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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Dangling Metaphors

Dangling Metaphors
by Sandra Brower


They hung

         like spiderwebs in my mind

those little collectives of alphabet letters-


s e p a r a t e

they

were

just

sounds


together

they were the food to my soul


The first words were babbles,


next came the emotion creators-

love, mama, papa, hug


then the words that broke free


dangling


like


diamonds



in my heart-

the words of a story book,

the magic healing of a garden

overpowered the senses.


"sparkling like the

waters of some lovely bottomless lake,"

was the key that opened up my imagination.


Sounds flew off the page--

                                                                                       The angry quick chirps of a robin;


rippled laughter

                               from an invalid

                                                             the first time walking.


Fragrances rambled

                        round

            rainbows

of roses.


Like a rainstorm on the moor,

the "nice, fresh and damp [smell] of th' good rich earth."

saturated through my skin.


These words have never been

shelved

gathering

dust.


Reverberating

                     through

                                my soul

                                            they

                                                  live

                                                      on.





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