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For the Real Men (the Romantics that still might exist)

PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:17 pm
by dks
I wrote this a few weeks ago...it says it all. *SIGH* Poetry is therapy.


In the Light


In the light,
From here,
Your armor
Shines,
Solid, glaring,
Like foil clinging
On a layered shale.

It makes me blink;
It looks so steely set,
And unyielding.

I can’t help but think
That the chainmail
Pinches underneath,
And wrings
Your tender, pedal-soft
Wings.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:47 pm
by Saturn
What can ail us knights-at arms?

Very good once again dks :D - squirms with jealously :oops:

PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:54 pm
by Malia
Interesting poem, dks! I like the allusions to La Belle Dame very much.

I must say, though, I feel like quite the "square peg" on the forum in that I'm not romantic (i.e. I consider myself a practical person, though I have Romantic sensibilities--in that I identify with many Romantic philosophies, but I'm not a person who really lives creatively through my emotions). I'm not much of a poet or artist, either, like so many of you on the forum--you are all well nigh amazing! But I think that people who see the world through their emotions--i.e. are very close to their emotions--can translate them into art better than those of us who do not. (Now I'm envious of you all! hehe)

PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:02 pm
by dks
Saturn wrote:What can ail us knights-at arms?

Very good once again dks :D - squirms with jealously :oops:


Saturn! You flatter me needlessly. But, secretly, that's why I like you so much. 8) :wink:

Seriously, it's an arduously ROMANTIC thing that wields an image of a man as either a knight or an angel.

:shock: Holy Mary, Mother of God! I didn't even have "La Belle Dame..." in mind when I wrote it!!! You all are doubly amazing as genius exegetes!!! Have I mentioned today how much I love this forum???

PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:03 pm
by dks
Malia wrote:Interesting poem, dks! I like the allusions to La Belle Dame very much.

I must say, though, I feel like quite the "square peg" on the forum in that I'm not romantic (i.e. I consider myself a practical person, though I have Romantic sensibilities--in that I identify with many Romantic philosophies, but I'm not a person who really lives creatively through my emotions). I'm not much of a poet or artist, either, like so many of you on the forum--you are all well nigh amazing! But I think that people who see the world through their emotions--i.e. are very close to their emotions--can translate them into art better than those of us who do not. (Now I'm envious of you all! hehe)


Well, you're the most practically Romantic person I know, then!! :lol: Not to mention extraordinarily intelligent and witty!

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 1:26 am
by Credo Buffa
You have such a great talent for imagery and metaphor, dks! All of your poems that I've read here have been able to describe really simple but profound ideas in ways that don't sound like greeting cards. If would be so easy to be cliche with these things, but you come up with really creative ways to send the same message in a way that can reach a wide audience; you're definitely a poet for the "modern woman" :wink: :D

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 2:48 am
by dks
Credo Buffa wrote:You have such a great talent for imagery and metaphor, dks! All of your poems that I've read here have been able to describe really simple but profound ideas in ways that don't sound like greeting cards. If would be so easy to be cliche with these things, but you come up with really creative ways to send the same message in a way that can reach a wide audience; you're definitely a poet for the "modern woman" :wink: :D


Credo, *sniffle* Thankyou!! :cry: :D

You're all very kind--poetry is like food to me. I'm just so happy you let me litter this site with all my work...I have so much...and I've written over 15 poems in a 6 week period...I don't know why my Muse has become so fecund lately...but I'll take it and run with it!

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 4:36 am
by Despondence
For the Real Men, "the Romantics," you say?

I had my certificate here somewhere, hold on, where has it gone....ah -- here we are:

Image

So there ;)

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 4:39 am
by Credo Buffa
Wow, you're a poetry machine, dks (that almost sounds like an oxymoron, doesn't it?)!

I used to write poetry quite a lot when I was in high school as well. However, since starting college, my creative output has shifted more to music. I am getting back into writing narrative fiction, though. Any poems I've written in the past few years have been sort of drab and forced (cardinal sin of poetry), so I quite envy your proficiency and original voice!

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 4:41 am
by Credo Buffa
Despondence wrote:For the Real Men, "the Romantics," you say?

I had my certificate here somewhere, hold on, where has it gone....ah -- here we are:

Image

So there ;)

Who needs poetry when you have fortune cookies. :wink: :P

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 5:13 am
by dks
Credo Buffa wrote:Wow, you're a poetry machine, dks (that almost sounds like an oxymoron, doesn't it?)!

I used to write poetry quite a lot when I was in high school as well. However, since starting college, my creative output has shifted more to music. I am getting back into writing narrative fiction, though. Any poems I've written in the past few years have been sort of drab and forced (cardinal sin of poetry), so I quite envy your proficiency and original voice!


Well, thank you again, but writing narrative fiction and music? Now that takes talent.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 5:14 am
by dks
Despondence wrote:For the Real Men, "the Romantics," you say?

I had my certificate here somewhere, hold on, where has it gone....ah -- here we are:

Image

So there ;)


I was waitin' for ya to holler it out, Despondence. :lol:

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 5:40 am
by Despondence
dks wrote:I was waitin' for ya to holler it out, Despondence. :lol:

What - you knew that I was certified? :?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 5:44 am
by Credo Buffa
dks wrote:Well, thank you again, but writing narrative fiction and music? Now that takes talent.

What can I say? I'm a Renaissance woman :P

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 6:47 pm
by dks
Despondence wrote:
dks wrote:I was waitin' for ya to holler it out, Despondence. :lol:

What - you knew that I was certified? :?


I'd guessed as much. :lol: