Gem, hello! I remember several years back you "retired" with some health/heart issues. Hopefully those are now resolved in as satisfactory a manner as possible. Glad to see you "home once more" & that you are experiencing the "surging pull of ink stained fingers and love". Good for you! Welcome home! ~~lb~~
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So very glad to see your name in the author's seat again.
I really enjoyed this piece, not only because it was well written, but because you're voice has always been unique here. This felt like a very different style to me than most of the current members here and I always loved getting a sense of differing sources of inspiration.
I hope your envisioned glories will find their way here more often and I have to say I loved your imagery in the last few lines.
My only suggestive change would be to drop the comma in the last line, but its your call.
gem, each time i read this a feel more and see more(and i've read it quite a few times already). your imagery throughout the piece is beautiful although quite meloncholy yet ending with hope. thank you i loved it. dsk
Be strong, be courageous the sun has risen again and we can see. Today the earth has not claimed us, so let us live for who knows about tomorrow……
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------------------------------ The opposite of joy is not sorrow. It is unbelief. ~ Leslie Weatherhead Picture me with my ground teeth stalking joy--fully armed too, as it's a highly dangerous quest. ~ Flannery O'Connor
I have no explanation as to why I am just reading this now...Glad to know that you recovered both in health and verse. First time reader of your work and I hope to read more...thanks for coming back...this piece is special.
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