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To tempt and stir the depths within, black shorless seas provoke the soul to venture in #poetry

In Uncategorized on July 7, 2010 at 10:11 am
A Reply to Rorty

To believe that poetry has moved beyond the literal, a fiction
 
To misapprehend the nature of the beast

For most the property of poetry is simply that it speaks 
In terms and songs and liminal verse, to the heart and truth

To so engage the mind  that flights of fancy or of scope 
– can be achieved that unread the mind alone would not attempt

To tempt and stir the depths within, black shorless seas provoke the soul to venture in

To every being a language known 
To every soul a verse unshown 
To every act an actor

Live a life of good advice

In Uncategorized on July 4, 2010 at 2:25 pm
If words are all you have then – voice 
But consider
Wherefore art the deeds to match?

A song is but an echo of the life you lead
A whispered reminder of the truth you find

It is not seemly to speak but not to act

To tell another wisdom that is not proven in your soul
Is to bear false witness; 
A suggestion in experiment, prompting others to dare the trial 
It may be that some will take the voyage and return in triumph 
– so that you may then in perciv-ed ease journey on 

But ware yea well, well reserved your place in hell 
If you steer men on to rocks or dangerous shores 

Where your follies should a lighthouse build

Seize these moments of shining promise #sixwords #poetry

In Uncategorized on July 4, 2010 at 1:56 pm
Seize these moments of shining promise 
Act without certaintity but with expectation
Hope for glory plan for woe
Risk for love dare for progress
Count your losses, share your joys