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    Valerie a truly stirring snd powerful piece of writing. how so many sane have the right thoughts, the right words, and how the others just run all over everything

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    EDIT: If I'm supposed to share my own poem just remove this please, I do have a poem, it's just terrible and I wrote it when I was in grade three or so

    My mother and father both loved poetry and were spiritual kind of people. This one was my mother's favorite - I later found a copy embroidered in a frame and I still have it

    Trees
    By Joyce Kilmer
    I think that I shall never see
    A poem lovely as a tree.

    A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
    Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;

    A tree that looks at God all day,
    And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

    A tree that may in Summer wear
    A nest of robins in her hair;

    Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
    Who intimately lives with rain.

    Poems are made by fools like me,
    But only God can make a tree.
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    Quote Posted by thepainterdoug (here)
    Valerie a truly stirring snd powerful piece of writing. how so many sane have the right thoughts, the right words, and how the others just run all over everything
    I don't know what to say Doug. From a writer of lyrics and a real artist, that is rather stunning to me. Humbly, thank you.
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    There was an internet forum

    Where I argued and then clicked 'ignore 'em'

    Until today

    I shuddered to say

    It was me that was lacking decorum


    Love the thread!

    Sorry Doug, I am also breaking the OP guidelines, I just made that one up.



    I had written a poem a few years ago... but I just can't for the life of me find it; toilet functions as a simile of crying, I really wanted to share it here. Hope you enjoy the one I wrote when I was 3 minuets and some seconds 'younger'.

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    A ghost in Autumn Written in 1974

    ( A note of explanation: My ghost who is in a place where I lived and awaits my return
    which may never happen and now probably never will)

    The wind blows around the corner as I look out through my window and see the
    Autumn leaves once again,
    They remind me of his absence, of the day he left here and I get this feeling of pain
    I watch the people go their way, every day they go their way
    I expect to see him coming round the bend

    But I know he is far away, he may never pass this way again
    I know his thoughts fleet past here now and then

    I am just a ghost of him that haunts the place day and night
    as I roam through rooms and up and down the stairs
    Out into the Autumn leaves , pushed here and there by the hefty breeze
    Why did he leave me with all his cares?

    The wind blows around the corner, theres an empty space and flying leaves
    When a door slams it might have been him

    Then the winter comes and he slowly goes from my mind as I watch the falling snows
    and the wind blows round the corner just the same.

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    Found on the cover of a nightclub matchbook.

    Birds do it and fly
    Bees do it and die
    Dogs do it..and get hung to it
    So here's to it ...let's do it!

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    Valerie, your poem here :

    Quote Posted by Valerie Villars (here)
    1994 The Day of Lorraine's Funeral
    is so wonderful. It reflects an aspect of your soul that is wild and deep and beautiful. So rich with experience.

    You combine passion and introspection. The taste of grief that comes with feeling life with a raw sensitivity.

    I wanted to share how it made me feel, so I took an extract and made a montage for it.

    Sharing in appreciation :




    P.S. I just realised I missed out the year in the title. Might alter the pic later when I'm not so bleary-eyed...

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    Quote Posted by petra (here)
    EDIT: If I'm supposed to share my own poem just remove this please, I do have a poem, it's just terrible and I wrote it when I was in grade three or so

    My mother and father both loved poetry and were spiritual kind of people. This one was my mother's favorite - I later found a copy embroidered in a frame and I still have it

    Trees
    By Joyce Kilmer
    I think that I shall never see
    A poem lovely as a tree.

    A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
    Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;

    A tree that looks at God all day,
    And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

    A tree that may in Summer wear
    A nest of robins in her hair;

    Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
    Who intimately lives with rain.

    Poems are made by fools like me,
    But only God can make a tree.
    wow Petra! That was sublime

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    Excerpt from Book i wrote as a young man trying to search for his hidden romantic talents to impress his lady friend.

    I TALK TO THE SEA. By Glenn Brace

    I talked the the wind and the waves by the sea
    I asked them in kindness the direction for me
    The challenge, the courage, the heart ache and sorrow
    Look within for the answer
    And make plans for tomorrow

    I talked to the wind and the waves in the sea
    I found all the answer that needed to be
    The direction, the guidance, the struggles and tears
    Are mine for the taking
    And the taking takes years.


    I hope this is ok to submit. Faithfully Glenn Brace.

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    THANK YOU EVERYONE!! Feel free to post more should you like

    Petra, 3rd grade ?? wow , I could barely string a few words together back then

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    Quote Posted by Melinda (here)
    Valerie, your poem here :

    Quote Posted by Valerie Villars (here)
    1994 The Day of Lorraine's Funeral
    is so wonderful. It reflects an aspect of your soul that is wild and deep and beautiful. So rich with experience.

    You combine passion and introspection. The taste of grief that comes with feeling life with a raw sensitivity.

    I wanted to share how it made me feel, so I took an extract and made a montage for it.

    Sharing in appreciation :




    P.S. I just realised I missed out the year in the title. Might alter the pic later when I'm not so bleary-eyed...
    Melinda, thank you. The picture of the woman in the rain made my mouth fall open. Years after I wrote that, I lost my son. On a night before the funeral it began to pour. I had so much emotion. I walked into the rain outside and lifted my face to the sky and just stood there. I will never forget that moment.

