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erisolympia · 38 seconds ago
Shame fits comfortably as my best skirt, and what can I do but walk around in that habit?
from After Opening The New York Times I Wonder How to Write a Poem about Love by Camille T. Dungy
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goldenpoetess · a minute ago
instead of the translucent cloud of smoke leaving my lungs
i wish it was my soul leaving me
to drift off and dissipate in the air
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cbialczak1971 · 4 minutes ago
NaPoWriMo 2021: 4/18/2021
Find the information here: write a poem based on the title of one of the chapters from Susan G. Wooldridge’s Poemcrazy: Freeing Your Life with Words. The book’s  table of contents can be viewed using Amazon’s “Look inside” feature. Will you choose “the poem squash?” or perhaps “grocery weeping” or “the blue socks”? If none of the 60 rather wonderful chapter…
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thebirdsofgay · 39 minutes ago
Ashes Fall
At first it was subtle, passing faces that dwindled
Stores with no lights
People wondered where their friends were
Correspondences left unanswered
Houses, forlorn and abandoned
Overlooking empty streets
Yet time passes on, stilling for nothing
Sand falls from glass, never wavering
Soon there were whispers
Furtive secrets shared
In numbered, rushed breaths
And suddenly, the hourglass tipped
Something had happened
Whispers came too late
A tragedy occurring,
Like a crash you saw coming
Still unavoidable
There’s no swerving from this
Slamming brakes can’t return
The dead who dance in fields
To bodies that now lie cold
Spirits skip through hollow towns
Remembering life, the vibrancy of wellness
Those who yet haven’t joined them hide
As if locked doors and solitude could defeat something lurking; already inside them
A glance inside the timepiece would show darkness
Ashes take the place of pure, untouched sand
The whispers have ceased, there are too few to make sounds
And it seems rude to disrupt the quiet
With useless words of fear
Urgency is gone
So is everything else.
(Ao3 link here)
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be-harmony · 43 minutes ago
If I had another life
I would want to spend it all on some unstinting happiness.
I would be a fox, or a tree full of waving branches.
I wouldn’t mind being a rose in a field full of roses.
Fear has not yet occurred to them, nor ambition.
Reason they have not yet thought of.
Neither do they ask how long they must be roses, and then what. Or any other foolish question.
- Mary Oliver, House Of Light
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courgettelantern · 57 minutes ago
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Who would have thought I'd still be bothered by my teenage angst at this age? Well, besides my therapist.
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themindsjournalposts · an hour ago
I looked at everyone and wondered where they came from, and who they missed, and what they were sorry for.
Jonathan Safran Foer
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braincandyforyou · an hour ago
I've fallen in love. Not with you, but with life.
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yellowhippo · an hour ago
April 19
I hate the fact that you revisit her past but never mine.
You told me to believe that I was the only one but I don't feel like it.
Lately you're absent, existing only at night lying in bed with me.
Then morning comes and we live our separately as if we're not under one roof.
I have never felt more alone than the days that you were not around. You're so near yet I can reach.
10:13 - 10:17am
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justinleeparker · an hour ago
Palantir XIX*
LOTR references abound here:
You know where we have beenHere we areThe mingled skyBoundlessWebreathe with pain But all outcomes are not accounted forThe prognoses of the prophets true We wish to escapethe grippeof rewharewhaSo does everyone who stockpiles If the sun was meant to rise in the East’Twas also meant to set in the West What matters is love for neighbors“And that is a very encouraging thought” *Credit to LOTR…
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A poem I wrote about today
Today came with warm light enveloping my body
 and the light chirping of birds.
 Today came with bursts of giddy laughter
 and beautiful music that left me breathless as i whirled from room to room.
Today also came with loss and deep unsettling pain.
Today also came with loneliness and unbridled anger.
 At you. At me. At us. At the world. 
But such is life. Such is the price of being alive. 
And one day this will pass and I will mourn it.
So we must feel it all now.
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jojadhavpoetry · 2 hours ago
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even music can’t make me happy
the cold has seeped inside of me.
my bad habits have picked up again
and my friends appear to be the enemy.
pushing through the day
a huge blur of gray
november december january
halloween christmas thanksgiving.
daylight savings gave me time to dwell
not sleep.
this time of year makes me
think of all the promises i couldn’t keep.
it’s all just a moment;
spring comes, and the snow thaws.
winter is pretty and peaceful, now it’s gone
i question why i was sad at all.
// follow me @jojadhav.poetry on instagram for much more! ✨
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jacqlynthorne · 2 hours ago
New poem, “This Solitude”
“This Solitude” – a poem expressing the feeling I sometimes had in this year of COVID. For introverts like myself, all the social isolation wasn’t such unfamiliar ground, and brought even more moments of quiet self-reflection. Although admittedly now, for everyone’s sake I’m very glad those days are moving behind us.
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matthew-pasquarello · 3 hours ago
butterflies on strings
tied to the porch post
beauty is
captured so it can
be forgotten
until the rain comes
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