Mary Havran

Rookie (1950 / Ohio)

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  • Rookie Philip Housiaux (4/14/2008 1:18:00 PM)

    The poem I read showed great deal of commitment to an important moral and personal issue. that is a good thing. thanks

  • Rookie Werner Horne (3/11/2008 1:14:00 AM)

    Loved it Mary, somehow the tallest of trees gives most way to the wind even though they see the wind coming before most do. I send this to a friend who is till marching in the wounded ranks. I sometimes wonder if the wounded army perhaps outnumbers the fit for fight troupe. Yet you will find them deep in battle even sometimes tending the needs of others. Love from SA

  • Rookie Hugh Don Ghetit (1/26/2008 12:22:00 AM)

    Mary is a darling and witty woman. She is quick to smile, and make you laugh. When health concerns caused her to withdraw from teaching it was a loss to many. We who miss her in that field are so happy to learn she has found a place to shine again. Mary, you could always make me laugh and now through reading such lovely poems, you have sometimes managed to make me cry. All the best -Hugh

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Best Poem of Mary Havran

Tested By The Fire

Am I to be tested by fire?
Tempered, as steel, to forge the keener blade
Can I possibly survive?
Emerge from the flame
Purified
Purged

Is such searing necessary?
Must all that I am (or thought I was)
Be melted to the core
And poured out
Liquefied
Molten

Am I to be totally recast?
Refashioned at the anvil by heavy handed blows
So unyielding that I require
This violent a process
Hammered
Pounded

I would choose a milder makeover
The gentler touch
Of potter to the clay
The subtle training
Of gardener to the ...

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