My words are

flames meant to melt the

frozen chalice that is your heart.

In the  white night across the continents

we feel but never touch

too holy  for the light, we set the night on fire

profanity in an infinite sky too flawed

to alter fate.

While I was  thinking of you a fledgling

fell to earth

swooped up by the wind  on her

passage to life

red head on a bench

171 thoughts on “While I Was Thinking of You

  1. There are places far too sacred
    to burn down…
    far too intimate
    to fall…

    and there is you,
    writing your heart out of ice…

    reminding the long-abandoned fires of everything they thought they had forgotten.

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          1. Awwww…. 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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          2. Oh, they’re here!!!!! [I had to call them back from the islands because they seemed keen on staying there! ;-)!!!!!!! πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

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          1. There is a certain depth to dignity and grace applied in good humor. There are times to forsake the appearance of one’s stability and thrash about naked in the mud, maybe sing out with melodic expletives that rhyme. It’s always best to do it in a story and claim the author’s dispassionate distance from the carrying on of characters. Of course, trusted souls like yourself know the real genesis of such a story. πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‰. We write from the heart what we know.


          2. You are both a sensor and an intuitive. We writers do tend to write from our heart and create characters to carry the burden of what we might not want to reveal about ourselves. It’s awesome to at times to just write β€œI” and not use a protagonist. You write beautifully Dan. Your comments ate deep and thoughtful, they sometimes invoke a delightful journey into the imagination.

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          3. Thank you Rene, truly what you say is my dream of what I am. It’s a delightful validation of closely held feelings. It’s an odd life even to me. I’m part stoic out of necessity in my work life, but the little kid never perished and delightful adventure in person or in the imagination fuels a great desire for life in all it’s many shades and colors. It also helps me at work when a strategic vision document is requested to keep Congress and the GAO off our posterior for not producing anything for all the millions they give us. My boss was the deputy director for NASA deep space exploration. We are Calvin and Hobbes with a budget that moves mountains and planetary systems. It’s great fun but then there is the bean counters who always want to see the beans not the inside view of Hyperion’s head. If not for the beans, it would all be a dream and no plastic models with moving parts. So, I do my duty and when no one is looking, giggle a little. I even try to get co workers to go with me to ride the sling shot. No takers, except my sister who is a remarkable doppelgΓ€nger.

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          4. I was quite fascinated and intrigued by the RS arsenal. I’m sure. It’s nothing like it was when I lived there. It was rather secretive, what went in there was kept under wraps. You’re a many faceted man Dan , I admire that.

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          5. Thank you Rene πŸ€—. RSA is still secretive in a quiet pastoral way, but has grown tremendously. It would definitely look different but as I said, still a beautiful spot. It’s a wonderful gateway to some really spectacular National and state parks in the surrounding states, our favorite the Smokies being one.

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  2. Holly, what an outstanding line to accentuate your poem. “We feel but never touch.” The heated passion does not impact the lack of intimacy. Well done telling a story that is not uncommon. Keith

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  3. YOU NEED TO WRITE MORE BOOKS!!!! You need to be published in 100 languages. You need to do poetry readings everywhere, so that people fall in love with poetry and their hearts start to beat again.

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          1. Always a pleasure! Glad it’s just “On Call” and not having to be there. I really do worry about you, Holly!! I get reminded all day watching cable news about how bad it is in your state! I know you are Smart and are being careful! Sending lots of Love and joy back to You! πŸ’–πŸ’•πŸŒΉπŸ˜Šβœ¨

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  4. Dear Holly,
    Your word’s are a scribe’s pen’s dream come true.
    I adore how the last 4 lines appear to be a symbolic manifestation of all the prose preceeding!

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          1. Ah… good idea! xoxoxo
            Future episode of PBH.
            You know, I got this thing in my brain that the AGM’s should do a show with Picasso style gowns. Like the AGM’s would have one eye and an odd eye, and the gowns would be like his crazy modernistic lines. xoxo

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          2. You hired me for a reason.
            Buckle up, and get ready! I’m managing. ❦🎭πŸ’₯❦🎭πŸ’₯❦🎭πŸ’₯❦🎭πŸ’₯❦🎭πŸ’₯❦🎭πŸ’₯❦🎭πŸ’₯❦🎭πŸ’₯❦🎭πŸ’₯

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  5. oooh I love this Rene!
    such beautiful lines “flames meant to melt the rozen chalice that is your heart”, each flowing into the next which so much emotion.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘β€οΈ Cindy

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  6. I’ve got 2 PBH mermaid drawings almost finished. Can hardly wait to show you. Maybe tonight I’ll finish them, but I’m greedy for drawing another RR gown. I’ve got 4 in the stash.
    Anyway, now that Frankenstein is out of the queue of must do’s, I’m focusing again on ep. 3. I’ve got a good chinkle done. xoxo

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          1. Yeah… well almost.
            The person who commissioned the Frankenstein portrait in pencil loves it.
            He hasn’t picked it up , yet. …due to Covid lockdown in Toronto… I sent pics of it.

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