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oldviolin

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Location: esse quam videri
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 21, 2021 - 7:46am



Cardinal Seen

He comes to the feast every day
fungal eye and matted crown
His red feathered body bleached by disease
His beak deformed and flaking
Quietly I watch him struggle to crack sunflower seeds
and listen intently to his joyous cheeps
Marvelous the sight, I fret
knowing he is not long for this world

oldviolin

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Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 15, 2021 - 9:28am

sick sad been had words and rhymes
freedoms chimes lemons limes
empty trains and empty talk
acids rain on stammered walk
a glancing blow a timing light
four in the floor good Friday night
based on not much these mud pies stick
to gather the eye bone a tell of the trick...
oldviolin

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Location: esse quam videri
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 30, 2021 - 11:58am

Like riding a bicycle,
playing card clipped to the front forks
with mother supplied clothespin.
Like Steve McQueen's great escape;
suddenly tangled in a barbed wire fantasy
of freedom.
Must have been the Joker...
oldviolin

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Location: esse quam videri
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 29, 2021 - 7:04pm

Yeah I'm a bad boy, but I coulda been worse.
Coulda scuffed your shoes, and wrecked your hearse.
Coulda soured your wedding, and forgotten a verse.
Just waiting for the ax to fall;
that birthday you fell from the sky.

It goes this way; then darker. Then dark.
Death on a street sign, then hitting the mark.
Shadows of children; the sign of a spark.
Three suns down,  just under a stall.
That birthday we fell from the sky.
oldviolin

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Location: esse quam videri
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 10, 2020 - 7:14pm

ok. I'll risk it.

the last three years.
The last three months
the last three days.

the last three hours
the last three minutes
the last three seconds.

I could paint it for you
or sculpt it
Or sing it

I could play it on a harmonica or a drum
or two blades of grass

really!
remind me to show you
to hear me

play a song
that begins in grief
and ends in joy.

remind me.
don't forget
to...
buddy

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Location: Rocky Mountains
Gender: Male


Posted: Nov 4, 2020 - 3:54pm



 oldviolin wrote:
window
seed
bird
earth
soul
life
death
grief
push
laugh
cry
love
hat
detract
distract
deceive 

tree
milk
honey
sun
blood
branch
squirrel

war
truth
music
 

Finally unmasked.  OV is Dotman!
oldviolin

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Location: esse quam videri
Gender: Male


Posted: Nov 4, 2020 - 7:19am

window
seed
bird
earth
soul
life
death
grief
push
laugh
cry
love
hat
detract
distract
deceive 

tree
milk
honey
sun
blood
branch
squirrel

war
truth
music
oldviolin

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Location: esse quam videri
Gender: Male


Posted: Oct 4, 2020 - 8:20am



 ScottN wrote:

This could also become a short story or vignette—seriously.  Some of those lines seem like also good first lines of a paragraph. Have fun!
 
 


ScottN

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Gender: Male


Posted: Oct 4, 2020 - 8:13am

 oldviolin wrote:
All of those old men are just passing through
..
 
This could also become a short story or vignette—seriously.  Some of those lines seem like also good first lines of a paragraph. Have fun!
 
oldviolin

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Gender: Male


Posted: Oct 4, 2020 - 8:03am

All of those old men are just passing through

Like stick shifts, hubcaps  and service station bells;
Esso, Union '76, Pure...

I see them from a boy's keen-eyed viewpoint.

I study their look and speaking voice; worn out hands and worn in faces.

The junkyard visits with my Father where Greasy Gene stood larger than life wearing Red Man stained bib overalls, one giant hand holding a wad of money and another taking money from younger guys like my Father; buying brake drums or sealed beams or thin strips of chromed moldings.

A T rex named Rex sitting silently, obediently and knowingly by his side.

"Don't ever call him that to his face" my Father would say. "And don't mess with Rex".

When you're a little boy a German Shepherd taller than you is quite the heart locker. Maybe even if you're not a little boy. 

No shepherd like a good. shepherd...

I'm there now, on the way home, riding along in my Father's 1948 Dodge pickup.
Flat head. Wooden bed.

The feel of that bench seat, 
The smells and the sounds...

My Father double-clutching and shifting gears.

"Why", I ask. "What would happen if you didn't shift gears"?

"Then your engine would blow up" he replied.

My Pop had his way to express 
things. They passed along with him. Right through me...
oldviolin

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Location: esse quam videri
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 18, 2020 - 11:05am

If the earth were flat
like a giant cookie crumbling
all falling into space like sugary asteroids tumbling

Someone would be there to stand it on edge and call it pie, the baker fumbling
to keep stuffing all four and twenty black boids nigh...

