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    sexual water

    sexual water

    rolling in big solitary raindrops,
    in drops like teeth,
    in big thick drops of marmalade and blood,
    rolling in big raindrops,
    the water falls,
    like a sword in drops,
    like a tearing river of glass.
    it falls biting,
    striking the axis of symmetry, sticking to the seams of the soul,
    breaking abandoned things, drenching the dark.

    it is only a breath, moister than weeping,
    a liquid, a sweat, a nameless oil,
    a sharp movement,
    forming, thickening,
    the water falls,
    in big slow raindrops,
    toward its sea, toward its dry ocean,
    toward its waterless wave.

    i see the vast summer, and a death rattle coming from a granary,
    stores, locusts,
    towns, stimuli,
    rooms, girls
    sleeping with their hands upon their hearts,
    dreaming of bandits, of fires,
    i see ships,
    i see marrow trees
    bristling like rabid cats,
    i see blood, daggers, and women's stockings,
    and men's hair,
    i see beds, i see corridors where a virgin screams,
    i see blankets and organs and hotels.

    i see the silent dreams,
    i accept the final days,
    and also the origins, and also the memories,
    like an eyelid atrociously and forcibly uplifted
    i am looking.

    and then there is this sound:
    a red noise of bones,
    a clashing of flesh,
    and yellow legs like merging spikes of grain.
    i listen, among the smack of kisses,
    i listen, shaken between gasps and sobs.
    i am looking, hearing,
    with half my soul upon the sea and half my soul upon the land,
    and with the two halves of my soul i look at the world.

    and though i close my eyes and cover my heart entirely,
    i see a muffled waterfall,
    in big muffeled raindrops.
    it is like a hurricane of gelatine,
    like a waterfall of sperm and jellyfish.
    i see a turbid rainbow form.
    i see its waters pass across the bones.

    Pablo Neruda

    seemed me fine words to share on this wet dripping eve. to an epic year on the trails my fellows.
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    ladies and gentlemen, we have our first nominee for worst post of 2006...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eraSSerhead
    ...a waterfall of sperm and jellyfish...
    I feel strangely confused after reading that poem. But strangely compelled as well. Compelled to do what, I'm not entirely sure of. Interesting...

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    Yo

    That's deep.....I want some of that....I think?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtygrl
    That's deep.....I want some of that....I think?????
    I think this is my favorite:



    Brown and Agile Child


    Brown and agile child, the sun which forms the fruit
    And ripens the grain and twists the seaweed
    Has made your happy body and your luminous eyes
    And given your mouth the smile of water.

    A black and anguished sun is entangled in the twigs
    Of your black mane when you hold out your arms.
    You play in the sun as in a tidal river
    And it leaves two dark pools in your eyes.

    Brown and agile child, nothing draws me to you,
    Everything pulls away from me here in the noon.
    You are the delirious youth of bee,
    The drunkedness of the wave, the power of the heat.

    My somber heart seeks you always
    I love your happy body, your rich, soft voice.
    Dusky butterfly, sweet and sure
    Like the wheatfiled, the sun, the poppy, and the water.
    Just another nighthawk at the diner

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    thanks RobW, not really a fan of love poems but...

    did enjoy this one. who is the author?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eraSSerhead
    did enjoy this one. who is the author?
    Same guy that wrote yours, Pablo Neruda. I wasn't much of a poetry fan at all til I stumbled on to his stuff a few years back. He is one of a few poets whose work I find quite...... interesting.
    Just another nighthawk at the diner

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    I love it!

    Pablo Neruda's poetry is scrumptious. Check out 'Il Postino' (The Postman) if you haven't already, about his time in Italy. Gorgeous movie, worth the subtitles.

    Thanks for the poetry hit. For the person who thought it was the worst post ever, go back to your People magazine and your Jerry Springer. Some of us are deeper than a puddle here.

    Anyway, poetry is not for everyone, but thanks for sharing. And risking getting flamed by the testosterone crew.

