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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:45 pm

The smell of gasoline drifting from its desert origin.
This fast fill station so perfectly placed on a sunny hill
Reminds us of a place that feels the full heat of religion,
But a higher burning keeps our quick senses temperate still.

And like the sands of time we laughed at the passing
Of sights and smells that ignite poorer imaginations
To give over and kill without ever grasping
A love so surpassing death dies for richer creations.

And here we always meet, at the station of our heart
Looking at each other as if we were in a dream
Seeing for the first time different eyes so supreme
That bright flames burst into vision, keeping us apart.


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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:23 pm

It is nice to see a little concern for metric, this day and age.
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:19 pm

If this is goodbye forever, then by forever I will stay,
Bound to the gold ring I place on your finger
To circle the flesh like some ghostly figure
Who, keeping with the queen, is always turning and fading away.
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:05 pm

He passes by, and, without even glancing your way,
You wonder if he can hear you calling
From the bottom of your heart still falling
In silence, waiting for a look that says OK let’s play.

But always he looks past your best put on face. Yet, like the sun so turned on
By the colorful flowers of the earth
Singing to the sound of discordant birth
He remotely calls back, rising in you like the sweet agony of dawn.
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:32 pm

Your face, opening just so, allows everyone to see
A light from the most intimate mirror
That brings their lustful eyes ever nearer,
But in whose reflection only I am meant to be.
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:52 pm

Lyssa wrote:



I see you and raise you...

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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:54 pm

All around us the earth digests, and, breathing heavy,
Exhales a puff of cryptic fog
Where suddenly the lowest frog,
Bubbling with light, gives royal birth to our mind’s belly.
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:38 pm

perpetualburn wrote:
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I see you and raise you...








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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:25 am

Evading a hungry forest monster, I dream distressed, until
Finding your face in the dark of night
Covered in the moon’s rich milky light
You look at me calmly, effortlessly waking a sleeping will.
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:43 am

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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:28 am

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Forest monster?



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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:57 am

Lyssa wrote:
Supra-Aryanist wrote:


Forest monster?




Has to be.
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:13 pm

A dense sun, vanishing at an astonishing rate, quickly
But calmly works its royal magic
In muscles sculpted by the fabric
Of a nude dream, appearing to the gold digging night princely.
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:10 pm

An unexpected cold suspends first contact, leaving the secret of sin
Waiting in frost bitten fruit
For a sure sun to shoot
A warm kiss, and, for a moment, end forever the winter on her skin.
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:54 pm

Falling into you like an angel forsaking the sky
Who becomes enraged to know
That the light you calmly show
Was meant for another being more uplifted than I,

You gently force me to return to myself ever stronger
By playfully but painfully
Turning away from those that can’t raise themselves any longer.
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:47 pm

"In Durance"
Ezra Pound

(1907)
I am homesick after mine own kind,
Oh I know that there are folk about me, friendly faces,
But I am homesick after mine own kind.

'These sell our pictures'! Oh well,
They reach me not, touch me some edge or that,
But reach me not and all my life's become
One flame, that reaches not beyond
My heart's own hearth,
Or hides among the ashes there for thee.
Thee'? Oh, 'Thee' is who cometh first
Out of mine own soul-kin,
For I am homesick after mine own kind
And ordinary people touch me not.
And I am homesick
After mine own kind that know, and feel
And have some breath for beauty and the arts.

Aye, I am wistful for my kin of the spirit
And have none about me save in the shadows
When come they, surging of power, 'DAEMON,'
'Quasi KALOUN.' S.T. says Beauty is most that, a
'calling to the soul'.
Well then, so call they, the swirlers out of the mist of my soul,
They that come mewards, bearing old magic.

But for all that, I am homesick after mine own kind
And would meet kindred even as I am,
Flesh-shrouded bearing the secret.
'All they that with strange sadness'
Have the earth in mockery, and are kind to all,
My fellows, aye I know the glory
Of th' unbounded ones, but ye, that hide
As I hide most the while
And burst forth to the windows only whiles or whiles
For love, or hope or beauty or for power,
Then smoulder, with the lids half closed
And are untouched by echoes of the world.

Oh ye, my fellows: with the seas between us some be,
Purple and sapphire for the silver shafts
Of sun and spray all shattered at the bows;
And some the hills hold off,
The little hills to east of us, though here we
Have damp and plain to be our shutting in.

