Author Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration [juvenile & adult language/themes]  (Read 43473 times)

Offline DRP22

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Re: National Poetry Writing Month - Welcome!
« Reply #45 on: April 03, 2017, 10:40:33 AM »
Comfortably Reclusive

A copy of a copy
of a copy of a copy.
The same image in theory
but wrong from every angle.

Never present, never missing.
This version of me is
twice removed, once replaced,
employing space but absent.

My habitat now affords
little commodity
but serves in its function,
dividing one from far too many.

The hermit shacks down again,
determined in his retreat.
Too real, too personal,
these walls are much too thin.

Sinfully disengaged,
the social pulse fades quickly,
but if I could save it now,
Id still appreciate the distance.

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Re: National Poetry Writing Month - Welcome!
« Reply #46 on: April 03, 2017, 11:25:15 AM »
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Re: National Poetry Writing Month - Welcome!
« Reply #47 on: April 03, 2017, 11:34:26 AM »
I'm not feeling the creative urge, or whatever, but what I am reading here is terrific. I love that there is so much participation, and good stuff, to boot!

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« Reply #48 on: April 03, 2017, 11:48:52 AM »
Kate - Agree about the good stuff going up here!  

And about having to brow-beat the muse.  You may feel that way, but it doesn't show - Twins was really good reading.  It's been slogging for me, but I know that if I am not writing, the muse doesn't come.  Last year it took plodding through the first week before it felt like I was hitting my stride.

Duck - nice posting, and good to see you.

DRP - Love the way your poems are so pleasantly readable -- "Never present, never missing. / This version of me is / twice removed, once replaced, / employing space but absent."  Great rhythm piece.  :)  & I loved - second coming of Mozart.  :)

drab - Its a delight to have you along this time.

Catherine, REW - Return of the Poetesses!!  Love reading your new stuff - you need to be here year-round.  Both of you, dammit. ;D

Mark - I know you're just warming the bath water, I'm expecting full-on Inverse Bhagavad Gita strung like ribbon from the rafters of the galaxy before the month is out . . . .  Just saying.

What a treat to be sharing this with yous guys.

And Gyppo - this Thread's Gibraltar. Keep us on track, Big Guy. 8)

 :)

T


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Re: National Poetry Writing Month - Welcome!
« Reply #49 on: April 03, 2017, 11:54:24 AM »
 
DRP - Love the way your poems are so pleasantly readable -- "Never present, never missing. / This version of me is / twice removed, once replaced, / employing space but absent."  Great rhythm piece.  :)  & I loved - second coming of Mozart.  :)


Thank you so much, Tom!

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Re: National Poetry Writing Month - Welcome!
« Reply #50 on: April 03, 2017, 01:24:50 PM »
Number three

As I watch the young lady
Cuddling her newborn baby
I recall an ancient memory
Of a very old lady.

She was sitting next to me
On a bench in the city
Looking ever so tenderly
Onto my own newborn baby.

I was so young then, and happy.
And when this very old lady
Bent over and talked to me
I lent my ear to her joyfully.

It is then she said to me
In a voice cracked and crooky
That one day, and pretty soon maybe
I too would be a very old lady.




(not sure about cracked and croocky for an old voice  ???

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« Reply #51 on: April 03, 2017, 01:28:00 PM »
creaky? crinkly? wrinkly? 

Its NaPo - they all work :)

The slide of time - good theme Catherine.  :)

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Re: National Poetry Writing Month - Welcome!
« Reply #52 on: April 03, 2017, 02:48:46 PM »
I'm not feeling the creative urge, or whatever, but what I am reading here is terrific. I love that there is so much participation, and good stuff, to boot!

Yes Kate, I love what I read here too! And for me  the creative urge doesn't burn my fingers (or my brain) either. I had not written since last summer, but it slowly comes back: the pleasure of looking for words, watching the world more intensely in search of inspiration...My mind is starting to fall back in the proper frames, and the music of the words is coming closer. I've set myself the goal of not missing a day, even if I write crap  ;D
And Tom thank you so much for your kind words :)
Keep on feeding this thread all of you !

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« Reply #53 on: April 03, 2017, 03:42:09 PM »
the pleasure of the words . . . watching the world more closely. ;D
keep feeding the thread -- yes!

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« Reply #54 on: April 03, 2017, 03:48:08 PM »

shadows ~ silence ~ snow

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« Reply #55 on: April 03, 2017, 04:30:36 PM »

Yeah - I'm enjoying what's been produced here too. Cathe, if you feel you're struggling a little, I suggest you loosen up, unbind yourself from rhyme, speak from the heart, freely. You were great at the festival last year. We're all a little tight but doing it is what counts - it is what it is, right? 

Just wanna share some local news - our fuckin' scumbag Prez just dropped our already crumbling economy in the shit, billions wiped out overnight, SA officially downgraded to junk status, all for personal gain. The asshole already has like 800 criminal charges of fraud and corruption against him but is still there, grinning like a toad. What a disgrace. People here are seriously pissed off.

But there was some good news... what was it...? um, wait... oh yeah! Like far-out, dudes. Some judge just went and made growing and smoking your own weed at home a constitutional right, ...so put that in your pipe   ;D  8) :P

       

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Re: National Poetry Writing Month - Welcome!
« Reply #56 on: April 03, 2017, 05:53:21 PM »
Just wanna share some local news - our fuckin' scumbag Prez just dropped our already crumbling economy in the shit, billions wiped out overnight, SA officially downgraded to junk status, all for personal gain. The asshole already has like 800 criminal charges of fraud and corruption against him but is still there, grinning like a toad. What a disgrace. People here are seriously pissed off.

I'm confused ... oh, you mean you aren't talking about the U.S.? Really? Parallel universes or something.

Glad to hear your voice again. ;-)

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« Reply #57 on: April 03, 2017, 07:26:48 PM »
#4
I don't wear a watch.

I don't wear a watch,
don't need to.
45 years of smoking at set times
means I'm never more
than a few minutes out.

At six minutes per cigarette
I'll have 1.9 million fewer minutes
to wonder what time it is.

I look on the bright side,
and console myself with the thought that
3.75 years earlier might mean
a quicker release.

Although it might have been better
had I needed a watch.
To live, with gentle but cunning deceit, and accept the consequences, is the destiny of every man.

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Re: National Poetry Writing Month - Welcome!
« Reply #58 on: April 03, 2017, 07:33:47 PM »
#4
I don't wear a watch.

I don't wear a watch,
don't need to.
45 years of smoking at set times
means I'm never more
than a few minutes out.

At six minutes per cigarette
I'll have 1.9 million fewer minutes
to wonder what time it is.

I look on the bright side,
and console myself with the thought that
3.75 years earlier might mean
a quicker release.

Although it might have been better
had I needed a watch.


Every time I pour a gin and tonic I have this same thought. WTF?

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Re: National Poetry Writing Month - Welcome!
« Reply #59 on: April 03, 2017, 07:36:36 PM »
How many minutes do you lose for each G & T Kate?  ;D
To live, with gentle but cunning deceit, and accept the consequences, is the destiny of every man.