poetry

6 articles tagged as poetry

bedofproses: scientists tell us that all water is old water, that there is no room for originality, that everything is recycled. the anguish of Achilles bleeding out face-down in the Trojan dirt mingles with that of a stockbroker caught in the ebb and flow of the markets, and what I am trying to say is that the tears navigating south through the canyons on your face may have once wet the cheeks of Alexander …

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I think I may have mentioned before that I used to write poetry. In fact, for years, it was really what got me through school. At first, I liked it because, well, I could finish a poem. Then, all I felt, all the ugliness and misery, the longing and hope, I could write. I could express it all, like lancing a boil. Some of it was your usual drech, but, as I practiced with …

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You are the hurricane, The screaming banshee’s song, He is the depths of the ocean, Silent and unhearing. He is the mountain, Unyielding and steep. You are the rain, Forgotten in a day. You are the violet Hiding in the shadows, He is the oak tree Higher than the sun. He is everything that is quiet, Everything that is strong, and unattainable, and beautiful, and wise. And you, you are the mist… You touch …

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I guess I owe you a debt of thanks, You opened the door And ushered me into a world I never knew. It is a lovely place and even  though you will never be here to help furnish it, to share the joy of it, I thank you. And this is good bye. For all the times I saw you looking at me, For all the times I tried to make you laugh. For …

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