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Reflections In A Steamed Mirror

I was in the shower, surrounded by steam,

in the warm, impenetrable wet

that I require, when I remembered

the excursion of your hand

on my skin, the idea

of family that you embodied,

the strength of the pull

that brought us together,

still intact

like a city…

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Added by Christopher Reilley on December 4, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Ghost Of Winter Past

Ghost Of Winter Past



Strange ghost approached me evening last

in search of better times,

I ate the last bread I had found

inside a baker’s empty store

and laughed the laugh of grief

where all the facts  do not add up,

where no mind finds relief

and said, “oh weary spirit

those times are gone,

we sing no song;

can’t mourn our…

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Added by Blinddream on December 3, 2012 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

the uninvited guest

 

no one wants to talk about

the uninvited guest

objectionably poised in certainty

everyone gossips fabulous lies entertaining

small talk intriguing questions

inching around intruder

no one wants to talk about

 

the uninvited guest

joining in holiday cheer infectiously

laughing cold to the touch

gobbling banquet sucking breath from bite

recognizing people and names

with alarming…

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Added by Michael Reid Rubenstein on December 3, 2012 at 4:35am — 4 Comments

The Dance of Salome

On his birthday, Herod gave a banquet for his court,

to which his wife Herodias was not invited.

There Salome, her daughter by Herod’s brother,

danced so boldly and so well that Herod said

he would grant whatever she wished.

Salome left the hall and went to her mother to

ask what she should request, and her mother said

“Ask for the head of John the Baptist,”

who had told Herod that he should not marry his brother’s wife.

The…

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Added by Con Chapman on December 2, 2012 at 7:09pm — 8 Comments

"Sweet poesy is not the poet's reward!"


Tis fitting that I should append as comet's tail to fleeting life ,

to unmask as in denoument, the mystery behind my veil.

Most 'nogamous of all my peers my life's played out in singlet form.

The dalliance fine, to stick I fear; no true love's fate, that was my doom.

As callow boy my only went, was find fair wife and breed her well.

But…

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Added by fred hallman on December 2, 2012 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Ode To A Ginger

It was the eyes that got me, those eyes,

undecided between green or brown,

the transition betwixt and between

a cosmic riot -

galactic nebulae swirls

like pictures from Hubble,

iridescence that caught the light,

played with it like a lazy cat

then loosed upon…

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Added by Christopher Reilley on December 2, 2012 at 11:54am — 6 Comments

"Breasts as exemplary of all that is Love!"

 ( Mama and child..Leo Da V.)

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Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels,

and have not breasts, and though I have the gift of

prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge;

and…

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Added by fred hallman on December 1, 2012 at 1:40pm — 12 Comments

Eros

My lover embraces me today

Takes my hand, pulls me closer

Envelops me in his arms

Kisses so delicious

Tasting his tongue

He licks me

Suckles my…

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Added by Romantic Poetess on November 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — 11 Comments

Decline of Spirit

What could have happened

to bring about such corruption

that the human element

is no longer present…

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Added by M. C. Sears on November 30, 2012 at 1:30pm — 12 Comments

Words

 

Slow…

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Added by Romantic Poetess on November 30, 2012 at 1:00pm — 12 Comments

"There was a fish....!"

 

poem © 2012 by Fred Hallman


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There was a fish…

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Added by fred hallman on November 30, 2012 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

Nursery of Winds

In the glistening of Spring

young winds are born,

hatchling mouth gaping

for frozen bits of thermal carrion,

gleaning what nourishment they can

from the keening of last winter’s gales.

Summertime zephyrs are on their own,

casting themselves in currents of warmth,

deciding from moment to moment 

whether they will caress or sting.

They move as they must

for only those most fit

may sail forward into Fall.

Late autumn gales dance in…

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Added by Christopher Reilley on November 29, 2012 at 9:37am — No Comments

"Where Spanish Moss Prevails!"

to be read aloud....

A child was born and grew to stand,

in sand-spurred sand, and watched the sails;

of ships from shores of foreign lands-

he grew to wend through tortured trails

his way to those exotic strands,

advising all who might inquire

the origin of this wand'ring male;…

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Added by fred hallman on November 29, 2012 at 9:26am — 6 Comments

December Scene

December Scene



Snow upon a homeless soul

stooped inside a doorway

hiding from the cutting wind

weary from hard times again,

suffering a poor man’s pain,

wondering why rich men reign,

holding on that God will come

and bless his family,

somewhere in a shelter

in this large city.

 

He regains his feet to move

somewhere down the street…

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Added by Blinddream on November 29, 2012 at 6:26am — 4 Comments

Musical Questions

 

If we begin the music of love making
Will the language we share be harmonic?
Who arranges the pulse of the piece?
Decides which beats are accented
Which beats are not?
Will they…
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Added by Romantic Poetess on November 28, 2012 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments

Awake

Melodic

Watery dreamsleep

Waits to be dreamt

Caresses of the…

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Added by Romantic Poetess on November 28, 2012 at 2:30pm — 11 Comments

iPoetry and Codeine

 

In The December Grey

 

 

after Satan laughs

it begins

there will be no Vicodin today

 

In the parking lot a shadowy figure mumbled a kind of

hello. At first I thought him an hallucination, but with the

sun breaking through the bleakness and codeine deprivation

 

vice-gripping my brain, I recognized Gary's black onyx…

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Added by chuck a stetson on November 28, 2012 at 12:00pm — 30 Comments

"The epic of Enkidu!"

 

artist unknown

 


poem © Fred Hallman 2012 

(to be read aloud)


I am Enkidu not Gilgamesh -  a native libertarian I am!

While sampling Shamat's pulchritude,

I nibbled round her baited hook,

then swam away as free fish do.

So 'scaped from Babylon I am,

nay schooled nor drooled on her spavined teat.…

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Added by fred hallman on November 28, 2012 at 10:05am — 1 Comment

A Winter Street

A Winter Street



Upon a winter street one day

I saw the empty pockets

on poor man’s face.



Compelled, I asked his business

although ‘twas not my place.

He replied his year was hard;

he lost his job, lost his house

and then he lost his way.



I tried to hand him twenty

and he told me of his Grace;

a daughter ill at only four

as tears…

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Added by Blinddream on November 27, 2012 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

Longing

This cold autumn day

heavy clouds above

the promise of…

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Added by M. C. Sears on November 26, 2012 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

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