Influence

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Influence

Early stargazers coined the word
influence to describe how
ethereal fluid ‘into us flowed’
changing destiny: starlight, steering us

think of starlight flowing, think of it with me:
a glimmering river of it flowing,
washing into black velvet voids
filling the endless emptiness

changing darkness to insight—
pixie dust of healing
invisible oftentimes but— Oh!
how caring words can be forever felt

an ache in the sunny yellow kitchen
of my heart, where loopy cursive poems
were crayoned on construction paper
while soup bubbled, a brightness like

the stars the night of our first shared smiles
shining still, even on this dark January night —
beaming through time, flooding the bottomless
hollows of my heart, helping me steer

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  1. #1 by Michael33 on January 9, 2015 - 5:33 pm

    Good evening Elaine – I came to thank you for visiting and following The Vision of Poets… However – after reading this post and then some forty something posts more, I find myself both honored and humbled by your following, as your artistry in writing has taken me to many realms of both imagination and reality. I am very pleased that you have introduced me to your site and I will certainly be back to absorbed all that I have missed… Hope you have a most beautiful evening.
    Michael

    • #2 by Elaine Olund on January 10, 2015 - 12:41 am

      Thank you so much, Michael. So very kind of you to take the time to read AND respond–much appreciated! I enjoy your work very much as well.
      Elaine

  2. #3 by Joe on January 10, 2015 - 1:21 am

    Ah…….poet.

  3. #4 by Elaine Olund on January 10, 2015 - 8:33 am

    Thank you, Joe.

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