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Poem: "Deep and Wide" - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poem: "Deep and Wide"
This poem came out of the May 5, 2009 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from janetmiles (bouncing off of a different prompt by wyld_dandelyon), jenny_evergreen, and ladyqkat. It was sponsored by janetmiles and ladyqkat.

Deep and Wide

“I am the traveler,”
she said,
“and my home is the road.”

“I am the urbanite,”
he said,
“and the city is my home.”

“I bring salt from the sea
and spices from afar,”
she said. “Will you trade?”

“I bring meat from the land,
and savory vegetables,”
he said. “Will you trade?”

There in the market square,
the traveler and the urbanite
traded their wares.

They shared stories,
laughing over the wonders
that each had discovered.

“I run wide,” she said.
“Each place tells me new things
About the day before me.”

“I run deep,” he said.
“Each day tells me new things
About the place beneath me.”

So the traveler spent the night
In the urbanite’s bed, where
They made love sweet and wild.

In the morning they parted,
Their fond hands lingering
To the fingertips before letting go.

“I will always leave you,”
she said,
“but I will always return.”

“I will always be here,”
he said,
“for you to return to.”

And so they lived,
meeting and parting
like the tides and the beach.

And so they loved,
deep and wide,
bounding the world together.

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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: May 8th, 2009 05:07 am (UTC) (Link)


What a sad story.
je_reviens From: je_reviens Date: May 8th, 2009 04:49 am (UTC) (Link)
On another topic.. I wanted to recommend this book to you:

What Would Google Do? by Jeff Jarvis

I just won the audiobook in a giveaway and started listening yesterday. it is fascinating and I think it has a ton of applications for cyberfunded creativity and how you can turn your online presence into a business. It is super super exciting to read. Or, listen to, as I am doing. I find myself still sitting in my car at my destination, to hear more.

Check it out!
From: browngirl Date: May 8th, 2009 05:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
If I were still drawing I would totally draw this couple.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: May 9th, 2009 05:11 am (UTC) (Link)


That is so sweet of you to say.
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 12th, 2009 08:27 am (UTC) (Link)
interesting poem.
fayanora From: fayanora Date: May 16th, 2009 01:42 am (UTC) (Link)
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