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DESIRE FLED
by Selia Qynn 6/2003

This poem is three exercises in reduction - attempting to say fewer and fewer words, yet convey the same feeling or thought.

1.
Desire fled on wings of ice-colored sorrow
In a snowy sky, her joy lay frozen
When all she wanted was to softly fall
Deliciously upon the love first chosen

2.
Desire fled with ice-colored wings
Her joy frozen above
Wishing only to fall
On her delicious love

3.
Desire’s wings
Are frozen above
Wanting only
To fall in love.