Poems

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Patrick started the topic in Thursday, 18 Mar 2021 at 11:21pm

I like Mary Oliver's writings.
'A Thousand Mornings', a little book of collected works, is a good place to start.

And this poem by John Donne:

No man is an island,
entire of itself;
every man is a piece of the continent,
a part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less,
as well as if a promontory were.
as well as if a manor of thy friend’s
or of thine own were.
Any man’s death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind;
and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
it tolls for thee.

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mickseq Saturday, 16 Apr 2022 at 6:13pm
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Brilliant blackers! JCC's reaction says it all

mickseq, is that from a video game? was strange seeing a mindfulness meditation with what looked to be playstation overlays! It put me in the mood for some zen buddhism...

Hammering a dent out of a bucket
a woodpecker
answers from the woods

Gary Snyder - A Dent in a Bucket

yeah its from Ghost of Tsushima, lots of opportunities to write different haiku, really great!

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tubeshooter Monday, 16 May 2022 at 9:26pm

Inspired by blackers' recent photo. One from Alexander S Pushkin.

Tempest
You saw perched on a cliff a maid,
Her raiment white above the breakers,
When the mad sea reared up and played
Its whips of spray on coastal acres
And now and then the lightnings flush,
And purple gleams upon her hover,
And fluttering up in swirling rush,
The wind rides in her airy cover?
Fair is the sea in gales arrayed,
The heavens drained of blue and flashing,
But fairer on her cliff the maid
Than storms and skies and breakers crashing.