Monday, June 02, 2014

The Art Divine ~

So quietly doth Friendship stroll
along the paths of men 
so surely doth her pure keen soul 
reach out beyond our ken 
and feel the need in every heart 
that cries for light and love _
Her ministry becomes an art 
all other arts above _

Thus you and I all unawares 
are drawn from earth's far ways 
to help each other lift the cares
that throng this mortal maze _
We know not why we meet or part
except we see the plans 
that underline her subtle art 
Friendship understands _

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(this poem is dedicated to a longtime friend 
that I met in 1979, I am sending this poem 
to her in the mail (snail mail) 

62 comments:

  1. Amizade é sempre lindo.
    Amo poesia sempre.
    Linda nova semana.
    Bjins
    entre
    sonhos e delírios
    CatiahoAlc/ReflexodAlma

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    1. Reflexo d'Alma
      Welcome and thanks for the kind words and follow.

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  2. I hope your friend appreciates the beauty of this poem and feeling of love and friendship that runs through it. I enjoyed reading it. Many thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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    1. A Cuban In London
      I hope (actually I know) she will appreciate it as a long time ago I sent her lots of my poems in the mail and she loved them all.
      Many thanks for the visit and kind words!

      Greetings from beautiful Colorado

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  3. Beautiful poem. I think your friend will be very moved by it. Your words bequeath such honor and sweet kindness too.

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    1. HI Lisa
      Your lovely comment means so much.
      Thank you.

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  4. amiles....friendship is a blessing...and friendship understands...it visits us when we least expect...and is def an art...

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    1. Brian,
      Smiles
      Friendship is indeed a blessing and I have been greatly blessed!

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  5. A lovely ode to friendship Margie....thank you for your prayers and kind words over at my blog. :-)

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    1. Hi Carrie
      Thanks for the kind words.
      And you are very welcome!

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  6. Very heartwarming poem, Margie. I'm sure your friend will be delighted by this.

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    1. Many thanks, Daisy
      I appreciate your visit and words that made me smile

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  7. What a lovely poem to receive in the mail! I'm sure your friend will be thrilled.

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    1. Hi Martha
      She will be surprised and I know she will love it, she has been going through a hard time.
      Thanks for the kind words.

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  8. Such a beautiful tribute to the best relationship in the world called " Friendship"!!

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    1. Vandana,
      Thank you.
      I appreciate your visit and kind words.

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  9. oh this is lovely angel, such a wonderful treasure someone will receive by the snail mail...the poem is outstanding and out of this world xo

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    1. Hi Lorraine
      You made me smile with your lovely comment.
      Thank you.
      xo

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  10. Beautiful, Margie. Friendships, new or old are precious, a treasure for sure. Hugs.

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    1. Hello Bonnie
      Thank you dear.
      Hugs back

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  11. A good friendship is something to be cherished, and your poem is absolutely beautiful, dear Margie. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Hi Linda
      Your kind words are appreciated.
      Thank you so much
      Take care.

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  12. Greetings!
    The look of the blog is just as serene as the words flowing in each one of your poems. I have a love for poetry (reading as well as writing) and I always keep looking for blogs where I could read it.

    I read your previous poems as well. The words flow with ease and the writing style shows expertise. I enjoyed what I read here and surely your friend would be delighted with this tribute.

    I am glad to have come across your blog.
    Well wishes to you and your blog! :)

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    1. Hi Sui and welcome
      How very kind you are.
      I was touched by your words.
      Thanks so much for them and the follow
      Nice to meet you.

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  13. Beautiful poem and tribute to friendship. A long-time friend is a gift indeed.

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  14. your friend is so lucky :-) I would love if somebody send me lovely poems like this by post....I have always felt hand written letters are the most sincere and beautiful form of communication...when I was little my dad used to send me letters , he used to draw for me. I remember once when I was four he drew a picture of a train and he wrote " Father is coming in this train" :-) ..i remember feeling so happy when I got that..
    Have a good day Margie :-)

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    1. Hi Athira
      I too love hand written letters and have kept many over the years, some are from my mom (she's gone now and I treasure the letters)
      How special that letter you got from your father with the drawing was, a treasure for sure.
      Thank you for the visit and lovely sharing ...

