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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 MJ on May 6, 2009 at 8:16am
I just got finished with an English class, and we had a poetry project as the final essay. I wrote a few poems for class, and this one may be appropriate here:
A comet swung low,
To gather true believers.
They reaped what they sowed.
The Comet was much brighter,
More so than the followers.
Comment by Dionysus on April 18, 2009 at 3:01pm
I'd highly recommend Robinson Jeffers. He uses nature to deliver what has to be some of the most incredible poetry you'll ever read. I'm also a huge Charles Bukowski fan. Good ole drunk Hank had more to say about life than most and his simple, clean, prosaic styles trounced all the academics of his time in the sense that the typical person walking down the street could relate and enjoy. He could be pretty dark (Dinosauria, We) or pretty damn funny (a threat to my immortality). He's definately be a huge inspiration to many.
Comment by Alise on March 22, 2009 at 7:13pm
Hello, yay another group to join! I love poetry, reading, writing and reciting. I think my favorite poet is William Blake, but that could always change.
Comment by Leslee Love on January 23, 2009 at 11:24am
lstpuzzlepc: Thanx! Thanx to all who enjoyed it! It's one of my faves.
Comment by Brad on January 21, 2009 at 1:46pm
Leslee, your poem.... posted on the is the 21st... but, as I am SLOW, your poem is still very nice.
Comment by Ian Mason on January 9, 2009 at 2:21pm
Really good poem. Hard hitting. In mood, it reminds me of Gerard Manley Hopkins but without his complicated and difficult language.
Another bulls-eye.
Comment by Leslee Love on January 9, 2009 at 10:08am
Comment by Leslee Love on January 8, 2009 at 10:45pm

Tomorrow is but a night away
And in this pitch I would stay
Confined to my chain, my regrets and sorrow
Pleading there be no tomorrow.

It is not mine
It is not promised
It is hopes that have all but vanished
Secluded and suppressed, alone in my bower
Alone forever in my underground tower
Comment by Brad on January 8, 2009 at 10:23pm
you're right dallas, I think.... they not chew them properly, for the proper perspective, we need to chew them slowwwwwwww. :^)
Comment by Brad on January 8, 2009 at 12:08am
RIDDLE ~ Unknown ~

A moth, I thought, munching a word.
How marvellously weird! A worm
Digesting a mans sayings -
A sneaktheif nibbling in the shadows
At the shape of a poets thunderous phrases -
How unutterably strange!
And the pilfering parasite non the wiser
For the words he has swallowed.

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