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Re: Toil and succour

Postby Michelle » Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:31 pm

Can you sing along?
If you can guess my favorite song
and if you know the words, you can!
I'll ask you once, you understand,
Pronounce it wrong, it sounds like hell.
But what it rhymes with, I won't tell.
It won't be hard to find, just look,
to the right of this post you'll find the hook.
It was written by someone named John
with a little help from a friend named Ivan Vaughan.
You can guess now if you're witty,
do you know the name of my little ditty?
Can a selfish egocentric jealous and unimaginative female write a damn thing worthwhile?
-Sylvia Plath

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Re: Toil and succour

Postby olson29 » Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:38 pm

Clouds sheathe trees, vapor specks leave.
Below baby eyes, a daughter breathes.
Her arteries multiplied more life; fog
Stopped, to rest on and rub her eyelashes.

She was supposed to be an aborted baby. A non
Existent secret. Is she alive or dead? Both.
She is not one person, she is the daughter that was
Aborted, the daughter that survived. A part of us.

I have the honor to hear from the one that survived,
And the one that died. I can feel her beg not to die.

When I listen I cannot stop hearing her. When I receive
Moments, I understand, that more than lives are aborted.


When will we write again?
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Re: Toil and succour

Postby Agnes » Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:22 am

It's been a month,
and where are you?
I'd like to see
a word or two.
It's been a while.
It's been too long.
I gotta tell ya
this is wrong.
Let's step it up.
Go grab your pen.
I want to see
you rhyme again.


The question is: Where are you?

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Re: Toil and succour

Postby olson29 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:51 pm

Where are you?

Instead of being more like this or more like that,
I prayed to be more how God wants me to be. I am closer.
Love the moment, do not worry about the distance:


Where are you?
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Re: Toil and succour

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Re: Toil and succour

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Re: Toil and succour

Postby Agnes » Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:09 pm

Most excellent verse, mekimmikins! You must write more, and often, too.

Agnes

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Re: Toil and succour

Postby Cat Sith » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:01 pm

That's right. I must.
Must write, I mean.
But now you've sauntered
inbetween
the lines of rhyme
so solidly,
you too must write
some verse
for me.

:shock:


What do you see when you stand on your head?

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Re: Toil and succour

Postby Agnes » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:11 pm

What do you see when you stand on your head?


Toes. Toes. One, two, three.
Ten little toes in front of me.
Ouch. Ouch. My poor back.
Head standing, I'm all out of whack.



The question is: can you twist like this?

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Re: Toil and succour

Postby Cat Sith » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:55 pm

LOL Fun. :lol:

The question is: can you twist like this?


Have you ever tried
to bathe a cat?
It can twist like this.
It can twist like that.
Just a little suds
and some tepid spray...
Better wear some gear.
Better start to pray.
Better hope those claws
have been clipped today.

Question: Have you ever been duped?

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Re: Toil and succour

Postby olson29 » Sat May 15, 2010 1:28 am

I am duped everyday, a
limited geyser river, as blood
meets blood, moon listens, again.
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Re: Toil and succour

Postby Jabberwhacky » Sun May 16, 2010 12:35 pm

..and the question is?

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Re: Toil and succour

Postby olson29 » Sun May 16, 2010 8:36 pm

(;

How does a pineapple become a pineapple?
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Re: Toil and succour

Postby Jabberwhacky » Mon May 17, 2010 10:35 am

How does a pineapple become a pineapple,
how does a tea-cup become a tea-cup?
The answer, dang! is close at hand,
A pineapple becomes a pineapple,
like the rest of us, by growing up!

Bonsai my age, my growth strapple,
I have no need of growing up;
Like Peter Pan through Neverland,
I swoop, I sink, I rise and rapple,
this dawg will for ever be a pup!


If a dog remained a pup, would it bitch?

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Re: Toil and succour

Postby olson29 » Wed May 26, 2010 6:43 pm

Sierra Nevada Poetry IPA Torpedos

"Nothing even matters," she sings, we believe.
We talk about how words phenomena. We mix up
the unmixable. Meditate, we try. Before we breathe
we whisper into our heart, into our organ, reader, yes you,
I want to breathe in you, centuries after my breathless body.
Our essence is free to expand within a body, we are children, forever.

Everything rhymes, dissonance kisses witnesses. The air
is not as wet as the river of portals, yet, mind, how do we
find? "the stillness of cataracts?" Through wisdom, wants can
unexpand; faster than simultaneous. We find new syllables in
teenage English and play with invisible sounds inside sounds.
Repose reader, ride the river, safer, what you love smiles at you, here.

The wife I have yet to meet dances with me, then we teleport and
evolve love under cascades in South America-Aotearoa. Mouth, ears,
eyes, tongue, nose, intuition, freedom, realms, we are more. We
craft, after nothing can be crafted, on a raft, we become everything more
and less than poetry, then we mate with poetry. We know what we think
we know, and because of that there's no way we can stop, going; the write way.
Comma co-comma, all of this was what I left out in a poem between the same comma.

<<What animal combination are you?>>
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