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Poetry section

Postby Saturn » Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:46 pm

Poetry section

I finally found you obscured
By academic aids, stifled
Like an old Victorian maid
Huddled in a damp corner
Bent double with the ague;
An aged parent forgotten
In a piss-ridden home
Still sees more visitors
Than the poetry section.

I feel like an ashamed
Customer in a porn shop
Crammed in the corner
Hiding my scarlet face
From the knowing gaze.

What high wrathful God
Decreed that plucking
The budding branch of
Poesy's withered tree
Is a banishing offence?

Shelves stuffed with vapid
Celebrity bios, cookbooks,
Endless bad novels are the
New Mammon. Insatiable
Appetite feeding greedy
Magpie maws clutching
At simple nothingness.

I remember when a wall
Was required space fit
For poesy's great store,
But now a trolley is all
The regard that profit
Allows to feed the heart.
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Re: Poetry section

Postby dks » Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:36 pm

...succulent imagery in this one, Stephen...

I finally found you obscured
By academic aids, stifled
Like an old Victorian maid
Huddled in a damp corner
Bent double with the ague;
An aged parent forgotten
In a piss-ridden home
Still sees more visitors
Than the poetry section.


and this here:

Insatiable
Appetite feeding greedy
Magpie maws clutching
At simple nothingness.


Very nice, indeed...!
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Re: Poetry section

Postby Saturn » Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:00 am

Too kind as ever to my paltry doggerels but thank you Denise, and I hope you're looking forward to a lovely family Christmas.
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Re: Poetry section

Postby mevans » Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:42 am

I've worked in a public library for close to four years and I've had only three people ask me where the poetry section is located. Normally I get really plucky and excited and walk the person back there to the 811 section and ask them all sorts of questions like "Do you write poetry" and "Who is your favorite poet."

I liked your poem a great deal, it speaks so much to the truth of what is happening. So many people write poetry nowadays but so few people actually read it.

You are quite a witty and talented poet.
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Re: Poetry section

Postby marwood » Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:58 pm

I enjoyed this very much Saturn and so true!
I do find myself crouched in a corner at the local bookshop, furtively flicking through the pages!
While other people are standing upright and proud, holding aloft Gordon Ramseys latest spillage!
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Re: Poetry section

Postby BrokenLyre » Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:18 am

I like the blunt tone of this poem - and the deep frustration it conveys. That's exactly how feel when I ask about the "poetry section" in any bookstore I go to.

"I feel like an ashamed
Customer in a porn shop
Crammed in the corner
Hiding my scarlet face
From the knowing gaze."

Even the sense of "shame" is ironically put in blunt terms ("porn shop") to the reader. Reading this poem is like acting out the feelings you describe.
You have captured a feeling that is quite unique for those of us that dare (!) read poetry in a store.
Cool. Thanks.
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Re: Poetry section

Postby Saturn » Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:06 pm

Thank you, BrokenLyre.
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Re: Poetry section

Postby Raphael » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:52 pm

It was really good and echoes my feelings on the "celeb culture" and vacuous reading people engage themselves in today. I won't post any more as I'll start another rodomontade.... :D
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who we are because of what you left,
what it is we are in what we make of you.

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Re: Poetry section

Postby karljoesen » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:00 am

Wonderfully Saturn!
hope that you will tell us more poems like that. One more thing I want to say. Thank you!
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