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    Quote Originally Posted by AuntShecky View Post
    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.


    I am just one of those weirdos who can smell the Channel through the vomit. I actually saw ambergris once from the bow of a ship in 1959 and it seemed like it went on for miles. I have never seen so many gulls. Only once so many birds (Cedar Waxwings) in one place. The sound is deafening.

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    Trapped in a teardrop
    I can't stretch my arms
    stifled heartbeats
    make me miss
    the freedom
    of being
    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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    father’s fist of words,
    forgiving is love,
    forgetting is salvation,

    perhaps another time —
    long smooth backstrokes:

    blue mother,
    and yet this refrain,
    and yet you listen

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefangled View Post
    father’s fist of words,
    forgiving is love,
    forgetting is salvation,

    perhaps another time —
    long smooth backstrokes:

    blue mother,
    and yet this refrain,
    and yet you listen
    I loved this! Firefangled is one of the stars of the network.
    Your poem reminded me of "My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore
    Roethke.
    See? Your Auntie isn't all negative!

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    I have to agree with AuntShecky on this one - that's a beautiful poem firefangled.
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    When Auntie Met "Edgy"

    I'm no Jacques Derrida nor Cleanth Brooks.
    I'm just an ol' dame who likes jazz and books.
    I didn't try to get fancy,
    I tried to be nice.
    You'd think it was Nancy
    And Tonya back on the ice --
    For out came the cry,
    "Why, Auntie, WHY?"
    Not brain surgery, merely debating,
    Not Tarantino slicing up a PG-13 rating.
    They thought they'd been stabbed! But --
    It was only a scratch, a paper cut.
    If penance you want, I'll jump in a quarry.
    But what can I say --
    after I say I'm sorry?

    (Note: The speaker -- the "I" of the poem-- and the author
    are one and the same.)

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    that was a very cute poem AuntShecky. I for one did not have my panties in a wad. I'm sure if we could have seen your body language while you asked us the question out loud there would have been no hurt feelers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AuntShecky View Post
    I'm no Jacques Derrida nor Cleanth Brooks.
    I'm just an ol' dame who likes jazz and books.
    I didn't try to get fancy,
    I tried to be nice.
    You'd think it was Nancy
    And Tonya back on the ice --
    For out came the cry,
    "Why, Auntie, WHY?"
    Not brain surgery, merely debating,
    Not Tarantino slicing up a PG-13 rating.
    They thought they'd been stabbed! But --
    It was only a scratch, a paper cut.
    If penance you want, I'll jump in a quarry.
    But what can I say --
    after I say I'm sorry?

    (Note: The speaker -- the "I" of the poem-- and the author
    are one and the same.)
    Awww, very sweet, Aunt. And this thread you started rocks. Take care, Kizzo
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by AuntShecky View Post
    I'm no Jacques Derrida nor Cleanth Brooks.
    I'm just an ol' dame who likes jazz and books.
    I didn't try to get fancy,
    I tried to be nice.
    You'd think it was Nancy
    And Tonya back on the ice --
    For out came the cry,
    "Why, Auntie, WHY?"
    Not brain surgery, merely debating,
    Not Tarantino slicing up a PG-13 rating.
    They thought they'd been stabbed! But --
    It was only a scratch, a paper cut.
    If penance you want, I'll jump in a quarry.
    But what can I say --
    after I say I'm sorry?

    (Note: The speaker -- the "I" of the poem-- and the author
    are one and the same.)
    AuntShecky - a good poem, if unnecessary. No apology was ever required.

    I've made a start on my Pylon poetry. First one really belongs here:

    matchstick men
    without matchstick
    cats and dogs.
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    Exclamation

    Equipment

    Didn’t you ever listen
    When you were taught—
    We only fall down
    To get up again…

    You say you can’t see,
    Eyes can mislead—
    Trust what’s beyond senses
    The heart and the soul…

    That abysmal stench,
    You find so overwhelming—
    May be rancid reflections
    Of your own broken dreams…

    That pungent venom you spit out,
    Lest it cause you to vomit—
    Is it Castor Oil that you’ve prescribed
    For other’s perceived ills?

    Stretch out your blind fingers,
    Seek out the roughest place on the tree—
    Where the bark is so weathered and worn,
    That side faces North…

    Use what you’ve got,
    You’re equipped for the journey,
    The answer lies only
    In using resources correctly…

    Pendragon
    © 8/25/07
    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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    ^^^ I love this one, Pen.... especially this ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Pendragon View Post
    That abysmal stench,
    You find so overwhelming—
    May be rancid reflections
    Of your own broken dreams…
    Great stuff!
    *

    "Courage is not the absence of fear but the judgment that something else is more important than fear." -- Ambrose Redmoon

    CR: Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert
    JF: Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. My review is here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFifthElement View Post
    matchstick men
    without matchstick
    cats and dogs.
    Cool, hope you post tons of these!
    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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    This one's kinda old:

    Merrily he shot with a grimace
    six-shot hypocrite
    with floating seashade eyes.

    Scoutlike sentry,
    comic book dreams
    of knots unravelled.
    and somehow a dog
    has taken itself & its tail considerably away
    into the mountains or sea or sky, leaving
    behind: me, wag.
    - John Berryman

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    Love, like life,
    is experienced
    in the
    in-between spaces.
    The places we think
    are too small....
    The places we think
    nothing can exist....
    The places we sometimes
    ignore
    or
    forget.

    .
    cdn/26aug07
    .

    .

    The silence crowds out
    the words that should be said.
    Neither of us asks,
    because neither of us
    wants to answer.

    .
    cdn/10feb07
    .
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    "Courage is not the absence of fear but the judgment that something else is more important than fear." -- Ambrose Redmoon

    CR: Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert
    JF: Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. My review is here.

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    My week,
    Sunday begins it,
    Church is the culprit
    and I its accomplice.
    I'm in love with The Vinegar Man and Mr. Tanner, but be careful, it could just as easily be you.

    "If you're going to write you better have somewhere to come from." Flannery O'Connor

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