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Severed Selves

Two separate divided silences,
Which, brought together, would find loving voice;
Two glances which together would rejoice
In love, now lost like stars beyond dark trees;
Two hands apart whose touch alone gives ease;
Two bosoms which, heart-shrined with mutual flame,
Would, meeting in one clasp, be made the same;
Two souls, the shores wave-mocked of sundering seas:--

Such are we now. Ah! may our hope forecast
Indeed one hour again, when on this stream
Of darkened love once more the light shall gleam?
An hour how slow to come, how quickly past,
Which blooms and fades, and only leaves at last,
Faint as shed flowers, the attenuated dream.

-- Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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Comment by Kelly on December 27, 2015 at 10:03pm
Thank you Ian. I believe the French say L'art pour l'art which also means Art for Art's sake. Love this saying.

So the name of this group is Poetic Art?(ARS POETICA)
Comment by Ian Mason on December 27, 2015 at 9:33pm

Latin for 'art.' As in the MGM motto 'Ars Gratia Artis' - art for art's sake.

Comment by Kelly on December 27, 2015 at 9:17pm
What does ARS signify in the name of this group?
Comment by Craigart14 on December 2, 2014 at 6:15pm

David Sensei, blank verse IS iambic pentameter but without end rhymes.

Comment by tom sarbeck on January 23, 2013 at 10:42pm

Sometimes the words just fall into place, this time into Adelaide Crapsey's cinquain form, five lines with 2, 4, 6, 8 and 2 syllables:

"I think,

"Therefore I am,"

Said the philosopher.

Bunk! He didn't feel; he only

Half was.

Comment by Steph S. on January 23, 2013 at 8:51pm
Peter I love the poem!
Comment by Richard C Brown on January 23, 2013 at 8:32pm

I like "Love to a Soldier"

I was a soldier once.

Comment by Tony Carroll on May 20, 2012 at 9:00pm

I like it, Write4U. Very much. The chaos behind everyday life showing thru, overlaid with humor/pathos.Very well done indeed.

Comment by David Sensei on May 20, 2012 at 8:46pm

Nice work, write4U. This poem's got everything - evocative imagery of both scenery and people, nature and humanity, and more important, a story to tell. I like the way you ended where you began. There is pathos there, a hidden sadness behind the superficially happy scene. You write4US!

Comment by MonkeyPhilosopher on May 20, 2012 at 4:22am

Very nice David. Funny and insightful.


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