me this positive feedback. Like most of us, feedback is so important to me and I'm always thrilled if someone is touched by what I have written. Take good care.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful . A wonderful poetic journey. Enjoyed. Great music. Passing this on.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi Gypsy Rose, I am so pleased that you voted up and beautiful for my poem. Thank you so much for sharing!


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Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

Beautiful and an awesome poem, voted way up.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Thank you for the kind words and vote!


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epigramman 3 years ago

Well in your mind's eye , dear Cynthia, there is a beautiful poetic heart beating which can see and hear things that so many of us can't - your words here elevate this reader to another creative dimension and I loved taking this journey with you this morning.

I am sending to you my most sincere best wishes and good energy from Colin and his cats at lake erie time ontario canada 9:27am and hoping that all is well with you and your family these days.

We are on the threshold of spring up here , I think, lol, and it's always so nice connecting with you - and I really do love this title ..... remember that classic song from the 70's by Gary Wright, Dream Weaver?


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi Colin, Thank you many times over for taking a look at Somewhere in My Mind's Eye. Your words are what every writer wants to hear. And yes, I do remember Dream Weaver.

Always soaking up that good energy you send out. Take good care and enjoy the spring days - when they finally warm up.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Awesome imagery! And my mind just soared with the music and the words.!


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Rajan, thank you so much for leaving such an uplifting comment. I appreciate the time you took to read my work. Have a great evening.

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