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  16. "We know not why we meet or part" indeed! Yet, there are some among those we meet that make a permanent place in the innards of our being, and we draw solace from their presence within whenever we feel low or lonely.
    Cheers to your friend and to your friendship : )

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    1. Id it is
      So nice to be in touch again....
      Thanks for coming by and sharing your words with me.
      They are appreciated ...
      Be well and take care

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  17. Margie, WOW!!! You moved me greatly! I am crying happy tears! Your friend is going to love this poem! Big Hugs ;o)

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    1. Stacy
      Crying 'happy tears' how very sweet.
      You are a dear.
      Thank you.

      Big Hugs back and lots of smiles

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  18. Too few people know how to stay close for 35 years. Most of my old friends have wandered mindlessly away. I congratulate your durability!

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    1. Hi Geo
      Thanks for the congrats on the durability, it was not hard to do though as I am blessed with such a good friend that I love dearly.
      Take care ....

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  19. This is so lovely...what a beautiful tribute to your friend.

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    1. Many thanks, Sherri
      Have a great weekend

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  20. this is absolutely wonderful, a great tribute.. xoxo

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    1. Thanks so much, Cat.
      You made me smile xoxo

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  21. Hi Margie .. at times we do so desperately need friends and to be reached out - just so pleased you've snail-mailed it to her .. lovely thought - cheers Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary
      There was never a doubt in my mind about snail-mailing it to her as emailing just would not have had as much impact.
      Thanks for the kind words, they are appreciated.

      Cheers Hilary

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  22. A truly heart-warming poem, dear Margie...oh I so love this - and so, I'm sure, will your friend! xxx

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    1. Hi Ygraine
      Your kind words mean so much.
      Many thanks. xxx

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  23. Margei,

    Your superb poem highlights the values we share in connecting via this great BIG world. Words have such power and offer both friendship and encouragement, in what might otherwise be a lonely placement:)
    Best wishes, Eileen :)

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    1. Hello Eileen
      It always brings me joy to see you visit.
      Thanks for the kind words.

      Best wishes to you...take care

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  24. I love that you're sending this to her the traditional way. However the words get to their destination, you are a tremendously gifted writer.

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    1. Hi Carmi
      Welcome!
      Your visit and kind words are greatly appreciated.
      Thanks very much!

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  25. Hi Margie! Friendship is such a gift, isn't it? And you're so right...how do we know what brings us together? It has to be the love of God. He loves us so much, he gives us each other.
    I know your friend will be so touched by this poem. How generous of you to send it! I experienced having a poem written for me on my blog by you, and I was so excited to see it! I know she will be too. You are a good friend :)
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. Hi Ceil
      I have been so blessed with the friendship of this dear friend I am sending this poem to,
      I am happy you liked my little poem on joy ...

      Blessings to you...

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  26. A beautiful poem and what a gift to your friend. Thanks, for visiting my blog. Hugs

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    1. Hi Maggie
      Thanks for visiting and the kind words.
      Hugs back

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  27. The poem is a great tribute to the concept of friendship, and a priceless gift to your dear friend. I'm sure she highly appreciates your fine gesture.

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    1. Hello Duta
      So lovely to have you visit again and your kind words mean so much.
      Thank you.
      Take care

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  28. Boa tarde,
    Linda amizade e dedicatória ao seu amigo com a certeza que vai ficar muito honrado com o lindo poema dedicado.
    Dia feliz
    ag

    http://momentosagomes-ag.blogspot.pt/

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  29. Many thanks, Antonio
    Wishing you a happy day ....

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  30. True friends are rare, friends that don't need a time and a place to meet because they live in our hearts

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  31. To share such a long friendship is itself a gift.

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Each day comes
bearing its own gifts ...
Untie the ribbons.

-Ruth Ann Schabacker