<all about you again> by Ray Heinrich
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                        < all about you again >
                       
                        it was winter just a while ago
                        but now
                        it's spring
                        and spring
                       
                        is all about you again
                       
                        you and your face
                        seen turning
                        just a glimpse
                        a flash of eye
                        a blue
                        a green
                        a glint of sun
                        reflected
                        in your words and breasts and legs
                        and what you say with your clear smile
                        and spring
                       
                        is all about you again
                       
                        and summer
                        is you
                        you and your hands
                        pulling the boat about
                        in sea
                        and clouds
                        as white
                        as sails
                       
                        and fall
                        and you
                        as bright as red
                        and leaves
                        that dust us
                        in their orange and brown
                       
                        and winter
                        leaves its coat on us
                        the white of snow
                        the black of branches reaching out to spring
                        and spring
                       
                        is all about you again
                       
                            - - -




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#2
Wonderful choice, milo
It could be worse
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#3
Yes, very nice Ray.
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#4
The first time I read this poem I was all set to hate it. It is an unapologetic love poem complete with all the syrupy sweetness and it is an excellent example of a writer that has studied poetry long enough to know the rules as he tosses them aside to great effect. The imagery is interspersed just enough and it is visceral and real. The language and breaks accent the unapologetic love.

I have read this poem at least 100 times and I am still discovering things I love about it. I will definitely read it 100 more.
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#5
(05-28-2014, 11:33 AM)milo Wrote:  


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                        < all about you again >
                       
                        it was winter just a while ago
                        but now
                        it's spring
                        and spring
                       
                        is all about you again
                       
                        you and your face
                        seen turning
                        just a glimpse
                        a flash of eye
                        a blue
                        a green
                        a glint of sun
                        reflected
                        in your words and breasts and legs
                        and what you say with your clear smile
                        and spring
                       
                        is all about you again
                       
                        and summer
                        is you
                        you and your hands
                        pulling the boat about
                        in sea
                        and clouds
                        as white
                        as sails
                       
                        and fall
                        and you
                        as bright as red
                        and leaves
                        that dust us
                        in their orange and brown
                       
                        and winter
                        leaves its coat on us
                        the white of snow
                        the black of branches reaching out to spring
                        and spring
                       
                        is all about you again
                       
                            - - -




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Clean as a whistle,clear as gin...great choice. Very nice, ray. Deserved.
tectak
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#6
(06-05-2014, 01:28 AM)tectak Wrote:  
(05-28-2014, 11:33 AM)milo Wrote:  


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                        < all about you again >
                       
                        it was winter just a while ago
                        but now
                        it's spring
                        and spring
                       
                        is all about you again
                       
                        you and your face
                        seen turning
                        just a glimpse
                        a flash of eye
                        a blue
                        a green
                        a glint of sun
                        reflected
                        in your words and breasts and legs
                        and what you say with your clear smile
                        and spring
                       
                        is all about you again
                       
                        and summer
                        is you
                        you and your hands
                        pulling the boat about
                        in sea
                        and clouds
                        as white
                        as sails
                       
                        and fall
                        and you
                        as bright as red
                        and leaves
                        that dust us
                        in their orange and brown
                       
                        and winter
                        leaves its coat on us
                        the white of snow
                        the black of branches reaching out to spring
                        and spring
                       
                        is all about you again
                       
                            - - -




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Clean as a whistle,clear as gin...great choice. Very nice, ray. Deserved.
tectak

Thank you Milo for this gem. It surely is poem that can be read over and over. Loretta
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#7
this is wonderful, and I hate poems about flowers that bloom on the soul, I much more into the underbelly where everything rots and festers. But this was a refreshing change.
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#8
Enjoyed this very much - thanks for posting!
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#9
extremely worthy of being in the hog house. this is my first time reading it and it's one those buggers you can't really fault for want of trying. i personally think ray is one of our more exceptional poets and this shows it. the enjambment, the originality, the ability of the poet and the poem in drawing the reader in and making them read it over and over.

nice one ray.

great choice milo.
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#10
Awesome choice and a beautiful write.
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#11
Cool poem. Sometimes I just like a poem that gets me in the heart where it wants to be gotten.

Dig. You cool.
You can't hate me more than I hate myself.  I win.

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Of a quivering vibrato's bittersweet sting."

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#12
O, this is a cool poem. Now imagine if someone were to read it brooding. I reiterate, O.

Good post.
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#13
It is a great reward to enjoy a poem. This has the guise of something minimalist, it is simple, or deep as you wish. Simple, for me.
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#14
I love the spring of this. It's like one of those long curls that bounces with each step.
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#15
What a great poem. Thanks for bumping it. It's well worth the spotlight.
The secret of poetry is cruelty.--Jon Anderson
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#16
It has so many cool layers to it. I love that I want to keep reading it to find more.
The secret of poetry is cruelty.--Jon Anderson
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#17
You'd think that people would
Have had enough of silly love songs
But I look around me and I see it isn't so
Some people wanna fill the world with silly love songs
And what's wrong with that?




Beautiful poem, Ray.
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#18
(07-25-2015, 05:42 PM)Allysum Wrote:  milo---

I feel like this is about narcissistic women

cool.

wrong forum to express what YOU feel the poem is about. Narcissistic, huh?
You are new and forgiven. mod.
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#19
just came in here to read the poem again, then noticed I hadn't made a comment... love this one.
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#20
this is amazing, amazing, amazing.
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