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Silvered Memories

Updated on January 21, 2014
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

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she danced on the edges of curtained dreams

filling each one

with her song

as she held her heart

between her hands

awaiting its pale entry,

a shimmer,

a remembrance--


and as she followed her memories

across frozen waterways

crusted with iced stars in the night

she opened a pocket

and watched

the sky drip

its silvery cream

into its crease.


she reached out

and touched its essence

wrapped around her

like so many stars

punched into paper airplanes

a remembrance of who they are

in the night sky.



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      Jane Arden 3 years ago

      This is beautiful Audrey. You are very talented. I would love to be able to write poetry like this. I think we've all been here at times,with our dreams and memories. I loved your description of the water and night skies.

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      Audrey you never fail to amaze.. you are a natural poet :)

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 3 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      This is so lovely, Audrey. When I read your words, I see a gentle yet ancient soul journey through the starry night. Frank is right, you are a natural poet.

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Your poems are always so descriptive with the most beautiful words. Words poetry are made of. ^

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Silvered memories, very beautiful Audrey. Missed your poetry....

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Jane!

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      WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Just beautiful, Audrey! I've missed your work.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hey Frank! Thanks!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Phyllis!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Jackie!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hi Ruby! So glad to see you! Hope all is well with you!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thanks Will!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Beautiful poem Audrey, silvered memories, how we totally understand, wonderful!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Nell!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Brilliant poetry as always, dear Audrey! Have missed your poems, but so glad to read this lovely one.

      Up and more and sharing.

      Blessings,

      Faith Reaper

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Faith Reaper! It has been a dry spell as I am trying to churn out a novel--

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Lovely poetry with beautifully descriptive words Audrey.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thanks Jodah!

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I think I'm one of your biggest fans. You are blessed with a great gift. I'm glad to hear you are working on a novel. Your poetry absolutely must be published. Thank you - Audrey

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      I was wondering what was in your mind when you mentioned silver airplanes...fantasies taking flight? Or the opposite, dreams drifting away? Awesome!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      and as she followed her memories

      across frozen waterways

      crusted with iced stars in the night

      There's always been a big joke in my family, which is that when it's my mother in law's time to go that my husband will put her on an ice flow. The lines from your poem that I copied and pasted here reminded me of this.

      Lovely poem Audrey!

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      You are a true artist with words!

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      Suzette Walker 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      Beautiful, Audrey! She danced on the edges of curtained dreams - beautiful metaphor and image. I agree, you are an artist with words. Well done.

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      Mary Craig 3 years ago from New York

      I can't pick a favorite line as this whole poem is enchanting! Lovely visions dance through the head as you read the lovely words you've written.

      Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      lovely creative imagination you got there Audrey :) keep up the wonderful work of poetry .

      God bless you :)

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      Senoritaa 3 years ago

      Out of the world. I would have to say one of your best!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hey Audrey! Thank you so much! Hope all is well in your world!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hi Michelle--thanks! Sometimes an image comes and I just use it--hence the airplanes

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hi Susan--what a beautiful image you have created out of my words--this is why i love poetry--mere words seem to create something in the reader--hope you are doing well--I think about you often!

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      Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana

      Beautiful

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Rebecca!!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Suzette!!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you tillsontitan!

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      Linda Rogers 3 years ago from Minnesota

      This is so magical and inspiring. I felt like a little girl in a magical world with your powerful images.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      So beautiful! I love the images that your great choice of language inspire.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a very beautiful poem, Audrey! I love the images that you have created.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you so much LadyFiddler!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Senoritaa!

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      TurtleDog 3 years ago

      Way to keep at it. You've put up some good work here and other sites. Look forward to the next creation.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thanks so much Minnetonka!!!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Blossom!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you ocla20!

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      Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      This is stunning and breathtaking, Audrey. Your imagery is like no other, and sings the words of a natural poet. Beautiful!:-)

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Beautiful!

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      Cynthia Sageleaf 3 years ago from Western NC

      Lovely poem. It makes me think of that twilight between being awake and being asleep...and sometimes all the memories of the day follow us into our dreams, be they bad or good. I love your poetry. I can so identify with it. :)

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      Catherine Tally 3 years ago from Los Angeles

      The night sky always holds magical memories in her mysterious depths. Your beautiful words bring images to me of a sky so thick w/ stars and those that chase across it in a lovely meteor shower like secret messengers. Reading your work is always a pleasure.

      Cat :)

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

      Always a pleasure, this is no exception... exquisite!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Alicia!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hi TurtleDog! Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Genna!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you so much btrbell!

