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A Frisson

Updated on April 6, 2014
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

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you speak low,

catching the evening breeze on your breath

as it passes my ear

caressing my hair in your eyes.


the dusk

takes its toll upon your lips as they whisper my name,

taking root upon mine,

the leaves giving off their last light

behind us.


a shudder upon the breeze.



copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2014

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      thank you ubanichijioke!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      Hi Rasma! Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      Thank you John! Debussy wrote a song cycle Chanson de Bilitis-- it touched me, but I do not know the movie

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Kimberly!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      Thank you manatita!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      Hi Genna--Thank you!!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      Thank you syreeta!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      Thank you Nell!!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      Thank you Frank!!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      Thank you Blossom!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      Thank you for reading this hub Lisa!! So glad you liked it!

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Beautiful Audrey. I love the movie of 'Bilitis'.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      Oh you got me Linda!!

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I frisson love this poem! :)

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      Thank you for reading this one Flourish!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      Thank you Jamie!!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      Thank you Ruby!!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      Thank you for reading this one LaThing!!

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      Syreeta 

      3 years ago from travelling

      this is one of my favourite words :) ..beautiful

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      Lisa Chronister 

      4 years ago from Florida

      This is beautiful, and magical. Thanks for sharing!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      A beautiful little vignette. Just lovely.

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      Genna East 

      4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Oh, Audrey, this is sooo beautiful. I love your stunning poetry.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      4 years ago from Shelton

      a shudder upon the breeze.. wonderful Audrey

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 

      4 years ago from Lagos

      wow! you painted in my mind visual pictures.

      "I caught the breeze of your voice pass through the umbrella of my ear

      was that you, Audrey?"

      hahahahaha!

      wow! fantastic, lovely and awesome.

      very imaginative!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Your poems always weave such nice thoughts.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      4 years ago from USA

      Jackie said it perfectly ... mesmerizing is right!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      4 years ago from Reno NV

      Beautiful poetry Audrey. Jamie

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      Kimberly Lake 

      4 years ago from California

      Beautiful, absolutely written from the heart, very intriguing voted up and shared and pinned.

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      LaThing 

      4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      A moment captured in time..... Wonderful poem. Very relaxing!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      Thank you Nell!

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      Nell Rose 

      4 years ago from England

      Wonderful Audrey! a second in time, captured!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      Hi Jackie--I think there was something wrong with the feed when I posted this morning! I am glad you stopped by as well!

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Mesmerizing poem Audrey. Glad I happened upon it since I didn't get notice of it. Maybe I will later though.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      What a ' thrill ' to read your thoughts/words. Lovely Audrey!

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      manatita44 

      4 years ago

      Exquisite! I also learnt a new word.

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