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Re: Poetry
« Reply #75 on: 22/09/2006 11:54:07 »
OK, to avoid further speculation, I'll own up that I did send an email 'not myself' (or tried to – but I got a message back to say the email had bounced, so I thought it had not gotten through).  I am not saying that is the email she is referring to (I am assuming it is a she, although it may be an erroneous assumption), because I did did not accuse her of being suicidal as such, but did express concern that she she did seem depressed, and clearly did show some concern for he welfare. And it is very possible that she read into the email a concern that she might harm herself (I was open minded about the possibility, but concerned it might be there).

If that is the email she is referring to (and my sincere apologies if it is a he rather than a she), then I do thank her for clarifying her situation, and wish her well in her own way.



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« Reply #76 on: 22/09/2006 13:37:38 »
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Originally posted by Karen W.

Not myself, I would not think harshly of the concerned person, although I have no idea who it was, but I am sure there intentions were good. I to have written in deep times of depression and sorrow. It is an extremely good way to find some perspective on myown feelings.. it allows me to step back and examine myself in almost a third person perspective!! Sometimes it is very healing...Welcome and we hope you stay!

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I don't think harshly at all of the concerned person.  I thought it was a very touching gesture, and I probably would've done the same thing.  I just was concerned that if one person was worrying about it that there may be others that thought it as well.  I posted here because the writing is very personal and I have a nosey family.  If they saw that I wrote something that dark (it is dark for me) they would be greatly concerned.  But by posting it here, I am able to go back and look over it and, as you said Karen, examine myself in the third person.   I am not fan of poetry or poetry forums.  I realize this is a science forum, but I saw this thread and thought I would put it here.

George - I didn't receive your email, but I appreciate you trying.  I don't know why it would've bounced back.  Thank you for your concern.  You are also correct in assuming that I am a 'she'.
 

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Re: Poetry
« Reply #77 on: 22/09/2006 14:25:48 »
I am glad that someone was concerned enough to write if they truely felt that need as so many times , not this case there are those who do in deed need to have that hand of someone who has the courage to reach out to someone instead of remaining silent and assuming all is well. Its better to follow your heart in earnest rather then to alow the opportunity to help slip by and perhaps in many cases be too late... unfortunately there are others of us who write things like that that may be more inclined to do just that, I am so happy that someone acted on their instincts even though they were wrong... It takes alot of courage to reach out like that sometimes.. and for you to post and allow them to understand your perspective is also very courageous.. I am glad you allowed everyone that lovely information. I really hope you enjoy the forum... and feel comfortable enough to stay!!

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Re: Poetry
« Reply #78 on: 23/09/2006 04:36:54 »
Yes, that was very sweet George and glad you were there...but too bad he did not get the email...

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Re: Poetry
« Reply #79 on: 23/09/2006 08:58:15 »
George I sure hope you are getting some sleep Sir!!Loretta you too.. Two hours is not enough!!

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Re: Poetry
« Reply #80 on: 23/09/2006 10:10:35 »
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Originally posted by Karen W.

George I sure hope you are getting some sleep Sir!!Loretta you too.. Two hours is not enough!!

Karen



At this time in the morning George is most assuredly abed, he's a real night-bird!

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Re: Poetry
« Reply #81 on: 23/09/2006 11:29:56 »
Me too! I bet he's whipped, he was up really late into the morning..

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« Reply #82 on: 23/09/2006 13:30:57 »
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Me too! I bet he's whipped, he was up really late into the morning..

Karen



So who's been talking to you about his recreational habits? [}:)] ;)

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Re: Poetry
« Reply #83 on: 23/09/2006 13:52:51 »
I wasa visiting with George myself this morning via email.. LOL he was lending me an ear a shoulder and some advice.. as always!

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Re: Poetry
« Reply #84 on: 23/09/2006 13:57:28 »
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Originally posted by Karen W.

I wasa visiting with George myself this morning via email.. LOL he was lending me an ear a shoulder and some advice.. as always!

Karen



That's our Georgie :)

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Re: Poetry
« Reply #85 on: 23/09/2006 14:08:10 »
YES it is! He is a very kind human being!

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Re: Poetry
« Reply #86 on: 17/10/2006 08:13:57 »
Hymn

By A. R. Ammons
(1926 - 2001)

 

I know if I find you I will have to leave the earth
and go on out
          over the sea marshes and the brant in bays
and over the hills of tall hickory
and over the crater lakes and canyons
and on up through the spheres of diminishing air
past the blackset noctilucent clouds
                    where one wants to stop and look
way past all the light diffusions and bombardments
up farther than the loss of sight
          into the unseasonal undifferentiated empty stark

And I know if I find you I will have to stay with the earth
inspecting with thin tools and ground eyes
trusting the microvilli sporangia and simplest
          coelenterates
and praying for a nerve cell
with all the soul of my chemical reactions
and going right on down where the eye sees only traces

You are everywhere partial and entire
You are on the inside of everything and on the outside

I walk down the path down the hill where the sweetgum
has begun to ooze spring sap at the cut
and I see how the bark cracks and winds like no other bark
chasmal to my ant-soul running up and down
and if I find you I must go out deep into your
          far resolutions
and if I find you I must stay here with the separate leaves


What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
 

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Re: Poetry
« Reply #87 on: 17/10/2006 16:47:33 »
Hadrian, That is so sad and so beautiful, thank-you very much!Does this person have alot of other writings. very nice...

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Re: Poetry
« Reply #88 on: 17/10/2006 17:29:09 »
this is a link to some info om him :)

http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/a_f/ammons/ammons.htm

What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
 

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Re: Poetry
« Reply #89 on: 18/10/2006 03:14:56 »
Thanks Hadrian...alot!

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Re: Poetry
« Reply #90 on: 26/10/2006 19:10:39 »
I carved a wind-harp (from Uttering Her Name)

By Gabriel Rosenstock
(1949 - )



Dar Óma
out of aged cherry-wood
I carved a wind-harp
and placed it far
from the eyes
and ears of men
a hawk watches over it

no fingers touch
its delicate strings
the breeze it is
that plays the tune
breeze of morning
breeze of night
warm breeze from the south

throughout the day
it sings but You

wordlessly
effortlessly

never the same tune




 

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Re: Poetry
« Reply #91 on: 27/10/2006 01:32:03 »
In the bedroom, stepping
on my dead wife’s comb:
the sudden cold.







The above is a 'Haiku ' I can not remember who wrote it or when but it is so profound it chills me !!


Great Postings Hadrian !
 

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« Reply #92 on: 27/10/2006 05:10:13 »
Hadrian, Thats very nice. I do love Poetry.. makes me mellow and relax... that and music always soothes me, if it doesn't make me cry!!

Neil, that one is very unusual and does leave one with a cold feeling. After my mother passed away there were boxes of things stored around my bedroom and I remember having that same feeling one day, I grabbed this box and set set it on the bed thought I would sort it out as it had been over a year.. I reached in without really paying attention and pulled what I thought was a knit hat onto my lap, and when I looked down I saw that it was her Kemo cap she had made from her own hair that she had lost from the chemo.. She had taken and stitched her own hair into, that she saved from each bath as it fell out by the handfuls, When she wore it you really could not tell her hair was gone as it was her own color and just looked like a cap. with her hair haning out! I remember that cold feeling settle over me as I held that cap in my hands, and then the tears welled up as if she had died just then all over again... so crazy how emotions work!! I had myself a long cry and then returned the cap to the box, being careful to flod it and lay it safely tucked into the box until I was emotionally ready to do this again... It has been since 1993, and I still have not been able to sort that box out... Maybe just the pice of her that I cannot let go of... I don't know its a weird thing I tell you... I don't understand it!! Sorry thats not a poem, just feelings your 'Haiku' drug up!!
 

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Re: Poetry
« Reply #93 on: 27/10/2006 06:06:42 »
Awww, Karen, that is wonderful that she left you a part of her....You are special and don't you forget that...
 

