Outings and Airings

Outings and Airings

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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(Be kind to old poems)

"
old poems
dormant in archives
gather dust

choked in files
shallow breathing
they wait

with patience
praying for
resurrection

till once again
they resurface
into clean air

gasping
rubbing their eyes
with surprise

to find
black ink printed
on a page

for all to see
in the warm light
of a new day

© 2021 Christine Anne Shaw


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Hi Christine
I loved this
Today coyote reviewed two of my old poems I forgot I had written
It’s nice to see them come to life again. Just be aired and see the light of day even for a few minutes
Like looking at a. Old photo album faded pages and shining eyes

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thanks Julie.It is great to see some of the older poems breathing again instead of hanging about in .. read more



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I'm always amazed at how art wares off. They say what's old again becomes new again. I suppose your poem explains the secret. Hide and Seek. LOL Nice write. People are much the same. I think I'll go into hiding now...LOL Trevor

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thanks for stopping by Trevor and leaving a review. Yep, same things happen with clothes. My grands.. read more
This reminds me of all the unfinished stories I have tucked away. Nice poem

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Yep, all screaming to come out for air :) I've been airing some of my oldies recently. Thanks for re.. read more
Tina

1 Week Ago

Your very welcome
'rubbing their eyes with surprise' ahah, great way to put it. Each poem is a life form.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thank you for the read KaplanKop. Pleased you checked in.

Chris
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just read a few of your recent writes Christine
You seem a wee bit nostalgic at the moment
It's making fo some great reading
Enjoyed

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Tepo. Nostalgia comes with age :)) Many thanks for reading my work. You are appreciated.read more
Love this as many of my words are stored in boxes, I guess waited to live again in a new form, Lovely ;-]

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Weeping willow for reading and leaving a comment. I also have many words stored in boxes. .. read more
Hi Christine
I loved this
Today coyote reviewed two of my old poems I forgot I had written
It’s nice to see them come to life again. Just be aired and see the light of day even for a few minutes
Like looking at a. Old photo album faded pages and shining eyes

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thanks Julie.It is great to see some of the older poems breathing again instead of hanging about in .. read more
Okay, Chris, you shamed me into doing it. I'm going back and digging out all my poems and try to organize them into something coherent. I'm not sure how good I'll do, but I'll try. Thank you for the shove!
Take care - Dave


Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

You might find some old gems there Dave that will shine again. Take care and thanks for checking in... read more
Dave

2 Weeks Ago

No! No! Thank you. Chris.
Take care - Dave
I went and I made copies of my 2000 poems and stories. Took my free time for a week to print and organize. I found poem I liked from 40 years ago.
" with patience
praying for
resurrection"
The above lines I understand dear Chris. I am trying to get organized. I will try to publish a short story book and a poetry book this year. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

I am pleased to hear you are going to get your writing in order. I need to do mine too Coyote. It's .. read more
Coyote Poetry

2 Weeks Ago

It is hard work dear Chris and hello from Michigan.
dearest Chris... older poems need the light of day.. they are like remnants of yesterday when life was cherished with touches of love. Fresh air is worth more than gold. It seems our days are filled with rain and sunshine like flowers waking up. Blueberries will soon have wee white lantern blooms to welcome sweet delicate blueberries. tenderly, Pat

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Blueberries dear Pat I sprinkle with a handful of raspberries on my nutty cornflakes every morning. .. read more


........ Excellent and so very bloomin true .. Nuff said say's Ned :)

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you dear Neville and for bringing Ned along too. Have another fun day my friend :)

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Christine Anne Shaw
Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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