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    Summer Is Gone?

    Naked branches
    scrawling their
    way to the stars
    and heaving
    sighs of
    relief
    Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty
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    For Aunty:

    Aunty-Mischievous
    Fixing me up
    With Mail-Order bride!
    I sent my Soul through the Invisible,
    Some letter of that After-life to spell:
    And by and by my Soul return'd to me,
    And answer'd "I Myself am Heav'n and Hell :"


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    Strung out and sprawling on couches and chairs
    bathed by strings of fuzzy lights
    a small radio sits among the debris
    the music smoothes everything together
    the scent in the room is familiar
    and responsible for it all
    Never gave a damn about the meter man, until I was the one who had to read the meters, man - Thurston Moore

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    "Modern Love"
    I am broken.
    Fix me.
    Eternal Love
    I am dying
    Save Me!
    I sent my Soul through the Invisible,
    Some letter of that After-life to spell:
    And by and by my Soul return'd to me,
    And answer'd "I Myself am Heav'n and Hell :"


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    Little poem.
    Pale.
    Underfed.
    Wait
    and we will try
    to find the food you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blp View Post
    Do you know the Kenneth Koch Variations on another famous Williams poem?

    http://www.eliteskills.com/analysis_...h_analysis.php

    Florence has gone
    blond
    she's gone

    Oh yes! I do remember Kenneth Koch and I remember that funny, funny parody NOW, but I wasn't thinking of it when I wrote my tiny parody. Kenneth Koch's is so much better, of course.
    Is the Florence poem yours. It's FABULOUS! And wonderfully tiny!

    Replies #47-50 Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. All fun to read!
    Kiz Paws -- your metaphor is Updikean. (Is that a word?)
    Lote-Tree, I am mischievous, never anti-mischievous. (That would be Aunt Polly in the Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Or the civilizin' Aunt Sally in The Adventures of Huck Finn. I keep getting those old biddies confused.)
    Sec of Defense- I know you're not Rummy. Rumsfeld with his tangled syntax could never write a poem this good.
    You've got a love any line that has the word "debris" in it.
    And the little poem about the malnourished poem-- fine
    use of personification.

    I'm so glad I logged on to this network. These were all delightful. Seriously!
    Your Auntie

    Florence has gone
    blond
    she's gone

    Florence was the good doctor's wife, wasn't she?
    Elsie, the gal in the poem, "For Elsie," worked for the family.
    more about the Koch parody: all from WCM's tiny poem about the plums in the ice box. Jack Paar, the late (in more ways than one) night talk show host, had a similar experience. He thought the dish in his wife's refrigerator was apricots. But they were egg yolks. I kid you not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AuntShecky View Post
    Lote-Tree, I am mischievous, never anti-mischievous.
    Bueno!

    Welcome Aunti Loki
    I sent my Soul through the Invisible,
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    And by and by my Soul return'd to me,
    And answer'd "I Myself am Heav'n and Hell :"


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    I am tired
    My body weeps last drops of strength
    and darkness comes
    i lie down, close my eyes, and wait for dawn.
    "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

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    my poems-please comment Forum Rules

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    Ambergris,
    on the sea,
    the way tongues
    carry myths
    of what moves
    in shadows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AuntShecky View Post
    Kiz Paws -- your metaphor is Updikean. (Is that a word?)
    Thanks, what a compliment indeed

    Yes, this is definitely a good thread, kudos to whoever started it!

    His heart was stolen
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    of the girl who
    swallowed his
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    Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty
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    Sleep!!
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    and clean up this mess!!
    I'm in love with The Vinegar Man and Mr. Tanner, but be careful, it could just as easily be you.

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    My voice is for you
    For you only but if
    Someone else hears
    It’s ok I don’t mind
    That everyone knows
    My heart is yours
    And was from that
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    [QUOTE=kiz_paws;432353]Thanks, what a compliment indeed

    Yes, this is definitely a good thread, kudos to whoever started it!

    Guess who?

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefangled View Post
    Ambergris,
    on the sea,
    the way tongues
    carry myths
    of what moves
    in shadows.
    I like the last four lines of this. Re: ambergris. It's whale vomit,usually found washed up on beaches, but you are
    right in that it floats on the sea. Perhaps you could write a second poem on the paradoxical nature of the foul-smelling stuff, which is an essential ingredient of perfume.

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    Insecurity

    If I toot
    my own horn
    can I play
    in your band?
    Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty
    ~Albert Einstein

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