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Expiation

Updated on June 15, 2016
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i search among tangled webs,

the flitting of consciousness,

a winged salvation

born from unspoken desire

for expiation.


it moves, without volition

its own mistress,

a hope twisted

round the knots of my discord.

i group them into words,

fitting them into slots

left for the unscathed.


copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2016




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      Audrey Howitt 

      23 months ago from California

      Thank you Mike!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      23 months ago from California

      Thank you Peggy!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      23 months ago from California

      That is what makes poetry work I think aviannovice--thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      23 months ago from California

      Oh me too MzDora! Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      23 months ago from California

      Thank you for reading this one Genna--hope your summer is moving along languidly

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      23 months ago from California

      Thank you Rachel!

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      Rachel L Alba 

      24 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      This is one poem I have to think about. I like it when I have to do that. Thanks for such a enlightening poem.

      Blessings to you.

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      mckbirdbks 

      2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Each word unfolds and the poetry blooms.

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      Peggy Woods 

      2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      You express a great deal of meaning with few words in your well crafted poems. Kudos to you!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Sheila!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Linda!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Hello Nell! Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Chitrangada!

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      Deb Hirt 

      2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      It's remarkable how the creative flow can just twist and turn around a finite item, and another emotion can just come from within.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Ruby!

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      Dora Weithers 

      2 years ago from The Caribbean

      I think I can relate to "the knots of my discord" and the desire for expiation. Touching and beautifully done!

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      Genna East 

      2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Thought provoking, utterly brilliant, unique and beautiful. Like the flower in the photograph...such is your poetry. :-)

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      Sheila Brown 

      2 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      A beautiful piece, as always, Audrey! :)

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      Linda Crampton 

      2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love the way in which you incorporate so much meaning into your poems, Audrey. I love the imagery, too. It's always fascinating.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Graham!

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      Nell Rose 

      2 years ago from England

      Wonderfully done Audrey!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautiful expressions and so meaningful! Thanks!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Atonement is good for the soul. Beautiful!!

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      Graham Lee 

      2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Audrey. Simply delightful. Sublimely tender. So well done.

      Graham.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Jo!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      2 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      I'm just in the mood for a little sublime poetry, and you always come up trumps.

      I guess we all need a little healing now and again. As always, beautifully done.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Krakye, Bill and Frank! I so appreciate your visit and kind words--

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      Frank Atanacio 

      2 years ago from Shelton

      Audrey, how I missed your poetry..

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      It took me forever to get here but I finally made it, and you did not disappoint.

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      Krakye Omane Poku 

      2 years ago from Ghana

      That was splendidly done

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Vellur!

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      Nithya Venkat 

      2 years ago from Dubai

      Beautiful poem, so well expressed.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Flourish!

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      FlourishAnyway 

      2 years ago from USA

      You have an exquisite way with words.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you manatita!

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      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Exquisitely done. Superb!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Hi Juneaukid! Thank you!

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      Richard Francis Fleck 

      2 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      A lyrically rich poem!

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