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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

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Derek ~William Haughton Mar 25. 1 Reply

Climate Change Haiku

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Dec 21, 2013. 1 Reply

Churches

Started by Anne. Last reply by Anne Jul 15, 2013. 2 Replies

Motherland - Louise Ann Buchler

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Comment by A Former Member on January 9, 2009 at 10:10am
Nice.
Comment by Leslee Love on January 9, 2009 at 10:08am
Dallas...yep.
Comment by A Former Member on January 9, 2009 at 8:48am
Leslee, is this an original?
Comment by Leslee Love on January 8, 2009 at 10:45pm
Underground

Tomorrow is but a night away
And in this pitch I would stay
Confined to my chain, my regrets and sorrow
Pleading there be no tomorrow.

It is not mine
It is not promised
It is hopes that have all but vanished
Secluded and suppressed, alone in my bower
Alone forever in my underground tower
Comment by Brad on January 8, 2009 at 10:23pm
you're right dallas, I think.... they not chew them properly, for the proper perspective, we need to chew them slowwwwwwww. :^)
Comment by A Former Member on January 8, 2009 at 8:29am
brad, nice little riddle, though it occurs to me that humans are often non the wiser for the words they ingest as well.
Comment by Brad on January 8, 2009 at 12:08am
RIDDLE ~ Unknown ~

A moth, I thought, munching a word.
How marvellously weird! A worm
Digesting a mans sayings -
A sneaktheif nibbling in the shadows
At the shape of a poets thunderous phrases -
How unutterably strange!
And the pilfering parasite non the wiser
For the words he has swallowed.
Comment by Rogue Filthy Punk on January 4, 2009 at 9:19pm
Leslee Love: It's true that wasn't the whole point, but it's the best part of it and I'm glad you liked it.
Comment by Leslee Love on January 4, 2009 at 5:18pm
Rogue Filthy Punk: Brilliant! I really like that, thanx for adding it! Nice tempo, or beat to it! I enjoyed the part about the maspirin, no baspirin, aspirin. I worked at a healthfreak store once, and I just thought: "this is such a hoax". I mean, I agree with staying healthy, but modern medicine does have roots in alternative medicine, and works faster and more effectively. Critics say it leads to other health matters, but yea, um I'm sure alternative meds do, too; if they even help in the first place (which remains to be seen).
Sorry, I know that was not the point of the poem. I also enjoyed the part about the psychics! Too funny...
Comment by Leslee Love on January 2, 2009 at 7:21pm
WHY have I just joined this??? What took me so long... Cannot wait to read everyone's poems---and add mine!
 

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