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Evie Shockley

Nashville / Tennessee / United States
Evie Shockley
Nashville / Tennessee / United States
Thursday, October 23, 2014

— Shall Become As —

Rating: 4.3
You put this pen
in my hand and you
take the pen from
my hand. the night
before the full moon

the moon seems
full. what is missing
is a dark hungry
sickle, the sliver
of shadow eating

us up inside. after
the mountains breathe
their mint-and-sorrow
green against the long
summer sky, they burst

into hot october
laughter, lighting
the horizon with citrus,
rust, and blood. you
put this knife in my

hand. we pull. we
meet as oceans come
together, heaving
against and clinging
across our salt watery

boundary. we approach
endlessly like two rails
of one track, tied
in a parallel that
promises our eyes to

merge, someplace far
off in the distance. you
put this feather in my
palm. my fingers
close around flight.
Evie Shockley
Topic(s) of this poem: life
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Dr Dillip K Swain 03 January 2021
...tied in a parallel that promises our eyes to merge... what a wonderful promise of possibility in impossibility! . Then you put fathers on my palm... the poet extends his/her dream beond empyrean. A wonderful poem!
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Happiness Edeh 22 August 2020
Nice poem. Thanks for sharing
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Hebert Logerie Sr. 27 September 2019
Evie Shockley is very new to me. I like the beginning of the poem. How creative! I am looking forward to read more of her poems.
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Cynthia Deon 27 September 2019
Beautiful. Simply superb.
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Anil Kumar Panda 27 September 2019
A beauty that i like to read again and again. Thanks for sharing. 'after the mountains breathe their mint-and-sorrow green against the long summer sky, they burst into hot october laughter, lighting the horizon with citrus, rust, and blood.'... is so beautiful.10++
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Dr Antony Theodore 27 September 2019
we approach endlessly like two rails of one track, tied in a parallel that promises our eyes to merge, someplace far off in the distance... very fine imagination and lovely poem. tony
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Uche Nwanze 27 September 2019
' the moon seems full, what is missing is a dark hungry sickle, the silver of shadow eating'. A beautifully crafted piece.
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Ratnakar Mandlik 27 September 2019
boundary we approach endlessly like two rails on one track, tied in a parallel" Of life and bondage. A well deserved classic poem of the Day.
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Mahtab Bangalee 27 September 2019
the sliver of shadow eating us up inside. after the mountains breathe their mint-and-sorrow green against the long summer sky, ............/// excellent poetic writings
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