    I like both poems. It's raining here in Idaho...
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    funny stuff MTNgirl...i've delt with so much testosterone inspired bullsh*t that

    i feel almost immune. thanks for sticking up for poetry. this type of writing has openned up doors in my mind that might not otherwise have been openned. nuff said. gonna be posting a new poem each month so be on the look out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTNgirl
    For the person who thought it was the worst post ever, go back to your People magazine and your Jerry Springer. Some of us are deeper than a puddle here.
    I won't say it was the worst post ever or anything, but don't assume that because someone doesn't like poetry they're shallow. That'd be pretty shallow in of itself. As much as I love reading deeper subject matter, I'll be the first to admit, I absolutely hate poetry, so I generally don't express more than amusement in opinion. My girlfriend, an english lit professor, has made it one of her top priorities to prove that poetry isn't a self indulgent excersize in form over function. She's probably right, and I have to keep perspective that I'm an engineer, and though I may love the arts as much as life itself, there's something about poetry that just runs counter to everything I hold dear. I appreciate an elegantly detailed peice of writing enough to hang bits of the QED on the fridge, but in poetry, I still can't see past someone trying simply to misuse a language by taking it as far as they can from its intended meaning and using as many words as possible to describe simple everyday experiences on the human scale. I've never watched an episode of Jerry Springer in my life. Hell, I don't even own a TV. Just because someone doesn't like an art form, doesn't mean they are a cretin. Some of us put a lot of work into disliking our hated arts. Still, every time I see poems, I read them anyway, just in case something paradigm-shattering should come along...
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    You are very right, well said. I shouldn't have been so harsh. Not everyone likes poetry, and certainly not everyone who dislikes poetry is a cretin. I just thought I should stick up for the guy, and let him know I appreciated the poetry he posted.

    I really like Mary Oliver's poetry. Anybody heard of her?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloud9
    I won't say it was the worst post ever or anything, but don't assume that because someone doesn't like poetry they're shallow. That'd be pretty shallow in of itself. As much as I love reading deeper subject matter, I'll be the first to admit, I absolutely hate poetry, so I generally dont' express more than amusement in opinion. My girlfriend, an english lit professor, has made it one of her top priorities to prove that poetry isn't a self indulgent excersize in form over function. She's probably right, and I have to keep perspective, that I'm an engineer, and though I may love the arts as much as life itself, there's something about poetry that just runs counter to everything I hold dear. I appreciate an elegantly detailed peice of writing enough to hang bits of the QED on the fridge, but in poetry, I still can't see past someone trying simply to misuse a language by taking it as far as they can from its intended meaning and using as many words as possible to describe simple everyday experiences on the human scale. I've never watched an episode of Jerry Springer in my life. Hell, I don't even own a TV. Just because someone doesn't like an art form, doesn't mean they are a cretin. Some of us put a lot of work into disliking our hated arts. Still, every time I see poems, I read them anyway, just in case something paradigm-shattering should come along...
    that was unusually eloquent for this board. thanks.

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    Dang pacifists!

    Quote Originally Posted by *rt*
    that was unusually eloquent for this board. thanks.
    When I started reading this thread I thought it was going to turn into a real Donnybrook, with people throwing chairs and ripping each other’s shirts off and stuff just like on Jerry Springer (or so I’ve been told I never watch TV myself), and here you people have gone and made it some lovey-dovey, peacenik type, touchy-feely, understanding, I’m okay you’re okay, thread.

    I want you to know I am disappointed in all of you.

    Sincerely,
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    Ummmmm....after reading some of your posts.....ummmmmm. I feel like I have been missing out on some serious book learnin'. I too was looking for some dirty stuff with the title talkin' bout sex and stuff. I'm gonna have to go and find something to make me feel better about myself now.....where's that remote?
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    OK, how's this:

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    Why do you love me?
    Why do you need me?
    Always and forever
    We met in a chatroom, now our love can really bloom
    Sure the world wide web is great, but you, you make me salivate
    Yes I love technology, but not as much as you, you see
    But I still love technology
    Always and forever
    Our love is like flock of doves, flying up to heaven above
    Always and forever
    Always and forever
    Yes our love is truly great
    Always and forever

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    yeah MTNgirl, i dig Mary Oliver too. have a few of her books including

    a book length poem called " the leaf and the cloud." have you read it? i'm sure one of her poems or perhaps a section of her longer poem will find itself victim of monthly poetry post[s] on passion. here is one:

    entering the kingdom

    the crows see me.
    they stretch their glossy necks
    in the tallest branches
    of green trees. i am
    possibly dangerous, i am
    entering the kingdom.

    the dream of my life
    is to lie down by a slow river
    and stare at the light in the trees--
    to learn something by being nothing
    a little while but the rich
    lens of attention.

    but the crows puff their feathers and cry
    between me and the sun,
    and i should go now.
    they know me for what i am.
    no dreamer,
    no eater of leaves.

    Mary Oliver

    by the way the post titles will start with the # of the month and look something like this:
    # 7 entering the kingdom. look for a new poem around the first of each month. next months poem has already been selected and is a real doozie.
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    p.s thanks for the film tip. always enjoy a good film. they seem to be so few and far between.
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