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Updated on August 17, 2013
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

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Having dined

on a repast

of others’ words of visions

of syllables

rhythms

discovered on a plate,

their pungency recalled

with the sweetness

of one long from table---



their word combinations

finely crafted

like spices blended

to create a spark

a moment of imprinting

a fierceness-----



fired out of the

beauty of rhythms

the colors of image,



opening another crack

another point

of seepage

open to liquids unknown

and sweet.



Drop by drop

these ideas find

their way---



To stillness

To fullness

To a more complete me.



copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2013

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Very nice Audrey! The assimilation of new ideas from art or poetry, writing of any kind is a wonderful experience making us "more complete."

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you xstatic---funny how writing has affected me in the course of its pursuit---I imagine it is a journey for all of us in that way

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      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      I do like your poetry. This made me wonder and the ending was just right, the way it should be.

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      I always envy the way you use words in such a beautiful way. Voted this UP, etc.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

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

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Loved this! Very creative and vivid.

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      God bless, Faith Reaper

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Faith Reaper!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      And we get our ideas from a rich variety of sources. Thanks for sharing, Audrey!

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      There is a fierceness as well as beauty in these words, Audrey, and as usual your outstanding photo sets the scene.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Great poem, my thoughts are processing each and every word in your poem. Voted up.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Audrey of late you are blowing me out of the water.. and I thought only Valleypoet could do that.. but you have fertalized your poetry and everything is coming up roses.. wow

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Breathtaking! This is striking in every way and flows with words and images. Just when I think you can't possibly do better, you stun me and do!

      Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 4 years ago from Washington, DC

      Up, awesome, beautiful. Thank you, Audrey, for this "clinic" on how to do it right. Love the effortless way you use metaphor. Incredible.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      The beautiful picture made your rhythmic words vividly alive and leaves me wondering about the past..Loved it Audrey..

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hi Ruby! Thank you so much for reading this one!

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi my friend, you paint a very vivid picture with these vibrant words within this poem . Well done !

      Vote up and more !!!

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      Valleypoet 4 years ago

      I feel more complete after reading this Audrey...a beautiful write:-))

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Wonderful sentiments Audrey and so true. I believe we all inspire one another in different ways and poetry is a great way to tell someone what is in their hearts. Passing this on.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I can't beat what anyone has said, Audrey. Everyone else has said it. Your words are so beautiful and have a great message. I love how the poetry shows how the past leads to a more complete you. I think many of us can relate. Many votes!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you wetnose!! I love reading about your animals and about the books you read!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Michelle! Thank you so much for stopping by!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much drbj!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Ah Vellur! Thank you!!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      Audrey,

      What I admire about you is you never write lazily despite being a prolific poet. This poem contains fresh word pictures and interesting metaphors.

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      Theresa Ast 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Audrey - Trying to catch up on so many great hubs that I missed during this past crazier than usual school year. This may be one of my all time favorites. Sometimes when a poem is fairly short, I find I am holding my breath, because I don't want it to end (as if holding my breath could change reality!). With this entrancing play of word and image I had to stop twice and breathe, then kept reading. Simply stunning. I really love this one. Theresa

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Frank!! Just starting to catch up a bit!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you tillsontitan!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Janshares!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hi Tom!! Thank you!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hi Valleypoet!! Thank you so much!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much for reading this one Rasma! Much appreciated as always!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Victoria!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you for reading this Vinaya!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Theresa!! I am so glad that you liked this one!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      Beautiful and powerful, thank you Audrey. Jamie

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Jamie for reading and commenting--much appreciated my friend!

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      I agree with you. It is a very pretty, well-written poem, and I love the feeling it creates.

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Very beautiful. HP has no clue.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you rebecca and wayne! I am always willing to edit--but I do wonder what criteria HP uses--

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Beautiful poem Audrey, I really should get back to writing some poetry, when I read yours it brings it all back, but not as good as yours! lol!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Nell--and I would love to read some of your poetry!!!

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Great poem Audrey ;loved it and vote up.

      Eddy.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Eddy!

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Your poetry has great meaning and powerful emotions.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you DDE!

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