Author Topic: Writing poetry is one of my distractions  (Read 1731 times)

[Buddie]

Re: Writing poetry is one of my distractions
« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2018, 05:54:50 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...

I wish I could claim that I am a fan, but I just know them from that one Christmas song. Nonetheless, I love the lead singer's voice.
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[Buddie]

Re: Writing poetry is one of my distractions
« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2018, 05:57:34 pm »
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.)

No, I haven't, but thank you. I felt the welling up of tears at your comment.
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[Buddie]

Re: Writing poetry is one of my distractions
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2018, 06:56:57 pm »
My hand is drawn down upon the blade of a saw
The cut of each tooth some painful week or month
Descending out of Hell to some freedom below
Unknown, unforeseeable, only the promise of light
Toward this, I, an escaping slave, move bravely forward

The cold steel is marked with the crossing of red rivulets
And from these drip unborn moments and memories
But then a whisper from the marrow within my bones
Lover, I am making for us new moments and memories
And times spilled shall one day become times savored

I peer down and gaze upon the palm of my hand
The line of life so freshly wounded it obscures much
But leading to it a hatching of thin scabs and scars
Each a testament to healing and the intelligent body
And life’s line stretching widely beyond severed skin
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