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by Dave
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
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Arlene It’s amazing how little it takes to break resistance: a bubble pushes up through water’s tension, cat’s paw  propulsion of your favourite lamp, words not wholly formed rupture all love’s keen store of good will and a bullet punctures flesh at speed, sucks out all life, making lived of living ...
by Dave
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
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All the poems on this page are gems, really enjoyed each and every one of them for their skillful writing and their insights.
Dave
 
by Dave
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
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Between Cohen and Lorca,
There's a place at the table
For love songs and sorrows.
Between Cohen and Lorca
Dance a cage of free sparrows,
Write the lines of a fable. 
Between Cohen and Lorca,
There's a place at the table.

Love this!
by Dave
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
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Great advice Ajduclos
Follow your Heart
Listen closely
It will never lead you astray 
by Dave
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
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Views: 5610

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23

Sign language

 

Flaked bark,

its under- flesh crumbles

down to a drought shore

filled with foreknowledge

unheeded, drab gulls

stumble sullenly

along a scarred water line

in search of crabs.

 

The promenade is boarded up.
by Dave
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
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Defenestration

All of a sudden
wingless
he plummets like shattered glass:
his face skywards
catches sight of her
Mona Lisa smile
within the window frame.
 
So little time to wonder
how it got there and why.
by Dave
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
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Glad to see a few hardy souls marching on keeping up the good work and Poems. This is my 21, yesterday wrote 19 but meant 20, of course. Still a day behind. A man afloat on the swell whose gentle collapses appear to ease him shoreward; in reality distant forces drag him out and beyond his imaginatio...
by Dave
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
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Linda, i's lovely you are stilll writing. Lots of Easter love form Hamburg.

19

Each burnt and broken

stone aspires

to more than death

 

Whether placed in mouths

or collapsed after fate

 

Wait long enough

mind set on blessings

 

hands will raise

doubt above earthly voices
by Dave
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
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19

Hunger

causes smiles to turn inside themselves

open hangers of the mind to close

sharply, no room for thought,

nor charm, the sugar plummets

faster than bungee and ascends too

once the feeding hour begins.
by Dave
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
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Hey folks. Having the impression we are all flagging a little now we are over halfway but still quite a stretch from the end. It has been quite a ride so far and so many heartfelt words, great lines, amazing stanzas and stupendous poems. I have been having a ball and look forward to what is to come ...