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oldviolin

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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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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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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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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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Gender: Female


Posted: May 30, 2019 - 2:58pm

By Gregory Natt
 

oldviolin

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Posted: May 29, 2019 - 10:42am

Crow Blacker Than Ever

When God, disgusted with man,
Turned towards heaven.
And man, disgusted with God,
Turned towards Eve,
Things looked like falling apart.

But Crow . . Crow
Crow nailed them together,
Nailing Heaven and earth together -

So man cried, but with God's voice.
And God bled, but with man's blood.

Then heaven and earth creaked at the joint
Which became gangrenous and stank -
A horror beyond redemption.

The agony did not diminish.

Man could not be man nor God God.

The agony

Grew.

Crow

Grinned

Crying: 'This is my Creation,'

Flying the black flag of himself.
.


Ted Hughes
oldviolin

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Posted: May 23, 2019 - 10:08am

"Love is the wind, the tide, the waves, the sunshine. Its power is incalculable; it is many horse-power. It never ceases, it never slacks; it can move the globe without a resting-place; it can warm without fire; it can feed without meat; it can clothe without garments; it can shelter without roof; it can make a paradise within which will dispense with a paradise without.”

Thoreau Paradise (To Be) Regained
ScottN

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Gender: Male


Posted: May 12, 2019 - 7:31am

Mother’s Day Memo
            Remembering Ida
by Anita Pulier

Breathe in her scent,
thumb through food stained pages,
touch her buttery finger prints.

Remove her little notes
on more garlic or less wine,
place them in your jewelry box

in case they contain
secrets, it's time
to find Mom's clues.

Bow your head to
this unique holiday offer
of sensory overload.

Recall family dinners crowded
around an orange banquette
curving around a Formica table,

kitchen walls
strewn with flowered wallpaper
insisting on cheer.

Allow a moment to grieve
the loss of unconditional love.

Pour a nice cup of tea,
open the Times online,
place the cursor
on the world you live in now.

oldviolin

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Posted: May 1, 2019 - 7:36am


Antigone

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Gender: Female


Posted: Apr 12, 2019 - 2:30pm

Lovely, soft spring morn.
Breeze dances in the pine boughs.
Geese pass overhead.
Antigone

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Gender: Female


Posted: Apr 7, 2019 - 2:06pm

No lions or ti-
gers, just a bear, oh my, on
the trail with Weezie.
oldviolin

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Posted: Mar 19, 2019 - 10:00am


oldviolin

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Posted: Mar 16, 2019 - 12:24pm



 cptbuz wrote:
I belong to a poetry group that's really been a lot of fun. The challenge is to write one a week on a theme/word/phrase, then poll the entries and the most popular poet picks the theme/word/phrase for the following week. It's a pretty diverse mix of styles each week. Here is mine from a week where the phrase you had to include was "the way that I used to".


I just don't give a fuck,
not the way that I used to do
back when shit mattered
before the churn
of humanity
changed everything
destroying the
spirit of life
unveiling the
truth of man
where under the skin
infections of the rich
seep upon the poor
the weary and the weak
suppressing
their
resiliency
feasting upon the will
taken from those
who can no longer
think for themselves
and eventually cease
to give a fuck
like me.
 

So in this case it's fun in the way that a word or phrase can be used to manipulate
the ether or has the ether done its job and the author is given to autopilot?

In which case I think you're lying in state.  I'm not convinced. But then, the way that I used to mean something entirely opposite changed with the onion...

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