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Poetry Thread
« on: February 01, 2012, 02:59:41 PM »
One of my favorite poems, by Karin Boye:

   
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YES, OF COURSE IT HURTS

Yes, of course it hurts when buds are breaking.
Why else would the springtime falter?
Why would all our ardent longing
bind itself in frozen, bitter pallor?
After all, the bud was covered all the winter.
What new thing is it that bursts and wears?
Yes, of course it hurts when buds are breaking,
hurts for that which grows
                         and that which bars.

 

Yes, it is hard when drops are falling.
Trembling with fear, and heavy hanging,
cleaving to the twig, and swelling, sliding -
weight draws them down, though they go on clinging.
Hard to be uncertain, afraid and divided,
hard to feel the depths attract and call,
yet sit fast and merely tremble -
hard to want to stay
                    and want to fall.

 

Then, when things are worst and nothing helps
the tree's buds break as in rejoicing,
then, when no fear holds back any longer,
down in glitter go the twig's drops plunging,
forget that they were frightened by the new,
forget their fear before the flight unfurled -
feel for a second their greatest safety,
rest in that trust
                   that creates the world.

Translated into English by David McDuff
“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.” Charles Darwin

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Re: Poetry Thread
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2012, 01:22:54 AM »
IV. ON MAKING CERTAIN ANYTHING HAS HAPPENED

I could be worse employed
Than as watcher of the void
Whose part should be to tell
What star if any fell.

Suppose some seed-pearl sun
Should be the only one;
Yet still I must report
Some cluster one star short.

I should justly hesitate
To frighten church or state
By announcing a star down
From say the Cross or Crown.

To make sure what star I missed
I should have to check on my list
Every star in sight.
It might take me all night.

- Robert Frost
Aujourd'hui j'ai vu un facteur joyeux.

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Re: Poetry Thread
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2012, 04:01:04 AM »
A poem I wrote, about a girl I kept on dreaming about:

A feral rapping in my cortex
A rhythmic tango in my skull
Sealed spheres in forgotten slumber
I dream a dream to end them all

One foot to follow others
Faintly her hand pleads for mine
a femme fatale to and fro
On a dance floor in my mind

A caramel length of countless more
does embrace her gentle clock
Her burning cheeks do burst a grin
Her lust, my soul does stalk

Profound wit thus void and stiff
Sweet Judgements eye is pricked
Careful reasoning has perished
With a simple cherry kiss

The woken globe has been struck
Aloof, i linger in sharp blue eyes
Denial restrains my sanity
This delusion is none but lies

Perchance this vision is earthly life
and my waking world binds sleep
A mirror seduces irony
Making clear my maiden to keep

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Re: Poetry Thread
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2012, 02:52:09 AM »
Thanks for starting this thread Anders. I don't have anything to post atm, but I will.
I am become destroyer of biology.

 

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