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The Faceless Name

Updated on April 10, 2015
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

The nature of poetry is a puzzle, perhaps meant more to be felt than to be examined.
The nature of poetry is a puzzle, perhaps meant more to be felt than to be examined. | Source

My # 10 for National Poetry Month 2015

i wonder,

if we had met earlier

would it have been different,

your name less of an enigma

upon lips

whose best

years now float

behind her . . .

But meeting late,

my perspective, tilts.

Had i not seen you at all

amidst rubble tossed,

i still may have found you,

but perhaps

with my nameplate

a bit skewed.

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2015


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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you MsDora!!

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      Dora Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Audrey, even a tilted perspective reads pretty when you write it. Excellent!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      timing is everything

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Brilliant! Ive lived this before. Hugs.

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      Nikki Wicked 2 years ago from Louisiana

      I can relate well to this

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautiful and expressive poem and I loved those lines, '---poetry is more to be felt than to be examined.'

      Keep it up! Thanks!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Mike--you know, I await understanding too--I wonder sometimes about how we come to love--and as time goes on, how love comes to us--

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      I love this thoughts of "what ifs" what if we had not met this way, would we have met another day?

      Blessings and Hugs Dear Audrey

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      Theresa Ast 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Very thoughtful, a lover musing out loud... I love it. Theresa

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      A lovely poem; it's never to late!

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Yes Dear,

      So many things seemingly at random are not necessarily so. I suspect you know this. Number 10 and still moving and working with beauty and finesse. God speed!

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      mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Voted and tweeted. Now I await understanding.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      My husband and I talk about if we had met at a different time in our lives would we still be interested in each other. God knows when to make people meet. I like your poem. Voted up

      Blessings to you.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

      Audrey, this just keeps getting better everyday. I am so happy to experience this month with you. A month of accomplishments. Your friend. Jamie

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      Nicely written my friend. whonu

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Great lines and yes poetry should be experienced and not examined.

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      Suzette Walker 2 years ago from Taos, NM

      Wondering the history of time. Beautiful thoughts and feelings. I love the photo accompaniment.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      you certainly are keeping April's poetry.. in motion again love it