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Desire's Seed

Updated on July 25, 2012
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

Vincent Van Gogh, Two Sunflowers
Vincent Van Gogh, Two Sunflowers | Source


door hinged by unacknowledged desires

rusted by the inevitable tables of misuse

time’s ally

periodic breezes

blow by

scraping paint

in their eagerness

to dance in the light

motes know

the freedom of air

the lightness of being

my feet haul bits of sediment

by and through

planting new seed

pushing toward sunlight

desires becoming aerialized


copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt July 24, 2012. Do not use or copy without the express written permission of the author

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hi raciniwa! Happy new year to you!!

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      raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      it is always great to read your poem Audrey, it evokes desire in me...

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Shruti!

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      shruti sheshadri 5 years ago from Bangalore, India

      Really beautiful again audrey, I am reading all your poems and each have such a gentle feel to it... I loved it!

      Voted up :) glad to meet u.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you snowdrops! I am honored!

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      snowdrops 5 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

      always a pleasure to read such beautiful poem of your Audrey

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much dgbrh!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you rahul! Hope all is well in your world!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      HI Ruchira! Thank you so much!!

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      deergha 5 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      intense poem with aeralized desires untammed - the last line is the real punch..........like mentioned above by Rahul and Ruchira.....

      all my votes, shares ans what not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      the rawness I feel is captivating.... and as Ruchira said... the last line is perfection... sheer perfection

      Beautiful work ma'am

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      desires becoming aeralized...wow!

      Desires sure know no bounds!!

      beautiful indeed!

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      IntegrityYes 5 years ago

      You are very welcome,Audrey. OOH!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Rosemary!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you IntegrityYes!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Jackie!

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Beautifully written Audrey

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      IntegrityYes 5 years ago

      I definitely voted up. That is wonderful,Audrey!

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      very deep-voted up

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you midget38!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you mcbirdbks! I so appreciate your kind words

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Imkarn!! You always make me smile!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you tillsontitan!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you for reading anglnwu!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you KD!!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Amy!!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much tammyswallow!!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      A great work, Audrey. And so true that we must be positive and forge ahead for our desires. Well said!

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      mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      You have such a gift.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Gypsy Rose Lee!! I guess it is a hopeful piece!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Christy!!!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Will-so glad to see you!!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Frank--much appreciated!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Arb!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Lesley!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      Wow! Audrey..wow! You don't write, my friend - you create! I can't even express how impressive your brilliant use of the english language! Deep chit here, Audrey! Love it..

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      There is nothing I can add to the comments already given except to say I agree whole heartedly. This is a beautiful work of art!

      Voted up and beautiful.

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      anglnwu 5 years ago

      Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing.

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      KDuBarry03 5 years ago

      Very beautiful, Audrey! The lines flow very well. Great job :)

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Vellur! How are you??

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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      You are a multi-faceted woman. Your artistry shines brilliantly.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Theresa! Hope all is well with you!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Annie--this piece was somewhat organic in its conception and execution--and I love it when a piece not only flows out easily, but seems to work well--

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      She's back! This is a great description of how the writing process works for this writer. This is excellent.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Audrey this is a wonderful poem. Made me think of the phrase seeds of hope.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you lovedoctor!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Ruchira! Gotta love that time off!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Martin!!

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      "Planting new seeds" ... That you are with this beautiful poem Audrey! I vote beautiful and sharing as well.

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      WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Your poetry is always superb, Audrey!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Matthew!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Joyce!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thanks Debbie! The next leg is off teaching voice for a couple of weeks--which is always fun and challenging! Take care!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting on this piece Billybuc. I know that poetry is not really your thing, and that makes your visit all the more valuable to me---

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      damn.. I loved it!!!! back so strong and powerful with your desire's seed hmm LOL bless you Audrey

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      arb 5 years ago from oregon

      I am trying to imagine, the heart as unrestrained as a mote, under the magic of ariel and unhinged, but then, I would be fully alive. As always Audrey, picture perfect!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Audrey, I hope you enjoyed your vacation.

      Your words are like a breath of fresh air, simply beautiful!

      Voting up.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      A beautiful poem, welcome back. Freedom, desires pushing through set free - great poem.

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      Theresa Ast 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      A wonderful poem Audrey. Worth reading through many times. :)

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      Annie Fenn 5 years ago from Australia

      A beautiful piece and I am with Bill, each line itself is a work of art. I love the rusticness, alluding to time and the feet bringing sediment of it into the planting of newness. There is movement, from what was, to what can be, to what is, in the airiness of desire. Past obstructions cast off. Yes, a beautiful piece that I also like heaps. My votes and best wishes to you Audrey and sharing.

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      lovedoctor926 5 years ago

      I really like this poem. Voted up!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      beautiful piece, Audrey.

      Your vacation sure did wonders :)

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      And so it goes... nice piece, congratulations

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      Matthew Weese 5 years ago from Auburn

      Well written.

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      It's always been a pleasure to read your poems.

      Voted up and beautiful, Joyce.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Audrey.. wow so glad to read your wonderful poem.. I have always love your work.. I know you have to go again.. Be safe and God Bless and sharing

      Debbie

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I readily admit that I am not a big poetry fan, Audrey, and I also acknowledge that I probably have a shortcoming....but....this is one of the finest poems I have read in a very long time. Every single line is a work of art and I now need to read it several times more to fully appreciate the meanings that I missed the first time. Exceptional work!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Jamie!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 5 years ago from Reno NV

      I am glad that I had a chance to read a poem before you are off again, so much is said in and between each line. This poem will keep me pondering throughout the afternoon. Thank you for sharing. Jamie