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In short, please don't clip my wings

PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 7:43 pm
by dks
A new one I wrote...hope all is well with everyone... :wink:


Lepidoptera

When you brush my dusty ells,
To lull these jittery lobes,

I wonder whether you know
You flummox further
The pegs and grooves—

And make them
Breathe still more wildly.

Your bridling swabs
Only light the blood
In my scaled veins,
Iridescent,
On the pad of your
Anchored palm—

Until it barely takes
A scanty breath,
To thresh me into
A blanket coupling,
And all out, unhinged
Flutter.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:12 am
by Saturn
The only reason we didn't reply was because we were gobsmacked - caught by the wonder, the strangeness and the violence of your words Denise, we're not neglecting you!!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:40 am
by Malia
Saturn wrote:The only reason we didn't reply was because we were gobsmacked - caught by the wonder, the strangeness and the violence of your words Denise, we're not neglecting you!!


I second that, Saturn. I must say, people who have the gift for writing are put in a high place in my "book" and you have that gift, dks. I'll also be honest and say that all you folk who write poetry or music stir up that somewhat jealous wish that I, too, had that kind of creative ability. But I am happy to be a lover of art--thanks to you all who produce it :)

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 3:42 am
by dks
You're both too kind--especially since I was fishing for responses!! The shame. You're encouragement means the world to me...without poetry, I cannot breathe.

I know, I know... :roll: :roll:

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:11 am
by Saturn
I used to be like that...

I wish I had that passion for writing still, or ANY passion still but I've become too cynical and world-weary in my old age.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:14 pm
by dks
:roll: :roll: :roll:

Old age??? Puhhhlleeeaassee, Stephen!!!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:16 pm
by Saturn
I've been having a mid-life crisis since I was 19 :?

Anyway that's a particularly Irish expression I used "in me old age" is something people of all ages say :D

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:18 pm
by dks
I gotcha.

My passion, though, is all consuming...probably not very mind healthy... :?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:29 pm
by Malia
dks wrote:I gotcha.

My passion, though, is all consuming...probably not very mind healthy... :?


Frankly, I don't have time or energy to have an all consuming passion :roll: Just give me chocolate. . .and I'm satisfied. :lol:

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:30 pm
by dks
That's what I love about you, Miss Malia. :lol: :wink:

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:34 pm
by Saturn
Malia wrote:
dks wrote:I gotcha.

My passion, though, is all consuming...probably not very mind healthy... :?


Frankly, I don't have time or energy to have an all consuming passion :roll: Just give me chocolate. . .and I'm satisfied. :lol:


You seem pretty passionate about Keats....his work anyhow. :?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 6:36 pm
by dks
Yes...all of us are passionate about Keats--aren't we?? I mean the knowledge we all have put together is pretty damn impressive--I, for one, tell everyone I know that you are all Keats scholars. :wink:

PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 7:16 pm
by Malia
dks wrote:Yes...all of us are passionate about Keats--aren't we?? I mean the knowledge we all have put together is pretty damn impressive--I, for one, tell everyone I know that you are all Keats scholars. :wink:



Scholar? Not I! I consider myself to be hep on Keats trivia . . .and that's about it. I couldn't lecture on Keats's poetry, but I could rip through Jeapordy category about him! ;)

PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 7:59 pm
by dks
Alright, miss modest. :P

PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:31 pm
by Saturn
Far too modest Miss Malia :?

From the stuff you've posted and all those books you have, I think you've FORGOTTEN more than I've even learned about Keats :roll: :oops: