I feel you

at the razor edge of madness

in the fierce break of waves along

the sea line

a half moon fading at dawn

in shifting shadows of endings.

I feel you in the sweet froth

and flow of memory.

In dark eyes that catch mine in

musty corridors of dreams

I see you

in the wild of wolves

the vigil of birds at my midnight window.

I sense you in sacred passages

where like phantoms we are lost.

art by Karol Bak

Karol Bak kneeling

178 thoughts on “I Still Feel You

  1. I love this one
    so much.
    I could drop like a stone
    into its ripples
    and make my getaway there,
    like a breathless,
    gliding thing…
    no longer caring
    how sad and tiny my chances are.

    It would be worth having all the stars rigged against me
    to swim like this.

    Beautiful.

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  2. This was gorgeous, Holly! โค Loved the beautifully vivid snapshots that leap off the page and keep the reader spellbound. ๐Ÿ˜€ 'musty corridors of dreams' and 'vigil of birds at my midnight window' – such magical imagery!

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  3. Lost in a myriad, yet seeing and feeling.
    That truly is madness.
    Yet, your metaphors make a sanity of it, and create illusions of beauty.
    Wonderful writing! The best!

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      1. I had to come back to see your reply. someone (don’t know?) liked so many of my posts, the annotator was full! Besides, seeing what you said, I just wanted to say: โฆ๐ŸŽญโฆ๐ŸŒบโฆ๐ŸŽโฆ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธโฆ๐Ÿ’žโฆ๐ŸŽญโฆ๐ŸŒบโฆ๐ŸŽโฆ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธโฆ๐Ÿ’žโฆ๐ŸŽญโฆ๐ŸŒบโฆ๐ŸŽโฆ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธโฆ๐Ÿ’žโฆ๐ŸŽญโฆ๐ŸŒบโฆ๐ŸŽโฆ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธโฆ๐Ÿ’žโฆ๐ŸŽญโฆ๐ŸŒบโฆ๐ŸŽโฆ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธโฆ๐Ÿ’žโฆ๐ŸŽญโฆ๐ŸŒบโฆ๐ŸŽโฆ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธโฆ๐Ÿ’žโฆ๐ŸŽญโฆ๐ŸŒบโฆ๐ŸŽโฆ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธโฆ๐Ÿ’žโฆ๐ŸŽญโฆ๐ŸŒบโฆ๐ŸŽโฆ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธโฆ๐Ÿ’ž

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      1. i have been interesting by the words” shifting shadows ” and searching more I found a recent book by Patricia Briggs with that title. Grand minds go alike !
        Love โค
        Michel

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        1. Iโ€™m sure that terms been used more than a few times. An intriguing vision though. I will have to look into that book , love the title. Much love, โค๏ธ

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  4. I absolutely love this Rene and Ms. Bakโ€™s Art radiates your poem in a deep and soundless way. The words seem to drive straight for the Limbic system to the core of the pineal, our deep ocean soul, and the god seed of our dreams. Such mystery and haunting beauty at the edge of an emotional chasm is mesmerizing. ๐Ÿค—. A banquet for the soul ๐Ÿฅก๐Ÿฅข๐Ÿท

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    1. Thank you Dan, I hope you know how much I appreciate your support and endless inspiration, I thank you from the bottom of my heart, of course for you there is no bottom. ๐Ÿค— Be well, be safe xo

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      1. The mirror of your appreciation and inspiration is a reflection of me when I look at you and all you have gifted my way. What a wonderful thing to be Earth and Fire, warmth and light, solid and ethereal all at once. I think always to hold on to that.

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      1. Always love reading your words, My Dear! I think support and kindness are included in a cheerleaders job description aren’t they! Full disclosure – I’m not going to be wearing any outfit! Ha! Hope you are having a great day!!
        xoxo
        ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ˜

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        1. Take care and be safe. weโ€™ve had no organized fight against Cov2 here in Florida.
          our Trump sychophant governorโ€™s covid round table included a ten minute sad story by his wife about how their three little ones are making a mess of the ย โ€œmansionโ€ ( Paid for by the blood sweat and tears of hard working Floridians) as he pressures the state to open schools of course his little ones are not of school age and wouldnโ€™t be in a public school anyway. The GOP under Trump
          Is killing Americans. Iโ€™m sick of watching them die from lack of leadership.

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          1. God, I love seeing you up on a soapbox, Dear!!! You go, Girl!! I’m with you!! People that don’t wear masks in public and who want kids to go back to school without proof that they can keep them safe are stupid and risking the lives of others. Criminal in my book and has nothing to do with Freedoms or anything else. That school in Georgia with kids filling the hallway has 9 cases that have broken out. It really does amaze me how many stupid, thoughtless and heartless people there are in the world. No wonder we can’t all have peace and enough food for everyone/?? Just me ranting – Sorry Dear! I think you flipped a switch! LOL
            xoxo
            ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒน

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          2. Dear Chuck, thank you for enduring my rant, poor guy, just minding your business and wham. Iโ€™m sorry. Thank you for hearing me. You are a gem. ๐ŸŒนโค๏ธPlease be safe and well.

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          3. Enduring your rant? Don’t be silly, My Dear!! It was a thrilling breath of fresh air!!! Feel free to share anytime!!! Would have loved to have your video/record it!! LOL! So are you considering running to help fix this mess? ha! Your emails brighten my day, Holly!!!
            xoxo
            ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŒน

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          4. You are too sweet Chuck, I can get on a rant I have to admit. Times are hard right now, it’s hard to see our states at the top of the list in Covid statistics! Not wishing that on anyone! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŒน

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      1. Preaching to the choir, Dear!! I so agree and both of our Governors both Kiss A**! Feel free to share anytime, offline or on my contact page! Seeing the numbers explode everyday makes me ill and angry!! I watch Nicole Wallace’s show on MSNBC at 4 p.m. Eastern and she has a segment to end her show each day called – Lives Well Lived where she highlights the lives of 2 people who have died from Covid!! I love it but it tears my heart out. You might want to record it and check it out!! You can rant, yell and scream at things and I will gladly listen and may answer back (probably should do it offline) just promise me you won’t set your hair on fire!!! LOL!!! Promise, Holly???
        xoxo
        ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŒน

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        1. I like Nicolle Wallace, a former republican I’m sure you know but she too is appalled by the present situation. I won’t be setting my hair on fire. lol!! I promise! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŒน

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          1. Well, I’m glad to hear you aren’t going to light your hair on fire!! A relief!! It’s hard to see President Bozo in action along with his Circus morons i.e. Post Office, Census and on and on and on! Can’t wait to vote! We LOVE Nicolle. She has such a great show, smart, honest and funny. She gets me misty when she chokes up!! I think you will like – her A Life Well Lived??? I am also such a huge fan of Steve Schmidt. He is so damn awesome and she has him on the show a lot – they are both ex-republicans that worked together!!
            I’m just waiting for them to call the election for Biden so I can yell at the TV – YOU’RE FIRED to Trump!!!
            xoxo
            ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒน

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          2. Sadly our government continues to misguide and fail to protect us from this killer virus. They continue to promote opening the country in hopes of reviving the economy failing to recognize that wonโ€™t happen until we control this pandemic. Other countries have done it. We are at the mercy of an authoritarian and his loyalist such as Ron DeSantis, Governor of Florida. History will not be kind to these greedy power driven politicians nor the spineless GOP senate.
            โค๏ธ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’•

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          3. You are so right and wise, Holly!! Your Governor wants to be a mini-me! I am like you, so enraged at the morons making decisions that are known, without a doubt, to kill innocent people in the nearest future. To me this is criminal. Knowingly putting people in harms way with a potential consequence of death – criminal!!
            Hope you had a good day, Dear!!! Let’s try and think happy thoughts – Like Biden-Harris winning on Nov. 3rd!!! Yeah!
            Sweet Dreams
            xoxo
            ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒน

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          4. I hope you had the sweetest of dreams dear Chuck , you are a wonderful blessing ! Have a lovely day , Iโ€™m sending love and hugs and nothing political. ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜

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