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With Ruddy Cheeks

December 21, 2014
By haley101 DIAMOND, Windsor, Connecticut
haley101 DIAMOND, Windsor, Connecticut
70 articles 5 photos 195 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”

― Mary Oliver

I lift my face

to the clouds.

rips open my core
with the purest of

It reminds me to love myself.
There is something about cold
and spirit and snowflakes falling
like caged doves and frozen angels,

that makes my heart stronger.
I can drag my feet through autumn leaves
with tears and trace this mess that is contained
inside me, a lurid chasm of flesh and bone,

but then winter freezes it over.
It forces me to breathe this
ephemeral sense of beautiful,
like listening to light, to hear
the sunrise whisper to the dark
edges of the trees.

I love its clandestine mysteries.

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JRaye PLATINUM said...
on Dec. 28 2014 at 11:08 pm
JRaye PLATINUM, Dorr, Michigan
43 articles 10 photos 523 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you."

"Have you ever looked fear in the face and said, 'I just don't care.'?"

This is really something. :) Don't know what else to say - it's really beautiful, has so much great imagery, and on a deeper level very relate-able :):):) Well done! Love it!!!