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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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Climate Change Haiku

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Motherland - Louise Ann Buchler

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Comment by Steph S. on September 3, 2011 at 1:28pm
Greetings everyone! Just joined.
Comment by A Former Member on October 22, 2010 at 6:04pm
Thanks for joining the group, Alexandre. I'll check out your blog link when I have some time.
Comment by Ian Mason on October 10, 2010 at 12:45am
Yes, very sweet. Perhaps the autobiography of an atom too.
Comment by A Former Member on October 9, 2010 at 3:17pm
Did you write that Matt?

Sweet little poem.

Long time no see, btw.
Comment by It's just Matt on October 8, 2010 at 2:37am
It is dark
so dark
here I am
this dot
this small dot
traveling in the darkness

It is scary
to be this small
in the dark
with only scattered light

What I am
to the darkness
to the scattered light
to the vastness that is not me

Where will I go
What will I do
Will anything notice this small dot

Or will this dot come and go
like so many dots before
like so many I'll never hear
like so many I'll never see
like so many I'll never touch

Afraid of what I don't know
Afraid of what I do know
Afraid of which direction to take
Afraid of moving with too many mistakes

What's this?
Could it be?
Does another dot really shine for me?

Where has this other dot come from?
was I really awake or merely dreaming?
let me never sleep
let me never awaken

To think another dot would come along
another dot would stop
another dot would stay
another dot would share

Why would it not keep going?
Why would it not search for more light?
Why would it rest with me?
Me, the scared, unsure,unknowing

How long has it been there?
How many days
How many months
How many years

Have I overlooked this dot
in my search for great light
great hope
great truth

Does it know is shines?
does it know I am here
watching it
thanking it
hoping it never leaves

How do I?
How do I show...
How do I show that I'm shining too

But this light isn't mine
I'm borrowing it
I hope that's okay

I think I'll find my own one day
but for now
I hope it's okay
for me to stay
in the warm light
of this other dot
for awhile
thank you little dot
than you for sharing your light
Comment by A Former Member on April 17, 2010 at 7:11pm
Cool Jaume. Thanks for that. : )
Comment by Jaume on April 16, 2010 at 3:18am
The adult Arthur Rimbaud now has a face:

See the full pic in this article (Le Monde, French). This photograph was shot in the 1880s, in Yemen. Prior to its recent discovery, we only had shots of Rimbaud as a teenager, and a few bad photographs taken shortly before his death.
Comment by A Former Member on March 27, 2010 at 8:53pm
Compliments of Felch.

Comment by A Former Member on December 3, 2009 at 9:57am

The Tree That Time Built is a moving anthology of more than 100 poems celebrating the wonders of the natural world and encouraging environmental awareness. With a focus on the outdoors, this collection taps into today's environmental movement and also presents wonders of nature and science, most especially Darwin's theory of evolution, from which this collection gains its name. Included is an exclusive audio CD of many of the poets reading their own work.
Comment by A Former Member on September 25, 2009 at 7:49pm
@ Andrew: She sent it to the grew, but did not post it here.

@ Karen: Please post your poems in the discussion forum so people can comment, and so that new members can see it. Thanks.

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