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Poet

Postby Saturn » Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:06 pm

Poet

The mass of humanity swells,
And sweats in the heaving sun,
A toiling and burning crowd
Squinting its eyes at truth
That look away too soon.
The poet risks all to gaze
Unblinking, full-eyed, bright
At the fierce midday glare.

The poet is not principal cast,
But the spectator, the extra
Hiding behind the door ajar,
The shadow behind the tree,
The stalker behind your back,
In secret assembling clues.

Poets are always homeless,
Ragged beggars for words
Shaking an old bent tincan
At an unsympathetic muse,
Barely scraping a living
From the grubby scraps
Left by their ancestors.

The poet is a second son
With an ever dwindling
Revenue, an inheritance
Of jewels grown so dull:
The dimming of a lustre
That made nations blind.
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Re: Poet

Postby dks » Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:44 am

aw, damn..I love this:

Poets are always homeless,
Ragged beggars for words
Shaking an old bent tincan
At an unsympathetic muse,
Barely scraping a living
From the grubby scraps
Left by their ancestors.


I truly enjoyed this piece, Stephen...the metaphor is so dead on and nicely constructed...once again, you did it...
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Re: Poet

Postby Brave Archer » Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:55 pm

A poet I am not, but I felt as I understood what it means, and what one must sacrifice. I love it saturn :D


No matter how busy I get, i'll always make time to visit this site, if only to see you and Dks' poetry. You guys are amazing.
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Re: Poet

Postby marwood » Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:09 am

Great poem, my tin can is sadly quite empty!
But i keep rattling it,in the hope some words may tumble in!

Best wishes, Marwood.
That I might drink, and leave the world unseen.
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Re: Poet

Postby AsphodelElysium » Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:10 pm

The perfected, sustained metaphor. This poem is excellent, as I've come to know of your writing. Very good, :D .
"Let me not wander in a barren dream,
But, when I am consumed in the fire,
Give me new Phoenix wings to fly at my desire."
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