House of the Goblin [Part Two of Three/with notes]
House of the Goblin[Part Two of Three]
Here is where, where the air is still
And the mountains shadows disappear!Here is where, unnumbered spirits dwell
Where harp and memory expire?
Where the rainbow-leaps, from its
Storeroom-keep, and cries; And the sands along the oceans coast
Echo then die?as in sleep?;
And where enchantment turns into ghouls!...
Who be these spirits, which charm and gleam?
A fabric from the "Inferno," I thinkOr a symbolic language in a forgotten dream
Yes! We are all exiled from beauty?
Yes, we are exiled from beauty unseen?
Where fragile-wings and tendernessMeet; meet with the seraphim.
Yet we must lock the keep?
So no man may walk among our sleep
Yes, yes, oh yes, we all live-We all live, do we not, you and I,
In the House of the Goblin!...
Muffled in a black lily; smiling, smiling
To find a way out-out, out;Sorceress posing as Almighty God?
'Thou art, as a violent worm!'
(I am more noun than verb, yet theverbs are winning, with the worms.)
Notes: Part II, #753 7/8/05 "In doing this poem, images seem to flash through my mind, as if I found myself in a lockup on planet earth."
Poetry In General by dlsiluk, "To achieve ones meaning in poetry, you may have to drop the musical ascent; or so I've often found myself doing; not sure if there is a right or wrong way in this. But what I do know is that, if I do not drop it, I can not become engulfed with the wholeness of the poem I want to produce. Yes, we have to fight against spirit and experience; and in order to win you must chew on whatever words fit."
Truth is stranger than fiction according to many people who have seen what happens around me and to them, on many occasions. Sometimes I have had others affect me in the same way. This is part of the story told in my article The Man who Loved Jail.
San Francisco [Almost a Sonnet]
(The city by the bay of Northern California, near which the Pacific Ocean resides; the year is 1967)
A Ship to Remember
Hammers. Timbers. Iron. Steel.
Breathing-in, Minnesota [a poem: now in Spanish and English]
In early fall, in Minnesota, the rain falls, falls, In buckets, buckets and more buckets-: dropsLikened to music from its many streams-landOf ten-thousand lakes; moistened gravel, gravelEverywhere?
Savage Nature: The Life of Ted Hughes
One of the most important poets of the post-war period, Edward James Hughes (1930-1998), was drawn towards the primitive. He was enchanted by the beauty of the natural world, frequently portraying its cruel and savage temperament in his work as a reflection of his own personal suffering and mystical beliefs - convinced that modern man had lost touch with the primordial side of his nature.
Out of the eight poems provided here [all previously unpublished], four are Poetic Prose, a few Visionary [what I call Vsionary anyhow], a few Free Verse, and a few with more form and structure, more closely to the Auden style of: stanza, metrical rhythm, and rhyme. In saying that, I do believe all the poems are conveying a rich network of meaning, some of them painfully close bond between pleasure and destruction. They should appeal to the senses and create images in our minds, for poetry is just that kind of language that most complexly and effectively qualifies.
Three Sweet Poems, and Two Not So Sweet [now in: SPANISH and English]
1) End Poem
Chan Chan and The Gorriones (Two Poems in English and Spanish)
The following two poems, one in English, the other in English and Spanish were done during this ongoing trip in Peru, while in Lima, although the poem concerning: Chan Chan was oriinally started last year,while at the ancient site in Northern Peru, it was just finished recently.
Azra, Azra,Wake up Azra.Wake up Azra,It is time to go.Go where you must But hate to do so.Azra, it hurts me to say,But you are the way.Wake up Azra,You have to go.
Article on Poetry and Two Poems
Writing Poetry for Tomorrow
The Last King of Mars [A Poetic Mytho]
[As Told by the Last] King: it was in the year 23,700 BC that one of the two moons of earth was hit by a meteor that of which, a great part of the moon broke off and hit earth's surface with a devastating impact. Thus the solar system absorbed a cataclysm in unimaginable proportions, from Jupiter to Mars; knocking Earth out of its 100,000-year Ice Age. This destroyed three civilizations, two on Earth, and ours on Mars. That is when I left my home, on the giant rim of Olympus Mons, fifteen-miles high, over a thousand miles wide. Atlantis was originally on Mars you know; replanted on earth, from our residue and remnants. It happened like this?
Satirical Poetry About Tony Blair
Since Youve Been Gone...
My life has changedin so so many waysIt seems to always bein a state of disarray...
Two Poems: Boyhood, and Old Age [with a note on style]
Exalted Poetry; Two poem [and commentary]
Bells for Belphegor!...
The Spirits de Copan
Asha of Darfur [A poem with a commentary by the author]
Asha of Darfur
I am not the one I was before yesterday.
Ode To Quetzalcoatal [Now in Spanish and English]
Ode to Quetzalcˇatl
How to Write Bad Poetry
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."--Oscar Wilde
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