The Daring Exploration

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"Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door."  ~ Emily Dickinson


It is a noble yet desperate search the exploration 
we launch in the names of fulfillment and happiness
an excavation into the deepest of passions 
like a worm hole in the sand.
burrowing to the distant shores of man
longing for a verse that defines us
and a dream that makes beautiful
the ugliness of regret's disdain
taking back the loss
and filling it with something more
for brother sister lover and friend
you and I and yesterday's elderly 
the dead poets and all children's hopes
each worthy of the call
the voice of humanity
it is an echo of longing's song
that rings out far beyond the grave.


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  1. "the ugliness of regret's disdain": wow!
    three negative words that it takes more than dream to make positive again.
    Using an echo of archetypal songs of longing may be the key--and it may take less than a sand worm to get there when we dare to dare and explore, not slighting the doors in front of us. Deep take on those times when happiness seems to elude us and those around us.

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  2. no matter we must keep up the looking for "it."
    Excellent prose!

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  3. nice subtle nod to robin williams in this...
    it was a tough week and his death affected me having grown up watching him....the worm hole in the sand line was really good...

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  4. longing for a verse that defines us -

    indeed, we once and future dead poets. thanks for adding your voice to the garden... ~

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  5. How we search for that verse.. How much time we spend looking, and at the end we never understood we had it with us all the time.

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  6. "it is an echo of longing's song / that rings out far beyond the grave."..you've put it so beautifully...

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  7. thank you for this lovely reflection. i really like it.

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  8. This is a beautiful piece, Carrie. Your words sing.

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  9. The echo of longing song feels so sad ... Nice writing, Carrie. Enjoy the weekend.

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  10. "the voice of humanity
    it is an echo of longing's song
    that rings out far beyond the grave." - Your words are mesmerizing.

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  11. "a noble yet desperate search - in the names of fulfillment and happiness - longing for a verse that defines us"... if you hadn't written anything but those three lines I would have been completely sated. So lovely

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  12. The quest for the verse we will write on eternity...what tiny voice will I leave. This is so beautiful. Love the title of your blog!

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  13. Oh, I love this! I'm doing a "Poetry Slam," of sorts, starting Monday. Hope you can come for a visit!!

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  14. Carrie,

    Very deep and filled with a passion and search, of simply wanting to find the best in life...Hope rests in life, and sometimes goes beyond, still unfound...
    Eileen

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  15. Oh I think there are many of us on this very road...

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  16. I am your newest follower. I love your site and I love your work.

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  17. "longing for a verse that defines us and a dream that makes beautiful" -- I can definitely relate to that! Lovely poem.

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