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From Less than Naught

Updated on November 8, 2012

A godforsaken scape in the land of have not

Where fairytales exist in a dreams blind spot

A wildflower blooms out of a crack in the pot

Free spirit is born from less than naught

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A bud keeps time the beat of winds trot

The tiny ballerina that privilege forgot

Opens full faced to fit the empty slot

Free spirit is born from less than naught

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A fledgling survives fed what love's taught

Fur flounced slumber to its fruition sought

Discovering wings that fly above distraught

A free spirit is born from less than naught

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From the biofilm teeming with microbial lot

Luminescence glows life amidst woods rot

One to another form the links in the knot

Free spirit is born from less than naught

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A cell conceived from love's train of thought

Carries a genetic code with distinctive allot

An abstract art fulfills the whole of the plot

A free spirit is born from less than naught

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      What a great composition, though not surprising! Beautiful poem and song!

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      Mark G Weller 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      I am continually overjoyed by your words Amy. Pictures from words, Words from pictures. Shared spirit over centuries of miles.

      I Rejoice.

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Thank you, Jackie. You must be a night owl!!! No matter the time, I'm always glad to see you at my place. And, I'm always looking for one of my favorite reads in another "Jackie" story.

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Dear Mark, If words can paint a picture, and every pictures tells a story, over centuries of miles, I feel we are kindred spirits. And, I rejoice.

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Your very special poetry, Amy, creates beautiful images I see instantly: "A wildflower blooms out of a crack in the pot" ... "A bud ... The tiny ballerina that privilege forgot Opens full faced to fit the empty slot" ...

      "A fledgling ... Discovering wings that fly above distraught" ... "Luminescence glows life amidst woods rot" ... "A cell conceived from love's train of thought."

      All of the above are exceptionally imaginative - a trait I adore. Thank you for this treat, m'dear.

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      From your thoughts to my eyes, dear drbj, crossing Florida to where I am in St. Louis, your words touch me, my friend. It's like a miracle in a moment, your message arrives to make my day a wonderful one. Thank you for the treat you have given me.

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      myownlife 4 years ago from london

      Beautifully delivered, interesting poem, additional flow by Beatles

      Great

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Thank you so much, myownlife. I am very happy to know you liked this piece.

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      Healthy Life 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      very beautiful...this touched my heart!

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      I love this poem,it's optimistic and the words resonate with me. It reminds me of something that happened the other day. I went outside to my garden and found 2 gigantic sunflowers growing. I never planted sunflowers. Seems like a miracle to me. Voted up beautiful and awesome.

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I am so glad this touched your heart, healthylife. Thank you for telling me.

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      What a beautiful surprise for you, Poppy. Those two sunflowers must have seen you and decided they'd found someone that would appreciate their magic. They recognized home, just as you call them a miracle. Thank you for sharing the magic, my friend. I am honored that my poem reminded you of such a beautiful happening.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      "Take these broken wings and learn to fly."

      Perfect music to a perfect poem. There is beauty all around us; it is for us to see it. For far too many years I failed to see that which was right in front of me....from Bev I have learned to see, to feel, to smell, to taste and to hear life, and it is a wondrous celebration.

      Your are a breath of fresh air.

      love from afar,

      bill

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Despite the fact that in every life there is turmoil, sadness and suffering, these are bearable when we recognize all that is good, amazing and beautiful in the world. If there was only good, we wouldn't know bliss. If there was only bad, we would not have our strong desire for life. Thank you, Bill, as I always appreciate your time and attention. Love from St. Louis

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      Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      "A bud keeps time the beat of winds trot

      The tiny ballerina that privilege forgot

      Opens full faced to fit the empty slot..."

      Brilliant imagery, Amy, simply brilliant. :-)

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Awwww, thank you so much Genna! Your words make me so happy.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Operation Buc of Billy, Amy: I have just returned from the 'front' - it is a code that even he can not decipher - you will understand what I mean by 'the front' when you read my 'other comment' - lol lol - and oh yes I will be back to leave a comment on your new masterwork here - just let me go to Google search (I am wearing it out) and look up a few words here I don't quite understand ......lake erie waves have stopped in deference to your heartstopping writing style ....and the epi-man has never seen that before .....

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Oh, Epi, you have me twitching my nose, "there", check Lake Erie now. It should be running smooth again for your midnight swim. That would be one cool gig, if it were that easy!!! Thank you for all the fun you bring to my humble abode here in hubland.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      ....okay I am composed again and back with a 'serious' comment and before I begin - what the heck did you do with my lake Amy - it's dry and has become a parking lot - lol

      I have read your latest poetic opus here a 3rd time and I must say that I have never read anyone else at Hubville put together (or is the word 'weave') words like these before into such an interlocking rhythmic pattern with the deft touch of a conductor's hand leading the orchestra of words into a soulful symphony of poetic cadence. 11:56pm

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Well, if words have power, Mister C, you just changed the direction of Lake Erie. Your comment is downright (to borrow your descriptive word) fookin amazing and just blew the roof off the building that houses my apartment. Yep, that got the landlord off his ass. lol

      In fact, I've not written any poetry that can rival your comment. Awesome, Epi and thank you.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      .....you already have Amy ....my comments are just 'mere moths' to your 'eternal flame' ......

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Another visual beauty....thank you, Mister C

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      Maria D'Alessandro 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Wonderful imagery here Amy. You are a true artist with a poetic brush. Voted up and away.

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      You couldn't have said anything that could make me happier, scrittobene. Thank you so much.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      It's the unexpected that is so interesting and you have captured that well in your poem.

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Thank you, Blossom. I love your beautiful message to me.

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      Suzette Walker 4 years ago from Taos, NM

      I love this poem! This is one of my favorites so far written by you! "Where fairy takes exist in a dreams blind spot / A wildflower blooms out of a crack in the pot". What a beautiful image and comparison. I love the conjunction of a beautiful wildflower growing out of an old, cracked pot. Beauty can push up through the ugly and mundane. And just like fairy tales exist when love is blind. This is brilliant, Amy. The juxtaposition of ideas you come up with are as good as Donne. You can start out a poem in abjuct sadness and grimness and then end with such hope and a positive outlook. I love it. And love's conception at the end bring forth the free spirit - what a sense of hope you leave us with. Lovely!

      And The Beatles! What memories that brings back! The video, so young and fresh! I could listen to Paul McCartney sing till he is 100 years old! This is great, as usual , Amy. Voted up!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Amy, This is so beautiful. What can i possibly say that would let you know how very good you are at poetry? I think it's all been said. I especially loved, " A cell conceived from love's train of thought, carries a genetic code with distinctive allot. " Brilliant!

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Dear Suzette, Your words make me feel so free...free of worry and full of wonder. I am so pleased that you see the meaning I tried to convey and the relevence of unexpected beauty in the ordinary. I want you to know how much I value your feedback. You continually inspire and motivate me, Suzette, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Oh, Ruby, you are a gift that came into my life. I am so grateful to have met you. I feel we have shared tears, laughter and understanding. You are a breath of fresh air in my life. Thank you for your beautiful words.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Wonderful and creative poem made perfect by the Beatles. Passing this on.

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Thank you so much, Gypsy. I'm so glad you enjoyed!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Absolutely beautiful! The last stanza says it all. What a positive outcome! PIPO to be sure!

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      bravewarrior, Thank you so much. I am so glad you liked this piece. Thank you for taking the time to read and leave an inspiring comment.

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