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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I love how you write. Always sounds so beautiful, no matter the subject.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Cyndi!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      And it is always a pleasure to read your work as well cat!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Jo!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      Audrey, how could I have missed a new poem! I wouldn't miss it for the world. Thank you for all the poetry and the support. Jamie

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hey Jamie! Thank you!!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Hi Vicky! Thank you so much!

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      Nell 3 years ago from Netherlands

      wow so enchanting and vivid that I was able to visualize everything ! :)

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      Theresa Ast 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. You have been missed. :) Theresa

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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

      Hi Theresa--thank you!

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      Writer Fox 3 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      It seems that the older a person is, the more memories become important. You've captured that so well here. Enjoyed.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Writer Fox!

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      Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

      Very visual and yet almost surrealistic. Clever writing.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Anna!

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Wonderful Audrey ;a great creation which illuminates your talent. Have a great day and love from Wales.

      Eddy.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Eddy!

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      Pamela Oglesby 3 years ago from United States

      "She danced on the edge of curtained dreams" and so many other phrase are just beautiful You are a very talented poet and it is a pleasure to read your writing.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Pamela!

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      Tolovaj 3 years ago

      Poetry is not my thing, but I tremendously enjoyed in this song which reminds me of an old fairy tale from H. C. Andersen, slightly sad, yet beautiful. We should always pursue our dreams, not only because in the end other day this is all we have, but because it is all we are.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Tolovaj!

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      Your poems are so lovely. You are an amazing writer!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you for reading this one Crafty!

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      Pictorial and musical!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you so much RTalloni!

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      Janis Leslie Evans 3 years ago from Washington, DC

      That is just beautiful. You put on excellent poetry clinics, a real gift you have. Voted up and awesome.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you for your visit Jan! So appreciated!

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      Beautiful poem so glad I came by to read it . Voted up and more.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you moonlake!

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      Suzanne Day 3 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      I love the description of watching the sky drip! Voted beautiful.

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      Linda Rogers 3 years ago from Minnesota

      Wow Audrey-what a magical, uplifting poem. The poet in you is a true gift. Loved the photo you added here. It's perfect with this poem.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Suzanne!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      This is truly beautiful. I love the imagery of the silver starred memories. You have a true gift for writing with beauty.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Silvered Memories is a beautiful poem

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Linda!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you teaches12345!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you so much for reading this one DDE and for your lovely comment!

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Beautiful poem, vivid imagery.

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      This was lovely Audrey :) keep up the good work

      ~~May God continue to bless U with inspiration~~

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Vellur!

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      cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      wow.. beautiful Audrey .. you are talented..

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      Martie Coetser 3 years ago from South Africa

      Memories! I could see a dancer on ice chasing her memories. Beautiful and divine, thanks Audrey.

      Isn't it amazing that the 2 Audrey's in Hubland are trained vocalists and vocal teachers. There must be something in a name -:)

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thanks Martie! It is something I think!

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      K.A.E Grove 3 years ago from Australia

      magical and enthralling, you have painted a beautiful landscape of emotions that just stand in the minds eye so vividly.

      so very well done

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      Shanaaya Taneez 3 years ago from Mauritius

      perfect dear :)

      happy to be following you.. you choose your words beautifully .

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you LadyFiiddler!! So happy that you stopped by and liked this piece

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you cleaner 3!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Martie!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you so much nighthag1

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      Christy Birmingham 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      "she watched the sky drip"... Wowowowo! Audrey, your words are magical xo

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Shanaaya!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thanks Christy!

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Wonderful work Audrey.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Wayne!

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      Valleypoet 3 years ago

      Yet another beautiful piece...there was a stunning dreamlike quality running through this poem. You take us to some wonderfully creative places with you words, thank you Audrey:-))

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Valleypoet!

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Beautiful Poem Audrey, I could almost feel the cold icy winds of her dreams.

      Shyron

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Shyron!

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      Shasta Matova 3 years ago from USA

      Beautiful - you have a great way with words.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Millionaire Tips!!

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 3 years ago from Lagos

      I was here :)

      hehehe

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you so much for your visit ubanichijoke!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      A really beautiful poem, Audrey.

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      Oh my Audrey you do have a way with your words.

      Wonderful poetry

      Thanks for sharing

      God bless and may he inspire you even more.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Blossom!!

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      Dream Lover 3 years ago from Zagreb

      beautiful poem ;) I'm glad I read it ;)

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      Carolyn Emerick 3 years ago

      Beautiful poem and I love the image you chose to go with it :-)

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Lady Fiddler!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Carolyn!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Anita lesic!

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