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Beauty In Death: Two Short Pieces

Updated on April 1, 2014
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

Ivar Leidus, Keila Estonia
Ivar Leidus, Keila Estonia | Source





ephemeral eyes


light my way at dusk's first blush


they close





silken thread binds lair


taught in drops of winter


beauty lies near death




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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you sujaya!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Kathleen!!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Harishprasad!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you AliciaC! I greatly appreciate it!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hi Frank! So very appreciated! Happy Summer!!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hi Anna--thank you for your kind words! It is summer and so I am finally catching up here!

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      sujaya venkatesh 3 years ago

      nice piece au

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      Audrey you are a perfect poet period!

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      Kathleen Odenthal Romano 3 years ago from Bayonne, New Jersey

      Beautiful. So beautiful. A must read for so many.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hi Jamie! I am!! And thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hi Nikki! Thank you!!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hi Bill! Thank you so much for your visit and kind words! Much appreciated!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you for reading and for your kind words Devika!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you The Examiner-1

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Minnetonka!!

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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 Ruby! Thank you so much!

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      I read your poem and began reading the 'copyright' line as part of the poem. lol The poem was very interesting and awesome. Let me guess, it was the thoughts of a bug which was caught in a spider's web? It was beautiful, Audrey, whatever it was. I voted it up, shared an Pinned it.

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      Linda Rogers 3 years ago from Minnesota

      Beautiful poetry Audrey-I see this as the universal message of death. Death of the seasons, Death of the day into night and death that comes to all of us. Death and Renewal is the cycle of life. Sharing this all over including pinning it.

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      If I am not wrong, the first part deals with the passage of a soul and the second with the eternal rest. This is only my guess as I love to peep into the psyche of poems though it is not always correct. Nonetheless, the title of poems speaks it all. Great poetry ! Voted up.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Brilliantly approached and I like the way you expressed deep emotions

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 3 years ago from Lagos

      I love "Beauty lies near death"

      another classic show stopper...

      I read powerful contrast but i'd love to know your interpretation of the poem.

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      Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

      Audrey you convey so much with limited words. Very beautiful.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Flourish!

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      You have the wonderful ability to create pictures with just a few, very significant words, Audrey. Thank you for sharing your lovely work.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Faith Reaper!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      Beautiful Audrey. Did I read earlier on that you are collecting your poems for a book? Keep me updated, I am very interested in a signed copy! Jamie

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Short and sweet. A new kind of Haiku, perhaps?

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Rajan!

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      Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana

      aggh i accidentally hit the thumbs down but i refreshed and hit thumbs up. as always you say so much with so little, true poetry.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      This is the type of poetry I have always been drawn to. Wonderful images and minimal words. Beautiful my friend.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Audrey, amazingly beautiful!

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      That is beautiful, Audrey.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Superb!

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

      Beautiful!