consolation MAG

January 25, 2009
By Cynthia Miller, Chevy Chase, MD

if, on Tuesday mornings, a desert expands
from the corner shop where he sells flowers
wrapped in illegible scrawlings of ribbon,

the sun dips too, inverting like silver
pilot fish that dart along windowsills
and frames with quick, furtive movements.

and if the sun dips, then all the windowsills
that are lined up against the curves of the
darkening world will
catch with tiny flames, sparking
consolation – the source of all literature.

on Tuesday evenings, she buys
from the shrunken man a few
demure, long-stemmed lilies
to press against the damp
pages of poetry books,

wet with the im-
print of translucent flowers.



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on Sep. 17 2011 at 11:16 am
livelovesmile GOLD, Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
I am like a star burst. A juicy contradiction. I'm hard to figure out, but when you get to my center, your suprised! It's not what you thought it would be, huh.

Well written! It has a nice tone to it!

Please comment and rate my new poem "Safe On A Cloud"!! I would really appreciate it! Thanks!


on Dec. 16 2009 at 8:49 pm
Babygurl_101 SILVER, N/A, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Angels are the quiet girls that just havent been noticed yet"
"The past is the past, and i am your futuer." (<3<3<3<3<3)

i like it~ u have talent~ chek out my wrk whn u can (:

on Jun. 5 2009 at 2:40 am
Cody Troyan BRONZE, Gahanna, Ohio
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quite good imagery at times - a bit all over the place.

Brandi Kim said...
on Jun. 4 2009 at 2:52 pm
Brandi Kim, Sanford, Florida
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that was good. i like it.

FarmGirl said...
on Jun. 2 2009 at 11:05 pm
FarmGirl, East Grand Rapids, Michigan
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This is really cool

Olivea said...
on May. 26 2009 at 10:18 pm
Olivea, Tottenham, Other
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Favorite Quote:
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body. After all imaginable care has been taken to heal them up, still there will be a scar left behind.
--
Francois de la Roche Foucauld

incredible!

on May. 21 2009 at 3:47 am
Twilightnme SILVER, Anchorage, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
"You dont know what you have until its gone"

I really like it! It is wonderful! Please, go on! Write more!

on May. 21 2009 at 2:09 am
RheaD.Ravenfinger BRONZE, Juneau, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
1 Corinthians 13:4-8

I like your poetry but it's kind of confusing. Very beautiful though truely.

on May. 11 2009 at 5:32 pm
Lakshmi Varanasi BRONZE, Brookfield, Wisconsin
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Wow!

on Apr. 27 2009 at 8:43 am
Kumanga DIAMOND, Bethel, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
Always Accept nd love urself for who u are!

its good

on Apr. 25 2009 at 3:46 am
hope.floats BRONZE, Sunfield, Michigan
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That was great. The first stanza was my favorite. Keep writing!


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