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Catalyst of Dreams

Updated on August 11, 2015
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i walk a path

situated somewhere

between soul's horizon

and the dirt lodged underneath fingernails,

a road carved out of blocks of air,

revealing itself one curve at a time

a Michaelangelo in the making.


it is enough

to walk in silence,

marking signposts along the way,

a chalk garden

of memories,

dreams. large and small

escaping through a hole in my pocket,

littering the way,

breadcrumbs marking my way home.



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      Richard Francis Fleck 20 months ago from Denver, Colorado

      I enjoyed reading your poem of balance between the literal world and the figurative.

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      Ann Carr 20 months ago from SW England

      Wow! This is powerful and beautifully written. Love the way you still keep home as an option!

      Ann

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      Audrey Howitt 20 months ago from California

      Thank you juneaukid!

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      ArtDiva 20 months ago

      Your words always seek home, my soul, so nicely phrased.

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      Richard Francis Fleck 20 months ago from Denver, Colorado

      Thank you Audrey, keep on writing new poems.

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      Audrey Howitt 20 months ago from California

      Hi Annart--thank you! hope you are well

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      Audrey Howitt 20 months ago from California

      Will do juneaukid! And thank you for your support!

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      Audrey Howitt 20 months ago from California

      Thank you ArtDiva!

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      Lori Colbo 20 months ago from Pacific Northwest

      Another lovely meaningful poem by Audrey! Do you have any books on poetry out?

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      Audrey Howitt 20 months ago from California

      Hi Lambservant! Thank you! I have a book in the works--how has your summer been??

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      Bill Holland 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I follow a pattern with your work...I read it...set it aside...read it again and comment....then put it in the Audrey File for future injections of beauty.

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      Audrey Howitt 20 months ago from California

      Thank you Bill!

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      Anemix 20 months ago

      love it!! I guess int he end we all leave breadcrumbs to find our way back :)

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 20 months ago from Southern Illinois

      This one made me stop and think back to the many times I've thought about finding my way back home. Chalking the way and losing breadcrumbs to find it is a beautiful metaphor for finding the path. So beautiful!. I've missed your poetry.

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      Kristen Howe 20 months ago from Northeast Ohio

      Audrey, beautiful poem! Real lovely! Voted up!

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      whonunuwho 20 months ago from United States

      Soul searching and well written. whonu

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      drbj and sherry 20 months ago from south Florida

      Very meaningful, Audrey. Now it is up to us not to lose the chalk nor miss the signposts and the bread crumbs. And the illustration you chose is perfect.

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      Audrey Howitt 20 months ago from California

      Thank you Ruby! It has been a restful summer for me. Lots of reading and writing and I just got back from a two-week music camp--teaching a lot--

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      Audrey Howitt 20 months ago from California

      Thank you Kristin! Thank you drbj! Thank you whonu!

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      Faith Reaper 20 months ago from southern USA

      Oh, how lovely, Audrey! Your poetry is always fresh.

      So glad to see you publishing.

      Peace and blessings always

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      Tijani Achamlal 20 months ago from Morocco

      “The most fulfilling adventures happen when you start your journey without knowing where you’re going, because only then are you free to experience the unexpected detours you’re meant to take.”

      ― A.J. Darkholme, Rise of the Morningstar

      Have a lovely day there!

      Tijani

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      anglnwu 20 months ago

      Lovely and thoughtful. Thanks for sharing.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 20 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Lovely poem and powerful expressions!

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Frank Atanacio 20 months ago from Shelton

      Audrey you are such a poet...:)

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      Suzette Walker suzettetaos 20 months ago from Taos, NM

      I really like this poem. Dreams are ephemeral. I love the lines: I walk a path . . . between soul's horizon and the dirt lodged underneath fingernails. What an unusual image. You are so imaginative, Audrey.

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      Rachel L Alba 20 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      What a lovely poem. I could picture myself in it. I love the way it ends with the breadcrumbs marking my way home. I voted up and awesome.

      Blessings to you.

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      Ruchira 20 months ago from United States

      Your last few lines gave me the goose bumps since the destination is very known :)

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      Audrey Howitt 20 months ago from California

      Thank you Faith Reaper!!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 20 months ago from The Caribbean

      Meaningful on several levels. Phrases like walking on "a road carved out of blocks of air" and "memories dreams. large and small escaping through a hole in my pocket" conjure up memories f literal incidents with lasting impact on how life turned out. Time for reflection--again!

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      Mary Craig 20 months ago from New York

      "a Michaelangelo in the making", what a beautiful way to describe life! Audrey you always hit the mark with the beauty and truth of your poetry.

      Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

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      mckbirdbks 20 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      you have mastered your trade - this is elegant

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      Audrey Howitt 20 months ago from California

      Thank you Tijani!

      Thank you anglnwu!

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      Audrey Howitt 20 months ago from California

      Thank you ChitrangadaSharan!

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      Linda Crampton 20 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      You have a fascinating view of the world and a wonderful way of expressing your ideas, Audrey. I always enjoy reading your poetry.

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      Deb Hirt 20 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      This reminds me of childhood, to which I will never leave. I will always have one foot within.

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      Genna East 20 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Audrey -- you have such a unique voice. This is stunning. Bravo!

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      FlourishAnyway 20 months ago from USA

      A marvelous poem ... you are truly gifted.

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      Audrey Howitt 19 months ago from California

      Thank you Mary!!

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      Audrey Howitt 18 months ago from California

      Thank you AliciaC

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      Audrey Howitt 18 months ago from California

      Thank you Deb!

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      Audrey Howitt 18 months ago from California

      Thank you Genna! Hope all is well in your world!

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      Audrey Howitt 18 months ago from California

      Thank you Rachel!

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      Audrey Howitt 17 months ago from California

      Thank you Flourish!

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      Audrey Howitt 17 months ago from California

      Thank you Mike!

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      Audrey Howitt 17 months ago from California

      Thank you Ruchira!

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      Audrey Howitt 16 months ago from California

      Thank you Frank!

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      Audrey Howitt 10 months ago from California

      Thank you MsDora--reflection is such a good thing!

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      Audrey Howitt 10 months ago from California

      Thank you susettenaples!

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