All Blog Posts Tagged 'Poetry' (653)

Surely Some Revelation is at Hand

 

In 1919 William Butler Yeats published one of the most beautifully disturbing and one of the most anthologized poems in my ken.  The opening lines of “The Second Coming” seem prophetic in their aptness for today.:

    Turning and turning in the widening gyre

    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;

    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;

    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,

    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere

   …

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Added by Rodney Roe on October 4, 2017 at 1:29pm — 58 Comments

LED

LED



It’s hard to lead with the Easily Led,

it’s hard to be a…

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Added by The Songbird on September 27, 2017 at 11:00pm — 6 Comments

Champagne, Stadium Mustard and Milwaukee

On National Ave. the Clement Zablocki Veteran's Memorial Hospital overlooks the autumn woods and steel girders of Miller Park; silver-golden fireworks as loud as a drop forge echo on through the timelessness and style and swagger of sweet victory.

 

 

Again, the sweat of passion, reserved for October, when it was 1957.  The hickory sea of painted chairs in the Milwaukee County…

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Added by J.P. Hart on September 2, 2017 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

Post Eclipse Blues

We'd  bee lined from Wildcat State Park cozy yet wind-blown in our let HRC Nissan SE on past Lodi-Arlington, road signs, through MKE via old Route 18, threading Bluemound boulevard toward midday already, beneath pewter cloud cover, Guido (Coltrane like-lungs) doing the soprano sax repeatedly of Leon Russell's Bluebird.  Student hands on the wheel alert, diaphragm breathing. Clean, sober as any DA!  Eastward with me going on & on glimpsing Storybook unique homes to the N…
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Added by J.P. Hart on August 22, 2017 at 11:34am — 4 Comments

WEB

WEB



I thought you might've become aware of the web you spun

around me.

I thought you…

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Added by The Songbird on August 9, 2017 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

DISCERNMENT

DISCERNMENT…

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Added by The Songbird on July 3, 2017 at 9:31am — 3 Comments

my pride

MY PRIDE

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

© 2017

My pride is not a commodity

it has no corporate sponsors

no bank account 

no value on the stock…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on June 24, 2017 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

TO THE FOUR AGREEMENTS

TO THE FOUR AGREEMENTS



To “Be Impeccable With Your Word,”

only requires speaking the…

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Added by The Songbird on June 22, 2017 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

'. . .and a Happy New Year . . .'

.   Please add some text to the body of the post

What? That I should take and type through Carl Sandburg's letter To Mrs. Jacob Buchbinder---

Elmhurst [Illinois]

Aug. 23 [1926]

Added by J.P. Hart on June 21, 2017 at 9:44am — 7 Comments

DISTILLATE

DISTILLATE



Take a gesture from an Indian;

guide your fingers upright, into your…

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Added by The Songbird on June 12, 2017 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Deleted People

What happened

how did you come to this

did no one ever love you

A child born into…

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Added by M. C. Sears on June 9, 2017 at 12:38pm — 4 Comments

It Unravels

Tragedy keeps striking

humanity…

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Added by M. C. Sears on June 7, 2017 at 2:05pm — 5 Comments

Unholy Company

In the deep shadows

wispy forms move…

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Added by M. C. Sears on June 6, 2017 at 11:15am — 4 Comments

Polluted Creed

Dark evil lurks

approaching unsuspecting prey

surely more sinful deeds to come

Wicked, twisted…

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Added by M. C. Sears on June 5, 2017 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

MUCH ABU DUBAI DO

ADO

Much ado about nothing much, as Jakespeare say, a distillation of such.

Fingerprint, like an IUD, crop circle, or bedbug; the d.n.a.…

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Added by The Songbird on June 5, 2017 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Unfolding

Evil deeds done

cries of fear heard…

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Added by M. C. Sears on June 4, 2017 at 3:35pm — 7 Comments

Sleepless

Frantic for sleep

mind struggles…

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Added by M. C. Sears on May 31, 2017 at 1:22pm — 3 Comments

The First Time I Died, I Was Murdered.

I had just turned 26, and was at a surprise birthday party and house warming with new friends.

Young men, high and in cultural pain, came in, hog-tied the 3 men, and raped me and another woman in our party. The third man hadn’t gotten to the third woman of our party before the gunshots went off, so she was spared that. It was her 32nd birthday, and it was my sign that God was listening, because she was spared. I’d hated to have her birthday…

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Added by Delia Yeager on May 31, 2017 at 10:59am — 13 Comments

It Rains

The thunder of heavy rain

on trees covered in new…

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Added by M. C. Sears on May 29, 2017 at 9:10am — 4 Comments

INOSPHERE

INOSPHERE…



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Added by The Songbird on May 25, 2017 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

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