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Debussy: St. Sebastian, A Singer's Odyssey

Updated on July 10, 2013
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

Mena is an oil painting on canvas with glass glitter edges by artist René Romero Schuler.
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I sang the blue of sadness in the chromaticism of tears,

and the purple of mysticism veiled in passion’s mist.

I sang the mellowed honey of the lost mother

and of babe remembered.

I sang the white hot of godhead

in praises of searing alleluias

as arrows pierced skin anew.

I sang the mystical soul

of St. Sebastian

as he danced the loneliness of sacrifice,

and beheld the open door.


copyright/all rights reserved April 8, 2012 Audrey Howitt

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      KatrineDalMonte 5 years ago

      This is beautiful and touching Audrey. Blessings :-)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Audrey Happy Easter.. this poem is so lovely.. I love it.. what a great Easter poem

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      Debbie

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Katrine! Happy Easter!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Deborah! Happy Easter to you!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Haunting and beautiful..Happy Easter..

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      This is great and absolutely awesome, voted up.

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      You are a truly gifted poet. This is a gorgeous piece of work.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      how do you do it, they get better everyday :)

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much AE! And Happy Easter to you as well!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Vellur!!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Hyphenbird!!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Frank!!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      So simple and yet deep and complex, too.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      Very lovely, Audrey! Happy Easter to you, my friend!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Hope you had a wonderful Easter and God bless.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Blossom!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      And Happy Easter to you as well ImKarn!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Happy Easter to you as well Gypsy Rose Lee!

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      it keeps getting wonderful day by day...

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you raciniwa!

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I felt this stunning poem from the very depths of my soul. The opening lines, " I sang the blue of sadness in the chromaticism of tears," is absolutely epic! You have described my own feelings to a " T ".

      Thank you so much for your great gifts, especially your talent for arranging just the right words within your poetry. Voted up and across (not funny) and sharing.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Audrey--this was one that came to me during a rehearsal one night

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      IntegrityYes 4 years ago

      WHOO!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you again IntegrityYes!

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Hello Audrey - I'm linking this to my hub "Sing and how singing can make you healthy" which you commented on...thanks. Happy Easter!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Audrey!!!

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