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Time Given

Updated on April 8, 2015
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

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My #8 for National Poetry Month



1.

we search, sometimes

without understanding

or holding close.

It is a gift

opened by the trace of smiles.


2.

i turn

to watch the sky

bronze itself

in sun.

and you,

are gone.


3

i lay down my head

to better hear the grass grow.

its roots

shoot through my skin

piercing,

a remnant of you.



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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      wow.. words so poetic voted awesome

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Frank!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

      I like the lowercase "i" like the narrator feel insignificant of small in the presence of the larger world, a world that has torn her from her love. Just my interpretation. Well done. You have packed a long story in such a short poem. Jamie

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      This is beautiful in melancholy tones, flowing softly and quietly - the bleeding heart. I love the photo, Audrey, it defines the poem. Well done.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      "to better hear the grass grow"....only a poet of exquisite awareness could write that line.

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Wow, beautiful words and such amazing meaning Audrey! wonderful!

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      Amazing Audrey. Each more beautiful than the next. Your talent is simply amazing!!

      Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

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

      such sadness - expressed in so few words

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Continuing in your excellency. Best wishes, Audrey

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

      Enjoy your poems. Voted up.

      Blessings to you.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      As only you can say it. Precious!

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      Suzette Walker suzettetaos 2 years ago from Taos, NM

      How poignant! I am enjoying poetry month this year via you and some other poets here in hp.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is another beautiful hub with wonderful imagery, Audrey.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you MsDora!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      I have missed someone that much. Very bittersweet.

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      Deb Hirt 22 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      All fabulous descriptions, that I can nearly feel piece my skin...

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      Audrey Howitt 8 months ago from California

      Thank you Mike!

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      Audrey Howitt 8 months ago from California

      Thank you Rachel!

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      Audrey Howitt 8 months ago from California

      Thank you Flourish!

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