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Poem: At Dusk

At Dusk


She watched
as the dusk eased itself
in its red-tinted cloak
touching the paddies ready for planting,
the last stranglers walking among them,
heading for home.

She thought, for a moment,
about those she left behind,
about the girl who kissed her mother goodbye
never to see her again,
then about the amber-eyed man,
waiting for her like she had never left,
ready to lift her up.

She thought about the store
that would stand where she stood now,
and how she used to go there,
laughing with her friends,
not realizing then
how its place in the world would become her retreat,
far from the schoolgirls who would browse its shelves,
here, now, beneath the cedar branches.

Thinking of a fish she watched one day
heading for someplace against the river’s current,
she knew she had gone against the flow,
and some prices had to be paid.
But turning to see the silver haired man coming for her,
hair touched warm by the light of sunset,
eyes so serious and bright,
she knew she had made the right choice.

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inuhanyounikkie
Oct. 3rd, 2008 01:25 am (UTC)
I know I'm pretty emotional this week... I'm crying over this wonderful and so very touching piece!! You always know how to move me!!

Kagome's insights her inner thoughts and sad musings only to see her 'angel' appear and remind her.. the choice was well worth it.

Now I need to go crawl in a comfy blanket and have a good cry...
knittingknots
Oct. 3rd, 2008 01:46 am (UTC)
Hugs and luffs! sounds like you can use some!
inuhanyounikkie
Oct. 3rd, 2008 01:50 am (UTC)
Thanks.. Yah.. I do...
neko_sama3
Oct. 3rd, 2008 01:32 am (UTC)
Awwwwwww,so sweet! Of course she made the right choice!
Purrs
knittingknots
Oct. 3rd, 2008 01:47 am (UTC)
No doubt in my mind!
landofthekwt
Oct. 3rd, 2008 03:24 am (UTC)
Wonderful poem. Glad she feels good about her choice.
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  • 8 Sep 2015, 13:40
    Does the story still lives? It's been a while since your last chap :/
  • 1 Sep 2015, 17:29
    Hi knittingknots,
    I hope all is well with you. I see you are not continuing with your story... a wonderful story, and I'll surely miss your updates, they are always a shining spot in my day.…
  • 5 Dec 2014, 02:33
    Wow, congrats!! It's been about that long since I've updated some of my fics, LOL.
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    You might try Nobunaga Concerto where a modern time traveler exchanges places with Nobunaga. Follows Nobuanaga historically
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