“Who am I? I'm a poet. What do I do? I write. And how do I live? I live.” –Rodolpho, in Puccini's La Bohème Before Passion Becomes Philosophy Such Beauty Such Fair Beauty That We Should Know In Them And Call Them Ours… The Rose, Symbol of Passion. The embodiment of life. Its scent enchanting... Its petals enticing... In each silky-smooth... fragile fold... Images of past, present, and future Are suggestively rendered And ready to be found. The Rose, Symbol of Philosophy The representation of opposites. A source of profound beauty And at the same time, If one fails to grasp it properly, A source of prolific pain And resonant regret. This Blog is dedicated to the Passion of Life Before the Philosophy of tomorrow gives it Its meaning. The yearnings... the longings... The desirous aching found Within each unrestricted beat Of a man's heart. This is my story and these are my songs Now and for all time WELCOME TO THE PLAYGROUND OF MY MIND…
I was born with verse in my blood. I was raised with poetry mixed in with my mother's milk. We were immersed in poetry from our school days; we were taught to read it, appreciate it, glean wisdom from it, knew all the poets of old by heart...Ironcally, in my culture, writing poetry is the high art and privilege of men seasoned by age and gifted by Creator with this rare talent; it was not for the young to 'fool around' with, so we were not taught or encouraged to express ourselves through verse. So I never knew I had it... It was in my young adulthood that I started to feel the Song of the heart stirring in me. A friend shared with me his poetry, showed me that we all have the capability, if only we tune into ourselves and listen. The first few tentative poems were born from under my pen. Then life happened, I tuned out, forgot that part of myself, shut the door on it for more than a decade. I do not know what prompted for my Song to resurface, one day it just started pouring out of me, but I am grateful for the reawakening of that part of my soul that I'd given up for lost, as well as for the people around me who fuel my inspiration. Whether intentionally or not, they keep the fire burning. An enormous Thank You to all of you for reading, commenting, sharing and inspiring. This is a wonderful and nurturing community for all aspiring poets. Prose is the language of the mind, poetry is the language of the soul.
One that knows about the beauty of simplicity. Although giving up to the temptation of complexity, severing the link with the eventual reader. As time allows I'll post brief explanations of knots and obscure references that were not avoided. Not a fan of editing, outside real English native speakers reality. So pardon me for all artificiality. I am trying to make amends to my native language, an ongoing project. As English literature is concerned and especially American, British and Irish poetry... I love it. Beyond any regret, written words may conflict with the spirit of times. I don't aspire, rather transpire toxic thoughts, beauty feeds equilibrium. Ethics and principles, hope and resilience. I see that bucket of Web Dubois. Subtle take over that I never thought possible twenty years ago, on the turn of 20th century, full of lessons turned into caricatures by a cold underlying, unrevealed power(s). And yet, "quality of life" has never been higher, even for "the dispossessed". Looking closely, hearing whispers returning, how would I like to live other people's lives, to ascertain facts and legends. Pace of life, mythologic infinity, eradicated impossible. Maybe. But if here remains even one "pico of doubt"...( maybe not). For those who read strange portuguese...one exemple infra. https://www.escritas.org/pt/n/mgenthbjpafa21 (credits: yukino_neko_girl_anime_star_wreath. Congrats for the art.)
I love to write poems. It helps me to put down my feelings and I guess it's a way of venting. I have 2 sons, Jeff & Gary my grandson Josh & granddaughter Caitlin & my baby boy Rocky a ( Shih Tzu). I am so very pleased to say my son Gary and Jen are now husband and wife. They were married on 8/16/15. Such a beautiful Wedding and a most Wonderful Couple who Love each other very much. The best part is from this union I have 2 more grandsons Dillon and Colton, 3 beautiful granddaughters Samy (Samantha), Bella Mia and Addy (Addison) and 2 great grandsons Domy and Austin. This marriage means so very much to me. My daughter in law Jenny has raised her granddaughter Bella since she was 5 days old. She adopted her and her name is Bella Mia (2 years old). She is beautiful like her name. Together my son Gary and Jen will be adopting Bella's half sister Addy (5 years old). Jenny has been fighting to adopt Addy for more than 2 years. Addy has been awarded into the custody of Jenny and Gary. She will be flying home with Jenny on 8/28/15 from Florida to her "FOREVER HOME". In 90 days they will be allowed to adopt Addy. So both Bella and Addy are also my granddaughters. I am so very Happy. I now have a very large and loving family. I have written poems about Addy, and I want to Thank those of you who helped me pray for her to become family. Such a wonderful miracle has been witnessed. She is family now and she is beautiful. I love my daughter in law as she is a wonderful person, a fantastic Mom and a wonderful wife to my son. My son Jeffrey is my Hero. He's an upstanding guy, Honest and true. I'm so proud of him. He's also my Best Friend. God Bless. Sandi.
