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Night Dies with a Drop of Dew

Updated on March 20, 2010


I feel homesick,

Lying here

In my dark and humid home.


Light and hope are flickering

In and out of shadows –

Of shadows in the corners.


Unfamiliar, I

Am among familiar,

Square angles.


Try to think with angles,

Try to imitate

Acres of sugarcane.


Home isn’t a house anymore

Or a town

Or hard-pressed cider.


Home is where you are

And I am not

There sometimes.



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      Rose West 6 years ago from Michigan

      Pamela, change and moving around can be difficult, especially at first. But sometimes it is good too. It is hard deciding whether or not to move... I hope it goes well for you!

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      Rose West 6 years ago from Michigan

      ExoticHippieQueen, I'm glad you can relate :) You're very welcome!

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      Pamela Kinnaird W 6 years ago from Maui and Arizona

      I relate to this. Thank you for sharing these kinds of feelings which many of us former mainlanders feel or have felt at sometime or another -- at least the first few years. Now it's sort of in reverse for me. I'm thinking of leaving and I know if I do, I will miss Hawaii in my soul forever. (I've left twice before, so I know....the colors and culture are unforgettable.)

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      ExoticHippieQueen 6 years ago

      I know these feelings, Rose. I think we all do. Thanks for this thought-filled poem........

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      Rose West 8 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks for stopping by, Rayalternately! It means a lot :)

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      Rayalternately 8 years ago

      a beautiful piece.

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      Rose West 8 years ago from Michigan

      Thank you for your kind comment, Quill! I'm so happy this poem spoke to you!

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      "Quill" 8 years ago

      Well done...apeaks into the hearts of many who have the same thoughts but are just unable to put it together as well as you have ...


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      Rose West 8 years ago from Michigan

      Thank you for reading, eternal cascade! Your support is much appreciated!

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      eternal cascade 8 years ago

      beautiful - you give me chills at the surprising delight i feel.

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      Rose West 8 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks, Enigmatic Me! I'm glad you like it!

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      8 years ago from East Coast Canada

      Liking this one, honest. Could speak for anyone. Well done.

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      Rose West 8 years ago from Michigan

      Thank you for your encouragement! Poetry is such a personal thing, and I always wonder if the poetry I write makes sense to other people.

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      Ann Leavitt 8 years ago from Oregon

      A well-known person once said, "I... can't... imagine! What life would be like without you."

      Thanks for poetry that speaks deeply and with colorful, thought-provoking pictures.


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