A Poem Thread

Discussion in 'Art & Culture' started by Angelus, Nov 9, 2002.

  1. ScaryMonster I’m the whispered word. Valued Senior Member

    Liverpool Street

    In the genie’s smokeless smoke
    what dreams are made on sugar
    spoons. Take it to the lighter
    flame and cook in life so bright
    that it will flutter the nerves in a
    corpses eye.

    Eyes of faded acuity blurry,
    brutal and fixedly bright. Stare
    myopically from the Masonic
    Hall’s steps on Liverpool Street
    each night.

    Would the Great Architect on
    finding his porch thus purloined
    by the panderer of the gathered
    daughters of the spoon and lancet.
    Do battle with this sweaty smack
    addled track pants wretch?

    Would his Square, really be the
    square measure of virtue, and
    would his Compass circumscribe
    their desires and keep their passions
    within due bounds?

    On the other hand, would he be
    better served to stick it in and
    twist it around and round again?
    To reclaim the peace and
    harmony his aproned fraternity

    The Architect is silent. As the
    banshees gather round; their
    conversation is profound.
    It’s of stashes and fixes and
    terrestrial bounds.

    Of money and mayhem all
    croaked and echoing under
    the Doric naves.

    Later, that night one whimpers
    from an alleyway, “He took my
    money,” As she beats her fists
    on the sticky ground.

    Repeatedly like a shaman’s
    chant except to manifest her
    change. But the pimp is
    gone, and the residents
    don’t care; they don’t won’t
    whores around.

    She’s gone in the morning
    and as the Masonic sweeper
    does his rounds, the dead
    needles of the night are
    carefully plucked from the

    A Dead lighter, a burnt
    spoon and stained tissue
    balls abound.

    As the final needle via
    a latex glove is removed.

    One heroic drop falls from
    its bloody dregs. An
    offering to the Architect of
    shared syphilitic cruor now
    woven with HIV.

    It evaporates smokelessly,
    like genie wish; jaded
    breath inhaled again in the
    fluttering of a corpses eye as
    the garbage truck arrives.
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  3. Buddha12 Valued Senior Member


    By a route obscure and lonely,
    Haunted by ill angels only,
    Where an Eidolon, named NIGHT,
    On a black throne reigns upright,
    I have reached these lands but newly
    From an ultimate dim Thule-
    From a wild clime that lieth, sublime,
    Out of SPACE- out of TIME.

    Bottomless vales and boundless floods,
    And chasms, and caves, and Titan woods,
    With forms that no man can discover
    For the tears that drip all over;
    Mountains toppling evermore
    Into seas without a shore;
    Seas that restlessly aspire,
    Surging, unto skies of fire;
    Lakes that endlessly outspread
    Their lone waters- lone and dead,-
    Their still waters- still and chilly
    With the snows of the lolling lily.

    By the lakes that thus outspread
    Their lone waters, lone and dead,-
    Their sad waters, sad and chilly
    With the snows of the lolling lily,-
    By the mountains- near the river
    Murmuring lowly, murmuring ever,-
    By the grey woods,- by the swamp
    Where the toad and the newt encamp-
    By the dismal tarns and pools
    Where dwell the Ghouls,-
    By each spot the most unholy-
    In each nook most melancholy-
    There the traveller meets aghast
    Sheeted Memories of the Past-
    Shrouded forms that start and sigh
    As they pass the wanderer by-
    White-robed forms of friends long given,
    In agony, to the Earth- and Heaven.

    For the heart whose woes are legion
    'Tis a peaceful, soothing region-
    For the spirit that walks in shadow
    'Tis- oh, 'tis an Eldorado!
    But the traveller, travelling through it,
    May not- dare not openly view it!
    Never its mysteries are exposed
    To the weak human eye unclosed;
    So wills its King, who hath forbid
    The uplifting of the fringed lid;
    And thus the sad Soul that here passes
    Beholds it but through darkened glasses.

    By a route obscure and lonely,
    Haunted by ill angels only,
    Where an Eidolon, named NIGHT,
    On a black throne reigns upright,
    I have wandered home but newly
    From this ultimate dim Thule.

    Edgar Allan Poe
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  5. taichitarot Registered Senior Member

    Sea Fever ~ John Masefield

    I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
    And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
    And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
    And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking,

    I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
    Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
    And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
    And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

    I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
    To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
    And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
    And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.

