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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 2:54 am 
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you've gone to sleep

the nerves tense up and then :
you have gone to sleep.
something not archored in love
drifts out of reach.
you have gone to sleep, or feign sleep,
it does not matter which
into the voice leaks bitterness.
the throat dries up, the tongue
swells with complaints.
once sleep was simply sleep.
the future streched no further than
the pillow upon which your head was resting,
there were no awkward questions in the world,
no doubts caused love to fade
to a rumbed kiss or howl,
or caused trust to vanish.
you have gone to sleep.
a moment ago i found
your mouth on mine was counterfeit.
your sleep is full of exhaustions,
i can not calm you,
there is no potion to wake you.
do what i will, say what i will,
it is a sleep from which i am exiled.
you have gone to sleep,
a planet drifts out of reach.
if i spoke all night it would be no use,
you would not wake,
and silence, like words, you would no doubt
mistake for ignorance.
so sleep. across our window's small patch of heaven
the stars like sheep are herded,
and like a satellite objective time
circles calendars and mocks
the wounds we think are huge.
sleep, dont be so tense.
there is no longer a need of barriers,
no need of dumb defense.
you are understood.
this night is the last on which there will be any kind of pretence
tomorow something else might wake
what's gone to sleep.

-brian patten


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 4:14 am 
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i really like it, and i can understand what the poet's trying to explain totally!

its very different...and very nice...

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 6:10 am 
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really ! nobody ever said this. suprised to me. i like that poem too. i have other poems of the poet, i'll post them here later.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 6:30 am 
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http://www.poemhunter.com/brian-patten/poet-6723/


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 12:40 pm 
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wow!! ya I can completly relate too!!

Rana

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 12:14 pm 
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i couldnt understand what is the relation between the proxy servers and brian patten ?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 2:24 pm 
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Proxy server is gone!


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