Author Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration [juvenile & adult language/themes]  (Read 54246 times)

Offline Tom 10

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8846
Re: National Poetry Month Celebration [juvenile & adult language/themes]
« Reply #570 on: April 28, 2017, 03:35:04 PM »


Last Touched Things

[of course it sucks, but what's NaPo w/o a suckie list poem?  No one else had posted one, I don't think, so I guess it was up to me :)]



« Last Edit: May 19, 2017, 11:16:48 AM by Tom 10 »

Offline Tom 10

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8846
Re: National Poetry Month Celebration [juvenile & adult language/themes]
« Reply #571 on: April 28, 2017, 03:39:46 PM »





Two peanuts in a garden
« Last Edit: May 19, 2017, 11:17:00 AM by Tom 10 »

Offline Tom 10

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8846
Re: National Poetry Month Celebration [juvenile & adult language/themes]
« Reply #572 on: April 28, 2017, 03:40:30 PM »

Water Waits Forever.

« Last Edit: May 19, 2017, 11:17:10 AM by Tom 10 »

Offline Tom 10

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8846
Re: National Poetry Month Celebration [juvenile & adult language/themes]
« Reply #573 on: April 28, 2017, 03:41:26 PM »

West Kansas Senryu

« Last Edit: May 19, 2017, 11:17:23 AM by Tom 10 »

Offline Tom 10

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8846
Re: National Poetry Month Celebration [juvenile & adult language/themes]
« Reply #574 on: April 28, 2017, 03:42:22 PM »


  Stray Thoughts on Ivanka

« Last Edit: May 19, 2017, 11:17:31 AM by Tom 10 »

Offline Tom 10

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8846
Re: National Poetry Month Celebration [juvenile & adult language/themes]
« Reply #575 on: April 28, 2017, 03:43:06 PM »



Hannibal Lecter’s Soup Kitchen
and Billiard Parlor


« Last Edit: May 19, 2017, 11:17:52 AM by Tom 10 »

Offline Tom 10

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8846
Re: National Poetry Month Celebration [juvenile & adult language/themes]
« Reply #576 on: April 28, 2017, 03:44:24 PM »


A Recurring Thought of the Spirit Mother

« Last Edit: May 19, 2017, 11:18:10 AM by Tom 10 »

Offline Tom 10

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8846
Re: National Poetry Month Celebration [juvenile & adult language/themes]
« Reply #577 on: April 28, 2017, 03:48:18 PM »
Gyppo is an inspiration toward the full-narrative approach, which my idiot Narrator has adopted in the following:



           Full Circle

« Last Edit: May 19, 2017, 11:18:27 AM by Tom 10 »

Offline Tom 10

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8846
Re: National Poetry Month Celebration [juvenile & adult language/themes]
« Reply #578 on: April 28, 2017, 03:50:47 PM »
   Spring Prospectus


[Note -- I think I am caught up now.   :) See you tomorrow if I find an internet connection.
« Last Edit: May 19, 2017, 11:18:55 AM by Tom 10 »

Offline Mark T

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4076
Re: National Poetry Month Celebration [juvenile & adult language/themes]
« Reply #579 on: April 28, 2017, 04:01:06 PM »

My God, Ty. I'm staggered and near-speechless. Also salivating, as i get to go back and savor that smorgasbord. Good grief, what the heck kind of road 'trip' are you on?  ;D   

Offline Mark T

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4076
Re: National Poetry Month Celebration [juvenile & adult language/themes]
« Reply #580 on: April 28, 2017, 04:16:16 PM »


Okay, here's my poem for today.

Nuts

Two peanuts in a garden
wearing shoes and holding hands
consume morning sunlight
like white apples on spotted plates.


« Last Edit: April 28, 2017, 04:20:16 PM by Mark T »

Offline kateD

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1910
Re: National Poetry Month Celebration [juvenile & adult language/themes]
« Reply #581 on: April 28, 2017, 06:03:13 PM »
My God, Ty. I'm staggered and near-speechless. Also salivating, as i get to go back and savor that smorgasbord. Good grief, what the heck kind of road 'trip' are you on?  ;D   

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Do tell T!

Offline drab

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3891
Re: National Poetry Month Celebration [juvenile & adult language/themes]
« Reply #582 on: April 28, 2017, 08:50:04 PM »

    Maybe a Dog
Maybe a dog in the distance

Welcome back T  :)
This one doesn't count...you've already posted it  ;D
To live, with gentle but cunning deceit, and accept the consequences, is the destiny of every man.

Offline drab

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3891
Re: National Poetry Month Celebration [juvenile & adult language/themes]
« Reply #583 on: April 28, 2017, 09:50:19 PM »
#30
Up close, green leaves dominated,
furrowed to attention, in line
flower heads faced me,
bug eyed, as if frightened.
The more I looked
the more I thought
it wasn't fear,
they were simply in awe of themselves,
of just being.

Not content with a few,
my greedy eyes
opened towards their horizon.
The field, vast,
gradually condensed them to solid yellow,
I can't remember how blue the sky was
or what trees separated them.

I do remember sensing them as I would a creature,
could feel their collective wonder,
their perception that time exists
and knowledge that
for them it would end

immersed in their bright sadness.


Running on empty after nearly a month I closed my eyes, put the TV on mute, waited a minute, then pressed pause.
The image that faced me would be my next poem.
It was a huge field of sunflowers, all harmoniously orientated. The more I studied them, the more they became personified.
  

 

« Last Edit: April 28, 2017, 09:52:38 PM by drab »
To live, with gentle but cunning deceit, and accept the consequences, is the destiny of every man.

Offline drab

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3891
Re: National Poetry Month Celebration [juvenile & adult language/themes]
« Reply #584 on: April 28, 2017, 10:27:08 PM »
#31
A list poem of things I shouldn't have done.

kiss nicola white at 3                 (we were catholic, and not in a long term relationship. In my defence I didn't French it!)
refused to eat vegetables at 4     (catholic veg aint too spicy)
got sexual education at 9            (my parents wouldn't do something yucky like that!)
started smoking at 10                (it's better than being sexually abused)
kept silent at 12                        (there it is)
worn platform boots at 15           (thanks be to catholic jesus smart phones didn't exist)
left school at 17                        (could have become a catholic priest)
thought I'd be dead by 40 at 20    (might be a Bishop now...instead of a Rev.
thought I might live forever at 30 (that's the really funny one)






To live, with gentle but cunning deceit, and accept the consequences, is the destiny of every man.