But I say there's no need to fear!
Close your bloodshot eyes and heave your cosmic spear
and let it orbit like there's no sphere so dear...

wow. I'm proud of just how bad that really is lol
oldviolin

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Location: esse quam videri
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 21, 2020 - 2:37pm



 Ohmsen wrote:


 oldviolin wrote:
In all the selves
and all the dreams
In all the lightning moments
The reaching upward
falling out
A latent shard there foments 

The hollow plow the fallow how
the greenless barren furrow
a dread forked maze
with empty gaze
The fragrant earthen burrow

Along a linen line the mists
and in the glaring sun amidst
the listing vessels burning gift
a swollen stinking sinking rift
Sew seed where the sounds are kissed...

 

I'd do that in a major scale, though, not minor!



(If you like to talk about it, feel free to PM me.)
 

I'll have to edit for clarity lol.
I think I hear the bass line...
Ohmsen

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Location: Valhǫll
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 20, 2020 - 1:38pm



 oldviolin wrote:
In all the selves
and all the dreams
In all the lightening moments
The reaching upward
falling out
A latent shard there foments 

The hollow plow the fallow how
the greenless barren furrow
a dread forked maze
the empty gaze
The fragrant earthen burrow

Along a linen line the mists
and in the glaring sun amidst
the listing vessels burning gift
a swollen sinking stinking rift
Seed where the sounds are kissed...

 

I'd do that in a major scale, though, not minor!



(If you like to talk about it, feel free to PM me.)
oldviolin

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Location: esse quam videri
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 20, 2020 - 1:21pm

In all the selves
and all the dreams
In all the lightning moments
The reaching upward
falling out
A latent shard there foments 

The hollow plow the fallow how
the greenless barren furrow
a dread forked maze
with empty gaze
The fragrant earthen burrow

Along a linen line the mists
and in the glaring sun amidst
the listing vessels burning gift
a swollen stinking sinking rift
Sew seed where the sounds are kissed...

sirdroseph

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Location: Yes
Gender: Male


Posted: Jul 11, 2020 - 4:46am

 whatshisname wrote:
Come sit down beside me
I said to myself,
And altho it didn't make sense,
I held my own hand
As a small sign of trust
And together I sat on the fence
                                                  Michael Leunig  ,The Cartoonist and Poet
 
Love this one.{#Clap}
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Location: West OZ
Gender: Male


Posted: Jul 11, 2020 - 4:07am

Come sit down beside me
I said to myself,
And altho it didn't make sense,
I held my own hand
As a small sign of trust
And together I sat on the fence
                                                  Michael Leunig  ,The Cartoonist and Poet
oldviolin

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Location: esse quam videri
Gender: Male


Posted: Jul 8, 2020 - 6:41pm

she brings the light
while I squander and grope
for time
to repair

Then to a fixed point on a chart
somewhere forgotten by the world
we love over grief and blend salt with water; in a way-
eternal...
oldviolin

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Location: esse quam videri
Gender: Male


Posted: Jul 8, 2019 - 7:20pm

window

she was a visage of timeless treasure
a soft, stained glass window
cultured, gothic.   metaphoric

she was a beautiful paneled door
an ornate bell with manual opera
sweetly, singing crafted her passage

a jewel toned tincture she was
a drape of ruby and amber and golden light
a home near the very point of view

she was a dream, a mother
crystal blue cornea, precious sight
from babe to bond not undwelt
oldviolin

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Location: esse quam videri
Gender: Male


Posted: May 2, 2019 - 6:15am

 Antigone wrote:


 oldviolin wrote:
In pain, there is poetry
in parallels and paradigms it's there
in cubes and quantums it projects like a throne
and with a groan, beckoning-
'to sit and sift your kingdom come'
in the will and one in not undone
to satisfy color and tone and crumbling spire
only to build it higher
a poem of fire
razed in darkness
risen in light...
 

Lovely.

 
Why thank you. I guess its part of something much larger
but I was in a moment after that Longfellow poem in the other thread.
{#Good-vibes}
Antigone

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


Posted: May 1, 2019 - 11:50am



 oldviolin wrote:
In pain, there is poetry
in parallels and paradigms it's there
in cubes and quantums it projects like a throne
and with a groan, beckoning-
'to sit and sift your kingdom come'
in the will and one in not undone
to satisfy color and tone and crumbling spire
only to build it higher
a poem of fire
razed in darkness
risen in light...
 

Lovely.
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