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Balm

Updated on November 22, 2011
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

Is is not within the confines of space?

No chair supports the formation of thought.

I move beyond page

and shimmer toward

the unknown.

I perceive its edges rather than

see it substance.

I feel it permeate rather than

smell its fragrance--

The sense of it, balm upon my calloused feet--

Tenderness, you are

the cushion of my soul.



copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2011

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Ah thank you again Vinaya!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Wonderful imagery, beautiful lines.

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      you're welcome!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Justin! Thank you Sunnie Day--

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      Beautiful and gentle as it flows...Thank you

      Sunnie

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      read this brilliant work again, and shared!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Vellur!

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Your poetry inspires me. Lovely poem.Voted up. So many hidden meanings waiting to be discovered.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you mikielikie!

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      mikielikie 5 years ago from Texas

      very well done!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Frank!!!

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      what a wonderful piece.. well above Hallmark!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you phdast--balm is always a good thing--whether it is for ourselves or for another

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      Theresa Ast 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Absolutely beautiful...a sort of balm for my soul as well.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you!

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      really really good Audrey. I really like the heavy enjambment after "toward" perfect usage!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Will----greatly appreciated!

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      WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Read, and then read again, perceiving a little more with each new, mental embrace. That's the essence of good poetry.