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    To Nightshade and Niamh: You sure are right Niamh, this does belong here. In fact it belongs published. Nightshade...you didn't just pass over that line, you high-jumped it. quasimodo1

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    That's fantastic!!
    "The time has come," the Walrus said,
    "To talk of many things:
    Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
    Of cabbages--and kings--
    And why the sea is boiling hot--
    And whether pigs have wings."

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    Wowie really? are we all looking at the same poem?!
    Thanks abillion-gazillion anyways
    My mission in life is to make YOU smile
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    "The time has come," the Walrus said,"To talk of many things:

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    Exclamation

    You never told me you were such a wonderful poet, Night! Wow!

    Some of us laugh
    Some of us cry
    Some of us smoke
    Some of us lie
    But it's all just the way
    that we cope with our lives...

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    Here is one of my favs I just have who wrote some of th older ones

    Quote Originally Posted by Niamh View Post

    a curse for the fraudster!

    Investigations on its way,
    I hope you have somethings to say!
    I dont think it right what you do,
    but dont you worry i've spotted you!
    I hope someone catches you at work,
    and locks you up you stupid jerk!
    Quote Originally Posted by Isagel View Post
    Go-Go
    ]I imagine
    you think you look silly
    dancing around naked
    in the living room like that,
    doing the
    shake- shake-shake
    to make me smile
    It isn´t just men that lose their
    breath you know,
    and I wish I could tell you
    what I want to do
    without sounding like
    pornography,
    but then again
    maybe you wouldn´t mind.
    Isagel again On writing this ones called

    Quote Originally Posted by Isagel View Post
    I write
    because I don´t have words,
    I have pictures
    and when
    I can turn one into a sentence
    a wisp inside my belly
    makes a pirouette
    and takes a bow.
    Last edited by Nightshade; 09-01-2007 at 10:41 AM.
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    No really nightie that is a really good poem! And thanks for putting my curse here! I think thats the first poem of mine to be put here! feel honoured!
    "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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    In Appreciation

    Over one thousnd served

    I hope no one has already done this, if so, it deserves repeating.

    I would like to acknowledge Riesa for starting what has become such a pleasurable thread. That is the Cinquain thread.

    Secondly, every poet who had contributed deserves to be recognized for these little gems and for giving to it such a long and interesting life. I hope I got everyone at least once. It is a lot of fun and good exercise.

    Often I am in a hurry and cursing because I want to write or read poetry not go to work, but I have to have my fix for the day, so I can feel I have accomplished something this day, if only 2,4,6,8,2.

    So, thanks to Riesa and all you have kept this going. Here is a sample:

    Riesa

    These words
    are black and white
    but bring color to mind
    lemons, sun dried blue-bonnets and
    red barns

    Riesa

    wheeee
    a carnival:
    prehistoric camels
    leading dancing elephants dressed
    in pink.

    Virgil

    Red barns
    come across the
    car window as one drives
    across the Pennsylvania
    country

    inmyownworld

    and fun
    such a strange word
    sometimes makes me wonder
    if, maybe, Speaking's not pretty
    at all

    dramasnot6

    I look
    Past the beggars
    Grime and caked blood
    No importance ,I have deadlines
    Pennies

    Il Penseroso

    Glory
    glazes the eyes
    of those to remember,
    parchment no proper tomb to store
    the dead.

    Pensive

    No tears
    are killing me
    they have no care for me
    cruel tears do not hear anything all
    brutal tears.

    firefangled

    is here
    where heaven is?
    she pointed to her heart,
    yes child, heaven is where you are
    always

    Susan Sonnen

    what bliss
    is to be found
    within a man's own home,
    warmth, food, love and if he's lucky
    good books

    Susan Sonnen

    Endless
    journeys of hope,
    well-worn paths of promise,
    natural markers guide us through
    life's maze

    Pendragon

    ever,
    always exist:
    never pass from life, but
    remain eternal, without end—
    no death

    Pendragon

    our grasp
    exceeds our reach
    so the dreams crash and burn
    failure but another name for new
    effort...

