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Wundurland
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#139259 2 years ago
Maithuna

What were we reaching for, pouring
the storm of our days those first few hours
into each others’ mouths? And what sadnesses
were we abandoning? What wars were we
marching against? And just how many hearts
you asked were stolen and how many rightfully
mine? How did I come to imagine building
a city of flowerboxes? Or hear your ancestors
whispering in between kisses? And then,
when in the next few hours did we cease?

-Major Jackson
...was staring at the little blotch of sunshine with a special intensity, considering lying down in it.

-JD Salinger
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#139292 2 years ago
Sonnet 98

William Shakespeare 1609



From you I have been absent in the spring
When proud-pied April, dressed in all his trim,
Hath put forth his youth into every thing,
That heavy handed Saturn laugh'd and leap'd with him,
Yet nor the lays of birds, nor the sweet smell
Of flowers of different odour or hue,
Could make me of any summer's story tell,
Or from their proud lap pluck them from where they grew:
Nor did I wonder at the lily's white,
Nor praise the deep vermillion of the rose;
They were sweet, but figures of delight,
Drawn after you, the pattern of all those.
Yet seem'd it winter still, and you away,
As if your shadow I will these did play
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#139715 2 years ago
Stone Bird
by Pattiann Rogers

I remember you. You’re the one
who lifted your ancient bones
of fossil rock, pulled yourself free
of the strata like a plaster figure
rising from its own mold, became
flesh and feather, took wing,
arrested the sky.

You’re the one who, though marble,
floated as beautifully as a white
blossom on the pond all summer,
who, though skeletal and particled
like winter, glimmered as solid as a bird
of cut crystal in the icy trees.

You are redbird—sandstone
wings and agate eyes—at dusk.
You are greybird—polished granite
and pearl eyes—just before dawn,
midnight bird with a reflective
vacancy of heart like a mirror
of pure obsidian.

You’re the one who flew down
to that river from the heavens,
as if your form alone were the only
holy message needed. You were alabaster
then in the noonday sun.

Once I saw you rise without rising
from your prison pedestal
in the garden beneath the lime tree.
At that moment your ghost
in its haunting permeated every
regality of the forest with light,
reigned with disdain in thin air
above the mountain, sank in union
with the crosswinds of the sea.

I remember you. You’re the one
who entered in through my death
as if it were an open window
and you were the sound of the serenade
being sung outside for me, the words
of which, I know now, are of freedom
cast in stone forever.
...was staring at the little blotch of sunshine with a special intensity, considering lying down in it.

-JD Salinger
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#139722 2 years ago
^^^Oh, I like that a lot!!
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Its an obsession but its pleasing

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#139770 2 years ago
You dont HAVE a soul, You ARE a soul. You have a body- C.S. Lewis

Its not really a poem, more of a quote, but one of my faves
eight-sided whispering hallelujah hat rack
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83msg1sttyme
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#141225 2 years ago
April is national poetry month
heres one
Dreams

Hold fast todreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

Langston Hughes
If i told ya all that went down,it would burn off both your ears
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Re: Poet's Corner..Post Your Favorites

#141237 2 years ago
Love that one 83msg!!!!!
eight-sided whispering hallelujah hat rack
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#141581 2 years ago
do limmericks count?
If i told ya all that went down,it would burn off both your ears
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#141609 2 years ago
Yes
SunshineSue
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#144833 2 years ago
Another timely one by Langston Hughes.


April Rain Song

Let the rain kiss you
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops
Let the rain sing you a lullaby

The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk
The rain makes running pools in the gutter
The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night

And I love the rain.



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