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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Handprint On A Wave

Rating: 4.7
She knew how memory worked.
Last time she had seen him
he had been perfected
Ly etched in her mind;
She didn’t want to replace that
with anything less
Than what she had known.
She knew how memory worked—
How memory faded
Dried out
and contorted images
If she saw him again
It was inevitable:
He would be something less
Than perfect.
s./j. goldner
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COMMENTS
Joy Vanderhelm 29 March 2007
Some great images and thought. What a thief is memory and yet at times it's all we have to cling to. Seamlessly woven, threaded into the fabric. I loved it.
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Robert Howard 29 December 2006
What a remarkable title. The poem meets the senses like a fine Japanese woodcut with every stroke of the carving knife as well considered and decisive as it is graceful. I am certain that when I read it again it will be as perfect as it is today.
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Tailor Bell 21 September 2006
masterful work, Sus, marvelously balanced and so well thought out. strong piece.
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Foster Blaine 20 September 2006
i really dig this one. it's what poetry all's about.. attacking a feeling from an unorthodox angle. it takes a true poet to conjure something of this caliber. really, this is good
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Cecil (cj) Krieger 15 September 2006
How wonderfully you capture this picture with your words... Excellent poem... a 10!
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Geoff Warden 13 September 2006
Great poem Sus.........perfection is always a little shy because we are human... great poem.......
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Danny Reynolds 13 September 2006
Nostalgia is not to be monopolised by the aged, and no, we can't freeze-dry every emotion, feeling or spirit we come across, but we can wish. Danny
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Nalini Hebbar 13 September 2006
SUN...less than perfect! ...maybe fantasy added the frills and fancy...the mind is an amazing instrument...lol...love...nalini
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