    Whifflingpen

    hoping
    for untold wealth
    I crossed the dry desert;
    but lost the boundless treasure of
    your smile.

    Whifflingpen

    I paint
    gold on lilies,
    I let my salty tears
    Fall into the deep and briny
    Ocean.

    wyzguy

    soft tick.
    tock, too, quiet.
    tick talks but listens not
    and tock shocks when all talking stops.
    alone

    Adolescent09

    again,
    the stark voices
    ripple frightfullly at dusk,
    until a carpet, once more lain,
    blots paths

    AdoreroDio

    what now
    the young girl asks
    staring out
    across the sky of blue
    she stops

    Bluemauvey

    Singers
    Ululating
    As the coffins lower
    Their voices rise to silence birds
    Like guns

    kandaurov

    I dream
    of yellow skies
    and ocre, spongy ground
    of people able to sit and
    wonder

    Aunty-lion

    expand
    your horizons
    look to other customs
    in culture war noone can win
    let be

    Bii

    Often
    I look upwards
    at the cerulean
    sky; wondering how it became
    so vast...

    Bii

    striped suits
    with men inside.
    Chalked white lines on charcoal
    everywhere the eye can see, all
    the same

    motherhubbard

    Effort
    Simply trying
    That’s all I ask of you
    I do not expect perfection
    Attempt

    motherhubbard

    Time now
    To do those things
    That you have long dreamed of
    Take hold of the moment this time
    Don’t wait

    Symphony

    At night,
    When the distant light
    From the lamp not so bright
    Hits this parchment of mine, i write
    Empty words...

    Symphony

    at peace
    my beloved
    twin-soul lies, shaded by
    green grass and memories of years
    long-gone

    Enchanted

    miss you...
    two words define
    the existence of our
    relationship and yet remain
    hollow.

    littlewing53

    to rise
    again not yet
    tomorrow comes quickly
    appearing in neon shadows
    colors

    Jade Rain

    Turning
    The seasons change
    Nature withers and dies
    Spring comes and life starts anew
    Rebirth

    Jade Rain

    How strange
    The funny man
    Wearing stilts and a wig
    Makes people laugh but he is not
    A clown

    PrinceMyshkin

    a sign
    of certain mad-
    ness is to fool around
    with arbitrary poem forms
    till dusk

    PrinceMyshkin

    to time
    I will not cede
    anything of my own
    that surely dwells most deep and sharp
    in me

    CdnReader

    inside
    darkness exists
    strength, courage and honour
    are needed to drive out the fear
    of life

    CdnReader

    laughing
    spilling forth loud
    no maintaining reserve
    let the giggles overtake now
    release

    Ampoule

    and fly
    we must go high
    bounce off clouds, touch the sky
    the rainbow wants to tell us why
    we cry

    Ampoule

    farewell
    Andromeda
    welcome welcome welcome
    the female warrior now unchained
    bright star

    smartgirl

    the door
    mysterious
    what is it doing here
    why is it that i can't open
    how strange

    brainstrain

    she knows
    all and too much
    but before she is done
    the dark sky will burst forth anew
    with truth

    zargon

    write on,
    until day's gone
    until night drapes its cloak,
    over day and darkness, light, soak
    all's black

    mir

    Life sucks.
    Paint my room black,
    Black for the pain inside,
    Long hair, empty stare, call me
    Emo!

    Triskele

    eternity awaiting us...
    yet nobody
    dares wait in this black place
    chanting in tongues of pale wing angels
    heaven

    Uncle Lar

    My love
    of Life is based
    on the many chances
    one has to make better choices
    right now.