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Re: Poetry
« Reply #94 on: 27/10/2006 08:53:41 »
So Are you LOretta!
 

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Re: Poetry
« Reply #95 on: 28/10/2006 22:56:24 »
Not my poetry, but for you insomniacs out there who like poetry, you might be interested in this weeks BBC Radio 3 program 'The Verb' (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/networks/radio3/aod.shtml?radio3/theverb) which is about insomnia, from the perspective of poetry.

As with any BBC radio program, the link is only valid for 7 days.
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Re: Poetry
« Reply #96 on: 29/10/2006 03:47:24 »
 Cool Thanks George!
 

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Re: Poetry
« Reply #97 on: 21/11/2006 20:05:03 »
Parting
By Li Po(701 - 762)
English version by Sam Hamill

Green mountains rise to the north;
white water rolls past the eastern city.

Once it has been uprooted,
the tumbleweed travels forever.

Drifting clouds like a wanderer's mind;
sunset, like the heart of your old friend.

We turn, pause, look back and wave,
Even our ponies look back and whine.
 

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« Reply #98 on: 22/11/2006 03:40:41 »
That is very nice. I like this. I have felt like this lately!
 

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« Reply #99 on: 11/01/2007 19:45:16 »
Novena Of The Holy Spirit

By Edith Stein
(1891 - 1942)

English version by Washington Province of Discalced Carmelites

 

Who are you, sweet light, that fills me
And illumines the darkness of my heart?
You lead me like a mother's hand,
And should you let go of me,
I would not know how to take another step.
You are the space
That embraces my being and buries it in yourself.
Away from you it sinks into the abyss
Of nothingness, from which you raised it to the light.
You, nearer to me than I to myself
And more interior than my most interior
And still impalpable and intangible
And beyond any name:
Holy Spirit eternal love!

Are you not the sweet manna
That from the Son's heart
Overflows into my heart,
The food of angels and the blessed?
He who raised himself from death to life,
He has also awakened me to new life
From the sleep of death.
And he gives me new life from day to day,
And at some time his fullness is to stream through me,
Life of your life indeed, you yourself:
Holy Spirit eternal life!

Are you the ray
That flashes down from the eternal Judge's throne
And breaks into the night of the soul
That had never known itself?
Mercifully relentlessly
It penetrates hidden folds.
Alarmed at seeing itself,
The self makes space for holy fear,
The beginning of that wisdom
That comes from on high
And anchors us firmly in the heights,
Your action,
That creates us anew:
Holy Spirit ray that penetrates everything!

Are you the spirit's fullness and the power
By which the Lamb releases the seal
Of God's eternal decree?
Driven by you
The messengers of judgment ride through the world
And separate with a sharp sword
The kingdom of light from the kingdom of night.
Then heaven becomes new and new the earth,
And all finds its proper place
Through your breath:
Holy Spirit victorious power!

Are you the master who builds the eternal cathedral,
Which towers from the earth through the heavens?
Animated by you, the columns are raised high
And stand immovably firm.
Marked with the eternal name of God,
They stretch up to the light,
Bearing the dome,
Which crowns the holy cathedral,
Your work that encircles the world:
Holy Spirit God's molding hand!

Are you the one who created the unclouded mirror
Next to the Almighty's throne,
Like a crystal sea,
In which Divinity lovingly looks at itself?
You bend over the fairest work of your creation,
And radiantly your own gaze
Is illumined in return.
And of all creatures the pure beauty
Is joined in one in the dear form
Of the Virgin, your immaculate bride:
Holy Spirit Creator of all!

Are you the sweet song of love
And of holy awe
That eternally resounds around the triune throne,
That weds in itself the clear chimes of each and every being?
The harmony,
That joins together the members to the Head,
In which each one
Finds the mysterious meaning of his being blessed
And joyously surges forth,
Freely dissolved in your surging:
Holy Spirit eternal jubilation!
 

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