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Future Days

Future Days

fragments of
dissipating clouds
a backdrop
for the fading sun
framing memories
of my hunter days
when I was constantly
on the expansive run
now my path has narrowed
and my step has slowed
I recline on frayed pillows
closing my weary eyes
I remember younger days
When I had my choice
of all the young men
in my pavilion
I was mistress
of all I surveyed
then my eyes fell upon you
and never strayed

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How was my language use?
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How does this theme appeal to you?
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Actually, I think my title sucks. Can you help with a more appropriate moniker? And any other help will be appreciated. always, cat
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I'm glad you liked this piece, but I cut most of the lines that you admired due to my agreement with the majority of public opinion. I hope you will like it as it stands, too. I feel blessed with every visit you pay me, dearest Jayne-Chloe!

love, Cat

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Thank you so much for your visit and comment! Steve is often the subject and recipient of my poetry. He is very appreciative and lets me know in a hundred little ways. All of them wonderful!

always, Cat

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I know what you mean about cliches, they bother me too. Except in special cases like, satire, where they are on the firing line. I've changed the ending by removal of the offending lines as was suggested by another dear reviewer. I hope this satisfies, but I am open to all ideas. So if you think of a better ending, please run it past me.

love, Cat

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It is nice to hear from you always!

love, Cat

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i just love the lines
'a backdrop
for the fading sun
framing memories
of my hunter days'

maybe just me... but i would cut the last four lines and leave the finish at
'then my eyes fell upon you
and never strayed' (adding the 'then')

- i really like the title...
love and hugs
judy

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

Thank you! I have utilized your suggestion. I always appreciate when a reader tells me which part of my poem touched them. Great hearing from you!

always, Cat

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Can't think of anything that needs to be improved, it is a beautiful poem.

Much love Lou

Stand tall, be proud to be who you are, give the world the finger!!!!

Your support and encouragement is always appreciated! Thank you.

love, Cat

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Cat,

I am only seeing the revised version now, so I can only comment on the shortened version.

I am assuming this is for Steve and it is a wonderful piece. There is nothing I want to change...other than the title, but I am struggling to find a suitable one.

Also, it almost has a feel of sadness that you are not still a hunter...although I know you finish by saying "never strayed"...but something says you kind of wish you had...just for the thrill of another hunt. It reminds me of a Motorhead song "The chase is better than the catch"...and maybe, you miss the chase, but don't want the catch as you already have the perfect catch.

Back to titles:

Framed memories
Perfect catch

Oh well, I am not in titles mood this afternoon!

regards,

HS

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You caught me reminiscing! LOL! Yes, there is the tiniest bit of wistfulness here.
Thanks for the review and your time as I know your time is spread thin now-a-days!

love, Cat

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Cat,

always time for you and your work,

much love,

HS

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