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Antigone

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Location: A house, in a Virginian Valley
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Posted: Oct 29, 2019 - 6:38am

Antigone

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Posted: Oct 12, 2019 - 4:28pm

Big, fat ol' moon sit-
ting on the eastern mountains.
Seemed to be resting.
oldviolin

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Posted: Sep 18, 2019 - 10:04am


oldviolin

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Posted: Aug 9, 2019 - 9:24am



 cptbuz wrote:
I've written a poem a week for a long time as part of a poetry club, never found a good place to post them... thought this might be a good spot to plant a few originals from the past 6 months.
Enjoy, discuss, be kind.


This is indeed a good spot. I remember your post from a few months ago also. Keep feeling. Keep writing. There may not be a lot of discussion or critique but for sure it's being read. I've always found Radio Paradise to be incredibly receptive to original creativity.
Many of us; myself included, have often complicated thoughts and emotions and find them hard to articulate. Poetry isn't like an HOV lane for high volume traffic. Often it's more like a dirt road, as yet unpaved and without conditional access...
cptbuz

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Posted: Aug 8, 2019 - 4:49pm

I've written a poem a week for a long time as part of a poetry club, never found a good place to post them... thought this might be a good spot to plant a few originals from the past 6 months.
Enjoy, discuss, be kind.




for america


pretend you don't care
send a thought, or fake a prayer
A-K shells still lying there
bodies lay in disrepair.

no amount of gun control
will fix a land without a soul
no law upon a dated scroll
will be enough to pay this toll.

no check inside a voting booth
no eye for an eye nor tooth for a tooth
can ease the pain or start to soothe
the quest for an answer, a fragment of truth.

mental health don't mean a thing
or video games or bad parenting
or CNN cutaways to children crying
for this is our price to let freedom ring.


                                                    Will LeTendre




Terms and conditions


Growing old is getting old
live to die is what we're sold
is there life and what is death
when we breathe our final breath


A final drive in our old car
we won't have to go too far
bring the wine lets have some fun
make out until the daylights done


Call the kids, say our goodbyes
one last look into your eyes
the car hum echoes in my ear
our final act of our final year


A haze it grows so thick inside
you lean on me I almost cried
been so much for me to bare
to understand how much you care


Going now its closing time
clouded head, slurred rhyme
Even after all this fuss
I see Charon has come for us

                             
                              Will LeTendre




Silhouette my silhouette


The obscurity of my shadow
is that it's always there
even in dim starlight
it's hanging on somewhere.


Was near a total eclipse
I saw my outline gazing
at my rippled white blanket
where shadow snakes were grazing.


It's been here since the start
but I can't help but wonder
will my shadow still stay with me
when I'm buried six feet under?


                                  Will LeTendre






ScottN

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Location: Half inch above the K/T boundary
Gender: Male


Posted: Jul 27, 2019 - 4:46am

More of Everything
by Joyce Sutphen

The people who made me possible
came from places in middle Europe,
riding steamships through the middle of
the nineteenth century. They didn't
always get their right names, and if
they wrote home, I never heard.

The people who made me possible
worked hard clearing the land, tree
by stump by prairie grass, hauling
rock off the fields and gravel to the
roads. They seldom stopped to consider
if here was better than over there––

wherever that was. If they regretted
anything, they didn't say, and they
didn't tell stories about the old country;
my people didn't make a fuss
about being born or dying early––
they always died early––which

explains why they loved weddings
and christenings, birthdays and
the Fourth of July––any time they could
sit at a picnic table listening to
a polka band, going back many
times for more of everything.

Antigone

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Location: A house, in a Virginian Valley
Gender: Female


Posted: Jul 24, 2019 - 1:44pm

Not poetry, but news of a poet.
 
July 21, 2019 - Introducing Billy and Suzannah Collins.


ScottN

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Posted: Jul 23, 2019 - 5:40am

The Road
by Dana Gioia

He sometimes felt that he had missed his life
By being far too busy looking for it.
Searching the distance, he often turned to find
That he had passed some milestone unaware,
And someone else was walking next to him,
First friends, then lovers, now children and a wife.
They were good company–generous, kind,
But equally bewildered to be there.

