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intro >> writing >> poem of the month: august 2001

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PRIVILEGE

To sit among you on this summer day

is the highest honor;

to look at you is another ecstasy;

touching you,

and your release of the essence of yourself--

the essence which stays on my fingertips for a long time

and is in my memory forever--

visitors flitting here and there,

bees and butterflies

and other tiny flying things;

like me, they donít stay long.

But time is not the measure, for

what can be captured in a few brief moments

can be safely tucked away

for a winterís day

or a summerís night dream.

© Anitra Redlefsen, 1993



"Gazania"
Anitra Redlefsen
Color photograph, 2001

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