in arms not meant

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Smile sits, content

a dove upon a nest

settles down

for morning snooze

in arms, not meant.


In arms not meant

smile stretches

like a cat

in warmth

and harmony



Smile knows

no matter

that it is not meant

for pleasure grows

and echoes

in another smile

another smile



With warmth of skin

so close

so almost safe

smile has no cares

smile so content.

In arms not meant.





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in sleep ►


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Ann Foxglove

Mon 19th Dec 2011 08:13

Thanks for lovely comments. xx

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Sun 11th Dec 2011 00:28

This is lovely - very bewitching. You have a beautiful voice and peform this so well.

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winston plowes

Sat 10th Dec 2011 23:28

Nothing left to say Ann. Lovely. Win x

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Val Cook

Fri 9th Dec 2011 20:24

You sound so content Ann,I smiled all the way through with you. Have a great Christmas and all the best to you and your for 2012. hugs XX

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Fri 9th Dec 2011 16:43

so almost safe - I like this best.... the rest's not bad :)

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Greg Freeman

Fri 9th Dec 2011 07:43

Endorse all the others, Ann. Circular, sensuous, wise.

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Dave Bradley

Thu 8th Dec 2011 23:24

There's a bit of a crowd here but I'd like to join in and agree with them, Ann. It's interesting that the poets who like it have such different styles themselves - you've written something here with a very wide appeal. Is it going in Anthony's Happy Competition?

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Thu 8th Dec 2011 22:35

Beautiful. Agree with what Marianne says - it's my favourite part too.

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Graham Sherwood

Thu 8th Dec 2011 18:36

Crikey Ann, this sounds like Shakespeare! Lovely words, lovely rhythms and so gentle. Best one yet??

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Laura Taylor

Thu 8th Dec 2011 16:43

Absolutely lovely Ann - like the new name too :)

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Lynn Dye

Thu 8th Dec 2011 15:45

Beautiful poem, Ann and beautifully read. xx

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Ray Miller

Thu 8th Dec 2011 14:12

Enjoyed it, very sweet.Were you not tempted with "for morning rest"? To give the rhyme.I think the repetition of the title works very well. I'm less convinced by another smile another smile content.Just one would do me.
smile stretches like a cat - that's good and it's nice how the smile seems to be acting independently of its wearer.

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Nick Coleman

Thu 8th Dec 2011 13:47

How could we fail to be content on listening to this recording.

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Thu 8th Dec 2011 13:38

A lovely read and what a lovely reading Ann!

So almost safe...just love that..


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Marianne Louise Daniels

Thu 8th Dec 2011 13:20

I love your reading voice!!
This is a beautiful poem, I particularly love - "Smile knows no matter that it is not meant for pleasure grows and echoes in another smile another smile content."

so true.

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