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    Quote Originally Posted by symphony View Post
    The following is by Countess.

    It's a poem that made me feel i want to write something like this when i grow up.


    By the way, have anyone seen Adolescent lately? Where did he disappear?
    No sign of Uncle Lar either!!
    i second this
    "Come away O human child!To the waters of the wild, With a faery hand in hand, For the worlds more full of weeping than you can understand."
    W.B.Yeats

    "If it looks like a Dwarf and smells like a Dwarf, then it's probably a Dwarf (or a latrine wearing dungarees)"
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    This is my favorite because it touches my heart. (I will admit to a slight bias)

    The picture is old, faded in spots,
    corners folded, fuzzy with years.
    Look closely and you’ll see the faces are the same.
    They are my grandmother and me.
    Our two faces touching, and becoming one
    in a spot on the cheek in front of the ear

    Both faces are younger and
    older than the years they have seen.
    In each face is reflected the other,
    one just beginning life,
    the other nearing its end

    This connection lives on
    transcending time,
    and thirty years later
    our cheeks are connected still.

    The great divide, the timeless eternity, the shadow
    That moves between us like a vapor
    does not separate our cheeks.

    I am no different than her
    just an extension -

    reaching from the past into forever.

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    mom, you are biased- but I'm glad! thanks

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    This is another favourite now:

    Scarlet by symphony

    Scarlet

    It was in a sunny summer’s morn
    That Mother gave her the paint brush,
    “Paint away, dear”, Ma has said,
    “Give the world its colors”,
    And has flashed a smile.
    Everything came
    In colors
    Ever
    Since.


    The summer was suddenly yellow,
    The sun shone golden on the day.
    The smile Mom gave was orange—
    Dad’s words were crescent blue.
    The li’l pup was brown.
    The garden- green.
    The canvas
    Ne’er was
    White.



    Then
    One night
    Those strange men
    In green stormed in.
    Shouting loud harsh words--
    Their voices- a dark teal,
    Their actions- a dappled grey,
    The huge black guns screamed in their hands—
    A moment later, the world turned red.


    Red
    With death,
    Stilled and hushed,
    And marooned deep—
    Mother’s frozen eye
    Shadowed in red lashes;
    Dad lay in a pool of red.
    The li’l paint brush rolled on the floor.
    The world was now a world in scarlet.
    I sang of leaves, of leaves of gold, and leaves of gold there grew.

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    My! I'm honored!
    And delighted. Thanks Pensive.
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    I dont know if this is the right place to pose this question, but since Adol was the one who started this thread, I'll go ahead.
    Does anyone happen to know why he "left forever"? I, among many others, enjoyed his poetries very much and I'm sure this forum will miss him if he decides to leave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by symphony View Post
    I dont know if this is the right place to pose this question, but since Adol was the one who started this thread, I'll go ahead.
    Does anyone happen to know why he "left forever"? I, among many others, enjoyed his poetries very much and I'm sure this forum will miss him if he decides to leave.
    Yeah Quasi and myself were wondering where Adol disappeared to also. Didnt he once say his mam usually drags him to like texas for a few weeks during the summer? could that be why hes away from here?
    "Come away O human child!To the waters of the wild, With a faery hand in hand, For the worlds more full of weeping than you can understand."
    W.B.Yeats

    "If it looks like a Dwarf and smells like a Dwarf, then it's probably a Dwarf (or a latrine wearing dungarees)"
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    Adol and UncleLar

    Two missing members, I guess it is a forum and people come and go. The non-virtual life will drag any of us off for lots of reasons. I have an instinct about Adol coming back but never knew UncleLar that well. quasi

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    but its not just them. I mean.... wheres nightshade and Schokokeks, and lote tree.
    "Come away O human child!To the waters of the wild, With a faery hand in hand, For the worlds more full of weeping than you can understand."
    W.B.Yeats

    "If it looks like a Dwarf and smells like a Dwarf, then it's probably a Dwarf (or a latrine wearing dungarees)"
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    To Niamh: We can only speculate but "vacation" season is upon us and the members you mention are hopefully on a beach or taking the great tour. Outside of sending a posse, I think we shall see their return. quasi

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    But Adol has this "Left 4ever" thing written in custom user title...that was what confused me.

    Anyway, I earnestly hope all of them comes back in no time.
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    A "not-the-last-ever-poetry-post" from Bii.... I certainly hope it's not the last, because it is phenomenally beautiful. And if, heaven forbid, it did have to be your last, it would be phenomenally memorable.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bii View Post
    Parting

    Close the door when I am gone,
    and breathe the air that bears
    the scent of my passing.
    Avoid the table in the hall
    in case my fingerprints
    meet yours; and chat about
    past times as old friends
    might do, on chance meeting.
    Donít be troubled by the hair
    that weaves like tumbleweed
    in all the corners; the mice
    will take it, stuff it to the pillows
    on which their children sleep,
    and dream of cheese.
    Forget my words, no more
    will they reverberate around
    these rooms; forget the
    shape that my head
    made upon your pillow;
    forget the way I take
    my tea;
    and most of all
    forget me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CdnReader View Post
    A "not-the-last-ever-poetry-post" from Bii.... I certainly hope it's not the last, because it is phenomenally beautiful. And if, heaven forbid, it did have to be your last, it would be phenomenally memorable.
    Wow! Thank you Cdn for your very kind and humbling comments.

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    Yeay Sticky!
    "Come away O human child!To the waters of the wild, With a faery hand in hand, For the worlds more full of weeping than you can understand."
    W.B.Yeats

    "If it looks like a Dwarf and smells like a Dwarf, then it's probably a Dwarf (or a latrine wearing dungarees)"
    Artemins Fowl and the Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer


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    I just came across this poem by CDNreader and had to put it here. I just fell in love with it.

    Sail Away

    Sail away with me, my darling, to a misty distant land
    We'll ride the waves together....walk the beach hand in hand.
    There will be no need for artifice, nor pretense set upon
    Masks will be tossed away, and new dreams will be spun.

    Let the ocean bring us closer than we have ever been before
    The relentless motion of the water upon this magical shore
    The pale early mornings....the fiery moonlit nights
    Dream with me beyond the horizon...let your spirit take flight.

    Come with me, my darling....dream with me as we sleep.
    Our love will rise unbounded, our roots will burrow deep.
    We'll make a home near the water, palm fronds upon bamboo
    We'll gather seeds for a garden, tend it lovingly, me and you.

    Keep this dream with you, my darling....as we drift upon the waves
    For what would we be without dreams to keep the world at bay?
    Close your eyes, my sweet....build sandcastles in the air.
    Let peace wash through your body....and remember the joy that awaits us there.
    "Come away O human child!To the waters of the wild, With a faery hand in hand, For the worlds more full of weeping than you can understand."
    W.B.Yeats

    "If it looks like a Dwarf and smells like a Dwarf, then it's probably a Dwarf (or a latrine wearing dungarees)"
    Artemins Fowl and the Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer


    my poems-please comment Forum Rules

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