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Joy, Tethered

Updated on April 3, 2014
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

Vermont Stream, oil painting by John Chapdelaine
Vermont Stream, oil painting by John Chapdelaine | Source



words, flinty

file by my eyes,

on parade

in command regs

blue and green,


an apocalypse

upon the page

without a requiem

to mourn their passing.


i tether my pencil to them

wistfully

my eyes regaining

their vision

a prayer

chanted in the evening gone,


a river of joy at my feet.




copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2014


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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you rebeccamealey!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Rasma!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Jo!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Vellur!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Geniusknight!!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hey Audrey!! Hope you are well--thanks so much and I am glad that you enjoyed this one!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you cat!!!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you for reading this one Blossom!

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Your poetic talent never ceases to amaze me. Another lovely one with words dancing across the page.

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Audrey - you have triumphed again. Your talent knows no end. You are beyond amazing!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Flourish!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you so much for your visit sujaya!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Just wonderful!

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

      Wow..this is special, beautifully done.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Beautiful! Nature's colors changing with seasons.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hey Frank!! Thanks!

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      Nell 3 years ago from Netherlands

      Loved it ! ♥♥♥

      Shared it on Fb ! ☻

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      Catherine Tally 3 years ago from Los Angeles

      Superb, Audrey!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      A truly beautiful poem. Love it.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you so much for reading this one Faith Reaper!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you R.Q.!! You are kind to me!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      ImKarn--you are so kind!!!

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      Beautifully done, poetess

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Ruby!! I am hoping my muse hangs around for the month!

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      sujaya venkatesh 3 years ago

      beautiful pic n poem au

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      again Audrey simply perfect.... :)

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      My goodness, Audrey, this is beautifully moving!

      Up and more, pinning and tweeting

      Blessings,

      Faith Reaper

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Excellent verse Audrey; you've captured the moment and hath brought your reader to as close as seems possible to sharing that simple joy. Has to be up there as one of your best, perhaps even your ' magnum opus '.

      Enjoy a wonderful evening;

      R.Q.

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      Karen Silverman 3 years ago

      Your talent is a rushing river, never mind a meandering stream! Wow and Wow!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Oh my goodness, this is absolutely beautiful! Your muse returned with flowing colors! Wonderful.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you for your kind words Martie!

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      Martie Coetser 3 years ago from South Africa

      Words: A river of joy at our feet.... indeed...

      And yet, our languages don't have enough words to describe the beauty of Nature :)

      Thought-provoking poem, thanks Audrey :)

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hey Jamie --Thank you!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      Beautiful last lines Audrey. Well penned! Jamie

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Bless you Theresa--I am glad this piece moved you!

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      Theresa Ast 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Oh my, Audrey. Tears just welled up in my eyes and spilled down my cheeks.... I am not even sure why.... But truth and beauty will both pierce my soul and before I know it, the tears come. This was both. Blessings. Theresa

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Bill! I hope you enjoy your day!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You are so good!