    I Must Go Down To The Sea Again ~ by Spike Milligan

    I must go down to the sea again,
    to the lonely sea and the sky;
    I left my shoes and socks there -
    I wonder if they're dry?

    I Must Go Down To The Sea Again ~ by Neil Salvation Army Employee

    I must go down to the sea again,
    to the lonely sea and the sky;
    I left my bra and knickers there -
    I wonder if they're dry?
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  7. Saturnine Pariah Hell is other people Valued Senior Member

    A Hypnotist’s Lullaby
    Come little children, come with me
    Safe and happy, you will be
    Away from home, now let us run
    With Hypno, you'll have so much fun

    Oh, little children, please don't cry
    Hypno wouldn't hurt a fly
    Be free to frolic, be free to play
    Come with me to my cave to stay

    Oh, little children, please don't squirm
    These ropes, I know, will hold you firm
    Now look to me, the pendant calls
    Back and forth, your eyelids fall

    Oh, little children, you cannot leave
    For you, your families will grieve
    Minds unraveling at the seams
    Allowing me to haunt their dreams

    Do not wail and do not weep
    It's time for you to go to sleep
    Little children, you were not clever
    Now you'll stay with me forever
  8. Trooper Secular Sanity Valued Senior Member

    Vanity of Vanities

    What shall we do, you and I,
    when time no longer passes by?

    Chasing eternity for nobler things,
    songs of ascent, of which Solomon sings.

    Who can decipher the intention of the chimes
    or bear the weight of innumerable times?

    Escaping the path, from which we are bound.
    Like the Scarab who dances round and round?

    What shall we do, you and I,
    when time no longer passes by?

    Timeless, shapeless, and seemingly callous,
    the Ticketmaster of Pullman’s Palace.

    The Humanae Jovita conductor roared,
    “Last call…all aboard!”

    The distance we travel to the point of rest,
    a reciprocal balance for those who are blessed.

    What shall we do, you and I,
    when time no longer passes by?

    Men of man’s childish prattle
    of rising dragons and fruitless battle.

    A basic substance so longed for
    but bound by perspectives of one or more.

    Joie de vivre is in all things,
    yet hearts cry as the pendulum swings.

    Cyclical patterns for an ultimate aim.
    All hurried for what, more of the same?

    What shall we do, you and I,
    when time no longer passes by?
  9. Saturnine Pariah Hell is other people Valued Senior Member

    For the one I may never meet, a solemn love I will always keep
    A secret inside my heart that has been repressive from your attention
    I may not know who you are...so many in this world like the midnight stars
    I keep a fragile heart inside my chest; only few can approach without causing me dread
    I only hope upon that day when we meet in the shade that you see what I am
    My outlook can be cynical, my manners blunt and coarse but I only do this so I cannot be hurt
    I trust few with my inner self, a shell to keep others away, no longer do I wish for that shell to stay.
    I’m alone with myself; thought surrounded by comrades...Something deeper is what I need
    Someone to pull the best out of me, to judge my heart and mind my faults contently
    A need to be loved and cherished by others yet still keeps a safe distance.
    In this contemplation I weep, for whom can I entrust to give my deepest dreams?
    This question I cannot answer until I find that one…until she finds me.
    Fear of failure, rejection and cruelty, these discouraged me from life and left me hesitant to pursue love.
    Fear now is what motivates me to open my heart and feel beyond the mundane.
    Fear not of failure but of what could have been, fear of regrets and lonesome thoughts that would creep on me to no end
    I write this to anyone who happens to read...Only through this can I truly explain what my heart needs.
    For love is entrusting that one person with your heart when you give it to them and hoping that they don’t break it.
  10. Write4U Valued Senior Member

    Sunday Park

    Brightly filters sunlight
    through the foliage
    of the scarred old tree
    bearing knife marks
    Joe loves Mary, 1963
    broken hearts, carved so bold
    for anyone to see

    Sunday morning park
    basking in the sun
    flowers blooming, beetles zooming
    so inviting to have fun

    Car pulls up the parking lot
    slamming doors, engine hot
    blankets, dishes, picnic baskets
    on the grass that is still wet
    bats and balls, strung out net
    now we’re ready, we’re all set

