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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2014, 07:02:08 pm »

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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2014, 12:09:35 am »

Hm. Well done and depressing.

Say, does anyone in the world do uplifting poetry?
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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2014, 08:50:36 am »

Heh. Sorry.

Here's one I wrote a bit ago:

Oh why my son do you not go
Where rivers run and trees abound,
For there the rain and waters flow
In places where enchantmentís found.

There singing doth the birds arise
In hues of dappled brown and green
To fill the blue expanding skies
And light that special scene.

A frame of mountains glistening hang
About a gleaming loch
Where bards with chorded music sang
Of water, height and rock.

Oh why my friend will you not dwell
Where mists arise and flow,
Why wonít you live about the dell
Where wildling rushes grow.

The forests march about the hills
And spear the brooding sky,
The dell with music fills
As clouds go scudding by.

The hearth is warm, the waters cold
The skies with mountains full.
The cliffs agleam with sunlight bold
Are bright and never dull.

So aye, a place awaits you here
Where waters leap and flow,
And never will you have a fear,
Nor ever know of woe.

And a proper poet's work, one of my favourites:

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed--and gazed--but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

By Wordsworth, of course.

And here's one I wrote using the same structure as the above:

A shaded pond with silvered light
Revealed itself to scrutiny
Wherein I saw a lovely sight
Alike to emerald depths of sea;
There shook the fronds of sunken weed
Which waved to me with frantic speed.

Such was their haste I stood in awe
And looked about that gleaming pool,
For light there shone from all I saw
And in their depths the moon held rule;
For in the leaf strewn pond it hung,
As pale as silver glistíning strung.

There white the moon held sway on high,
The treesí reflections rearing tall
Within the fragments of the sky
Which leaves besmirched with autumnís fall;
They hung about that heavenís door
Before they washed upon the shore.

A shadow rippled in the scene,
And in the depths my face arose
To tremble there amongst the green
In which was drowned my human woes;
About my head was hanging strewn
A crown of leaf and argent moon.

No more I walk that forest lane
Or linger long beside that pool
Which split the forest glade in twain
And sparkled clear as leafy jewel;
There dwelt I long against all sense,
But life away has led me hence.
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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2014, 05:45:09 am »

PTW, though I'm no good with poetry beyond the occasional haiku, and most of the poetry I read is not in English, so not something to post here.
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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2014, 08:11:18 pm »

Yea, so, I woke up this morning and looked at the notebook I keep beside my bed. In it this was written, and I have no idea why I did it. I vaguely remember writing something in the book, but I was too tired to really think beyond sleeping.

In dagger hilt a flame of gold,
In silver blade a sheen of light,
On hilt of stone a gem of old,
In old mensí eyes the gleam of sight.

In heroesí hands a blade to kill,
In poetís arms a force to keep
As in our minds a flame is still
That we have yet to reap.

The gleam of sword, the sound of coin,
The heat of flame, the flow of streams,
The heart of yore still beats its rhyme
Where heart and country deems.

Then I think I tried to write more, but it trails off into illegibility.
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« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2014, 08:25:30 pm »

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« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2014, 10:01:44 pm »

Yea, so, I woke up this morning and looked at the notebook I keep beside my bed. In it this was written, and I have no idea why I did it. I vaguely remember writing something in the book, but I was too tired to really think beyond sleeping.

In dagger hilt a flame of gold,
In silver blade a sheen of light,
On hilt of stone a gem of old,
In old mensí eyes the gleam of sight.

In heroesí hands a blade to kill,
In poetís arms a force to keep
As in our minds a flame is still
That we have yet to reap.

The gleam of sword, the sound of coin,
The heat of flame, the flow of streams,
The heart of yore still beats its rhyme
Where heart and country deems.

Then I think I tried to write more, but it trails off into illegibility.

Me likey. It actually has a pretty good ending point, I feel, though that could be me.
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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2014, 01:55:26 am »

i think i will start putting my poems from this thread http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=141055.0 in here

they rarely rhyme but i like them
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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2014, 07:35:00 am »

This is the poem of a poet I met maybe a fortnight ago:

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse/167/1#!/20604600
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« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2014, 06:31:16 pm »

Wrote this just now.
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« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2014, 07:02:18 pm »

Sorry, that won't let me see anything.
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« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2014, 07:04:49 pm »

You have to sign up, lie about your age, and then click "I want to see mature content".
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« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2014, 07:57:59 pm »

You have to sign up, lie about your age, and then click "I want to see mature content".
i have 2 accounts one with my real age and one fake one it felt so good to ditch the fake one when i turned 18
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« Reply #28 on: August 20, 2014, 08:00:28 pm »

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« Reply #29 on: August 20, 2014, 08:04:56 pm »

Tuypo, next time you want to post something else, could you just edit your previous post? I don't want to sound rude, but I don't want double/triple posting to become too common a thing :/
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