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I Go Among Trees and Sit Still by Wendell Berry

1934-   I go among trees and sit still.All my stirring becomes quietAround me like circles on water.My tasks lie in their placesWhere I lef…

Started by Steph S.

5 Sep 21, 2011
Reply by A Former Member

Osama Bin Ladin

Osama Bin Ladenby Gael R. Murphy   Osama Bin Laden,May his tribe reform.Began to hate Yanks,When we fought Desert Storm. We stationed our t…

Started by Dogly

0 May 2, 2011

The Curmudgeon

I ran across the word "limerick" while researching lyrics and poetry on Wikipedia.  Of course, I know what a limerick is but reading about…

Started by Atheist Exile

1 Aug 30, 2010
Reply by Ian Mason

The Ideological Impasse

I. Life is cold, life is rough, life is surely harsh It’s like slowly drowning in a boggy marsh The cold steel of the anvil’s soul mate is…

Started by Math Geek

0 May 5, 2010

An Exercise In Kundera

I. Liberalization began melting the curtain of pig But the eighty-second element rained down Upon the radical, dissent springs retaliation…

Started by Math Geek

0 May 5, 2010

An Exercise In Glass And Decay

I. The glass house... The female form... The refracted light... The shutterbug craves the obscenity of the moment The model craves the s…

Started by Math Geek

0 Apr 27, 2010


Lylith is an ancient mythical figure often portrayed as a demon or as the wife of satan but also in a medieval tradition as the first wife…

Started by Simon Miller

3 Dec 19, 2009
Reply by Christopher Wilton

An Experiment in Alliteration: Sirens, Mermaids and Mongrel Manatees

The following piece was an experiment in alliteration; the first 2 stanzas in “S”, the last 2 in “M”. My first concern was to make sure it…

Started by Atheist Exile

0 Nov 15, 2009

"Two Books" by Benjamin Dodds I've just made the weekly update of, and felt that the poem linked to above would be of interest.

Started by Phillip A. Ellis

3 Nov 12, 2009
Reply by A Former Member

I Can't Love You Forever

I can feel the hurtling velocities of Earth around the sun crawling with atrocities and on its axis spun. I can hear a cataclysmic crash…

Started by Kylyssa Shay

3 Oct 24, 2009
Reply by Simon Miller


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