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2 Excerpts from Walt Whitman's

07:04 Mar 25 2008
Times Read: 748





I read this poem several nights ago and I am still wearing parts of it. It is a long read, but profound in places. Thank you, Mr. Whitman.



Here are 2 parts pulled from the whole. They haunt me yet:



1. “Were you thinking that those were the words--those upright lines?

those curves, angles, dots?

No, those are not the words--the substantial words are in the ground

and sea,

They are in the air--they are in you.


Were you thinking that those were the words--those delicious sounds

out of your friends' mouths?

No, the real words are more delicious than they.


Human bodies are words, myriads of words;

In the best poems re-appears the body, man's or woman's, well-shaped,

natural, gay,

Every part able, active, receptive, without shame or the need of

shame.



Air, soil, water, fire--these are words;

I myself am a word with them--my qualities interpenetrate with

theirs--my name is nothing to them;

Though it were told in the three thousand languages, what would air,

soil, water, fire, know of my name?”




2. “This is a poem--a carol of words--these are hints of meanings,

These are to echo the tones of Souls, and the phrases of Souls;

If they did not echo the phrases of Souls, what were they then?

If they had not reference to you in especial, what were they then?


I swear I will never henceforth have to do with the faith that tells

the best!

I will have to do only with that faith that leaves the best untold.”

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BLOODLIFE
BLOODLIFE
12:46 Mar 25 2008

Brilliant





Angelus
Angelus
14:51 Mar 29 2008

..you introduced me to the fellows works, thoughI knew of him: he's nearly as good as you.





 

Sate Me

20:28 Mar 07 2008
Times Read: 806


I know your gestures.

Every finger twitch and breath

Slake my thirst for you.


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Angelus
Angelus
00:04 Mar 08 2008

..this evokes oh-so many memories.





STABB666
STABB666
00:13 Mar 08 2008

I offer my cup to you, so that you may drink of me and know my every movement.





BubbleGumClaudia
BubbleGumClaudia
05:06 Mar 21 2008

Haikus are so wonderful...:D





 

Truth Shines

20:23 Mar 07 2008
Times Read: 807


You labeled it it love,

But I saw your backlit lies

Just before I smiled.


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On Pruning Day

08:25 Mar 06 2008
Times Read: 947


My pear tree blossoms

Shrugged off the frost to perfume

Long daydreams of you.


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Angelus
Angelus
12:17 Mar 06 2008

..I read this and sighed.





 

Our Peace...Our Balance

05:41 Mar 06 2008
Times Read: 954


"As you are the river valley,

So I am the mountain sky."


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Love Breathes For Me

05:42 Mar 03 2008
Times Read: 1,013


Trust is a gift that I treasure in my heart. I know its value and I know its fragile nature. The most beautiful and valuable treasures in the world are often the most delicate. Their beauty will remain only so long as you handle them lovingly and carefully.


I am grateful for friendship above all else, when I feel that I can reveal all of myself and be loved still. If my possessions never measure more than they do now, I know myself to be a rich woman when I am the recipient of selfless love.


I can love so much that it hurts, a hurt deep in my chest in a sweet blissful ache that is my transcendent joy. I want to place my trust, my porcelain heart in strong hands, giving away the power to destroy me, because I believe it will be used instead to cherish me.


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Oceanne
Oceanne
06:24 Mar 03 2008

Beautiful.





Sinora
Sinora
12:04 Mar 03 2008

Yes, beautiful.





Silverbow
Silverbow
16:48 Mar 03 2008

I cherish you!!!





captainglobehead
captainglobehead
04:30 Mar 04 2008

I have never met anyone who deserves to be loved and cherished more than you.





Angelus
Angelus
22:35 Mar 05 2008

the sweetness

of the



dew and the

twinkle,



of the stream,

mean more



to



others, than

... some.





 

All Roads Lead to Home

06:23 Mar 02 2008
Times Read: 1,038


A woman impaled

Along the Via Sacra

Screams behind my eyes.


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