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a lesson in language

when you ask me
what is wrong and I am quiet
can’t you see that
my tears are my words
and they are calling to your soul?

don’t you hear how I
speak to you like this?

open your heart,
cry with me,
drown in my language

then hold me gently to
dry my hearts anguish,
speak to me in
the many dialects
of happiness

I will swallow your words

and there will be laughter
where our lips are touching

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allow our hearts to talk to each other

I am a dreamer, artist, and mother. I dance in the rain, spend too much time reading books, and live for my family. I am a gypsy, poet, musician, and artist. But most of all, I am a butterfly fairy. Come dream with me.

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  • Erika .
    Erika .over 4 years ago

    This is full of longing, a longing beauty.
    The person this is written for is lucky to be the recipient of such a generous, poetic heart xx

  • thank you so much erika, what a lovely person you are..

    – ShadowDancer

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 4 years ago

    awwwwwww “i will swallow your words” a sublime visual my darling
    language is such a complicated delightful thing…we do have to look outside of the mainstream and hear, taste and see the diversity of language.

    a tender piece that truly warms me xoxoxo

  • you’re so right sweet one, life speaks to us more in the silent things than the verbal… thank you for being such a dear friend.. xx

    – ShadowDancer

  • polo31
    polo31over 4 years ago

    Great work, very fluid writing.

  • thank you very much polo, i appreciate it

    – ShadowDancer

  • raymondoantonio
    raymondoantonioover 4 years ago


  • you brought a huge smile to my face.. men and women sometimes speak different languages, but it’s the language of the heart that reigns over all, is it not? much love to you raymondo!

    – ShadowDancer

  • shootback
    shootbackover 4 years ago

    Great heartfelt feelings…very nice!

  • thanks to you, shootback

    – ShadowDancer

  • Sybille Sterk
    Sybille Sterkover 4 years ago

    Full of longing… Lovely poem.

  • thank you sybille, always a pleasure to see you on my pages

    – ShadowDancer

  • Mllrg973
    Mllrg973over 4 years ago

    So beautiful ;)

  • oh thank you, you’re really so sweet

    – ShadowDancer

  • Kristin Reynolds
    Kristin Reynoldsover 4 years ago

    this is so tender, like a hug itself. beautiful. :)

  • you’re so sweet.. i’m going to wrap myself with your words to warm my heart..

    – ShadowDancer

  • George Coombs
    George Coombsover 4 years ago

    Gentle and beautifully expressed longing; a sensitive awareness of communication at a deeply felt level and the need for space in between people, there is a passage in ‘the Prophet’ where Kahlil Gibran talks about the space between a harp strings being vital to its music. This is a definite favorite for me

  • awwwww yesss.. you can tell me about kahlil gibran all day all year. beautiful comment, george. thank you.

    – ShadowDancer

  • linaji
    linajiover 4 years ago

    so completely yummy dearest.. I have a feeling I know how this may feel I am dreaming..

  • i dream of it too.. xxxx

    – ShadowDancer

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