    Watch it Johnny, don’t do that
    Steven, see, you broke the bat
    oh, where is that catsup now
    we need more coals, this meat is raw
    my, my, I’m just to old for this
    I should have stayed at home
    mother, look, you see this bump
    he hit me with a stone

    Sunday, Sunday park
    blazing in the sun
    people bustling, children tussling
    all pretending to have fun

    Time is up, time to go
    it’s getting onto six
    let’s break it up, pack it in
    no,no,no, no more tricks
    we’ll be back next week for sure
    you can count on that
    hurry up now, let’s get going
    has anyone seen my hat

    Sunday evening park
    slowly sets the sun
    litter scattered, flowers battered
    all is quiet from the fun

    Dimly filters sunlight
    through the foliage
    of the scarred old tree
    bearing knife marks
    I love Mary, Joe is crazy, 1963
    broken hearts, pierced with arrows
    but no one to see.
  11. Trooper Secular Sanity Valued Senior Member

    Very good, guys. :bravo:
    Thanks for sharing.
  12. Buddha12 Valued Senior Member

    A voice said, Look me in the stars
    And tell me truly, men of earth,
    If all the soul-and-body scars
    Were not too much to pay for birth.

    Robert Frost
  13. Buddha12 Valued Senior Member

    Who strive - you don't know how the others strive
    To paint a little thing like that you smeared
    Carelessly passing with your robes afloat,-
    Yet do much less, so much less, Someone says,
    (I know his name, no matter) - so much less!
    Well, less is more, Lucrezia.

    Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe (1886-1969),
  14. Saturnine Pariah Hell is other people Valued Senior Member

    A lonesome figure walks alone, along a path of a cobblestone
    A small shadow near his side, a sanguine sun keeps it alive
    The figure walks all alone, no destination simply following the stones
    As the person walks far and near, no has disturbed his path or kept it clear
    This lonesome figure walked alone, along the same path of cobblestone
    The shadow stalking ever clear, growing larger as the dawn neared
    This enigmatic figure, always walked many have tried to ask where he was going but he never talked
    This lonely figure stilled walked alone, years of travels yet still no stone has aged under his foot
    The small shadow simply veered as the figure walked so queer through the sleet or rain.
    This lonesome figured stilled walked alone, along a mossy path of cobblestone
    The shadow his companion or so it appeared never gawked or sneered.
    A small village in the gentle hills, innocence in the villas would come to a chill
    As this figure walked its roads, a woman meets him upon the cobblestone
    She is frightened at first by the shadow’s sneer but overlooked the pitiful creature
    “Oh dear” said the woman as she gazed upon the man, his figure languid in stance
    “For how long have you walked alone?” the woman asked
    In a voice that was both weak and weary the figure responded in a voice so dreary
    “I’ve never been alone; for you see in spirit I’m always accompanied”
    “I’ve walked this country to and fro, never feeling lonely or cold”
    The shadow grew as the words were said, giving the woman a sense of dread.
    “For you see fair maiden” the figure sneered, “You’ll keep me company for many years!”
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2013
  15. LaurieAG Registered Senior Member

    May 2000 ‘Balders claim’

    Progeny of Odin’s second wife,
    Balder the Dagda, young 'god' of light,
    discovered the wisdom Patrick cites.

    For many centuries this way sufficed,
    until a lack of sage advice,
    conspired to turn out Patrick’s light.

    When holly collapses from within,
    Balder arises shining through the din,
    to assert rights owing him.

    The right to say words of light and dark records,
    for the good of all by accord.

    His message is quite clear make fast moral gates,
    lest the Jarl and Thrall determine children’s fates.
  16. Robittybob1 Banned Banned

    "Azaria's ghost can be heard as you pass the big red rock"

    .... another morning in the Australian outback
    .... a lonely dingo howls at the full moon.
    .... a rabid dingo looking for something to snatch.
    .... I stand here and cry for the 'Dingo Ate My Baby'.

    The search is on
    .... they are only looking for evidence against me!
    .... do they think I cried "wolf" for no reason
    .... but to divert attention away from me?

    Are they for real?
    .... Why did you name your Baby Azaria?
    .... Did you know that translates to 'Sacrifice in the desert'?
    .... Did you sacrifice your child on an alter?
    .....Are you crazy in your head?

