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Daughter Of The Land

Updated on July 24, 2014
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On the morning of her days

this daughter of the land

life

brought

power

which chased

each

cherished moment to the fore.

She

surfed the water's edge

climbed the rugged cliffs

until

sheltered by life's cove;

her bearskin cape

moulding

her body

as if one.

Leather thongs

tied

to feet

to hands

swollen by life's rains

and a perished state

also tell tale

of life's moments of rugged drought.

Mountain ranges

as barriers to harsh glacial winds

which ripped through

the wild girl's

insistent form.

This daughter of the land

on the morning of her days.

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On the noon of her days

this daughter of the land

found

a peace

of almost

solitary wonder

which

flows

as a heartbeat;

cascades into

a thousand wonders.

Humming

an almost

tuneless monotone

she melts

into

the greenery

of her days.

A vast mirrored pool of life.

A life to feel

to taste

and to devour with

a hunger

as insistent as nature's pulling instinct.

This daughter of the land

on the noon of her days.


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On the eve of her days

this daughter of the land

finds

a maturity which

flows undeterred

those once flailing queries

now

answered

in instinctive forces.

Surface trepidations

smoothed into golden lessons learnt.

Her weathered face upturned to life's powers;

her heart as one with life

her soul

blending into a gleaming

sphere on understanding.

This daughter of the land

on the eve of her days.

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On the dusk of her days

this daughter of the land

so sated her mood

sure footed and free

Daughter of the land

mermaid of the sea

drinking her fill

giving her all

to those who follow

to those who need

to those who suffer

and to those who grieve.

A radiance not diminished by the night's shadows,

a song not muted by the dusks shadowed forces,

a love never extinguished by life's wars.

This daughter of the land

on the dusk of her days.


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      Donna Brown 20 months ago from Alton, Missouri

      What a beautiful poem! Love the photos!

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Thank you Deb.

      Eddy.,

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      And life as it was and still is for some. You certainly captured those days.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Thank you tobu and wishing you a great day.

      Eddy.

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

      Eddy, simply stunning, you continue to produce the most divine poetry. Beautifully done.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      So glad you enjoyed it FlourishAnyway.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Thank you Dianna.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much Dana.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Your words also greatly appreciated Devika.

      Eddy

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      thank you Randi.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      So nice to see you've called by poetryman.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Thank you breakfastpop.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      You are also so welcome travmaj.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Your loyal following DAL is so greatly appreciated and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      You are so welcome Janet.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much as always Graham.

      Eddy.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      This was beautiful, Eddy.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      This is beautiful.

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      Dana Tate 3 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Eddy how I have missed your beautiful creativity.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Gorgeous as always from you so much thought put into your beautiful work. Your words have great meaning.

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Beautiful, beautiful!

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      poetryman6969 3 years ago

      A world of waterfalls would be wonderful.

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      Lovely, Eddy. Absolutely striking!

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      breakfastpop 3 years ago

      You take my breath away..... Up , awesome and oh so beautiful!

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      travmaj 3 years ago from australia

      Most impressive and a delight to read such creative work accompanied by beautiful images. Peace and serenity. Thank you Eddy.

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      Dave 3 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      I have been waiting with anticipation for your next piece of verse and I have not been disappointed my friend. Excellent as always and with your choice of images only serve to enhance the beautiful words. Voted up, beautiful and awesome.

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      Janet Giessl 3 years ago from Georgia country

      This is awesome, beautiful and creative. Thank you for sharing.

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      Graham Lee 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Eddy. An absolute delight. A wonderful reflection of life, so deep and so beautiful. Your work just gets better.

      voted up and all.

      Graham.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      So glad you enjoyed this one Faye.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      You are so very welcome Alicia.

      Eddy

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      As always your comment so greatly appreciated Eric.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much PatsyBell.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      You are so very welcome JayeWisdom.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Your comment so greatly appreciated Suzette.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      You are so very welcome Dr. Bill.

      Eddy/.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Thank you as always Sha.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Your words mean so much Ruby.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Your comment so appreciated Jamie.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Thank you Phyllis.

      Eddy.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Magnificent! Truly a gem here ... This is such amazing poetry to read right before one retires to sleep or anytime really. The music is perfect as is your choice of imagery.

      Voted up +++ tweeting and pinning

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a beautiful poem, Eddy. Thank you so much for sharing it.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Excellent just excellent my friend.

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      Patsy Bell Hobson 3 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

      I love the art here. But I am hardly qualified to evaluate your vivid poetry. I did enjoy reading it. Voted Up A,I, tweet.

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      Jaye Denman 3 years ago from Deep South, USA

      Everything about this hub is glorious, Eddy. It was a joy to immerse myself in the words, pictures and music. Thank you!

      Voted Up/Awesome/Beautiful/Shared

      Jaye

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      Suzette Walker 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      This is outstanding, Eddy. What a powerful poem and images here. You tell a beautiful story metaphorically. I loved reading this.

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      William Leverne Smith 3 years ago from Hollister, MO

      Very pretty, Eddy! Thanks, so much, for sharing!! ;-)

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      Wow, Eddy. You've outdone yourself! This poem is absolutely amazing!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I hope everyone who reads this will listen to the music while reading. It brings a peaceful tranquility that is wonderful. This is one of your best Eddy. You are so very gifted. Blessings my friend...

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      Jhamann 3 years ago

      Beautiful Eddy, so many incredible lines mixed together with such skill. Jamie

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

      So beautiful and creative, Eddy. I love it. Voted up and sharing.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much kljones.

      Eddy.

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      Along with the wind 3 years ago from colorado

      This is very beautiful eddy, and nice pictures!

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much Billy. As always your words mean a great deal and here's to so many more for us both to hsare on here.

      Eddy.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Exquisite my dear friend. You are growing in stature and it is a joy to behold.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Thank you as always Kevin.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much DJ and here's to so many more for us both to share on here.

      Eddy.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      'Daughter of the Land' was elegant Eiddwen. It had its own independence and the music just blended into the background as I read the poem. It was wonderful! I voted it up+++, shared it and pinned it.

      Kevin

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      DJ Anderson 3 years ago

      Absolutely beautiful, Eddy.

      The maturity of your words and the insight with which you perceive

      life is astounding.

      You grace the pages of HP.

      It is we, who are the fortunate ones, to have you among us.

      DJ.