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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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      Kari Poulsen 12 days ago from Ohio

      This is a lovely poem! :)

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      Audrey Howitt 15 months ago from California

      Thank you ignugent17!

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      Audrey Howitt 15 months ago from California

      Thank you Deb!

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      Audrey Howitt 15 months ago from California

      Thank you Patricia!!

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      Audrey Howitt 23 months ago from California

      Thank you Sheila!

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      Audrey Howitt 23 months ago from California

      Thank you tillsontitan!

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      Audrey Howitt 23 months ago from California

      Thank you DDE!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Loved it!Thank you

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      Mary Craig 2 years 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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      jtrader 2 years ago

      Pretty words Audrey. :-)

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      ignugent17 2 years ago

      Full of meaning! :-)

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      Sheila Brown 2 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Wonderful poetry!

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      Deb Hirt 2 years 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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      Korneliya Yonkova 2 years ago from Cork, Ireland

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

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Faith Reaper!

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

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

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      Verlie Burroughs 2 years 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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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

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

      Thank you for sharing!

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      Nikki Wicked 2 years 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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      Ann Carr 2 years 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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      Linda Crampton 2 years 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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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

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

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      Sam Tumblin 2 years ago from Eunice, La.

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

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Dora Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

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

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      Lori Colbo 2 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Another stunner Audrey.

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      drbj and sherry 2 years 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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      Rachel L Alba 2 years 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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      Venkatachari M 2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Nice lines.

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      ocfireflies 2 years ago from North Carolina

      Audrey,

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

      Nicely done my friend.

      Kim

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      Paula 2 years 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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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

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

      Blessings

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      beautifully done

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      John Hansen 2 years 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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      Patricia Scott 2 years 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 2 years 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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      Audrey Howitt 2 years 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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      Genna East 2 years 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 2 years ago from California

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

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      mckbirdbks 2 years 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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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

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

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Deep and soulful poem. Loving thoughts.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      To you as well RQ! Thank you!

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      Romeos Quill 2 years 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.