Raynette Eitel

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Raynette Eitel grew up in the Southwest, knowing she was a poet as soon as she could spell. She left New Mexico upon her marriage and moved to Colorado Springs where she was wife, mother, and later, teacher. She is retired now and living in Las Vegas where she writes and has given workshops in poetry. She likes to think her muse dwells in both Ha ...

Raynette Eitel Poems

Bury Me With Chocolates

Bury me with chocolates,
The kind I love so well.
Send dark and bitter candy wreaths
With leaves of caramel.

Memories Are Only

Memories are only
Tattoos on the brain,
Pain-etched, day by day,
Brush-stroked in joy.

Broken Dreams

Dreams often break
on their way across the night
with a terrible shredding sound as
quiet tears brand the place


There is something so comforting in the sound
of a bassoon singing strongly and deeply,
filling all the dark corners of a concert hall.

How To Critique A Poem

Go slowly.
Nibble it around the edges and sigh.
Lick the sugar off the top
then close your eyes, remembering

Raynette Eitel Comments

Seán O' Muiriosa 22 June 2005

Raynette, your work has really struck me as quite beautiful. I enjoy reading your work. Thank you, Regards, Seán

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Anne Leaver 12 June 2005

Raynette: I'm so glad you commented on 'April' this morning, as I then tabbed over to your poems. Wonderful work as far as I've read - and I'm so glad to meet you you. Anne

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earyt etr 02 June 2005

Hey, I can relate to your Nightmare. not to criticize, but what is a predictable apple? is that a typo, or is it a profound term to deep for my mentality? NEway, your good. I hope to see more of your poetry. My deepest compliments to a Comrade and fellow poet. I bow to you.

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i have never been more entertained reading poems. you should a poet laureate. however, so far yours are more into nature poem. perhaps you should expand to other genres - for portfolio.

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Michael Shepherd 10 April 2005

Raynette, it is a privilege and a lasting delight to read your poems on this site. May there be m any more of them. Thank you.

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Soul Watcher 30 March 2016

We missed your writings Raynette, hope everything is going well

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Scarlett Treat 09 August 2007

On a par with many of the other well known western poetry writers, Raynette can thrill you with her lovely western scenes, and you can almost hear the wind howling between the ghost buildings. Her other lovely nature poems are well done too, but man, I love her western settings. Wonderful treat in store here for anyone looking for cowboys, and other goodies!

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Mary Nagy 04 January 2006

Raynette, I am so happy and proud to be able to post poetry on a site along with yours. You are one of the most talented poets and caring souls I have (never) met. I love your work and I am so glad you share it here as you do. Sincerely, Mary

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Adryan Barnathan 15 July 2005

Raynette...I admire the consistant voice of your poems...you have struck a harmonious balance between your own thoughts and your muses...running thru the very core of each individual piece you write....speaking with an eloquant earth trodden pallet, you inspire me with your thoughts and insights~

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Gol Mcadam 12 July 2005

Raynette, thank you for commenting on my work. I have now read yours and like it very much. I particularly like the apparent simplicity and ease of language - this is hard to acheive but you have done it very well. Regards, Gol

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