The Archeology of Her Smile

The Archeology Of Her Smile Poem

” I love you “

These words that he said

A thousand lifetimes ago.

A thousand women weeping

A thousand flowers burned.

The poem,

Just written for someone, somewhere

Once.

Beloved

A wife

A daughter

A love.

About the archeology of her smile,

About her hidden voice,

The joyful noise of her child

Or just the way she laughed,

Poised, in the mirror

Or running thru the grass

Or thru the fields

Of forever.

For these words

Were said, were written

 A thousand lifetimes ago,

A thousand women weeping

A thousand flowers burned.

The poem,

Just written for someone, somewhere

Once.

About the archeology of her smile,

About the way she loved

About the life she lived with you

About the world she touched

For this is her true story

Written in the voices of each life.

Civilization, man or woman

And of their rise or fall.

For without her or her

Beauty, her eyes, or her smile?

Why there would be

No “his-story” ever written

At all.

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R.M. Engelhardt 2012

Follow The Words …

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How can we live without our lives? How will we know it’s us without our past? No. Leave it. Burn it.”

~ John Steinbeck . The Grapes Of Wrath

Follow The Words …

Follow The Words …

COLTRANE’S AGENT

God.

Is that genius that
Wails through time like a
Saxophone cutting thru
The darkness of the night.
Possibly for you
Just as the rain

“Begins”

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R.M. Engelhardt 1994

THE SAINT POEM READING SERIES
AN OPEN MIC FOR POETS, POETRY & THE SPOKEN WORD
MONDAY, MAY 16th At The UAG:

Featured Poet : STEVEN MINCHIN

7:30pm Sign Up * 8pm Start
$4.00 Donation Requested

THE SAINT POEM READING SERIES
AT THE UPSTATE ARTISTS GUILD
Held Every 3rd Monday Of Each Month
Hosted By R.M. Engelhardt

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Poetry…Poets & Experimental Writing. Featured Poets & Their Work As Well As Themes. These Are The Things That Have Made Poetry Open Mics Interesting Over The Years & That Have Kept The Voices Returning. SAINT POEM Is A New Reading Series Which Will Encourage New Poets & Writers And Change In The Albany,NY Poetry-And Open Mic Scene. This Reading Is All About The Work…And Most Importantly, The Words!
Sponsored By The UAG & MythicAlbany-AlbanyAtNight & Hosted By Veteran Albany Poet R.M. Engelhardt

www.rmengelhardtpoet.com

OCCUPY THE WORD… Poetry At The UAG On 01.16.2012

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OCCUPY THE WORD
Poetry At The UAG!

On Monday, JANUARY 16th the Saint Poem Reading Series will be holding a special event for all those who have poems they would like to share concerning politics, wall street and the current state of the world and America! Poets & Musicians Welcome!

What do you have to say? 

SAINT POEM @ THE UAG, 247 LARK ST. ALBANY. 

7.30PM Sign Up, 8PM Start