Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Fountain of Youth


i have piercing brown eyes
skin, the color of sunrise
tender words upon my lips

the window to my soul
forever open
to endless possibilities

in this ethereal garden
i found the fountain of youth
springing forth from within

beauty internal, eternal
 

My poem is my contribution to Poets United, where Kim invites to write about "omniscience" inspired by the quote "in writing you can know everything." To me, this poem is about personal discovery and getting to know oneself and the beauty within. I'm also sharing it with the Imaginary Garden, where Peggy invites us to explore "faces." The poem is also a bit of a self-portrait. As the key phrase in the poem is "the fountain of youth," here are a couple of photos of some of my favorite fountains found in New York.
Enjoy my poem and photos!
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51 comments:

  1. This is lovely - especially - "the window of my soul forever open to endless possibilities". Lovely way to feel. Uplifting to read.

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    1. Thank you, Sherry. Yes, it's good to have an open mind :)

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  2. Yes, I do think that INTERNAL beauty is indeed ETERNAL. I enjoyed your take, Loredana.

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  3. Eternal (external) youth... I feel quite far from. But, when I reflect upon my family, I do feel happy inside - (internally) blessed. I'll take that happily :)

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    1. Thank you, Margaret, yes, being truly happy inside is what counts to me :)

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  4. Really lovely, youth is eternal, and on the inside it stays renewed forever. We just need to feel and live from the fountain inside. Lovely words.

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    1. Glad this resonated with you, Alan, thank you :)

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  5. Beautiful, hopeful, inspirational..May we all have such vision.

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  6. It says something about our fascination with faces that we have even carved them into stone or cast them in bronze. Perhaps we are continually searching for a mirror which reveals something of ourselves.

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    1. Interesting comment, Kerry. Yes, I was taken by this beautiful sculpture at the fountain. It seemed to embody the flow of creativity :)

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  7. I like your focus on inner beauty... it is all that matters.

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  8. Internal and eternal you say
    Does it work the other way
    Eternal of the internal at ones bay
    Give me the directions to it and in the water I'll play

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    1. Directions to NY you say
      A subway map is on the way :)

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  9. Beautiful-inner beauty is the key!
    The out side cracks and fades...
    Love this one

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  10. Age is a state of mind...so if we can remain youthful at heart that's what really constitutes a happy/full life. To me anyway :)

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  11. I particularly like that first stanza. Really lovely work!

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    1. Thank you, MZ! I rewrote and revised that so many times! :)

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  12. I like the direction you took from the prompt - lovely poem! And the photos are really beautiful and serene :)

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  13. Your words are a refreshing spring that all should partake from.

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  14. Mi piacciono sempre le tue poesie ...mai banali ! Bellissime anche le fontane.

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    1. Grazie, cara Jane, apprezzo il tuo bel complimento:)

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  15. Beautiful! Fills the reader with hope and I agree, "beauty internal is eternal"

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  16. Loredana,

    Nice to meet you here and to read your poetry.

    I enjoyed your view on the 'fountain of youth.'I believe that internal peace and happiness will be extolled and obvious to the external observer.

    Eileen

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    1. Great observation, Eileen! When we're happy inside, it shines through, so true :)

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  17. Looks like a nice place/park to walk around..

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    1. Hi Michaela, the first fountain is at Rockefeller's Center in NYC. The second is in the countryside of NY :)

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  18. Interesting idea, to apply omniscience to oneself. :)

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  19. Internal beauty is indeed eternal. A lovely write in response to the two prompts.
    K

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  20. Cara Loredana,è stato un vero piacere ricevere i tuoi tulipani porta-fortuna il giorno in cui ho appeso i quadri per la mostra. Ci ha messo tanto per arrivare proprio perché doveva essere il momento giusto!!!Grazie!!! Un grande abbraccio,Rita.
    (Questo post tra immagini e parole è fresco e luccicante come l'acqua della fontana!)

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    1. Cara Rita, sono contenta che le cartoline sono arrivate finalmente! Le fontane sono belle in estate per stare un po' al fresco. Sta facendo molto caldo! :)

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  21. Lovely pictures Loredana ~ I like that your soul is always open to endless possibilities & yes, real beauty is inside us ~ Have a wonderful weekend ~

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  22. I need to find that fountain! My insides are as old as my outsides.

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  23. Bella questa fontana! Ottime foto!
    Ciao Loredana,buona domenica!

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  24. What a wonderful poem that cries out your strong personal song

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    1. Thank you, Donna. Yes, it's self-affirming to me :)

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  25. Complimenti Loredana per le parole che scrivi. Bravissima

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    1. Grazie, Maurizio. Scrivere le poesie e' stata sempre una mia passione :)

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  26. Source de fraîcheur
    Source de vie
    Ta photo
    Apporte la fraîcheur
    et la vie
    Dont nous avons tant besoin
    Par ces chaleurs...

    PS
    je prendrai bien un petit bain dans cette fontaine...
    Crois tu que la belle me rejoindra...ou restera t'elle sur le bord impassible...Là est la question... ? (sourire)

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    1. Bonjour Pascal,

      Yes, you look 10 years younger! (smiles :)

      Merci, have a great day :)

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    2. C'est donc toi qui verse l'eau dans la fontaine (photo 1) Eh bien ! toujours pas une ride en 10 ans et pas le moindre signe de fatigue...une santé de fer (sourire)

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    3. You are young at heart, Pascal (smiles :)

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