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by carm
Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Mary Oliver
Replies: 103
Views: 48307

Re: Mary Oliver

Lonndubh writes: I found a book of Mary's poems in a market lately and was delighted. The thought of finding a book of Mary’s poems, and of feeling delighted, lead me to “Her song has blended with my being and our spirits roll in peace” from the poem… Sometimes Sometimes the world comes to me in sha...
by carm
Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Mary Oliver
Replies: 103
Views: 48307

Re: Mary Oliver

Coming this Fall A THOUSAND MORNINGS. By means of her poetic voice, Mary Oliver will transport her audience to the marshland and coastline of her beloved home, Provincetown, Massachusetts as she speaks of the wonder of dawn, the grace of animals, and the transformative power of attention. Whether st...
by carm
Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: What Kind Of Times Are These
Replies: 4
Views: 4492

Re: What Kind Of Times Are These

Words, take her with you Let her rest in your rhyme Words, take her away Somewhere, beyond time… ~ Ane Brun http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDdLhIMrVJ8&feature=related . . . . . …what in fact I keep choosing are these words, these whispers, these conversations from which time after time the truth bre...
by carm
Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: What Kind Of Times Are These
Replies: 4
Views: 4492

Re: What Kind Of Times Are These

Thanks Cate, for your response. This from the "Modern American Poetry" site in regards to the poem you posted… . . . . . She died a famous woman denying her wounds denying her wounds came from the same source as her power Here, in the poem's closing lines, Rich uses physical space and the absence of...
by carm
Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: What Kind Of Times Are These
Replies: 4
Views: 4492

What Kind Of Times Are These

There's a place between two stands of trees where the grass grows uphill and the old revolutionary road breaks off into shadows near a meeting-house abandoned by the persecuted who disappeared into those shadows. I've walked there picking mushrooms at the edge of dread, but don't be fooled this isn'...
by carm
Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: How To Speak Poetry
Replies: 39
Views: 42085

Re: How To Speak Poetry

And I move with the energy of your prayer One two three, one two three, One And, like an insatiable actor, slowly and With meditation, speak words that in the ear, In the delicatest ear of the mind, repeat, Exactly, that which it wants to hear One two three, one two three, One at the sound Of which,...
by carm
Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:51 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: How To Speak Poetry
Replies: 39
Views: 42085

Re: How To Speak Poetry

Let the audience feel your love of privacy even though there is no privacy… ~ LCohen Of which, an invisible audience listens, Not to the play, but to itself… ~ WStevens . . . . . Of Modern Poetry The poem of the mind in the act of finding What will suffice. It has not always had To find: the scene w...
by carm
Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: How To Speak Poetry
Replies: 39
Views: 42085

Re: How To Speak Poetry

"I've often lost myself, in order to find the burn that keeps everything awake" ~ Federico García Lorca . . . . . 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 w...
by carm
Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: How To Speak Poetry
Replies: 39
Views: 42085

Re: How To Speak Poetry

And in this brief moment where everything is still and perfect, I see my path but I know not where it leads, and in this not knowing I am inspired to travel it – my heart, my spirit, a rage of flight… It is bittersweet this melody, yet I indulge, wrapped up in longing, while an arc of flame circles ...
by carm
Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: How To Speak Poetry
Replies: 39
Views: 42085

Re: How To Speak Poetry

I have tried in my way to be free. I lift my hands to you. I kneel toward my heart. Do not fix your burning eyes on me when you speak about love. Silence. My love is here. I and my name are here. Speak the words, convey the data, step aside. I have saved all my ribbons for thee. And you say, I am in...
by carm
Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: How To Speak Poetry
Replies: 39
Views: 42085

Re: How To Speak Poetry

Diane writes that Rumi wrote: Say, I am You I am dust particles in sunlight. I am the round sun. To the bits of dust I say, Stay. To the sun, Keep moving. I am morning mist, and the breathing of evening. I am wind in the top of a grove, and surf on the cliff. Mast, rudder, helmsman, and keel, I am a...
by carm
Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: How To Speak Poetry
Replies: 39
Views: 42085

Re: How To Speak Poetry

Diane, thanks for your words… :D

Diane writes:
It is not necessary to be inspired; only to read what's in front of you.
by carm
Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: How To Speak Poetry
Replies: 39
Views: 42085

Re: How To Speak Poetry

Hi Diane, thanks for bringing me back to this thread. I do hope inspiration finds its way to you soon… :D . . . . . Life’s imperfections softened by the cellophaned yellow of the sun. Alive and puissant, its spill of light, gifted to all that abide somewhere beneath its blissful comfort of warmth. O...
by carm
Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: How To Speak Poetry
Replies: 39
Views: 42085

Re: How To Speak Poetry

Released into the seductiveness of sleep, lost to the pre-existence of previous things. Scrolling upwards, toward surfeits of beauty, messaging the invisible – purposed with a joy, and a delicate savoir-faire. Numinous the flame of those silent hours, dreaming the word B U T T E R F L Y – tethered t...
by carm
Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Baptism at Altamont
Replies: 6
Views: 1274

Re: Baptism at Altamont

Lonndubh writes of Altamont… Its a beautiful 40 acre public parkland in Co Carlow in Ireland They have over 200 varieties of Snowdrops there so its great to visit just now… Thanks for your insight into the 'Altamont' of your poem titled 'Baptism at Altamont' and for the link, which lead me to this… ...

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