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    Late Love

    Your love for me shines
    in skewbald greens and blues.
    I shimmer
    like a stained glass panel
    in a door you rescued
    from some salvage yard.

    Cracked and dappled,
    our hopes and fears
    flicker in the sun.
    Happiness glisters
    on the horizon
    complete with brass knocker.
    Last edited by Delta40; 02-27-2017 at 08:40 PM.
    Before sunlight can shine through a window, the blinds must be raised - American Proverb

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    A delightful poem!

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    Very nice poem!

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    I liked it too. Specially the image of the door and the idea of collecting ones splinters and pieces for a new love.
    "You can always find something better than death."
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    'Skewbald' is a beautiful word, and used beautifully here too. I'm also very taken with 'cracked and dappled'.

    It's a delightful poem, Delta.
    "I should only believe in a God that would know how to dance. And when I saw my devil, I found him serious, thorough, profound, solemn: he was the spirit of gravity- through him all things fall. Not by wrath, but by laughter, do we slay. Come, let us slay the spirit of gravity!" - Nietzsche

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    Beautiful poem Delta40. Perfect proverb for your stained glass panel. Hoping you continued bliss.

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    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami

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    Skewbald is a colour pattern of horses. A skewbald horse has a coat made up of white patches on a non-black base coat, such as chestnut, bay, or any colour besides black coat. Skewbald horses which are bay and white are sometimes called tricoloured. These horses usually have pink skin under white markings and dark skin under non-white areas.

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    You're right of course ralphboats. When choosing a suitable synonym for marbled, skewbald was the one for my poem. It's length, sound and physical appearance appeal to me. I hope you enjoyed my offering.
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