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A Cascade of Dreams

Updated on October 7, 2014
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

Emanuel Philips Fox, Nasturtiums 1912
Emanuel Philips Fox, Nasturtiums 1912 | Source



i balance afternoons

on trays of dreams.


each one

a bit of piquancy

unexpected on the tongue.


each, an affront

to the palate

of the effete epicurean

who guards my hours.


blameless,

the hummingbird

passes,

finding sweetness where it may.


nasturtiums draped

through an old walnut tree above me,

cascading orange and green,

a waterfall of dreams

as i drown in their softness.




copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2014


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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

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      Thank you for reading this one Wisdom!

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      Word 2 years ago from Chicago

      Nicely done poem Audrey, for a peaceful Saturday afternoon. Very enjoyable.

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      ahorseback 2 years ago

      An afternoon of listening to these poems please , wow !.....:-]

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

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      Thank you Mike! Glad you liked it!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you for reading this janshares! I am trying to catch up!

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      Hi Jamie! Hope you are well! Thank you!!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Hi Annart! Thank you so much for reading this one and for your kind words!!

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      Thank you Phyllis! I so appreciate your kind words!

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      Thank you for reading this one Mike!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you for reading this one Jackie!

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      Thank you cat!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Genna!

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      Lisa Williams 2 years ago

      This is absolutely beautiful, and it flows perfectly! Thank you for sharing, I voted up!

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      Mike Pugh 2 years ago from New York City

      "Such a lovely scowl is felt across ones cheek as they sense this beauty of poetic brilliance my good friend." I can sense your muse!!

      I love your poetry. It makes me feel as though your words are alive and breathing somehow. Nicely well written masterpiece Audrey. 5 thumbs!

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      Theresa Ast 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Audrey, I love this. Every word perfect. Blessings! Theresa

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      Maurice Wisdom Bishop 2 years ago from San Tan Valley

      I balance afternoons on tray of dreams! I love that line! This is truly an amazing poetry piece. Much Love and Respect to you!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Daniella!!

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      vespawoolf 2 years ago from Peru, South America

      You have an amazing way with words and painting pictures in our minds.

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      Joanna Chandler 2 years ago from On planet Earth

      Hi Audrey this is a very classical poetry :)

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Vellur! Thank you Nell!

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      You painted an interesting mood with your choice of words. My mother-in-law used to plant nasturtiums in her garden and liked using the blossoms in some of her salads.

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      PurvisBobbi44 3 years ago from Florida

      Hi Audrey,

      I enjoy your beautiful poems, each unique and they touch my heart and makes me smile.

      Have a wonderful Wednesday.

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

      You write beautifully Audrey. Your words from the first two lines were so cleverly crafted and so full of potential meaning.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 3 years ago from Lagos

      Sweet poetry...

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Ah, my friend. Your words have such a way of lulling me into a dream. I truly love your work.

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      So short but sweet; filled with vision and color. You do have your unique style that is a welcome refreshing addition to the norm. ^+

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      Danielle Lopez Newcomb 3 years ago from Arkansas

      Absolutely beautiful. The imagery with this one was astounding! Kuddos to you!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Rajan!!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Catherine! This one was an easy one--usually when I struggle with them, I chuck them!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hey John! Thank you!! High praise!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Suzanne!

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      anglnwu 3 years ago

      Beautiful. "the waterfall of dreams" captured the softness and poignancy of this poem. Well done!

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Audrey, I am overwhelmed and drowning in you words.

      Voted up, ABI, and shared.

      Shyron

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      Cristen Iris 3 years ago from Boise, Idaho

      I always admire people who experience the world and translate it so beautifully in poetry, like this. Lovely!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Faith Reaper!~!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      You have such a clever way of writing simple ideas to bring beauty to our lives. I love this verse:

      nasturtiums draped

      through an old walnut tree above me,

      cascading orange and green,

      a waterfall of dreams

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      Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Audrey......You give poetry such beautiful....glorious life.

