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 Brad on May 15, 2009 at 12:02pm
To Eddleston, what a beautiful poem, about finding yourself amongst all that is wrong with the world, and trying to be...happy, in the present time, to live lovingly (peacefully) in the now. easy for some, but as Byron explains not easy for others to not think about the past, knowing full well that it has everything to do with the present. Some people care so deeply, making it nearly impossible to live a carefree present, those are the ones that "fully" understand that the past is woven in such a way as to give it longevity, that is the sadness.
Comment by A Former Member on May 6, 2009 at 8:24am
Nice MJ.
Comment by MJ on May 6, 2009 at 8:16am
I just got finished with an English class, and we had a poetry project as the final essay. I wrote a few poems for class, and this one may be appropriate here:
A comet swung low,
To gather true believers.
They reaped what they sowed.
The Comet was much brighter,
More so than the followers.
Comment by Dionysus on April 18, 2009 at 3:01pm
I'd highly recommend Robinson Jeffers. He uses nature to deliver what has to be some of the most incredible poetry you'll ever read. I'm also a huge Charles Bukowski fan. Good ole drunk Hank had more to say about life than most and his simple, clean, prosaic styles trounced all the academics of his time in the sense that the typical person walking down the street could relate and enjoy. He could be pretty dark (Dinosauria, We) or pretty damn funny (a threat to my immortality). He's definately be a huge inspiration to many.
Comment by A Former Member on March 22, 2009 at 8:20pm
Alisse, I love reciting poems, too. I have about 12 of Shakespeare's sonnets memorized, two or three of Poe's, and a few other random poems as well. Blake is hard to get through. He is very enigmatic, and I don't think I could memorize his work quite as eaisly as some of the others. I like his dwgs, as well.
Comment by Alise on March 22, 2009 at 7:13pm
Hello, yay another group to join! I love poetry, reading, writing and reciting. I think my favorite poet is William Blake, but that could always change.
Comment by Leslee Love on January 23, 2009 at 11:24am
lstpuzzlepc: Thanx! Thanx to all who enjoyed it! It's one of my faves.
Comment by A Former Member on January 23, 2009 at 11:18am
Everyone, Everett just posted a song he wrote, and it is a funny coincidence, because I was considering tell you all to feel free to post song lyrics as well, as so many of them sound poetic to begin with. I can think of tons of songs that read like poetry. One that comes to mind: "I Will Always Love You", but Dolly Parton. However, I would ask that perhaps you post more obscure ones that people may be less familiar with. No point in posting the ones everybody knows by heart, or could be expected to know.
Comment by Brad on January 21, 2009 at 1:46pm
Leslee, your poem.... posted on the is the 21st... but, as I am SLOW, your poem is still very nice.
Comment by Ian Mason on January 9, 2009 at 2:21pm
Really good poem. Hard hitting. In mood, it reminds me of Gerard Manley Hopkins but without his complicated and difficult language.
Another bulls-eye.

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