    What are the clues?
    .... Where is the baby's blood?
    .... Where is the baby's clothing?
    .... Where is the baby's body?
    .... Where is the baby's cry?

    Robittybob1 mourning the loss of his baby. (Based on a true story)

  17. Saturnine Pariah Hell is other people Valued Senior Member

    Father of mine, my life intertwined with yours, you gave the best of yourself, I’m proud to be yours
    Father of mine, a man you’ve made of me, teaching all you could from the mistakes I’ve had to endure
    Father of mine, lonely I will be when the curtain falls for your act on the stage which has revealed so much to me
    Father of mine, happy I will be for everything you were able to give to me; never will I forget your life
    Father of mine, sad I will be when your presence is no longer within my arms; I will persevere even without you here
    Father of mine, angry I will be for the times that you may never be there for me once you are gone
    Father of mine, always will I treasure the time we spent, even if can’t repay you for what you’ve done.
    Father of mine...Grateful I will always be for giving me reason for me to choose to be free.
    Father of mine…I will always love you.

    Sorry about your loss Robbitybob1 :bawl:
  18. Saturnine Pariah Hell is other people Valued Senior Member

    When the hollow lies have died, when the faithful lose their pride
    When the leaders lose their heads once the rivers begin to run red
    When the paradigm of society is shattered by the facts
    When the comfortable are disturbed and the disturbed are relaxed
    Once the graves overflow only then will we know
    When the world begins to burn, in metaphor and reality
    I will stand upon the hill, watching this glimpse of mortality
    Smirking all the while, appreciating the one thing that I’ve yearned to see.
    To see all that I hate burn down in front of me, that will be a delight to see
    When greed is dead and gone and when the blind finally see
    I will not say a thing as they burn down in front of me
    When vanity has collapsed and the rich are now poor
    When there is no more sense of social class I’ll be there for sure.
    As world collapses and begins to burn the sky, I will stand alone on that hill as the masses ask “WHY!?!”
    With a smile neither my face, nor any hint of disgrace I will answer their pseudo filled cries
    “You ask why? It’s simple…you were born into a lie, hello and goodbye”
  19. Saturnine Pariah Hell is other people Valued Senior Member

    Scarred on the inside without any revelation of what’s on the inside
    Scarred on the inside but do you see me as broken? The scars still remain inside my mind
    Shattered I have been so many times, a constant shift in my paradigms.
    Emotions confused, a clever ruse and trick on my own mind
    Scarred my heart is from the cruelty I’ve received, a tender heart that never was reprieved.
    My mental alienation and social deviation were all I knew for so long.
    Shattered my spirit has been, alone with no hand to grab, only my heart was stabbed
    So scarred am I that I no longer notice the stitches in my mind, the healing has been long
    So many times, I’ve contemplated all of my life on how I could just survive.
    So many times I’ve planed and conveyed ways to end those miserable days
    Yet the escape of death was not for me for it would not set me free.
  20. Robittybob1 Banned Banned

    My loss was my thread, "my baby" that was a year and a half old, that had been taken over by a pack of trolls on another forum (this wouldn't be tolerated on Sciforums).
    The trueness of the story was the death of Azaria Chamberlain in Australia many years ago, where her mother was accused of her murder but it was really a dingo (wild dog) that ate her baby.
  21. Saturnine Pariah Hell is other people Valued Senior Member

    Trolls...had to be those fucking trolls.

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    I was under the impression that you had lost a flesh and blood child. Sorry for the assumption.
  22. Robittybob1 Banned Banned

    Don't be sorry, it was the tricky way I said it, poetic licence! It was meant to tease your emotions.
    At least you have a heart, a voice, and a love. [for your eyes only http://www.physforum.com/index.php?act=ST&f=27&t=29842&hl=&view=findpost&p=586040 ]
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2013
  23. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

    As a dog lover I had to look that story up in Wikipedia. What a monstrous miscarriage of justice! That poor lady not only lost her daughter, but spent eight(?) years in prison with the entire world believing that she killed her.

    We have wolves (which like dingoes are the same species as dogs) and coyotes (a small species of wolf that is quite comfortable near humans and generally scavenges from our trash and eats our pets) in the USA, but they rarely attack humans. Humans are more often attacked by domestic dogs of certain types who were bred to be violent, such as the pit bull and the Presa Canario.

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