    Beautiful.
    Last edited by Valerie Villars; 24th July 2019 at 14:19.
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    Wrote this in 1974

    In Time

    A rocket screams through empty space
    Close to the speed of light
    A green-blue speck upon their screen
    Is suddenly in sight

    A year of weary travel done
    they scan the land and sea
    Settling down in a city park
    They study what they see

    The tiny harnessed wary ones
    get out and look around
    But not a living thing is seen
    Anywhere an the ground

    Crumbled buildings tall, rusty metal things
    they see in rows and rows
    They take samples of dusty brick
    and study what it shows

    Their extra-sensory perception waves
    thet send out near and far
    and examine a heap of rusty scrap
    that once was called a car

    They marvel at the buildings
    that have lasted a thousand years
    Each ones thoughts becomes more plain
    and justifies it's fears

    As shadows grow more closely
    Thrown out by the setting sun
    They look at each other in wonder
    Saying "Where have they gone?"

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    Maker Of Heaven And Earth (All Things Bright And Beautiful)

    All things bright and beautiful,
    All creatures great and small,
    All things wise and wonderful,
    The Lord God made them all.

    Each little flower that opens,
    Each little bird that sings,
    He made their glowing colours,
    He made their tiny wings.

    The rich man in his castle,
    The poor man at his gate,
    God made them, high or lowly,
    And ordered their estate.

    The purple-headed mountain,
    The river running by,
    The sunset, and the morning,
    That brightens up the sky;

    The cold wind in the winter,
    The pleasant summer sun,
    The ripe fruits in the garden,
    He made them every one.

    The tall trees in the greenwood,
    The meadows where we play,
    The rushes by the water,
    We gather every day;--

    He gave us eyes to see them,
    And lips that we might tell,
    How great is God Almighty,
    Who has made all things well.

    Cecil Frances Alexander

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    Death Is Nothing At All

    By Henry Scott-Holland

    Death is nothing at all.
    It does not count.
    I have only slipped away into the next room.
    Nothing has happened.

    Everything remains exactly as it was.
    I am I, and you are you,
    and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
    Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.

    Call me by the old familiar name.
    Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
    Put no difference into your tone.
    Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

    Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
    Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
    Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
    Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it.

    Life means all that it ever meant.
    It is the same as it ever was.
    There is absolute and unbroken continuity.
    What is this death but a negligible accident?

    Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
    I am but waiting for you, for an interval,
    somewhere very near,
    just round the corner.

    All is well.
    Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
    One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
    How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!

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    Val/ I remember hearing your story in a book regarding Edgar Cayce. you are a true beacon for all of us

    east sun, like the mayans.

    deega, both very rewarding poems. t y

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    Quote Posted by Deega (here)
    Death Is Nothing At All
    By Henry Scott-Holland
    Whoa. I post my mom's favorite poem... and shortly after, my DAD's favorite poem comes along. Amazing. Thx for posting Deega

    Quote Posted by thepainterdoug (here)

    Petra, 3rd grade ?? wow , I could barely string a few words together back then
    Thanks for the compliment, but I'll be honest - school made me write it. I tried really hard though, and ended up winning a contest I didn't even know I entered. The poem got published, and they also published my illustration (so embarrassed lol). I'll find that and publish again here soon
    Last edited by petra; 25th July 2019 at 11:27.

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    I found the nonsense poem my father shared with me!!! I can't believe it, let's post that here too and keep it nice and safe. Found it here.

    Bonnie Jeanie
    (Air: 'The Eighty-three Men of Moindart')
    O ken ye Wullie Broon, Jeanie,
    O ken ye Brulzie Glen,
    Wi' the haslock on the brig, Jeanie,
    A' bu' ca' fu' big ben?

    Whaur's the loof noo, Jeanie,
    Whaurs's the cossock, jo?
    My luv's a bleerit caulsie, Jeanie,
    An' the gutcher's doit sae low.

    Snaw-white was her hairt, Jeanie,
    Waulkin' doon the warl,
    The midden-creel's a' bracht, Jeanie,
    The loof's anint the sparl.

    Sair rins the Tees, noo, Jeanie,
    Deevin' through the glaes,
    But a mon's mon's a mon, Jeanie,
    Wi'oot a guidman's claes.

    Sair rins the Tweed hocht, Jeanie,
    Blithe towmond, bonnie skirl,
    The Snowther's blate the criffe, Jeanie,
    Wi' birkie frae the sirl.

    O ken ye Wullie Broon, Jeanie,
    Whaur's the limmer noo,
    Flicht stricht the bricht licht fa's, Jeanie,
    An' money mair tae you.


    EDIT: One more! Think father might have made this one up, or maybe it was my brother.

    Good morning, Good morning, Good morning
    What a lovely morning this morning
    If every morning were as lovely as this morning
    It would be a lovely morning every morning
    Last edited by petra; 25th July 2019 at 15:42.

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    Petra would love to hear this one recited! thanks

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    Quote Posted by thepainterdoug (here)
    Val/ I remember hearing your story in a book regarding Edgar Cayce. you are a true beacon for all of us

    east sun, like the mayans.

    deega, both very rewarding poems. t y
    Exactly, Doug, Like the Mayans
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    Default Re: Share one poem from your younger days

    Here’s another.


    Caught between

    Sometimes the space
    between
    is complicated

    Full of unsaid
    but still thought
    desires, dreams
    and doubts

    Sometimes the silence
    between
    is deafening

    Saturated with hiss
    and words lost
    in passing
    conversation
    *I have loved the stars too dearly to be fearful of the night*

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