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your poems!!!

Postby klqv on Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:21 pm

couldn't find a poem thread in this subforum!

Dead sunflower

A sunflower that can no longer stand
now sags away from where it used to lean
against. I crush a flower tight between
two fingers, thinking, as I run my hand
along its stem, if it will snap in two.
It stings no more than worn down Velcro hooks.
With its discoloured petals it just looks
as if it rotted in the winter dew.

A month later the stem is still there,
thick as bamboo, but pressed into a white grave.

I think to stand it up against its wall, and brush off the frost,
but can barely feel
the cold,
only the breeze,
which feels crisp against my clothes.
It is a few days before the new year,
not long until more flowers will take its place. I should dispose of it,

but don’t care, and someone will mow the lawn soon, and it will disappear

apart from this poem.

corny - what is poetry haha?
God is dead!
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Re: your poems!!!

Postby lobster on Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:29 am

Your poems are the dead sun
flowers
blooms
Death itself.

Your activity is like a poem
experienced.
Fiercely active.
Dead.

Now stand up where there is no poem.
Can you stand the Light
Still?

:blah: :blah: :blah:
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Re: your poems!!!

Postby klqv on Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:39 pm

Now stand up where there is no poem
i get what you're saying, but i only see your poem there...

:Namaste:
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Re: your poems!!!

Postby desert_woodworker on Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:22 pm

Hi, klqv,

Was this the Poems area that you were looking for? Gregory started this area, and it has got 6 pages of posts so far, and growing:

viewtopic.php?f=116&t=6666

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"The abundance of Nature is not a matter of its 'providing' ". -- William James, c. 1901.
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Re: your poems!!!

Postby klqv on Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:53 am

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lobster - i liked your poem, reminded me a bit of snyder :)
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Re: your poems!!!

Postby Linda Anderson on Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:29 am

never mind Luke.... we can never have enough poetry threads!

here's one that goes back in time for me ... we used to have afternoon poetry readings at sesshin where the group read a poem out loud together in the zendo, in a silent retreat... then dinner. I often heard it from the kitchen. It is in my cells....

The Place Where We Are Right
 
From the place where we are right
flowers will never grow
in the spring.
 
The place where we are right
is hard and trampled
like a yard.
 
But doubts and loves
dig up the world
like a mole, a plow.
And a whisper will be heard in the place
where the ruined
house once stood.
 
~ Yehuda Amichai ~
(The Selected Poetry of Yehuda Amichai, edited and translations by Chana Bloch and Stephen Mitchell)
Not last night,
not this morning;
Melon flowers bloomed.
~ Bassho
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Re: your poems!!!

Postby klqv on Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:16 pm

lobster wrote:Your poems are the dead sun
flowers
blooms
Death itself.

Your activity is like a poem
experienced.
Fiercely active.
Dead.

Now stand up where there is no poem.
Can you stand the Light
Still?

:blah: :blah: :blah:
the bud did not break.
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Re: your poems!!!

Postby klqv on Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:42 pm

Frog

A tiny frog was in the hall.
Once I had got and trapped the thing
in newspaper it did not fall,
its body an elastic green
against the print. Then when I got
it outside, the step was too tall
for it to climb back in. A lot
of worry for something so small.
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Re: your poems!!!

Postby klqv on Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:11 pm

The world turned small and ugly. Not
More quiet more composed, but the rot
Of time spent hungry for an end
To something, to my self forefend.
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Re: your poems!!!

Postby klqv on Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:41 am

i don't like that one
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Postby creature on Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:59 pm

What is this secret
hidden in the deep
to which heartless conditions carve a path

The river's bottom
clear as it might be
does not hinder the waves thrashing

But the darkness seems not so dark

for a while

Disjoined from truth and value
I observe today's last sunlight breaking through the clouds
bringing the slightest color to a frozen, naked tree

Neither tranquil or alert
without uncertainty
I go nowhere but here

for a while

Others still entranced
thinking there is something out there

Watching them reaching out,
and myself receding
both oblivious
no less alive

for a while

:Namaste:
"What is inherent in you is presently active and presently functioning, and need not be sought after, need not be put in order, need not be practiced or proven.
All that is required is to trust it once and for all."
- Foyan, Instant Zen, pg. 23
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Re: your poems!!!

Postby klqv on Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:58 am

The beautiful simplicity of psychosis,
idle composure stirred with tears like hot spring rain. .

