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 Post subject: Poetry Reviews
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 11:42 am 
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Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 8:25 am Post subject: Poetry


Hi Everyone:

I have a love of writing and reading poetry. I thought I'd start a post to see if anyone else would like to share. We all have poetry within us; it's just we express it...well, I'll go first....

You and I

Our friendship
Long conversations
Our accomplishments
Enjoyment of new possibilities
Safe haven
We suffered
We laugh
We cried
Anger and sadness we felt
Broken promises
Expected promises
Time separates
Touch lost
New being
New mind
New life
New hope
Unspoken thoughts
Emotions abandoned
Life's choices = reality

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
-- Helen Keller

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 6:37 am 

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looks like jacques prévert's "cet amour" (this love) ;

This Love (by jacques prévert)

This love
So violent
So fragile
So tender
So hopeless
This love
As beautiful as the day
And as wretched as the weather
When the weather is wretched

This love
So real
This love
So beautiful
So happy
So joyous
And so ridiculous
Trembling with fear
Like a child in the dark
And so sure of itself
Like a tranquil man in the quiet of the night
This love
Which made others afraid
Which made them gossip
Which drained the colour from their cheeks
This love
Watched for
Because we watched for them
Snared, wounded, trampled, finished, denied, forgotten
Because we snared, wounded, trampled, finished, denied, forgot it

This love
Still so alive
This is yours
This is mine
This love
Which is always new
And which never changes
Real like a plant
Quivering like a bird
Warm and as alive as the summer
We can both
Go and come back
We can forget
And fall asleep
And wake up
To suffer old age
Fall asleep again
To dream to death
To smile and laugh
Young again
Our love endures
Obstinate as a mule
As alive as the desire
As cruel as the memory
As stupid as the regret
As tender as the memory
As cold as marble
As beautiful as the day
As delicate as an infant
It watches us
And speaks to us
Without saying a word
And I
I listen to it
And I cry
I cry for you
I cry for myself
And I beg you
For yourself
For me
And for all those who love
And who are loved
I cry to it
For you
For me
And for all the others
I do not know
Stay there
There where you are
There where you were before
Stay there
Don't move
Don't go away
We who are loved
We have forgotten you
Do not forget us
We had only you on this earth
Do not let us grow cold
Further and further away every day
It doesn't matter where
Give us a sign of life
In a nook in the woods
In the forest of memory
Suddenly arise
Take us by the hand
And save us

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