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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:02 AM

Mad Girl's Love Song
by Sylvia Plath

"I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)

The stars go waltzing out in blue and red,
And arbitrary blackness gallops in:
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.

I dreamed that you bewitched me into bed
And sung me moon-struck, kissed me quite insane.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)

God topples from the sky, hell's fires fade:
Exit seraphim and Satan's men:
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.

I fancied you'd return the way you said,
But I grow old and I forget your name.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)

I should have loved a thunderbird instead;
At least when spring comes they roar back again.
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)"

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:02 AM

Woman
by Nikki Giovanni


she wanted to be a blade
of grass amid the fields
but he wouldn't agree
to be the dandelion

she wanted to be a robin singing
through the leaves
but he refused to be
her tree

she spun herself into a web
and looking for a place to rest
turned to him
but he stood straight
declining to be her corner

she tried to be a book
but he wouldn't read

she turned herself into a bulb
but he wouldn't let her grow

she decided to become
a woman
and though he still refused
to be a man
she decided it was all
right

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:04 AM

I Am Not Yours
by Sara Teasdale

I am not yours, not lost in you,
Not lost, although I long to be
Lost as a candle lit at noon,
Lost as a snowflake in the sea.

You love me, and I find you still
A spirit beautiful and bright,
Yet I am I, who long to be
Lost as a light is lost in light.

Oh plunge me deep in love -- put out
My senses, leave me deaf and blind,
Swept by the tempest of your love,
A taper in a rushing wind

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:06 AM

Are You the New person, drawn toward Me?
by Walt Whitman (1819–1892). Leaves of Grass. 1900.


ARE you the new person drawn toward me?
To begin with, take warning—I am surely far different from what you suppose;
Do you suppose you will find in me your ideal?
Do you think it so easy to have me become your lover?
Do you think the friendship of me would be unalloy’d satisfaction? 5
Do you think I am trusty and faithful?
Do you see no further than this façade—this smooth and tolerant manner of me?
Do you suppose yourself advancing on real ground toward a real heroic man?
Have you no thought, O dreamer, that it may be all maya, illusion?

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:07 AM

The Road Not Taken
by Robert Frost


TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth; 5

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same, 10

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back. 15

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference. 20


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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:09 AM

indz prozak k@jareq ?? yes arden 100% prozaki apranq em

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:11 AM

es le chem karox senz txur baner kardam,, please joxovurd karox enk urax baner grel please...

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:11 AM

I Measure Every Grief
by Emily Dickinson


I measure every grief I meet
With analytic eyes;
I wonder if it weighs like mine,
Or has an easier size.

I wonder if they bore it long,
Or did it just begin?
I could not tell the date of mine,
It feels so old a pain.

I wonder if it hurts to live,
And if they have to try,
And whether, could they choose between,
They would not rather die.

I wonder if when years have piled--
Some thousands--on the cause
Of early hurt, if such a lapse
Could give them any pause;

Or would they go on aching still
Through centuries above,
Enlightened to a larger pain
By contrast with the love.

The grieved are many, I am told;
The reason deeper lies,--
Death is but one and comes but once
And only nails the eyes.

There's grief of want, and grief of cold,--
A sort they call 'despair,'
There's banishment from native eyes,
In sight of native air.

And though I may not guess the kind
Correctly yet to me
A piercing comfort it affords
In passing Calvary,

To note the fashions of the cross
Of those that stand alone
Still fascinated to presume
That some are like my own.

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:16 AM

I Crave Your Mouth, Your Voice, Your Hair
by Pablo Neruda (my Neruda smile.gif )

DON'T GO FAR OFF, NOT EVEN FOR A DAY
Don't go far off, not even for a day, because --
because -- I don't know how to say it: a day is long
and I will be waiting for you, as in an empty station
when the trains are parked off somewhere else, asleep.

Don't leave me, even for an hour, because
then the little drops of anguish will all run together,
the smoke that roams looking for a home will drift
into me, choking my lost heart.

Oh, may your silhouette never dissolve on the beach;
may your eyelids never flutter into the empty distance.
Don't leave me for a second, my dearest,

because in that moment you'll have gone so far
I'll wander mazily over all the earth, asking,
Will you come back? Will you leave me here, dying?


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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:18 AM

Sounds like someone is in a love-nostalgic mood.

Better prepare some tea, it's gonna be a looong night.

