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Re: Poetry - post poems that move you

Postby bokki on Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:47 am

ini kamoze
Betty Brown's Mother

I love Betty Brown's mother
I hope it's not against the law
I just love Betty Brown's mother
Though she is my mother-in-law

No I've never been unfaithful
I've been a one woman man
Now I don't want to sound ungrateful
but I'd like to extend my family plan

I love Betty Brown's mother
I hope it's not against the law
I just love Betty Brown's mother
Though she is my mother-in-law

I know this is a risky business
and I dare not upset the wife
The older woman it pleases
To the younger's a danger in life

I love Betty Brown's mother
I hope it's not against the law
I just love Betty Brown's mother
Though she is my mother-in-law

"When Betty Brown hear this sound
she's gonna think I'm a clown
and I don't want fo' she to put me down
But I had to bring myself around to tell her"
Another log on the fire,
10,000 frogs singing in the rain
burst into flames

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Re: Poetry - post poems that move you

Postby bokki on Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:40 pm

led zepp
no quarter


Close the door, put out the light
You know they won't be home tonight
The snow falls hard and don't you know?
The winds of Thor are blowing cold
They're wearing steel that's bright and true
They carry news that must get through

They choose the path where no-one goes
They hold no quarter
They hold no quarter

Walking side by side with death
The devil mocks their every step
The snow drives back the foot that's slow
The dogs of doom are howling more
They carry news that must get through
To build a dream for me and you

They choose the path where no-one goes
They hold no quarter
They ask no quarter
They hold no quarter
They ask no quarter
The pain, the pain without quarter
They ask no quarter
The dogs of doom are howling more!
Another log on the fire,
10,000 frogs singing in the rain
burst into flames

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Re: Poetry - post poems that move you

Postby bokki on Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:46 pm

im very sry 4 abusing this poetry place of zfi
i just hope u post some more
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Re: Poetry - post poems that move you

Postby Linda Anderson on Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:06 am

bokki wrote:im very sry 4 abusing this poetry place of zfi
i just hope u post some more


there is nothing that is not zen Bokki. don't be fooled by all the pleasantries and ambitions to be other than who we are. in this fierce embrace:

SELF-PORTRAIT

It doesn't interest me if there is one God
or many gods.
I want to know if you belong or feel
abandoned.
If you know despair or can see it in others.
I want to know
if you are prepared to live in the world
with its harsh need
to change you. If you can look back
with firm eyes
saying this is where I stand. I want to know
if you know
how to melt into that fierce heat of living
falling toward
the center of your longing. I want to know
if you are willing
to live, day by day, with the consequence of love
and the bitter
unwanted passion of your sure defeat.

I have been told, in ‘that’ fierce embrace, even
the gods speak of God.

~ David Whyte, Fire in the Earth
Not last night,
not this morning;
Melon flowers bloomed.
~ Bassho
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Re: Poetry - post poems that move you

Postby Linda Anderson on Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:17 am

The Well Of Grief

Those who will not slip beneath
the still surface of the well of grief

turning downward through its black waters
to the place we cannot breathe

will never know the source from which we drink,
the secret water, cold and clear,

nor find in the darkness glimmering
the small round coins
thrown by those who wished for something else

David Whyte from Where Many Rivers Meet
Not last night,
not this morning;
Melon flowers bloomed.
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Re: Poetry - post poems that move you

Postby bokki on Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:07 am

when u raise your face
the sky in my soul dawns
and raises me up with you
with no residue
though i cant present you

and when
to the earth you
lower your face
a big ship
sails into
the sea of my heart

under the water
under the earth
under my feet
it sails
tough i have no word
to say it

when you laugh
its like water
flying of a hill

when u sit
somewhere
conglomerated
without a word
and fill me and all around me

and when
constantly
in different shapes you
appear before me

is it for my sake?
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Re: Poetry - post poems that move you

Postby partofit22 on Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:31 am

my name is Cow,
and wen its nite,
or wen the moon
is shiyning brite,
and all the men
haf gon to bed -
i stay up late.

i lik the bred.

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Re: Poetry - post poems that move you

Postby partofit22 on Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:32 am

If I should last to see the night When all my thoughts are old - I hope the string that holds them tight Is safe, secure, and bold.

I do not want those secret seams To fray; to free; to breach - I do not want my dearest dreams To lie beyond my reach.

I do not want the twilight knife To cut and blind and blur - I do not want to grasp at life, And all the things that were.

For I could ride the end astride, And face the finish, free - As long as I'm the same inside.

As long as I'm still me.

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Re: Poetry - post poems that move you

Postby Sparkle on Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:04 pm

5,7,5

And yes, it is I meeting the fine horace.
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Re: Poetry - post poems that move you

Postby Sparkle on Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:07 pm

The Reason I Stay

Oh this scathing cackle
A thousand times
This man has stood his strength
And now only once
In HER eyes
Small Failure
A clown's mask bestows

Ripping whip
Across xylophone ribs
The sear of this cackle cuts
Degrading
Un-manning
I have no reply

Except...

Responding to nature
Fists ball at my sides
FUCK!
A memory jolts!
And fingers spring free
Most thankfully, gratefully
Never again
We cried...

