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    Posted: 24-Oct-2011 at 03:47
Beauty

A thing of beauty -
Be it flower, or drop of dew, or word of love,
Is so fragile, and yet so strong
It takes your heart, but leaves a storm
Behind
When it is gone.
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There once was a poet named Dragon Rising
who enjoyed immensely his gliding.
He lit on a stoop took a nice poop
and flew off smiling with the sun arising.
 
 
"Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence"

S. T. Friedman


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Turn Sun

Dense matter rests
And tears in half the Sun in my mind
So Dark and Heavy and so Blazing Apart
Like velvet Curtains in a small provincial theater
Apart  - like Lips that Just Have to Kiss
And can never come together again
Like the Night that is Fried Will never restore -
Keep the Pieces to remember the Whole.
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  Quote Centrix Vigilis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-Oct-2011 at 21:30
There once was a poet named DQ..
whose love of writing about love was the cue.
 
Late thru the night well into the light..
Was the verse rendered.. with such passionate might.
 
That all who read it...day or night 
exclaimed their admiration and delight.


Edited by Centrix Vigilis - 30-Oct-2011 at 22:41
"Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence"

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Originally posted by Centrix Vigilis

There once was a poet named DQ..
whose love of writing about love was the cue.
 
Late thru the night well into the light..
Was the verse rendered.. with such passionate might.
 
That all who read it...day or night 
exclaimed their admiration and delight.

Thank you, Centrix, I'm quite flatteredSmile.
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Just a wee ditty that was hammered into my head when I was a youngster.



                        The auld broon troot lay unner a stane,
                        Unner a stane lay he,
                        An he thocht o' the wund,
                        An he thocht o' the rain,
                        An the troot that he uist tae be.
 
                        A'm a gey auld troot, said he tae hissel,
                        A gey auld troot, said he,
                        An there's mony a queer-like
                        Tale A cuid tell
                        O' the things that hae happened tae me.
 
                        They wee-hafflin trooties are aa verra smart,
                        They're aa verra smert, said he,
                        They ken aa the rules
                        O' the gemm aff by hairt,
                        An they're no aften catched, A'll agree.
 
                        They're thinkin A'm auld an they're thinkin A'm duin,
                        They're thinkin A'm duin, said he,
                        They're thinkin A'm no
                        Worth the flirt o' a fin
                        Or the blink o' a bonnie black ee.
 
                        But A'm safe an A'm smug in ma bonnie wee neuk,
                        A'm safe an A'm snug, said he,
                        A'm the big fush that
                        Nae fusher can heuk,
                        An A'll aye be that - till A dee!


I was forced to memorize this poem when I was about six years old. I didn't understand a word of it and am somewhat surprised that I have never forgotten it.

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For those who don't understand it. It's basically saying that elderly are a heck of a lot smarter/wiser than the young uns.
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Time Out of Time In

The time is flowing again like a river in spring when
The snow is melting in the mountains and pouring in them
In a outburst of beating water and crystal whipping foam
Breaking the light in thousand pieces, light like only light can be
Hitting urging going on itself  fierce and out like you do on me
In a day when the fences are taken down and the air is steamed
And the time is in limbo and sliding in the bended inside of a ring
Sliding on itself like I slide on you...like in March...the air smells of spring.
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So Beautiful and Not a Dream

I was dreaming in a dream which I dreamt
That I was sleeping and your eyes on me were spent
Whit such tenderness I've no words to describe
Radiating  towards me sweet delight.

I was so overwhelmed by such a bliss
That my eyes were afraid that  they will it miss
They slightly opened and I looked and my mind did bent
When I noticed that your eyes on me were spent.
DQ




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My Dreams

My dreams are full of your hands -
And the clouds
Your hands are trains rolling on my rails
Out of bounds

Your hands are ships floating on my waves
And submarines are are diving in my depths
Your hands are planes taking me in, taking me up
My dreams - full of your hands - are my haven on earth.
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On Wasting Time

I was being cavalier in managing my time with you
Wasting moments in not kissing and embracing
Wasting moments in not at your face gazing
Wasting time without adoration - of you.

Now how I beg a moment to have spared
So I can hug you close and get replenished
So I can kiss you and get myself renewed
Now how I beg for a second more with you!
DQ



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Devising Ways To Keep You With Me

I'm wrapping your image around my wrist - with a kiss, a touch, and twist
So I can have you in my day - come what may.
I'm planting you all over in my skin in a thousand seeds of light - within -
So I can have you in my night - dark or bright.

I'm dipping my fingers in you - so with you they are imbued,
So I have you every hour - with the same power.
I'm drinking my eyes on you - so they on you are drunk
So they see you everywhere I look - and in you be sunk.
DQ


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Bilbo's Last Song

Day is ended, dim my eyes,
but journey long before me lies.
Farewell, friends! I hear the call.
The ship’s beside the stony wall.
Foam is white and waves are grey;
beyond the sunset leads my way.
Foam is salt, the wind is free;
I hear the rising of the Sea.

Farewell, friends! The sails are set,
the wind is east, the moorings fret.
Shadows long before me lie,
beneath the ever-bending sky,
but islands lie behind the Sun
that I shall raise ere all is done;
lands there are to west of West,
where night is quiet and sleep is rest.

Guided by the Lonely Star,
beyond the utmost harbour-bar,
I’ll find the heavens fair and free,
and beaches of the Starlit Sea.
Ship, my ship! I seek the West,
and fields and mountains ever blest.
Farewell to Middle-earth at last.
I see the Star above my mast!

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Dark It Is

Dark time is coming in a storm
And flows over my breath -
But not this time and not this space
I will regret,

Not this touch and not this silence
Not this cry and not those words -
I'll not regret you, my very close One
While the Earth still moves.
DQ


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Lament

Even Rain - crustal clear, pure, fine
Runs like mid when brought into dust
And mixed with dirt, turns into sticky mud.
When looked upon in this way
Crystal Rain is only dirty stain.

And Rain cannot be rain no more.
Don't ask the Rain to rain no more
For Rain is dead. Weep for Rain, for Rain is gone.
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In Instance

It happened instantly and inforgivingly - like Death.
And what is dead cannot be resurrected.
Don't try to water a dead plant, or feed dead mouse -
In vain is it, in vain will be yet.

It's easy to kill a Butterfly - one only needs
To smear her wings and the fairies' dreams
Will shrink in an instant and shrivel like wings
Of dead Nymphs - dry and gone. It's Done.
DQ



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Emily Dickinson:

NO romance sold unto,
Could so enthrall a man
As the perusal of
His individual one.
’T is fiction’s, to dilute        5
To plausibility
Our novel, when ’t is small enough
To credit,—’t isn’t true!

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Emily Dickinson:

IF what we could were what we would—
Criterion be small;
It is the Ultimate of talk
The impotence to tell.




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Walk light on the land (Chookie)

Walk light on the land,

cause no hurt to the earth,
live from your heart,
not from your head.
Be what you are,
not what you're told.
For money you did what guns could not do.........
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Emily Dickinson

GLORY is that bright tragic thing,
That for an instant
Means Dominion,
Warms some poor name
That never felt the sun,        5
Gently replacing
In oblivion.

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Anna Akhmatova - Echo

There’re no paths to where the former gone is.
I don’t crave for the passed by long ago.
And what is there? The lit with blood floor stones,
The immur’d and forgotten door,
Or echo which still doesn’t have any patience 
To be quite mute, though I’ve prayed much for that…
This helpless echo fell in the same station,
In which is one in my heart set. 

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