Sheila Knowles


Oases - Poem by Sheila Knowles

I find
oases in strange places
spot
the jewel inside each fool
catch
the drift in every rift
embrace
the gold in words untold
observe
the hidden lining shining
grasp
the smile beneath the guile
locate
some gain in every pain
lick
the cream in every dream

but I cannot
seem to see

the good in you


Comments about Oases by Sheila Knowles

  • (11/29/2005 5:34:00 PM)

    Great stuff. Wonderfully hopeless bitter twist in the last four lines but it would have had more punch if those last lines shaped up to the form of the foregoing ones. I suspect you gave up trying to do this. Please have another go - even if just for this humble admirer (Report)Reply

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  • (11/3/2005 4:06:00 PM)

    I like this. I like the bounce of the words both phonetic as well as visually. But something about reading it leaves me feeling melancholy. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/13/2005 12:40:00 PM)

    Hya Sheila!
    Great poetry as usual! Never get tired of your poems! Loved every word!
    Luv from
    Katie
    xoxoxoxo
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  • (10/11/2005 4:30:00 PM)

    Lovely double internal rhymes and a neat satisfying ending. Very good (Report)Reply

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  • (9/30/2005 12:18:00 PM)

    Well put........ Rick (Report)Reply

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  • (9/12/2005 3:03:00 PM)

    So well done Sheila. I enjoyed this one. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/12/2005 6:43:00 AM)

    Well, well, lookie who I've found! Hey Sheila. It's good to read your work again. I think this is probably one of my favorites from you. Love the style this was written in...might have to try it myself. :) Waterbird (Report)Reply

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  • (9/9/2005 7:18:00 PM)

    very clever - well done (Report)Reply

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  • (9/9/2005 12:54:00 PM)

    This is an 'I gotcha' poem first rate...not ugly or vicious...but carrying the reader along with beauty in each 'oases' and then the zinger. Well done.

    Raynette
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  • (9/9/2005 12:48:00 PM)

    LOL! Yup! I did...but don't tell anyone :)) (Report)Reply

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  • (9/9/2005 12:38:00 PM)

    Hey Stranger! Loved this....did you rhyme? :) I'm teasing you. I liked the way this one read and looked. And I loved the ending. Great stuff as always! ! (Report)Reply

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  • (9/9/2005 12:24:00 PM)

    thanks Uriah...a bit of rhyme never hurts every now and then :)) (Report)Reply

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  • (9/9/2005 12:23:00 PM)

    I super dig the rhyme pattern and it is pretty clever with the put-down ending. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 9, 2005



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