Tailor Bell

Not This Day - Poem by Tailor Bell

Where ever she has gone
Is there a thought of me
As she looks up, or down
From my palm the old stone
Spins into the golden sea
Emerald spray against violet sky
A heart held too near
Time passed on
I gaze across the world
From the dipping suns
And prevent
My last sigh

Comments about Not This Day by Tailor Bell

  • (1/3/2007 7:56:00 AM)

    Stunning work here Tailor, love the analogies and the stone skimming across the water is one I've wanted to use but not found the correct setting! ! You've done this to perfection.... HG: -) xx (Report) Reply

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  • (1/3/2007 7:53:00 AM)

    What an ending, and what a title for this state of mind, this affirmation - despite the suggestion this heart was 'held too near'! And the throwing of the stone is such a symbolic act! Like throwing ourselves away. Every line so telling. Another marvel Tailor. jim (Report) Reply

  • Melvina Germain (10/9/2006 2:31:00 AM)

    This is absolutely beautiful Tailor, I like it very much, Thankyou--Melvina (Report) Reply

  • (9/14/2006 8:32:00 PM)

    Stunningly beautiful. A moment of wistful melancholy.
    Anna Stephens
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  • (9/9/2006 10:51:00 PM)

    Tailor, this is beautiful. The imagery so colorful (Report) Reply

  • Linda Ori (8/21/2006 12:21:00 AM)

    Tailor - beautiful use of imagery and color - brilliant write! Brought a lovely picture to my mind's eye.
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  • (8/17/2006 10:04:00 PM)

    I truly enjoyed this beautiful vision you've left me with Tailor! It reminds me of a painting.......just beautiful. Very nice. Sincerely, mary (Report) Reply

  • (8/16/2006 11:33:00 AM)

    I love this poem, Tailor, especially the first two lines. I have put it in my favorite poems (Report) Reply

  • (8/16/2006 5:14:00 AM)

    I wonder how many times, that stone skipped.
    And how many more stones will follow?
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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (8/16/2006 5:00:00 AM)

    Very impressive craftwork, Tailor...Poetic brevity is a penumbra of sorts...as well as a most complex facet of the Art....Your masterfull attention to structure, rhythm and well placed imagwork makes 'NOT THIS DAY', a perfect day for this Poem.
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  • (8/16/2006 3:50:00 AM)

    Packed with imagery; wistfulness, difficult to capture at the best of times, expertly depicted. t x (Report) Reply

  • (8/11/2006 11:34:00 PM)

    I like your economy of words, Tailor. So may write far too many. Skimming stones... a lovely image. Sincerely, Alison (Report) Reply

  • (8/11/2006 5:25:00 AM)

    It is very difficult to render moments like this in writing. A well-painted piece of realism. Susie. (Report) Reply

  • Melvina Germain (8/10/2006 6:48:00 AM)

    Ah, I love this one too, a lost love, hmmm I can truly relate to this picture. Very soothing composition.--Thankyou Tailor---Melvina (Report) Reply

  • (8/9/2006 11:40:00 AM)

    '...gaze accross the world/from the dipping suns' - exquisite. This whole gem seems so effortless (I'm betting it wasn't tho!) .
    Anna xxx
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  • (8/5/2006 4:33:00 PM)

    Swaying as a gentle breeze, your words are so colourful
    Love duncan X
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  • (8/5/2006 12:10:00 PM)

    i thought the title could be stronger - that's why i gave you a 9ers. (Report) Reply

  • (8/5/2006 12:02:00 PM)

    love the colors you used here, T. Bell - violent & green. & your incorporation of a
    stone in your palm. makes me think you were near the ocean - magnificient! Sus
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  • (8/4/2006 7:19:00 AM)

    Beautiful with a flow of grace.Lovely (Report) Reply

  • (8/4/2006 12:49:00 AM)

    Nice and compact. Nice flow all the way to conclusion. A calming read.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 4, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 21, 2010

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