Mary Havran

Chasm

On the edge I stand
Constructing paper airplanes
Crisp clean fresh sheets
Free of any dark remark
Regrets, recriminations
Would only weigh them down

Hope the force that lifts
Fate determines course
Urged by gentle thoughts
Love or luck sees them across

Dove gray morning moments
Whispering pink dawns
Busy blue-sky days
Shouting orange sunsets
My thoughts sail out toward you

Whether under full faced Moon
Or tiny silver slivered smile
Moonlit, Moonless
Starlit, Starless,
Paper planes I launch

Hoping you might walk
The chasms edge and find
Crumpled gliders there

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Poem Edited: Friday, April 22, 2011

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  • Manonton Dalan (1/28/2016 10:19:00 PM)

    building dreams
    to crumble after

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  • Brian Robbins (1/27/2008 10:44:00 PM)

    Images are so clear that I want to go out and look for some of those 'crumpled gliders'

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  • Jack Barrett (1/24/2008 5:19:00 AM)

    Beautifully done Mary.

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  • L. K. Thayer (1/6/2008 2:39:00 PM)

    really gorgeous choice of words, images and sentiment. thank you

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  • Ivor Hogg (1/2/2008 5:11:00 PM)

    Masterly in construction and delivery

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  • John Nightingale (1/2/2008 5:03:00 PM)

    The images you create a simply majestic. Thanks.

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  • Ben Gieske (12/27/2007 7:19:00 PM)

    I liked these rhymes and use of repeted consonants.

    Whether under full faced Moon
    Or tiny silver slivered smile
    Moonlit, Moonless
    Starlit, Starless,
    Paper planes I launch

    An original way of presenting your thoughts and wishes.

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  • Robert Howard (12/19/2007 10:02:00 AM)

    Charmingly fresh metaphor. The rhythm and language flow beautifully.

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  • Tiffanie Lau (11/17/2007 6:35:00 AM)

    thank you for this poem. i could really relate to it as a reader.

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  • Ted Ednar (11/10/2007 11:04:00 PM)

    Nice thoughts sounds like a relationship that is also on the edge... hope it surrvived.

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  • Aldo Kraas (11/6/2007 7:49:00 PM)

    Thanks for sharing it

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