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~~~ Sweet, Sweet Lady ~~~

Updated on July 28, 2013


Poetry is a crying orphan, born out of heartache, seeking a resting place in the turbulent sea of people, looking for a motherly, or fatherly heart to make it feel wanted.

It’s inky contusion, always ready to bleed, as an emotionally-laden nib soaks into the compress of a blank, white page, and scabs, leaving a permanent reminder to all who pass by, that carefree laughter once lived here, now replaced by pain, like an iron fist inside a velvet glove, which ebbs through the vein of a quill, the remnant of the wing, that now animates new words, to land upon a scroll, alighting from their vocal flight, launched through a sky of thought, articulated within the ether of experience.

True poetry is a shelter from the storm; a temporary respite from the harshest weather. She is an oasis in an unrelenting desert of loneliness.She was given birth by gods, and bestowed upon mortal man as a special gift, to appease angry minds, and shattered hearts, and is the waiting room of life, where your surgery is time, prescribed by this doctor of humanity.She has the knowledge of a million lives that have lived, and are living, at her disposal.

When you call her, she will answer, and be diligent with your affairs; she will lift you up, so you may lift others, and pour the oil of joy into an abrasive you, so one may work again, to raise a hundred smiles from the fountain of your pen. Her letters are the jigsaw, by which you build and arrange, to display to a waiting world your puzzle, and how the missing pieces of the picture you construct, connect with the puzzle created by the reader’s own life. And if you treat her right, like a lady, she will leave you the finest, permanent kisses you have ever had, which you shall never forget.

She is a sister of love, a mother to hurt, and a storehouse of continual contentment. She can make you happy as she strokes your heart, and asks for nothing in return, save your mutual respect. She will reward your faithful companionship, and when you are done, will dutifully hand you back to the care of life, a new man.Thank God.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Well, that's good to hear. And the famous female who offers that particular phraseology on the old linguaphone translation records must have been talking out of the side of her mouth then :)

      I sure hope you guys are O.K. there, and that you have access to a flat-bottomed boat, like a dinghy, in case the heavens decide to bathe the land with inundations of aqueous tumult which become become too much.

      Take Care,

      R.Q.

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      Dorte Holm Jensen 3 years ago from Torrox, Malaga. Spain

      Neither :-) The closest you get with your British pronunciation is actually "Daughte" - like daughter without the "r".

      And the rain in Spain doesn't fall mainly on the Seine or on the Plain - not even for me; it pours all over, it runs through the streets like a mad river and floods a few old pueblo-houses on its way. However the rain is always welcome after six month of burning sunshine in Andalusia.

      A pleasant weekend for you too!

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      You're very welcome Dorte ( is that ' Door-tay ', or ' Dor- tee ' ? ). Never heard of that delightful, Danish name before.

      I sure hope that ' The Rain In Spain Falls Mainly On The Seine ' for you, and sending best wishes for a pleasant weekend.

      R.Q.

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      Dorte Holm Jensen 3 years ago from Torrox, Malaga. Spain

      "Poetry is a crying orphan, born out of heartache, seeking a resting place in the turbulent sea of people" - "She is an oasis in an unrelenting desert of loneliness" and "True poetry is a shelter from the storm" - this is not just very beautifully written, powerful and insightful, it is the truth.

      Thank you for sharing, Romeos Quill.

      Voted up and beautiful.

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Spoilt today Anna, with visits numbering thrice to these pages of mine. I expect there's a huge backlog of mails for you to catch up on after being away :)

      Thank you kindly, for the superb commentary you always bless us with.

      Warm Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Anna Haven 4 years ago from Scotland

      Very beautiful. Our words pour from our hearts and our souls and sometimes writing them has the magical power to make everything better. A very fine piece of prose; so eloquently written.

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Your fine words do you great justice dreamseeker2, and I really appreciate you stopping by.Thank you so much, and please enjoy a wonderful evening in the fantastic U.S.

      All the best to you;

      Romeo's Quill

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi rose-theplanner;

      What can one say to such beautiful, complimentary words, except ' Thank You ', from the bottom of my heart.Dear Rose....it's times like these that one wishes that they were there to thank you in person.Thanks again, for your vote, and you're welcome.

      With Warm Regards,

      Romeo's Quill

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      It's a pleasure to make your acquaintance pstraubie48, and she is everything you say she is; I shall await those heavenly cherubim with baited breath, and hope that they bring me good tidings of your health, wealth, and well-being to relay how you are doing. Thank you for flying by for a read.

      Sincere Regards,

      Romeo's Quill

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Indeed LEGold, you have struck it with your impressive emotional intelligence, and you are very welcome.

      Thank you.

      With pleasant wishes for a peaceful evening;

      Sincerely,

      R.Q.

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      dreamseeker2 4 years ago

      Wow! Well said!! : ) Had to be voted up and awesome! You said it perfectly and definitely from the heart of a poet!

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      Romeo's Quill, this poem is as incredible as those of the classic poets throughout the ages! You are truly gifted. Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Yes, she is!!!

      Ah, yes, sweet lady, she says for us what we would struggle to say any other way. Lovely the way you have saluted her.

      Angels are on the way

      Voted up and shared.

      ps

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      Lisa Eva Gold 4 years ago from South Florida

      Wow! Very deep and very well written. If I read between the lines, I can agree that as an author, a poet, it is a warm comfort to express in words the very thoughts that captivate us and keep us wondering. Sometimes our greatest beauty is expressed by the soul in writing. Thanks for sharing!

      Kind Regards

      LEGold

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi James;

      Glad to 'see' you over here, dropping by to leave your splendid comments, received with gratitude.

      I hope that the forthcoming week holds health and wealth for you;

      Best Wishes,

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      WL :)

      I'm glad to hear that your delicate digits are back on the mend; I really appreciate you taking time out of a busy schedule in order to read - I truly do, and only confirms again, how special you are, making others feel good too.

      Thank you for the marvelous comments and votes : )

      I love ya Flash;

      Yours Sincerely,

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Dear Kim - such beautiful, and uplifting comments you've left me here today, for which I'm very flattered and grateful, and give the credit for anything passable, to God.

      I love your writing, as you probably know by now.

      Thank you so much for being wonderful; how will I get my head through the door now? lol!

      With Warm Regards, from a Happy

      R.Q.

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      Great thoughts.Beautiful hub.Voted up

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      I had read this earlier at work, but I couldn't leave a comment for some reason, but I digress. I loved this R.Q! Wonderfully well 'quilled'. :D Voted it up!

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      RQ,

      You have a special gift. Your ability to write with such ease and flow, rhythm and imagery is unsurpassed. The sheer quantity of your work illustrates prolificacy. I am truly in awe and a huge fan.

      Voted Up/Shared!

      Best Always,

      Kim

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Thank you Faith Reaper, for your wonderful commentary, and always delightful, invaluable presence.

      I hope today unfolds, to reveal something beautiful for you.

      Enjoy a lovely weekend too;

      With Warmest Regards,

      R.Q.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Ah, yes, poetry is truly a sweet, sweet lady and all of that you have written so eloquently here as you do!

      A beautiful tribute to poetry, how sweet, indeed!

      Have a lovely Sunday.

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      Love the painting too.

      Hugs and love from southern USA,

      Faith Reaper