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Wrapped Days

Updated on April 12, 2015
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

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My #11 for National Poetry Month


i wrap these days

in tissues of yellow and blue,

pale spring,

a movement between taped edges,

placing them between pages of verse

outlined in charcoal.



these seem the best of them,

to be pulled out and

savored by a me who doesn't exist yet.


carefully wrapping them,

i hope their colors stay true

in my memory,

but i know from other days

that they will blur

and only the random bits will be there upon opening.

a bit of braid on the sun,

a smile,

a shirt on the doorknob.

the best of them,

and i smile.


copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2015


PS. I have 5 more days before my show opens. A little tired, but will catch up soon I hope

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

      Good morning Audrey. I wish your show success. Beautiful poetry this morning. Get some rest when you can :) Jamie

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      ArtDiva 2 years ago

      Beautiful words carefully "wrapped" together for another day in this month of poetry.

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

      What a sparkling gem of a poem.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      If there is anyone out there interested in how to write poetry, they would do well to follow your lead and examples. Beautiful doesn't do this justice.

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      Lisa VanVorst 2 years ago from New Jersey

      Beautifully written and good luck with your show.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Amazing poem, Audrey. Blessings to you on your upcoming show!

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      Suzette Walker 2 years ago from Taos, NM

      Another beautiful poem and great tribute to spring. Love this! Good luck with the show!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Jamie--I feel a bit like I am slogging away right now

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      I am still commending you Audrey nice month

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      A beautiful poem! Wishing all the best for your show.

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      Theresa Ast 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Lovely, lovely poem. Try to get some rest. Blessings. Theresa

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      Clark Cook 2 years ago from Rural BC (Canada) & N of Puerto Vallarta (Mexico)

      A lovely and (of course) unique expression of how memory works, triggering the past thru the little parts that signal the whole. I wonder if you'd consider a bit of trimming in the second section? Thus:

      these seem the best of them,

      to be pulled out and

      savored by a me who doesn't exist yet

      The tone and touch of the first section is confident and sure--the "somehow" instils an uncertainty about the unfolding PROCESS that, for me, doesn't accord with the rest of the poem. And "remember" is implicit in the first section.....and the rest of the poem, for that matter. It seems like overkill, almost redundant, and interrupts the flow of thought. And if you do not agree--certainly no problem. It is a gem of a poem, either way.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      I think you are right Clark. As always, I appreciate your eye and your comments--and you know me, trimming is almost always a great idea--Thank you! Off to trim now--

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      You use words in such a wonderful way, Audrey. Thank you once again for the beautiful imagery. Good luck with the show.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautiful poem, nicely expressed!

      Wish you all the success for the show. Thanks!

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      Darcie French 2 years ago from BC Canada

      Beautiful as always!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      the image this paints is beautiful

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