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Updated on June 4, 2013
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

 Crepuscular Rays. In the middle left of the image one could also see a different set of the rays coming upward from the lake. The light source for these rays is the Sun's reflection. Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Artist: Brocken Inaglo
Crepuscular Rays. In the middle left of the image one could also see a different set of the rays coming upward from the lake. The light source for these rays is the Sun's reflection. Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Artist: Brocken Inaglo | Source



This circle of hope

holds out its lips

to feel the whisper of wind

sigh your name--


That name known

to the most lowly of creatures.

I turn to hold your heart on my mouth

where I touch

the breath of time,

moving to the essence of blood,

of the tear,

of heart’s incessant beat-

I know in the small secret part of my soul

that I will speak your name forever

to the winds,

to the rain,

and in the hall of the end of my time.



copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2012


Apparently, I need to include excess verbiage in this hub to satisfy HP's automatic "substandard" warning. Having done so, I again ask that HP change its policy to allow the shorter forms of poetry.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Theresa! You made my day!

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      Theresa Ast 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      What can I possibly say? I read it slowly, breathed in and out slowly, deeply, thoughtfully...then read it again. Exquisite.

      Theresa

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you raciniwa!

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      wow...this is awe some...so profound...

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much donnaisabella!

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      Donaisabella 5 years ago from Fort Myers

      Wow, so many names I would like to whisper to the wind. Some of those names cause an ache in my heart, an ache that longs for times and things long gone. Beautiful piece as usual. Thanks for sharing.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Capedium!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Capedium!

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      Capedium 5 years ago from Texas.

      A loving heart has always something to share... Lovely.. This is hmmm sweet!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much John!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you tillsontitan! I think I owe you a visit!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much ImKarn!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Gypsy Rose Lee!

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      John Sarkis 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      ...beatiful poem Audrey. Very intense!

      John

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Powerfully beautiful! You go girl!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      Writing from a place of love always produces beautiful words! This is no exception, Audrey! Keep it up!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful! Lovely words.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much always exploring!!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Sueswan!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you writer--I guess it is all relative--I look around at some of the really talented poets that I know and I feel like a spec of dust--but my writing is getting better because I read the work of other poets--at least that is what I believe--so I think we all just keep on writing what comes--so let's all keep on writing what comes to us from the heart=--

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Hey Ardie--Thanks, but I know that you write beautifully!!!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      How very very beautiful. I love your poetry...

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Audrey,

      "I turn to hold your heart on my mouth

      where I touch

      the breath of time"

      The emotion and imagery this poem stirs up is amazing.

      Voted up and away!

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Audrey, like Adrie I can't write a poem anything like you. Although I'll give a shot now and then.

      Voted up and awesome, Joyce.

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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      Wow Audrey - I could never, ever aspire to write poetry as beautiful as yours for this month. So I will add a poem here and there in honor of all my poet friends and I will read yours :) Beautiful and lovely my friend

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Vellur!!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Hyphenbird---I so appreciate the read and comments and hope that you enjoy your day-

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      A beautiful poem. A name means a lot and holds so mnay memories to it. Voted up.

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

      This is gorgeous Audrey. It is full of passion without resorting to platitudes or timeworn phrases. Just beautiful.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Nell!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Audrey!

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Audrey ~ Passionate, composed with deep emotion and imagery. I love this! Now you have inspired me to see what I can do. I so much want to support you this month by writing a poem a day. Voted up, awesome and beautiful!

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Such an awesome poem! Wow!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you My Mind's Eye!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Vinaya!

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      My Minds Eye53 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Great start Audrey!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      I loved the unity of the composition. This is beautiful.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Deborah!

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      Deborah Neyens 5 years ago from Iowa

      Great start, Audrey! Looking forward to the next 29. : )

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Hey Frank--Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Aww thank you Victoria!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Breathingly beautiful! A great start to National Poetry Month!

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Audrey you are off to a knock em dead start up and awesome!