He noticed then that no one chose the way—
All seemed to drift by some collective will.
The path grew easier with each passing day,
Since it was worn and mostly sloped downhill.
The road ahead seemed hazy in the gloom.
Where was it he had meant to go, and with whom?
oldviolin

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Location: esse quam videri
Gender: Male


Posted: Jul 5, 2019 - 6:33pm



 Antigone wrote:


 oldviolin wrote:


 Antigone wrote:


 oldviolin wrote:
Passage

The solemn pond displays the summer night
Perfect in the rondure of its speculum,
The sky set out in order, light by light.
Serenely a muskrat noses through the lines
Of stars; the cool reflective moon sways in
The water that trembling languidly but once
Now settles, steadies itself again, and shines
Impassive within the astonished O, again
Moveless, upon the water’s plane immense.
Something has happened in the world this night
Of rare consequence for some time to come,
Whether or not it alters the final sum.

Fred Chappell


 

Chappell is a favorite of mine. Thanks for this.

 
You're welcome 


M only acquainted with him but I shared a visit with he and his sweet wife recently over a beverage. He fascinates me.
The Shadow Box collection is so amazing...
 
I love love love his fiction. I Am One of You Forever is one of my favorite novels. Please tell him so, for me.

 
I will next time! I see them occasionally at a local establishment.

oh I edited for spelling below lol 

Antigone

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Location: A house, in a Virginian Valley
Gender: Female


Posted: Jul 5, 2019 - 6:30pm



 oldviolin wrote:


 Antigone wrote:


 oldviolin wrote:
Passage

The solemn pond displays the summer night
Perfect in the rondure of its speculum,
The sky set out in order, light by light.
Serenely a muskrat noses through the lines
Of stars; the cool reflective moon sways in
The water that trembling languidly but once
Now settles, steadies itself again, and shines
Impassive within the astonished O, again
Moveless, upon the water’s plane immense.
Something has happened in the world this night
Of rare consequence for some time to come,
Whether or not it alters the final sum.

Fred Chappell


 

Chappell is a favorite of mine. Thanks for this.

 
You're welcome 


M only acquainted with him but I shared a visit with he and his sweet wife recently over a beverage. He fascinates me.
The Shadow Box collection is so amazing...
 
I love love love his fiction. I Am One of You Forever is one of my favorite novels. Please tell him so, for me.

oldviolin

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Location: esse quam videri
Gender: Male


Posted: Jul 5, 2019 - 6:26pm



 Antigone wrote:


 oldviolin wrote:
Passage

The solemn pond displays the summer night
Perfect in the rondure of its speculum,
The sky set out in order, light by light.
Serenely a muskrat noses through the lines
Of stars; the cool reflective moon sways in
The water that trembling languidly but once
Now settles, steadies itself again, and shines
Impassive within the astonished O, again
Moveless, upon the water’s plane immense.
Something has happened in the world this night
Of rare consequence for some time to come,
Whether or not it alters the final sum.

Fred Chappell


 

Chappell is a favorite of mine. Thanks for this.

 
You're welcome 


I'm only acquainted with him but I shared a visit with him and his sweet wife recently over a beverage. He fascinates me.
The Shadow Box collection is so amazing...

They're poems within poems...
Antigone

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Location: A house, in a Virginian Valley
Gender: Female


Posted: Jul 5, 2019 - 6:21pm



 oldviolin wrote:
Passage

The solemn pond displays the summer night
Perfect in the rondure of its speculum,
The sky set out in order, light by light.
Serenely a muskrat noses through the lines
Of stars; the cool reflective moon sways in
The water that trembling languidly but once
Now settles, steadies itself again, and shines
Impassive within the astonished O, again
Moveless, upon the water’s plane immense.
Something has happened in the world this night
Of rare consequence for some time to come,
Whether or not it alters the final sum.

Fred Chappell


 

Chappell is a favorite of mine. Thanks for this.
Antigone

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Location: A house, in a Virginian Valley
Gender: Female


Posted: Jul 5, 2019 - 6:20pm



 whatshisname wrote:
 smoke rises from trees now gone
I think of these friends that came from seed
their shade, their colors, their leaves now brown
we tidy up their broken bones
the rains are here, the rains are here
desert winds blow no more along with fearsome flame
relief once more  , the rains are here
 we labor deep with sweating brow, must tidy, tidy, tidy cause
the rains are here
as we end our day in reverent peace
the curling smoke haunts the valley view
our blackened hands, our face with ash
relief the task is done once more
and as rains dance on our roof of iron
we celebrate
the rains are here, the rains are here.


