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August 27, 2010



Nothing familiar or ordinary - indeed, it is. A wonderful read.


A start and an ending. When they go... and, 'out of scent range'. Yes, I know. It is the most primitive and sesuous part of nmemory. I am a smeller too!


Wistful and beautiful. I love it.

My sister's oldest is beginning his last year of HS now and she is trying to not fall apart just thinking of what is ahead. Not having children it is a pain (and proud happiness) that I won't know. But your poem sure helps me to feel what you are feeling.

Thank you so much for coming to my blog and commenting on my first magpie.


This is really an amazing piece...and I love it all, how you pulled emotion, change and love into this piece and ended and began the piece through the mind of the woman....Excellent write..bkm


So emotionally laden. It makes me feel so sad, yet it's because I can feel the love. Very beautiful.


nothing familiar, nothing ordinary...it can be freeing and scary...i wish her all the best...nice write, nice magpie.


There is a sense of sad beauty in freedom sometimes! This poem beautifully captures that enigmatic feeling!


Wow. This was indeed a joy to read. As a mother of a daughter, becoming a woman in a distant place, I immediately connected. Thank you!!

kathe W.

oh my how beautifully written


Sad and beautiful... and it takes to you another world of thought... of reminiscence, of ponder..

Very well laid out here... I think I could relate to it in a very odd sorta way... Thanks for sharing this lovely piece..

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