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Tuesday's Doldrums

Updated on March 17, 2015
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.


Hours slide by

licking my heals

in stretches too short

to measure.

In those stolen secret seconds

my heart constructs magical lands

supported

upon the dust of dreams.

And the element of eyes,

long awakened to the turnings

of heartstrings played by silver fingers--

Were I to move through

on gossamer thought

mind brightened,

tears untainted,

I could not hold them

more closely or more tenderly

than I do when they fly

free

upon the page

in the wildness of play



copyright/All rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2011

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Beautiful poem. This may sound strange but as I was reading your poem I felt as if I were on a cloud catching breezes as I read along.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Very sweet. I like it very much.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Mary!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Susan---I often write in between voice students--this was one of those--perhaps what you picked up on was my desire to be outside and floating along free

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      WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      When we read, we escape smoothly to distant lands and other times. Multiply that by a thousand, and you have a writer.

      Your work is pleasing and soothing, Audrey.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Will-greatly appreciated!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Another wonderful gem. You have a true talent. Bravo!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Tammy!

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Beautiful. Liked this very much. Voted up and shared

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you PDX!

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      You're welcome. well deserved praise!

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      I like the way you use and stream your words.. a sign of a poet :)

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you --I had fun with this one--

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      Jodi Sykes 5 years ago

      You are such a gifted poet, Audrey!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you for the read and comments Jodi!

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      Sam Walker 5 years ago

      Yes, everyone here has said what I would, there is such an ethereal quality to your work that is rare, it certainly flows like an extraterrestrial breeze, and the artwork is a perfect accompaniment. I am looking forward to your being brave enough to put the adult stuff on here though. I am sure that will flow as impure as the murky waters in a Roman bathhouse.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Ercolano!

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      The construction of new worlds come out of an artist's mind. "Untainted tears" is a lovely phrase. No matter how soiled the real world we can create one pure and uncluttered. I like this one very much.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Hyphenbird--I greatly appreciate the read and comments--I think a poet's job is to slow down and see what the rest of us pass over--

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      molometer 5 years ago

      Hi Audrey,

      Loved the poem, particularly.

      Than I do when they fly

      Free

      Upon the page

      In the wildness of play

      It may seem strange but the idea of writing a book where you can create the whole world keeps re-occurring to me. It is not an idea that I am unfamiliar with, but now it seems as if I am fully engaged with the concept. Your poem has captured that feeling. Thank You.

      Voted up beautiful and SHARING this.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      This was truly a magical and enchanting moment caught in time. Happy birthday!

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      Senoritaa 5 years ago

      Marvelous Audrey. Beautiful flow of words.

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      nityanandagaurang 5 years ago

      very beautiful poem AudreyHowitt .every word of your poem tells its own meaning.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you!! I am so happy to be in the company of such gifted writers--and people generous with their time-- Molometer, I hope you get your book together--I will certainly read it! Homesteadbound, you are a great support to the entire community--Senoritaa--what a gifted writer you are--thank you! And Nityanandagaurang--I don't know your work yet, but I will--

      Thank you again!

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      Janelle 5 years ago from Houston

      Lovely writing. Have you ever entered your writing into contests?

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Hi Everythingdazzles (what a great pen name!) I haven't tried writing contests yet---Thanks!!!

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      R9139 5 years ago

      Great work!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you R9139!

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      Virtual Treasures 5 years ago from Michigan

      Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing this! Very eloquent and captivating!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Virtual Treasures!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      The sense of freedom from monotony of life is beautifully expressed.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Vinaya!

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      jacy albertson 5 years ago from Pittsfield, Ma

      Beautiful, peaceful, and somewhat soothing. You have a real talent Audrey.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much albertsj!

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Your poetry is magnificent Audrey! Your choice of words leave a freedom of interpretation for the reader. "...of heartstrings played by silver fingers." How beautiful this is! You are amazing.

      Mahalo, dear Audrey. Sharing.

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      Audrey this is just wonderful. So many interpretations for sure. I thought of writing with your "silver fingers" and "magic lands", both can take us places we've never been. I know that's not exactly what you were thinking when you wrote it, but that's what it reminds me of.

      Voted up, awesome, beautiful, and interesting.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Audrey! Thank you Mary!

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