Author Topic: Writing poetry is one of my distractions  (Read 1728 times)

[Buddie]

Re: Writing poetry is one of my distractions
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2018, 01:03:52 pm »
[...], thank you so much! I was concerned that I hijacked your thread, but my intent was to perhaps see your post flourish.

Glad that you are tapering now.
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[Buddie]

Re: Writing poetry is one of my distractions
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2018, 01:36:07 pm »
 
From “Suffering”, I particularly like this, as I can envision the beautiful feel of waters moving across my hand, winnowing away pain.

I am reaching out my hand
   to touch the warm and kind
rivers of peace
   that you promised me.

From “The Walk”, I loved this. Sounds like Whitman.

You touched me with the green arms
   and firm hands of an upright,
growing, kind messenger of rebirth,
   Such glorious variety;
such carefully planned growth;
   uniqueness as with myself;
my eyes delighting at every step.
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[Buddie]

Re: Writing poetry is one of my distractions
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2018, 07:46:39 pm »
I don't do it for a distraction but sometimes I write haiku:

Screened among verdant perches
Anna’s hummingbirds, between
songs... sip nectar.
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[Buddie]

Re: Writing poetry is one of my distractions
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2018, 12:09:10 am »
Sandcastles

If not for you I might wash away
If not for you sturdy, caring dunes
Anchored by intertwined roots and vines
Survivors of storming wind and water
I might quickly recede into the surf

Together our hands build the outer walls
The moats, the towers, and the keep
That the rising morning tide seeks to claim
The erosion of each wave some bit of life
Lost to the rolling backwash and breakers

But each night you come to help rebuild
Our castle of sand reshaped and reformed
Grains of wisdom patted down firmly
Each night, each week, each month and year
Until we ourselves are fortresses in the dunes

Oh wow. That is so wonderful. And English is not my mothertongue..but this hit me with such a power..
thank you.
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[Buddie]

Re: Writing poetry is one of my distractions
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2018, 02:15:44 am »
These are very good.

Here’s one I made up when I was going through the worst of it years ago:


Alien demon hell world
This other dimension that knows no light
Fighting alone in a sea of darkness and terror
My light will burn bright
I will survive
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[Buddie]

Re: Writing poetry is one of my distractions
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2018, 02:19:35 am »
Just beautiful  :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: Writing poetry is one of my distractions
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2018, 10:44:01 am »
These are very good.

Here’s one I made up when I was going through the worst of it years ago:


Alien demon hell world
This other dimension that knows no light
Fighting alone in a sea of darkness and terror
My light will burn bright
I will survive

thats so nice. Could be said in a movie.. very intense. :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: Writing poetry is one of my distractions
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2018, 08:13:31 pm »
These are very good.

Here’s one I made up when I was going through the worst of it years ago:


Alien demon hell world
This other dimension that knows no light
Fighting alone in a sea of darkness and terror
My light will burn bright
I will survive


I like this very much. It speaks with power yet words are few, the way we often find ourselves trying to describe what we go through and the hope of recovery. We state its power but often we must be brief for a myriad of reasons.
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[Buddie]

Re: Writing poetry is one of my distractions
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2018, 09:12:41 pm »
[...],

Thank you so much for your kind comments about my poems...Hey, I noticed you like "Nightnoise". They are one of my favorites. Right now "The Swan" plays in my head when I'm not playing it out loud. Their music is so inspiring. Sometimes it inspires me to write poetry.
Have you tried Peter Kater & R. Carlos Nakai? Truly healing music...
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[Buddie]

Re: Writing poetry is one of my distractions
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2018, 08:58:13 am »
Walking up and out from the deep ravine
The forceful sound of steps grinding granite
Not far removed from night’s clenched teeth
Or from twisting grips upon the walking stick
The path adorned with cacti and lechuguilla
And in the shadow of time grown to mountains

Yet across there is sun on the youthful slope
The desert flowers in yellow, red, and purple
I remember the ease and beauty of leisure
The multitude of crushed stone walkways
Leading freely wherever, for I had many hours
But turning, the light is but a line along the ridge

I must climb, I must be careful but deliberate
I must rest and catch my breath when needed
I must remember broken rocks hide footsteps
That travelers with no greater constitutions
Scaled the summit, even if they slid at times
And the desert flower colors were in their skies

But mostly I know that you are there waiting
In a tent with the aroma of your life’s perfume
That the hard and piercing ground at my back
Will be lost to the loving softness of your flesh
And words will fall upon me like rain on the roof
And kisses will settle gently on my lips like snow

So good I had to read it twice! Reminds me of Mary Oliver! Have you submitted this anywhere? (Sorry if that's nosy.)
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