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You Take My Eyes

Updated on September 18, 2015
You Take My Eyes
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Between earth and numinous night

I found eyes that were forgotten,

folded away in the darkest part of me--

eyes that saw the earth pine from loneliness

that knew its swell and its birthing

in the warmth of salt and brine.

Eyes that knew death

and its solace.


They know, these eyes,

that this movement from dark to light

Is but an instant in passing, a surrender,

a glimmer in the night.


They are my gift to you

this conduit of souls.

I ask only that you lie with me

in the passing.



copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2015


Here is Genna's challenge: http://gennaeast.hubpages.com/hub/Of-the-Shadow-and-the-Gray-A-Poetry-Challenge







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      Romeos Quill 20 months ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Lovely, soulful work here Audrey and an enjoyable read to boot.

      Best wishes to you and yours for a relaxing weekend;

      R.Q.

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      Audrey Howitt 20 months ago from California

      To you as well RQ! Thank you!

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      manatita44 20 months ago from london

      Deep and soulful poem. Loving thoughts.

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      Frank Atanacio 20 months ago from Shelton

      Audrey I see why..No, I've always known you were an award winning poet..bless you

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      mckbirdbks 20 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Audrey, I see Genna's challenge has brought out many of the finest poets on hubpages, (and me too). I liked your contribution; you have added another dimension to the thought process. The challenge is sweeping though hubpages.

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      Audrey Howitt 20 months ago from California

      Thank you for reading this and for your kind words manatita!

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      Genna East 20 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Oh, Audrey, this is magnificent.

      "They are my gift to you

      this conduit of souls.

      I ask only that lie with me

      in the passing."

      This melds so beautifully with the final seconds, moments, in the video, as does your interpretation of the elements present in both videos and their existential theme. Striking work, my friend. As always. :-)

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      Audrey Howitt 20 months ago from California

      Thank you Frank! Thank you Mike (I loved your piece--you are amazing!!) Thank you Genna! This was a wonderful challenge!

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      Patricia Scott 20 months ago from sunny Florida

      What a gift you have....writing moving, thought provoking poetry shows a talent for feeling the message before it appears...

      Awesome ...no words needed you said this so beautifully

      Angels are on the way to you this evening ps

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      Patricia Scott 20 months ago from sunny Florida

      What a gift you have....writing moving, thought provoking poetry shows a talent for feeling the message before it appears...

      Awesome ...no words needed you said this so beautifully

      Angels are on the way to you this evening ps

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      John Hansen 20 months ago from Queensland Australia

      A beautiful interpretation of the videos and response to Genna's challenge Audrey. A wonderful read. I love the opening stanza.

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      FlourishAnyway 20 months ago from USA

      beautifully done

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      Faith Reaper 20 months ago from southern USA

      Oh, Audrey, this is a breathtakingly beautiful response to Genna's challenge!

      Blessings

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      Paula 20 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Audrey.......Awesome and moving as always. Your readers are blessed by the gift of your talent. Thank you for awakening our senses. Peace, Paula

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      ocfireflies 20 months ago from North Carolina

      Audrey,

      Chill bumps. Another to use Theresa's word, "breathtakingly beautiful"

      Nicely done my friend.

      Kim

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      Venkatachari M 20 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Nice lines.

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      Rachel L Alba 20 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Audrey, I always enjoy reading your poems. It's a real gift that you have and they make me think.

      Blessings to you.

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      drbj and sherry 20 months ago from south Florida

      The adjectives that came immediately to my mind, Audrey, as I read your beautiful poetry were extraordinary and evocative.

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      Lori Colbo 20 months ago from Pacific Northwest

      Another stunner Audrey.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 20 months ago from The Caribbean

      What an interesting interpretation and response! You record your focus on the forgotten eyes beautifully!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 20 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful Audrey. You met the challenge with the ' eyes ' I loved it..

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      Sam Tumblin 20 months ago from Eunice, La.

      Seems like your poem came from the heart. Enjoyed it!

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      Dianna Mendez 20 months ago

      Your poem is touching. I love the romantic tones that bring hope to the heart.

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      Linda Crampton 20 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a beautiful poem, Audrey. It's the type of poem that makes me pause on each line to savour its meaning. I love doing this!

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      Ann Carr 20 months ago from SW England

      What an awesome response to Genna's challenge, Audrey! Totally different from any other's, in your unique inimitable style. Absolutely beautiful. It takes the idea of spiritual communication to a deeper level.

      Ann

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      Nikkij504gurl 20 months ago from Louisiana

      And such beautiful, wise eyes you have, that see things in another light completely..and then can portray it through words.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 20 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Lovely deep thoughts and very expressive! You are a gifted poet.

      Thank you for sharing!

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      snakeslane 20 months ago from Canada

      Wow! Audrey, your poem gave me shivers (and not from the cold). I love your interpretation of the film clips, your poem is deeply moving.

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      Nithya Venkat 20 months ago from Dubai

      Beautiful poem, read and enjoyed every word. There is no vote button now but still voted up.

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      Audrey Howitt 20 months ago from California

      Thank you Faith Reaper!

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      Korneliya Yonkova 20 months ago from Cork, Ireland

      Beautiful poem. It brought to me very personal and sad memories. :)

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      Deb Hirt 20 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Excellent work. Again, it is the ending that really sets the best poets apart in my book. Well done.

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      Sheila Brown 19 months ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Wonderful poetry!

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      ignugent17 19 months ago

      Full of meaning! :-)

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      jtrader 19 months ago

      Pretty words Audrey. :-)

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      Mary Craig 19 months ago from New York

      What a beautiful response to Genna's challenge. Your originality is so evident in this moving poem. Just goes to show how much talent lies within a poet's heart.

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      Devika Primić 18 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Loved it!Thank you

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      Audrey Howitt 17 months ago from California

      Thank you DDE!

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      Audrey Howitt 17 months ago from California

      Thank you tillsontitan!

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      Audrey Howitt 16 months ago from California

      Thank you Sheila!

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      Audrey Howitt 9 months ago from California

      Thank you Patricia!!

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      Audrey Howitt 9 months ago from California

      Thank you Deb!

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      Audrey Howitt 9 months ago from California

      Thank you ignugent17!

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