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by carm
Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:05 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: How To Speak Poetry
Replies: 39
Views: 28039

Re: How To Speak Poetry

Numinous the flame of those silent hours, dreaming the word B U T T E R F L Y – tethered to its graceful, harmonious sway. . . . . . And finally, insane for the light, you are the butterfly… . . . . . How bountiful this solitude, surrounded, filled and mastered by the Name… . . . . . You the one in ...
by carm
Sun Aug 02, 2015 5:39 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: How To Speak Poetry
Replies: 39
Views: 28039

Re: How To Speak Poetry

Avoid the flourish. Do not be afraid to be weak. Do not be ashamed to be tired… . . . . . Vacant days, what shall become of me? At nightfall already conquered in our dreams, facing a wall, uncertain we stumble and go astray. To fall as night falls without deceit, on any bed which chance interposes, ...
by carm
Sat Jun 27, 2015 5:45 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: How To Speak Poetry
Replies: 39
Views: 28039

Re: How To Speak Poetry

Take the word butterfly. There is the word and there is the butterfly. Do not make so much of the word. Avoid the flourish. Do not be afraid to be weak. Do not be ashamed to be tired. This is an interior landscape. It is inside. It is private. Let the audience feel your love of privacy even though t...
by carm
Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Within The Hour – A Shapeless Shift Of Minutes
Replies: 1
Views: 3098

Within The Hour – A Shapeless Shift Of Minutes

Who has never killed an hour? Not casually or without thought, but carefully: a premeditated murder of minutes. The violence comes from a combination of giving up, not caring, and a resignation that getting past it is all you can hope to accomplish. So you kill the hour. You do not work, you do not ...
by carm
Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: If You See Me Go By, Put Up A Prayer
Replies: 3
Views: 2465

Re: If You See Me Go By, Put Up A Prayer

Forgathered into that darkness, his music triggers the body to dance…

From 'Soon After Midnight'

I'm searching for phrases
To sing your praises
I need to tell someone
It's soon after midnight
And my day has just begun…

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by carm
Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: If You See Me Go By, Put Up A Prayer
Replies: 3
Views: 2465

If You See Me Go By, Put Up A Prayer

––– Listening to 'Tempest' – Bob Dylan's 35th studio album… At times there's such a raspy antiquated growl weaving through Bob Dylan's voice as it waltzes almost, with the music to a 'tic-toc-tic' beat – like a clock's echo sounding through time… A few lines from some of his songs… Tin Angel Well, t...
by carm
Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:48 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: You and me and You and me and You
Replies: 5
Views: 1355

Re: You and me and You and me and You

Go Down, Moses, nice to hear from you. Go Down, Moses writes: The brilliant heart of the day is right here and upon us, and the sky and everything we ever desired – every coincidence, every fate, every whim, every invocation that each shaft of sunlight hints at… A simple “click” becomes an immediate...
by carm
Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:28 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Mary Oliver
Replies: 103
Views: 39932

Re: Mary Oliver

Hi Mat, thanks for your comments. Great to hear from you.

. . . . .

In these split seconds of time

the eyes, the heart
draw it out,
to remember it –

light.

How appropriate
its usefulness.

Of which so much
depends upon.

. . . . .

:razz:
by carm
Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Mary Oliver
Replies: 103
Views: 39932

Re: Mary Oliver

Hi Diane, thanks for your comment. Always nice to hear from you. Below are a few lines from Mary's poem 'Poppies' that appears at the start of the Mary Oliver thread which you began in June 2006: There isn't a place in this world that doesn't sooner or later drown in the indigos of darkness, but now...
by carm
Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Mary Oliver
Replies: 103
Views: 39932

Re: Mary Oliver

She stands by her door
every morning,
notebook and pen in hand

thinking and feeling in words…

. . . . .

http://www.npr.org/2012/10/14/162785079 ... ary-oliver

. . . . .
by carm
Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Mary Oliver
Replies: 103
Views: 39932

Re: Mary Oliver

Meanwhile,

filled with things…

A Thousand Mornings.

. . . . .

http://www.amazon.com/A-Thousand-Mornin ... 1594204772

. . . . .
by carm
Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:32 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Mary Oliver
Replies: 103
Views: 39932

Re: Mary Oliver

Sometimes
the world comes

The world offers itself to your imagination

The world goes on
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A Thousand Mornings

. . . . .
by carm
Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:56 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Happy National Poetry Day
Replies: 2
Views: 1316

Re: Happy National Poetry Day

comehealing writes: It's National Poetry Day in the UK, so I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy National Poetry Day, not just in the UK but to anyone who might be reading this in other countries. Reading this thread from Canada, I offer this quote in return… Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of p...
by carm
Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: She preferred wooden pegs
Replies: 6
Views: 1615

Re: She preferred wooden pegs

Hi, and thanks Cate. . . . . . The connections between things – it feels just right. Everything that is there – hanging together. Sometimes, likes with likes, categorized. Words connecting, lines pegged end to end. Each word intertwining with the next, changing another. we must draw it and paint it ...
by carm
Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: She preferred wooden pegs
Replies: 6
Views: 1615

Re: She preferred wooden pegs

Lonndubh writes: Agnes loved Life She loved washing Lines pegged End to end Lizzytysh writes: everything hung neatly and nicely, likes with likes, categorized Cate writes: It feels just right Lonndubh writes: Agnes loved Life She loved washing . . . . . …which reminded me of something PK Page once w...

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