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    ^^^^^

    firefangled this must have taken you ages. What an amazing thing to do, and what amazing poems. I will have to go now and write a cinquain
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    here is an old poem by Amuse



    our months
    together/her
    tiny heartbeats
    fall from the scalpel
    as i lay
    vanquished in post-op
    they are scurried into
    the autoclave

    what a lucky
    thing to be
    born a scalpel!
    it will
    shake itself
    free will
    never
    see
    or be haunted by
    any hopes and dreams

    ...dreams last
    night of
    snatching
    minis in bassinets
    from wildfires
    and overly tipsy
    garbage trucks
    with tons of
    smelted goo,
    from hammocks
    nearly broken above
    bald rocky ground-

    but the scalpel,
    you wonder?
    ah yes.
    the scalpel.

    it will
    traipse along
    its merry way
    go on to
    save lives in
    triple bypass,
    repair
    herniated disks and
    remove polyps
    as blithely
    as it
    removes beauty
    (as aged women
    attempt
    to destroy crow's
    feet and character-
    to look Good!)

    but i will always
    remember the
    heartbeats that i
    never heard
    the heartbeats
    that i hate you for

    that you couldn't
    wouldn't let me keep.
    ...it must be nice to be a
    scalpel.
    it must be nice to be a
    man.
    Nothing but nothingness

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    Long live the skillful, supersized and extended metaphor. Great work Amuse! quasi

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefangled View Post
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    Symphony

    At night,
    When the distant light
    From the lamp not so bright
    Hits this parchment of mine, i write
    Empty words...

    Symphony

    at peace
    my beloved
    twin-soul lies, shaded by
    green grass and memories of years
    long-gone
    Cant even remember when I wrote them, must be way ancient (owing to the fact that one of them doesnt even follow the format ).
    Thanks so much for taking the time to pick up all those great pieces and putting them together this way, it had to be done, and who else better than u?
    .
    ...the smell of flowers through metal labyrinths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by symphony View Post
    Cant even remember when I wrote them, must be way ancient (owing to the fact that one of them doesnt even follow the format ).
    Thanks so much for taking the time to pick up all those great pieces and putting them together this way, it had to be done, and who else better than u?
    I chose them for their beauty, Symphony. In this case it was so that I didn't even notice the form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by symphony View Post
    Cant even remember when I wrote them, must be way ancient (owing to the fact that one of them doesnt even follow the format ).
    At first, I was also perplexed. But by reading the start of firefangled's post thrice, I remembered having posted a poem in Cinquain thread.

    Thanks a lot, firefangled for taking time to post these very interesting little pieces of poetry.
    I sang of leaves, of leaves of gold, and leaves of gold there grew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefangled View Post
    Over one thousnd served
    Often I am in a hurry and cursing because I want to write or read poetry not go to work, but I have to have my fix for the day, so I can feel I have accomplished something this day, if only 2,4,6,8,2.
    I totally understand this, Fire. And I agree.... I love the cinquain challenge to keep my pen honed, even on days that I don't have the time or inspiration for more.

    CdnReader

    inside
    darkness exists
    strength, courage and honour
    are needed to drive out the fear
    of life

    CdnReader

    laughing
    spilling forth loud
    no maintaining reserve
    let the giggles overtake now
    release
    Thanks so much for including me in this long list of favourites. I'm honoured.

    BUT!!!! If I may be so bold....

    You missed somebody....
    I hope you'll allow me to correct this grievous error....


    firefangled

    I tread
    toward the light
    you can tell where I have been
    the pieces of dream fall from me
    like snow

    firefangled

    let go
    you do not die,
    no heaven or hell waits,
    judgment does not hide in pure light,
    you do

    firefangled

    just ask
    your dog or cat
    their opinion of love,
    rub, rub, rub, sloppy, lick, lick, lick
    ‘nuff said

    firefangled

    silence,
    like dark cacao,
    velvet with a heartbeat,
    the ascending and decending
    ending

    .
    *

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    Thanks Cdn. I appreciate the thought. I did include one of mine as one of many others who contributed. I do like the ones you found, though.

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