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Offline SteveJ

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Nocturne (Poem)
« on: May 22, 2008, 07:39:06 PM »


Nocturne

This is the mask that fits my face,
See me vanish without trace
Behind the shade of my disguise,
A Pierrot doll with mirrored eyes

Here is the voice that speaks for me,
Harsh sentence of reality,
Hard talk to soften bitter blows,
The Hammer speaks, the anvil glows 

For bound is the body where I live,
A soaring spirit held captive,
Escapist dreams release my soul
Beyond this frame, beyond control

Untamed is the mind that roams at night,
It bursts the banks of so-called life
And drowns the day in liberty,
River wild, return to me
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Re: Nocturne (Poem)
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2008, 04:50:05 AM »
Steve I couldn't tell you whether this is good or bad
poetry mate and I don't really care. I liked it.

Mairi :)

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Re: Nocturne (Poem)
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2008, 06:56:02 PM »
Good poem mate . . . probably not up to the standard of those floating around the Thingy at the moment. We've been doin' poetry lessons and could have done with your input. Don't be shy. ;D

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Re: Nocturne (Poem)
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2008, 07:26:16 AM »
Very good Steve, just great!

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Re: Nocturne (Poem)
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2008, 07:42:12 AM »
Thank you, Lord Chris & Mr H ;D ;D
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Re: Nocturne (Poem)
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2008, 07:47:41 AM »
'tis a poem!  ;D Mind giving lessons, sir Steve?

Oh, and just a minor suggestion- I think I heard: 'See me vanish without trace' with 'a' after 'without', but maybe it's just me  ;D ;D ;D Great poem, Captain.

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Re: Nocturne (Poem)
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2008, 07:49:30 AM »
Hail Admiral Lou! ;D

After seeing your efforts, and Hunter's, on the Pirates thread, I think you two could write better poetry that this^ :)
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Re: Nocturne (Poem)
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2008, 07:50:48 AM »
 ;D ;D With random last sentences just to make a rhyme!

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Re: Nocturne (Poem)
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2008, 07:54:39 AM »
Yes, well, that's as may be, Admiral, but the truth is, my poems aren't really poetry - they don't conform to poetry's 'rules', you see...

By the way, I will get round to writing the collab. story before long - I'm ill with flu, plus, I was up all night scaring myself as I imagined a new scene for Salv. House's ending ;D ;D
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Re: Nocturne (Poem)
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2008, 07:58:08 AM »
Rules?  Oh yes...rules! *scratches head*  ;D ;D ;D

No worries, Captain, I am patient! Wait... Salvatore House's ending? The Salvatore House?

*dances about*

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Re: Nocturne (Poem)
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2008, 07:59:41 AM »
Yes, the Salvatore House! Though unfortunately, due to the market meltdown, it's now Salvatore Garage. ;D
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Re: Nocturne (Poem)
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2008, 08:02:36 AM »
Yes, well, that's as may be, Admiral, but the truth is, my poems aren't really poetry - they don't conform to poetry's 'rules', you see...

Um, well, in fact they conform to quite a lot of rules - at least, based on the one above. Rhyming and meter foremost. You've also got some nice imagery there. So I have no idea what you're on about. There are no rules really in any case - just hints and guidelines, as for any writing. But since you haven't put this up for critique, I'll back out now :)
"You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet." - Kafka

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Re: Nocturne (Poem)
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2008, 08:03:08 AM »
Even better! Perchance, can it pimp my haunted house, sir Steve?  ;D ;D

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Re: Nocturne (Poem)
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2008, 09:48:37 AM »
steve, no rules broken here. Looks fine to me..

Chris