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OZ Revisited published Dec 2015

Started by Michael J. K.. Last reply by Michael J. K. Jan 22, 2016. 1 Reply

OZ Revisited by Michael Joseph KullikThe taste of smoldering Monkey’s WingsAnd a melting Witch Lingers on even todayHow can this be?Words from pagesIn a children’s bookWritten so long agoBut the…Continue

Walking Through Clouds

Started by Michael J. K.. Last reply by Jason Rex Fraser Jan 1, 2016. 1 Reply

Walking Through Clouds .we walk but we do not seeit takes a while to focusthe clouds get in the way .some say they do not seethe clouds in the way butthey are there anyway .I see the clouds…Continue

The Challenge - A Woman

Started by John Muir. Last reply by Ol' Bubba May 27, 2015. 51 Replies

I'm starting this thread as an attempt to reviveA seemingly dormant chat groupLet's bring Dead Poets Alive!We should all be willing to give it a try,Then give and take criticism, without having to…Continue

Outwitted

Started by Bede, the Venerable. Last reply by D.J. Aug 7, 2012. 1 Reply

A favorite epigram of mine--He drew a circle and shut me out--Heretic, rebel, a thing to floutBut Love and I had the wit to win:We drew a circle that took him in!By Edwin Markham (1852 - 1940)DavisContinue

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Comment by Jason Rex Fraser on December 31, 2015 at 2:46am

This seems to be slowed down over here. It is a shame, as many of you here love poetry it is disheartening to see something like this lose steam.

While I do not have the talent to write verse, I appreciate the works of those who do/did. Poetry is more than words on paper, it is the best way to use words in a powerful and meaningful way.

I enjoy listening to and reciting poetry when I am engaged in an activity that occupies the body, but leaves the mind idle, and then any motivation you have is gone. Hiking twenty miles in the desert through sand can become an enjoyable experience, instead of struggling through sand your mind is occupied by powerful words written in a time and place that is probably not the same situation, but the words still apply and echo in your heart.

We often forget in this modern age, but the men that came before us faced similar challenges, or the same challenges. It lets you know that you can do hard things, and get through this trial. If they could do it, and then put pen to paper and write down words that resonate throughout the ages, you can make it through. I enjoy a large spectrum of poetry, but I  particularly enjoy the poetry that focuses on men who were brave, and knew their duty and will fulfill it at any cost, even their lives. Men these days seem to have forgotten what duty is, they understand there are things they have to do, but they don't have the honor bound up with it turning it from a chore to an honor. To me poetry is something that binds us to our ancestors. They read it, and now you read it, and your children and grandchildren will likely read it as well. It is something that you know will bind the generations together and remind them that they aren't so different. I'll be honest with you, how did this die off, I've read some of your poems and they are powerful, and it is something that deserves to be heard and discussed. Half the fun with poetry is finding out what other people pick up on, and what they find the most powerful and what they think the work is about.

Comment by Sean on April 19, 2012 at 8:22am

Service rocks!

Comment by Native Son on April 18, 2012 at 2:15am

And now from the lowbrowed side of the house.  I like  a little book of verse called Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle.  Got it when I was 11, nice variety.  I also favor Robert W. Service.

Comment by Justin Wollmann on February 6, 2012 at 6:48pm

Wow.. This group has grown considerably since I started it. I have been absent from writing poetry since school started in August, though I must admit that the stresses and heart-aches I have faced these last few months would have been aided well by some reflective writing..

Hats off to you Gentlemen for validating my opinion to create a page where we can come together and write, reflect, criticize, and more importantly, grow, simply by the use of words and feelings.

Comment by Bede, the Venerable on January 27, 2012 at 12:01pm

No, I love being "distracted" by grandchildren. They keep reminding me what is important for me and that is, life is to be shared and it is always messy...but that is the fun of it. The time I spend sharing my life with them...mentoring them and passing the torch of family life on to the next generation (actually the second generation removed from my generation) is a sacred and honored task. Bring 'em on...yes, a poem is germinating. But until that one is birthed I'll post one from past years.

Davis

Comment by Bede, the Venerable on January 27, 2012 at 11:15am

Titus,

No, we are NOT dead, yet...life's persistent questions are probably taking up time to answer, e.g. in the middle of the younger grandson's diaper change, I realize that the handy wipes are in the bathroom instead of on the changing table, and he has just had the bowel movement of the century; or, the string puppet I just made out of peanuts, strings, and Popsicle sticks is now a wad of tangled thread; or just as I'm checking in with AoM at this moment, the same grandson comes into the study to show me that he's taken the keys that wind the alarm clock and dropped them into the heat register...Ummm! I think I have a poem for this...later....

Davis

Comment by Eric on August 21, 2011 at 9:09pm

Linger and look at me

openly share with me

all your truth and soul,

for once show yourself

 

I write new words, again to

say how distant I find you

tepid in response to my heart

tries to lure you if you dare.   

Comment by Justin Wollmann on March 22, 2011 at 12:12am

A person that succeeds in life is one who will understand

that Death is the only person who has the upper hand 

So be smart, be generous, and keep your body well

That is how you keep Death one more day in hell.

 

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