The Poetry Thread

Discussion in 'Mojave Desert CA' started by Mertroid, Feb 19, 2003.

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  1. Stridarious Jedi Grand Master

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    That is a really great poem there Mertroid. :)
  2. Mertroid Jedi Grand Master

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    Thanks. I just love poetry and all these so far are strong poems with very strong messages and themes. :)




  3. Stridarious Jedi Grand Master

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    Yes all strong messages, and strong words of encouragement.
  4. Mertroid Jedi Grand Master

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    Yes indeed. :)

    A Love Poem
    ___whose body has opened
    Night after night
    Harbouring loneliness,
    Cancelling the doubts
    Of which I am made,
    Night after night
    Taste me upon you.

    Night and then again night,
    And in your movements
    The bed?s shape is forgotten.
    Sinking through it I follow,
    Adrift on the taste of you.

    I cannot speak clearly about you.
    Night and then again night,
    And after a night beside you
    Night without you is barren.

    I have never discovered
    What alchemy makes
    Your flesh different from the rest,
    Nor why all that?s commonplace
    Comes to seem unique,

    And though down my spine one answer leaks
    It does not bother to explain itself.

    Brian Patten
  5. Jodo-Fett Jedi Master

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    All that is gold does not glitter
    Not all those who wonder are lost
    The old that is strong does not wither
    Deep roots are not reached by the frost
    From the ashes a fire should be woken
    A light from the shadows shall spring
    Renewed shall be blade that was broken
    The crownless again shall be king
  6. Mertroid Jedi Grand Master

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    Very interesting poem there Jodo-Fett. :D
  7. Stridarious Jedi Grand Master

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    Hey Mertroid, can you send me a copy of that Poem? Thanks. :)
  8. Jodo-Fett Jedi Master

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  9. Mertroid Jedi Grand Master

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    Your welcome Jodo-Fett. And what poem? The one I had just posted for my most recent Stridarious? :)
  10. Stridarious Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah if you could please Mertroid.
  11. Jodo-Fett Jedi Master

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    Stridarious your lazy, why don't you just copy it and put it into mircosoft word?
  12. Stridarious Jedi Grand Master

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    Thats true Jodo-Fett thanks anyhow Mertroid now do you happen to have anymore poems? I am searching for another one to post.
  13. Mertroid Jedi Grand Master

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    Yes I have a lot more poems. :D

    Gift of Sight
    I had long known the diverse tastes of the wood,
    Each leaf, each bark, rank earth from every
    hollow;
    Knew the smells of bird?s breath and of bat?s
    wing;
    Yet sight I lacked: until you stole upon me,
    Touching my eyelids with light finger-tips.
    The trees blazed out, their colours whirled
    together,
    Nor ever before had I been aware of sky.

    Robert Graves



  14. Stridarious Jedi Grand Master

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    Mertroid that poem was relly, really inspirational. It reminds me of that one movie. Itmust be a big thing to nt be able to see what you want to. Then to one day get it back. MAN! its so touching!
  15. Mertroid Jedi Grand Master

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    i carry your heart with me (i carry it
    in my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
    i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
    by only me is your doing, my darling)
    i fear
    no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
    no world (for beautiful you are my world, my
    true )
    and it?s you are whatever a moon has always
    meant
    and whatever a sun will always sing is you

    here is the deepest secret nobody knows
    (here is the root of the root and the bud of the
    bud
    and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which
    grows
    higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
    and this is the wonder that?s keeping the stars
    apart

    i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

    E.E. Cummings

  16. Mertroid Jedi Grand Master

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    Quiet Song
    In Time of Chaos
    Here
    Is home.
    Is peace.
    Is quiet.

    Here
    Is love
    That sits by the hearth
    And smiles into the fire,
    As into a memory
    Of happiness,
    As into the eyes
    Of quiet.

    Here
    Is faith
    That can be silent.
    It is not afraid of silence.
    It knows happiness
    Is a deep pool
    Of quiet.

    Here
    Sadness, too,
    Is quiet.
    Is the earth?s sadness
    On autumn afternoons
    When days grow short,
    And the year grows old,
    When frost is in the air,
    And suddenly one notices
    Time?s hair
    Has grown whiter.

    Here?
    Where is here?
    But you understand.
    In my heart
    Within your heart
    Is home.
    Is peace.
    Is quiet.

    Eugene O'Neil
    To Carlotta on her birthday
  17. Stridarious Jedi Grand Master

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    Oh now that one was really good. :) I am still looking for some of my old work, I should have it posted soon.
  18. Mertroid Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah I shall have my poems posted soon too. :)
    I also keep writing more as well. :)
    I love writing poetry and expressing myself through writing and art. :D
  19. Stridarious Jedi Grand Master

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    Yes, it is great to be able to express yourself through art in words.
  20. Mertroid Jedi Grand Master

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    it may not always be so; and i say
    that if your lips, which i have loved, should
    touch
    another?s, and your dear strong fingers clutch
    his heart, as mine in time not far away;
    in on another?s face your sweet hair lay
    in such a silence as i know, or such
    great writhing words as, uttering overmuch,
    stand helplessly before the spirit at bay;

    if this should be, i say if this should be ?
    you of my heart, send me a little word;
    that i may go unto him, and take his hands,
    saying, Accept all happiness from me.
    Then shall i turn my face, and hear one bird
    sing terribly afar in the lost lands.

    E.E. Cummings
  21. Stridarious Jedi Grand Master

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    :) That was another great poem by Mertroid :)
  22. Mertroid Jedi Grand Master

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    I didn't write it Alex. E.E. Cummings did. Yeah that poem is beautiful. So much poetry. :)
  23. Stridarious Jedi Grand Master

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    No, actully what I meant was that it was a good poem that you chose. 8-}
  24. Mertroid Jedi Grand Master

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    The Dreams of the Clown Fish

    You are in love. It taints your food with
    A hint of coffee and fills your dreams with green
    Mountainsides. You have seen what beauty is
    And knew it when she danced in the rain.
    You have heard music in the sunrise and learned
    That time is never enough as you held her hand.
    You felt the butterflies in your stomach when
    She entered the room. You felt the lion
    Tear at your intestines when she boarded that
    Plane in Savannah. And you felt the sky fall
    When you saw it leave the ground and knew
    That she would not come running down the
    Terminal and kiss you once more.
    You have built yourself, your world, by
    Yourself entirely. You have been destroyed
    By love, and you have stooped to rebuild
    Yourself once more with only broken tools.
    She loves you for the things that you have
    Done, and you love her, that she does pity
    Them. Together, your witches live in a dream.

    Stephen Balkcim
  25. Mertroid Jedi Grand Master

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    Thomas Moore 

    Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms

    Believe me, if all those endearing young charms,
    Which I gaze on so fondly today,
    Were to change by tomorrow, and fleetin my arms,
    Like fairy-gifts fading away,
    Thou wouldst still be adored, as this moment thou art,
    Let thy loveliness fade as it will,
    And around the dear ruin each wish of my heart
    Would entwine itself verdantly still.
    It is not while beauty and youth are thine own,
    And thy cheeks unprofaned by a tear
    That the fervor and faith of a soulcan be known,
    To which time will but make thee more dear;
    No, the heart that has trulyloved never forgets,
    But as truly loves on to the close,
    As the sunflower turns on her god, when he sets,
    The same look which she turned when he rose.
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