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      saddlerider1 3 years ago

      This work reminds me of how peaceful settings can inspire one to colorfully display their talent and creativity. You never fail to deliver, one of your best indeed dear poet.

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      mckbirdbks 3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hi Audrey. What a nice piece of writing you offer. This floated so easily in the breeze.

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      Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hi Audrey. I always look forward to your poetry. It stirs and inspires…with a unique voice that always surprises like those a bits of wonder and “piquancy unexpected on the tongue.” Beautiful work! Voted way up and shared.

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      vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

      You have a beautiful way with words!

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Loved it Audrey.

      Voted up and shared.

      Eddy.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Ms Dora!!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you suzettenaples!!

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Absolutely beautiful! 'on trays of dreams.' Much peace.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautifully expressed!

      You tell so much in few words. Simply wonderful!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Ruby!!! I so appreciate your visits to my neck of the woods!

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      Janis Leslie Evans 3 years ago from Washington, DC

      Now that was just . . . (sigh) . . . . lovely. I like how you invited us into your sacred place of inspiration. Even though there were words in there I'm not at all familiar with (lol), you made me feel as if I understood their meanings. You are definitely a master poetess, Audrey. Thank you for this one. Voted up and beautiful.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      Audrey, in my opinion, this poem is simply your best. What great opening lines. Jamie

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      Catherine Tally 3 years ago from Los Angeles

      Hi Audrey,

      Love, love, LOVE this! I see that you have replenished your deep well of creativity after that outstanding month of daily offerings. I am quite impressed!

      All the best,

      Cat:)

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a beautiful poem, Audrey. The first two lines are wonderful and the rest of the poem is gorgeous. Thank you for continuing to share your excellent poetry and vivid imagery with us.

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      Lovely lines. You've inspired me to plan to try to write something beautiful soon, and paint.

      I saw a hummingbird yesterday morning, but it won't be long before they'll be gone until next year. Though I had planned to accomplish some things indoors, I believe I'll go outside for a while this afternoon. Thank you. :)

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 3 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Audrey, this is such a softly gentle and lovely poem. I love that image you chose. Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem.

      voted up, beautiful and H+

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      Ann Carr 3 years ago from SW England

      Wonderful poetry with that wonderful painting! Your choice of words is exquisite. Up ++ and shared.

      Ann

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Beautiful Audrey, your words are so amazing, loved it!

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Beautifully expressed, great poem.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Mesmerising! Captivating!

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      Catherine Giordano 3 years ago from Orlando Florida

      Such a lovely poem with great images "tray of dreams" and then later the echo, "a waterfall of drams". I also liked "effete epicurean," And yu found the perfect picture to illustrate it.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      You have lifted the poetry bar very high here Audrey. My favourite poem of yours ever..love it! These lines are wonderful:

      "blameless,

      the hummingbird

      passes,

      finding sweetness where it may." But loved every word, Voted up.

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      Suzanne Day 3 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      What a wonderful place you must have to be able to write poetry like this! Voted beautiful, because it is ;)

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Exquisite poetry, dear Audrey! Enjoyed reading each word.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      So lofty and uplifting! I like the image of the hummingbird . . . finding sweetness. Great poetry!

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      Suzette Walker 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      Beautiful, Audrey. And lovely images you paint with your words.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful! Appetizing flavor. Loved it.....

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Jo! So glad you liked it!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Sublime! The first two lines set the standard, the poem did not disappoint. Simply awesome.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Kim!!

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      Audrey,

      Lovely. Amazing. I am simply in awe. V+ for sure.

      Thank You,

      Kim

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hey Frank! Thank you for reading this one!

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      wow, just blew me away.. amazing poetry

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      You are kind Bill! I am just starting to come out of a dry spell--so I take what my muse gives me right now

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You blew me away with the first two lines....the first three stanzas were a symphony of words and images...oh, you are soooooo good.