My stream of thoughts all of them wrong
Prefix all words with NOISE,

Day 1
Poetry > Noise.

kinergikhash

YOU MUST FIRST, WEEP...
says Horace.
I smile and lie down
hoping to make a hyperlink noise version.
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Re: your poems!!!

Postby Tor_Hershman on Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:27 pm

Me latest poetic ditty :daisy:

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Re: your poems!!!

Postby klqv on Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:22 pm

Tea Songs

Less noise; more retards

“The cleverest thing
I've ever said
and you didn't even read it”.

Apologizing for incomprehensibleness
to Jan, I rub static into the balloon’s dribble
of flesh, and watch as the iceberg of red
attracts the ends of her hair to points. Nothing’s said
but I’m already hungry and tired; and despite
the coffee and gondola, talk about the night.
my first pastiche thing, it's probably really bad eh
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Postby another_being on Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:05 pm

klqv, they're both awesome.
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Re: your poems!!!

Postby klqv on Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:35 am

cheers :lol2: !!

i just saw some "game changing" visual art, by someone that is suffering schizophrenia - and still very young.
hm.

here's another poem that i just edited down... this won't ever come to anything, but i feel inspired :heya:

Medication

Less formed less passive.
Frantic, and more free.

_____Happier.

*

My flat is covered in a carpet of
discarded bottles and unwrapped food stuff.

And so the day breaks as if by chance,
such is its contempt for us, we are informed
politely by its signs, not slowly warmed
by happy smiles. I am afraid, resign.
Our broken legs don’t always knit in time.

*

The new is shuddering, half
mad and weeping.

Life breaths again.
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Re: your poems!!!

Postby fighlite on Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:35 am

A friend invited me to accompany him and his wife on a camping trip to Indiana where we would visit a memorial to Paul Tillich. The town where this all happened was the site of more than one "utopian" movement. At the visitor center, dedicated to exploring these movements they had dedicated a blank wall where visitors were encouraged to write what "utopia" meant to them. Here is the verse I wrote on that wall in New Harmony, IN.

Embrace impermanence,
End suffering,
Utopia is in your heart.
"Where there is form, already there is emptiness.
Where there is emptiness, already there is form."

--Kumarajiva
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Re: your poems!!!

Postby klqv on Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:09 am

Any genuinely great and zen English language poets?



Imagination

For now these poems start without themselves.
A glove of books discarded now on shelves,
and days old washing up I left to soak,
still soaking, and the hall's damp smell of smoke;
in all these half sensed things that make life, what 
is present can have meaning, but is not
much more than noise. Not resolved without
the abstract thought the same as in self doubt,
which only serves a faith, not thinking. Real
desire lies between, in what I feel
is missing from what I already do.
A poem should begin with what is new.
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Re: your poems!!!

Postby fukasetsu on Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:48 pm

Lately I've been "obsessed" with certain inquiries (I have these periods)
So every morning when I wake up I just stay seated in bed for a hour or so and ask;
"where is this character prior to its appearance?" (or something of the like)


Dark womb of Nothingness.

Today, these words, this house, these cats, I feel at home.
Ten years ago, that town, that girl, I felt at home
Twenty years ago, that house, those parents, I felt at home.
Before I was born, I was at home everywhere, for that house, I am.
Mijn Oude Vriend uit de woestijn begrijpt geen Nederlands. <3
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Re: your poems!!!

Postby klqv on Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:22 am

Everything is the same
Everyday
The people are the same, and the sky
Blue and a

Promise of more sky.
My immediate surroundings,
e.g. the monotony of the clock barely noticed
except in annoyance,
Are counted again, (one song, two).
IMAGINE if,
doesn't come close to feeling like
I am in myself, as a thing of
what? A stick doesn't just add reach but
stretches a question to breaking point.
But I am not a question, more
of an answer. More of the same...

We must find fluency with a language that is suitable for the expression of that dumb moment in which language fails and the past has not changed, at whatever stage of the dialectic. Bin the intimacy of the drysalter, and locate STATIC FEELINGS.


or [that was rushed]

Day in barcelona

In a Miro painting
a bird flies directly west, over two children.

Le paradise n'est pas gratuit.

When leaving Barcelona the Pyrenees swell over the horizon
of our open motorway. A sunset contrasts
with the mountains,
bumping dull oranges against their shadow.

"Black mountains" mum says,
when I point them out,

and I think "silhouettes".


orif you like linebreaks

Ebullient

Two men of about twenty are fishing.

They catch something,
posed with
ganja bag and small fish,

then bait the ground again, happy not content.
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