 

Very nice!
oldviolin

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Gender: Male


Posted: Jul 5, 2019 - 5:47pm

Passage

The solemn pond displays the summer night
Perfect in the rondure of its speculum,
The sky set out in order, light by light.
Serenely a muskrat noses through the lines
Of stars; the cool reflective moon sways in
The water that trembling languidly but once
Now settles, steadies itself again, and shines
Impassive within the astonished O, again
Moveless, upon the water’s plane immense.
Something has happened in the world this night
Of rare consequence for some time to come,
Whether or not it alters the final sum.

Fred Chappell


whatshisname

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Location: West OZ


Posted: Jun 28, 2019 - 5:01am

 smoke rises from trees now gone
I think of these friends that came from seed
their shade, their colors, their leaves now brown
we tidy up their broken bones
the rains are here, the rains are here
desert winds blow no more along with fearsome flame
relief once more  , the rains are here
 we labor deep with sweating brow, must tidy, tidy, tidy cause
the rains are here
as we end our day in reverent peace
the curling smoke haunts the valley view
our blackened hands, our face with ash
relief the task is done once more
and as rains dance on our roof of iron
we celebrate
the rains are here, the rains are here.


Antigone

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Location: A house, in a Virginian Valley
Gender: Female


Posted: Jun 25, 2019 - 3:25pm

A book of Andrea's poems has been published posthumously and is available on Amazon.
 
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Antigone

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Gender: Female


Posted: Jun 14, 2019 - 6:51pm

Rose Pogonias

A saturated meadow,

Sun-shaped and jewel-small,
A circle scarcely wider
Than the trees around were tall;
Where winds were quite excluded,
And the air was stifling sweet
With the breath of many flowers,—
A temple of the heat.

These were bowed us in the burning,
As the sun’s right worship is,
To pick where none could miss them
A thousand orchises;
For though the grass was scattered,
Yet every second spear
Seemed tipped with wings of color,
That tinged the atmosphere.

We raised a simple prayer
Before we left the spot,
That in the general mowing
That place might be forgot;
Or if not all is favoured,
Obtain such grace of hours,
That none should mow the grass there
While so confused with flowers.


~ Robert Frost

oldviolin

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Location: esse quam videri
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 7, 2019 - 6:27pm



 Antigone wrote:
By Andrea Fisher (on what may be her last day on earth)
 
Rest for the Living

The best rest for the living
Is not oblivion
But hearing the hot tires of passing cars
Hiss by in the cooling rain,
Or the dry leaves of the trees by the window
Shuffle like a restless crowd,
Or well-known voices murmur close by,
No words but the sounds familiar,
For even as we turn our stiff, blind faces
Away from the baffling world,
Our bodies hum like empty shells
With songs of other creatures, sung
In an ocean of which we are part,
And in our weary hearts,
In the weary marrow of our bones
We want to feel life going on around us,
To know that it will go on,
Even while we nestle, quietly,
Curling around our heartbeats,
Curling into sleep.


 

It's wonderful. 
Antigone

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Location: A house, in a Virginian Valley
Gender: Female


Posted: Jun 7, 2019 - 5:09pm

By Andrea Fisher (on what may be her last day on earth)
 

Rest for the Living

The best rest for the living
Is not oblivion
But hearing the hot tires of passing cars
Hiss by in the cooling rain,
Or the dry leaves of the trees by the window
Shuffle like a restless crowd,
Or well-known voices murmur close by,
No words but the sounds familiar,
For even as we turn our stiff, blind faces
Away from the baffling world,
Our bodies hum like empty shells
With songs of other creatures, sung
In an ocean of which we are part,
And in our weary hearts,
In the weary marrow of our bones
We want to feel life going on around us,
To know that it will go on,
Even while we nestle, quietly,
Curling around our heartbeats,
Curling into sleep.


Antigone

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Location: A house, in a Virginian Valley
Gender: Female


Posted: May 30, 2019 - 2:58pm

By Gregory Natt
 

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