I'm happily married to the love of my life, William Williams. We met thru poetry on Facebook. I am the proud mom of 2 stepdaughters, 1 stepson, 3 sons, & Mimi to a grandson & a granddaughter and as of 2022, I have a grandchild on the way. I have 4 brothers, 4 sisters-in-law & 1 brother-in-law.
I've always put my deepest thoughts into poetry. If it wasn't written down, I did it in my mind. A profound line that sticks with you and reminds you of lessons learned and emotions felt. I had the misfortune of being in a domestically violent relationship in my early 20's and to heal I used it as my muse for my poetry. I now use poetry to heal, grow and evolve. I'm very right-brained and use it as my creative outlet to maintain balance in my life. I write mostly about love lost as that is what gets me to my core. It humbles me and reminds me how much I love giving and receiving love. I know many can relate to a broken heart and that is what connects us. If anyone reads my poetry, whether about heartache or abuse and relates to it, that means we've made a connection. We've bonded and are reminded that we are not alone. If I can do that to just one person with my poetry, then I feel I've made the world a better place. Humans strive for connection and the most I can do is let someone know we are not alone and they too can overcome anything.
I don't pretend that I've had a hard life, my life has been pretty amazing, I just take things too far too heart and therefore when something bad happens, it leaves a permanent scar, in everyday life I try to hide these scars, and only ever reveal them in my writing... I am only a beginner at poetry, and majority of what I write will most likely be projects for English homework. I would be extremely gratefull or any positive and or negative feedback on my poems to help out. I hope you enjoy my poems and thanks for your time and help :)
I was made an older sister when i turned 3. My parents divorced when i was 6. I used to cut my wrists when things got bad(started at age 10). I have suicidal thoughts every now and again, but my poetry, my skateboarding, my drawings, and mainly my music help me along the way. Thats why im still here. Anyone can do it...you just got to believe that you're worth it (:
I've always enjoyed poetry and I started on Shel Silverstein when I was young. Poe became a huge inspiration later on. Other inspirations include Alvin Schwartz (writer) and Stephen Gammell (illustrator) who worked on the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark book series. Various Hiphop artists played an integral part as well as Kevin Smith:screenwriter, actor, film producer, and director, as well as a popular comic book writer, author, comedian/raconteur, and podcaster, not only do I appreciate his work I appreciate his personable stage presence and personality. I've always loved wordplay and appreciated intricate ways just words can make you feel and give you a visual for what the writer is communicating to the reader. It's incredible how a combination of words can form something so amazing and memorable!! I also do music with my group Wicked Tyme, check us out via these links! http://www.facebook.com/WTthirteenoclock?ref=ts&fref=ts http://m.soundcloud.com/johnyarson https://mobile.twitter.com/WickedTyme http://www.reverbnation.com/WTthirteenoclock http://www.youtube.com/user/WTthirteenoclock
I'm a stay at home,keep to myself kinda person, I keep my sadness and thoughts on Papper cause some times it hurts being a woman is easy but dealing with pain and hurt well that's something I try to not focus on.your more then welcome to read just ask you not to go else were with it cause money could never replace most of it thank you
Somethings only make sense in the abstract. Why? Because they are abstract, i.e: liberty, hope, salvation, love etc. Poets, Writers, Artists, Wordcrafters, have the gift of making the abstract world sensible and beautiful to those who listen. The abstract world is a beautiful place. These are my endeavors in bringing that beauty for anyone who cares to see it. And of course, to reveal the One who makes Abstract and Physical make sense. ICBM stands for In Christ Become More. These poems are what it means to become more, for me. For all those people you may be skeptical of who believe in Jesus, or maybe for those who follow Jesus as you do.