And yet my soul sings ‘Up!' and we are one.
Yea thou, and Thou, and THOU, and all my kin
To whom my breast and arms are ever warm,
For that I love ye as the wind the trees
That holds their blossoms and their leaves in cure
And calls the utmost singing from the boughs
That Hhout him, save the aspen, were as dumb
Still shade, and bade no whisper speak the birds of how
'Beyond, beyond, beyond, there lies . . .'
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:17 pm

Rilke wrote:
All feeling, in figures and actions,
becomes endlessly vast and light.
I will not rest until I've achieved it,
this: to find the images for my transformations.
The rising fall of song is not enough.
Once and for all I must make the attempt
to utter into visibility
what hardly happens when it’s felt.

Rilke wrote:
Now the hour bows down, it touches me, throbs
metallic, lucid and bold:
my senses are trembling. I feel my own power —
on the plastic day I lay hold.

Until I perceived it, no thing was complete,
but waited, hushed, unfulfilled.
My vision is ripe, to each glance like a bride
comes softly the thing that was willed.

There is nothing too small, but my tenderness paints
it large on a background of gold,
and I prize it, not knowing whose soul at the sight,
released, may unfold . . .
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:19 pm

On the skin of angels a metallic voice screams
Of the active seasons fading
To more industrial shading,
Leaving unseen a ripe silver city of dreams.
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:48 pm

You had a chance;
You had a choice;
The former you withheld;
The latter you withdrew;
Courage you dismantled;
Honesty you disdained;
In silence you exposed;
In lies you excelled;
Consequences therein contemptuous;
Connections herein contraindicated.

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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:15 pm

The summer day is glaring mad, and like the fabric of your yellow dress
Woven sheer by the calm threading of light
In the heavens where the gods play with sight
You conceal my one desire, begging me to discover the sun’s excess.
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:58 pm

I close my tired eyes to go to sleep, and I begin see you dancing in the dark.
And reflecting the silver light from my steel will
That in sudden falling unfolds to see you still
Like a restless sun, I catch you between dreaming and day as my eternal spark.
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:52 pm

Why would you look in the dead mirror
When you can see returning through my living eyes
Your best face forgetting all error
As I lift your reflection into clear skies.

Why would you look in the dead mirror
When only these eyes can catch and calmly release
The angels that bring your face nearer
To destruction as you change angles without peace.

Why would you look in the dead mirror
Unless you are in love with all-consuming death.
And why would I look at you dearer
Than all life unless I find in you my last breath.
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:54 pm

You are my unflinching pride and the barely sheathed, daring double-edged sword
Reflecting the sun’s dangerous light
Calmly back into my will to fight
To the bitter end so I might return sweet like dawn, bloody and restored.
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:26 pm

I desire one thing and one thing only: the green and gold splendor of the gods' left over eternity.
And like dawn rising as the jewel of my lustful heart
Into reality only to fade like all good art
I fall again into the day’s deep longing, returning from this moment rich with undying certainty.
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:24 pm

My heavy heart turns lightly from twisted tiger eyes to disarming leopard ones.
And I begin to see the shy halo pattern
Formed by unwinding angels circling the Saturn
Of their love like a silver crown becoming visible to calmly bound gold suns.
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:31 am

Looking rough, you invite me in, but it’s in these arms that you’re always meant to be.
And like two matched bodies that hold together a dream
By curling up to the moment as one focused team
With time to play only one game, I embrace the tender weight of eternity.
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:10 pm

I thought I had beaten beauty, and finally ended the war
Until I saw a flower appear despite my conquest
Like a defiant soldier who, in surviving my best,
Now stands refreshed by blood, prouder than all striking beauty before.

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The weight of an unassuming dream, fading back like an old dying love into the still reservoir of night,
Leaves him alone with the disturbing pressure of the crowded day
Where only the proudest dreamers can weave together a clear way
To the rejuvenated sun that, arriving radically, lifts reality into bottomless light.
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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:26 pm

The voluptuous moment, hanging by a thread of all-consuming light,
Falls without any warning
Like a woman performing
For a taken man, and successfully suspends time to the sun's delight.


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PostSubject: Re: Poetry Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:38 pm

She loses herself in the demanding imaginations of a thousand different men until she finds the one
That sets her tired heart free
From pretending to be
Anything but the perennial mystery of the earth revolving effortlessly around a calmly bound sun.
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