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:18 AM

Love
by Neruda

What's wrong with you, with us,
what's happening to us?
Ah our love is a harsh cord
that binds us wounding us
and if we want
to leave our wound,
to separate,
it makes a new knot for us and condemns us
to drain our blood and burn together.

What's wrong with you? I look at you
and I find nothing in you but two eyes
like all eyes, a mouth
lost among a thousand mouths that I have kissed, more beautiful,
a body just like those that have slipped
beneath my body without leaving any memory.

And how empty you went through the world
like a wheat-colored jar
without air, without sound, without substance!
I vainly sought in you
depth for my arms
that dig, without cease, beneath the earth:
beneath your skin, beneath your eyes,
nothing,
beneath your double breast scarcely
raised
a current of crystalline order
that does not know why it flows singing.
Why, why, why,
my love, why?

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:24 AM

Sonnet XVII (I do not love you...)
by P. Neruda

I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.


I love you as the plant that never blooms
but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;
thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way

than this: where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.

Edited by Em124, 20 March 2008 - 02:17 AM.


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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:26 AM

If You Forget Me
by P. Neruda

I want you to know one thing.

You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
near the fire
the impalpable ash
or the wrinkled body of the log,
everything carries me to you,
as if everything that exists,
aromas, light, metals,
were little boats
that sail
toward those isles of yours that wait for me.

Well, now,
if little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you little by little.

If suddenly
you forget me
do not look for me,
for I shall already have forgotten you.

If you think it long and mad,
the wind of banners
that passes through my life,
and you decide
to leave me at the shore
of the heart where I have roots,
remember
that on that day,
at that hour,
I shall lift my arms
and my roots will set off
to seek another land.

But
if each day,
each hour,
you feel that you are destined for me
with implacable sweetness,
if each day a flower
climbs up to your lips to seek me,
ah my love, ah my own,
in me all that fire is repeated,
in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten,
my love feeds on your love, beloved,
and as long as you live it will be in your arms
without leaving mine

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:27 AM

Cheesy sappy love poems are so boring to me though. I never understood them. I'm so boring and dry perhaps.

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:30 AM

After A While
by Veronica A. Shoffstall

After a while you learn
the subtle difference between
holding a hand and chaining a soul
and you learn
that love doesn't mean leaning
and company doesn't always mean security.
And you begin to learn
that kisses aren't contracts
and presents aren't promises
and you begin to accept your defeats
with your head up and your eyes ahead
with the grace of woman, not the grief of a child
and you learn
to build all your roads on today
because tomorrow's ground is
too uncertain for plans
and futures have a way of falling down
in mid-flight.
After a while you learn
that even sunshine burns
if you get too much
so you plant your own garden
and decorate your own soul
instead of waiting for someone
to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure
you really are strong
you really do have worth
and you learn
and you learn
with every goodbye, you learn..

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:32 AM

QUOTE (Anonymouse @ Mar 19 2008, 11:27 PM)
Cheesy sappy love poems are so boring to me though. I never understood them. I'm so boring and dry perhaps.



You are quite welcome to browse other threads and leave us be! You don't have to understand. It has nothing to do with "you".
Thanks in advance for the retreat. wink.gif

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:34 AM

QUOTE (MosJan @ Mar 19 2008, 11:09 PM)
indz prozak k@jareq ?? yes arden 100% prozaki apranq em



MosJan, yes "fresh air" karajarkey yev voch te "Prozac". Say NO to drugs! smile.gif

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:36 AM

QUOTE (Eva @ Mar 19 2008, 11:11 PM)
es le chem karox senz txur baner kardam,, please joxovurd karox enk urax baner grel please...


Eva jan, te urax banneric gaghapar unenay, urax barrer post kaney. Bayc chi stacvum eli..xo zorrov chi?


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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:38 AM

QUOTE (Em124 @ Mar 20 2008, 12:34 AM)
MosJan, yes "fresh air" karajarkey yev voch te "Prozac". Say NO to drugs! smile.gif



ok - g@nam shan@ man talu ham el fesh air k@shnchem

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:40 AM

QUOTE (Eva @ Mar 20 2008, 12:11 AM)
es le chem karox senz txur baner kardam,, please joxovurd karox enk urax baner grel please...


Eva jan amen inchi mej mi lav ban ka - pit kardas yev k@gtnes qo uzzats@

yete mi hat j@ptas Evajan qez hamar mi hat sirum pupush banasteghstutyun patver tam gren smile.gif
menak du espes diprressid mi yeghi j@pta mi qich ashxarqum voch mi ban patahakan chi patahum, havata




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