Her head thrown back
That hysterical laugh
In safety I glance
As upward they dance
The breasts of a Godess
So splendid
So free
So Sadly
The memory
Crucifies me
A weak simple man
by greed
This penance I pay

Driven by lust
For her rocking hot body

The Reason I Stay

For now,

Anyway...
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Re: Poetry - post poems that move you

Postby desert_woodworker on Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:41 pm

Mr. Dylan Thomas reads/sings his own wonderful, "Fern Hill", powerful recollections of youth, in a place.



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Re: Poetry - post poems that move you

Postby partofit22 on Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:34 am

To the Fig Tree on 9th and Christian

Tumbling through the
city in my
mind without once
looking up
the racket in
the lugwork probably
rehearsing some
stupid thing I
said or did
some crime or
other the city they
say is a lonely
place until yes
the sound of sweeping
and a woman
yes with a
broom beneath
which you are now
too the canopy
of a fig its
arms pulling the
September sun to it
and she
has a hose too
and so works hard
rinsing and scrubbing
the walk
lest some poor sod
slip on the silk
of a fig
and break his hip
and not probably
reach over to gobble up
the perpetrator
the light catches
the veins in her hands
when I ask about
the tree they
flutter in the air and
she says take
as much as
you can
help me
so I load my
pockets and mouth
and she points
to the step-ladder against
the wall to
mean more but
I was without a
sack so my meager
plunder would have to
suffice and an old woman
whom gravity
was pulling into
the earth loosed one
from a low slung
branch and its eye
wept like hers
which she dabbed
with a kerchief as she
cleaved the fig with
what remained of her
teeth and soon there were
eight or nine
people gathered beneath
the tree looking into
it like a constellation pointing
do you see it
and I am tall and so
good for these things
and a bald man even
told me so
when I grabbed three
or four for
him reaching into the
giddy throngs of
wasps sugar
stoned which he only
pointed to smiling and
rubbing his stomach
I mean he was really rubbing his stomach
it was hot his
head shone while he
offered recipes to the
group using words which
I couldn’t understand and besides
I was a little
tipsy on the dance
of the velvety heart rolling
in my mouth
pulling me down and
down into the
oldest countries of my
body where I ate my first fig
from the hand of a man who escaped his country
by swimming through the night
and maybe
never said more than
five words to me
at once but gave me
figs and a man on his way
to work hops twice
to reach at last his
fig which he smiles at and calls
baby, c’mere baby,
he says and blows a kiss
to the tree which everyone knows
cannot grow this far north
being Mediterranean
and favoring the rocky, sun-baked soils
of Jordan and Sicily
but no one told the fig tree
or the immigrants
there is a way
the fig tree grows
in groves it wants,
it seems, to hold us,
yes I am anthropomorphizing
goddammit I have twice
in the last thirty seconds
rubbed my sweaty
forearm into someone else’s
sweaty shoulder
gleeful eating out of each other’s hands
on Christian St.
in Philadelphia a city like most
which has murdered its own
people
this is true
we are feeding each other
from a tree
at the corner of Christian and 9th
strangers maybe
never again.

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Re: Poetry - post poems that move you

Postby bokki on Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:51 am

girl, u just made me tear up again
ill remeber and return with some1s verse
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Re: Poetry - post poems that move you

Postby partofit22 on Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:51 am

Looking at My Father

It’s the inside which comes out, as I contemplate
him there half in sunlight, weeding diligently
a Midwestern lawn. On my persons, I have only notes
and a drying pen, the memory of onion blossoms
scenting in a window. Reflection is my native medium.
I am never arriving, only speaking briefly on material
conditions between myself and others. My country
inoculates me lovingly, over time. My country grasps me
like desire. I will show you my credentials, which is to say
my vivid description, if you ask. Here we are, my father
and I, never hostile, a small offering: pointless cut flowers
appear on the kitchen table when one finally arrives
into disposable income. Still possible. Am I living? Do I
accept revision as my godhead and savior?
I do and I am, and in the name of my Chinese father now
dragging the tools back inside, brow shining but always
a grin, faithless except to protect whatever I still have time
to become, Amen.

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Re: Poetry - post poems that move you

Postby desert_woodworker on Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:26 pm

.
With one bird singing,
the mountain is yet more still.


-- ( Anonymous ? )
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Re: Poetry - post poems that move you

Postby TTT on Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:56 am

desert_woodworker wrote:.
With one bird singing,
the mountain is yet more still.


-- ( Anonymous ? )


Nice poem!

Ps. i think its not so good a poem, there is somthing disterbing about it. Cant realy toch on what it is.

:Namaste:
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Re: Poetry - post poems that move you

Postby TigerDuck on Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:30 am

Fish play in the water
Birds play in the sky
Ordinary beings play on the earth
Sublime beings play in display

(Thinley Norbu)

Through nonconceptuality, he is immovable.

[Nagarjuna]
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Re: Poetry - post poems that move you

Postby TTT on Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:26 pm

Nice poem by Norbu.


Here is a poem by my named "study".

They study logic in the monistary.

Abidharma also.

What is Abidarma enyway?

Is it some sort of science?

I am not cearten!

I go fishing for somthing?

Laughing at myself.

Am i good enought?

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Re: Poetry - post poems that move you

Postby bokki on Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:34 pm

With one bird singing,
the mountain is yet more still.

i find this as a thrilling example of a present 2 us.
he even cut d haiku short and so said,
2 a desert word direct
play.
hmmm, i hope its not a 1 time fluke...
i hope Joe can present more...
and in 10 words touch our hearts again...
thnx joe
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