ARS POETICA is a group for those who love poetry, anyone who is just curious, and everyone in between. Post your favorite or original poems.

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Severed Selves

Two separate divided silences,
Which, brought together, would find loving voice;
Two glances which together would rejoice
In love, now lost like stars beyond dark trees;
Two hands apart whose touch alone gives ease;
Two bosoms which, heart-shrined with mutual flame,
Would, meeting in one clasp, be made the same;
Two souls, the shores wave-mocked of sundering seas:--

Such are we now. Ah! may our hope forecast
Indeed one hour again, when on this stream
Of darkened love once more the light shall gleam?
An hour how slow to come, how quickly past,
Which blooms and fades, and only leaves at last,
Faint as shed flowers, the attenuated dream.

-- Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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Design, by Robert Frost

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Robert Frost - The Road Not Taken

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The Emperor of Ice-Cream - Wallace Stevens

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Deidre's Ramblings: This Dance

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Deidre's ramblings

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Peace and Joy - by Mequa

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In the event of my death - Louise Anne Buchler

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What's Sacred Now?

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The Indian upon God

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I Think I Should Have Loved You Presently, by Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Climate Change Haiku

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Motherland - Louise Ann Buchler

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Comment by Steph S. on May 14, 2012 at 8:19am
Oh you are funny! I love poems and you write good ones.
I hope everyone is having a nice Monday!
Comment by David Sensei on May 14, 2012 at 8:15am

Thanks for the encouragement Steph, and I certainly will. Now you'll be sorry, lol.

Comment by Steph S. on May 14, 2012 at 5:55am

I love your poem David!

I hope you post more!

Comment by David Sensei on May 14, 2012 at 1:05am

Hi everyone. I just joined this group so I thought I'd offer a few original words to mark the occasion. Looking through the site I was particularly impressed by the Sarah Lindsey poem  'Underground Orchids', posted almost three years ago by Ajita Kamal (it's currently on p.3). I wish I could write serious stuff like that. Maybe one day. This is more my style:

I love to jot a jaunty rhyme about nothing in particular

It simply helps to pass the time when I am not vehicular

I do not worship god or love or ethereal sublimity

I shun all reference to such things, so that is rather limity

So what to write? You may well ask - I seem to have no motive

My words are neither insightful nor personally anecdotive

Of this I sing - the rhyme's the thing! And rhythm too amuses

So try a little verse like mine - it has cathartic uses

Moses saw a burning bush or so the bible claims

Not long after, chiseled out his maker's stated aims

Then he smashed them in disgust and went back for some more

'Thou shalt not this' , 'thou shalt not that': and the faithful hit the floor

Noah took the whole wide world and stuck it in a boat

For forty days and nights they say, somehow that boat did float

When they found land and hit the sand, their lord said 'Whoops. I'm sorry.'

Never again! I'll count to ten next time, so please don't worry.'

He sent a rainbow 'cross the sky, a proof of good intention

Red and green and blue and colors numerous to mention.

Stories such as this and more may in that good book are found

If it's non-fiction that's your bag, then you better look around

I could go on and bore you with another myth outrageous

Making nonsense verse and rhyme is really quite contagious

So much grist there for my mill, such lies subtle and bold

But they're 2000 pages long, and I am getting old

Comment by Steph S. on April 15, 2012 at 2:43pm

Enjoying all the new poems everyone has posted! You all are so creative!

Comment by A Former Member on April 10, 2012 at 8:04am

Thanks for posting that Therese.

Comment by Steph S. on April 5, 2012 at 11:03am

I hope to post more poems .. once things slow down at work and school.

Comment by Steph S. on December 21, 2011 at 9:45am
That's lovely Napoleon!
Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on December 21, 2011 at 9:38am
All of you
I adore someone
she is wild and free
I have no expectations
no obligation to me
I admire someone
and I let her be
a beautiful flower
a magnificent tree
If I love someone
I set them free
her beauty and nature
I am privileged to see
Comment by A Former Member on October 8, 2011 at 7:41pm

Hi Therese, I remember you from long ago. Thanks for the link. I'll check it out as soon as I can.


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