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The Paradox of Poetry (a gift of words)

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Dr.Moose1
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0 posted 02-21-2000 06:37 PM       View Profile for Dr.Moose1   Email Dr.Moose1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Dr.Moose1

Who are we that marshal words as shepherds to a flock
We pluck them from obscurity to use as building blocks
Seeking order from chaotic ways we cement them into place
With skill the seams blend art-fully leaving but a trace

Rogue thoughts are tamed to serve our needs and lend our works a flair
We command all that which we over-see , Earth , water , fire , and air
As artisans we wield our tools to create what none have seen
Constructs built of flowing lines whose spaces in between

Contain a language none may speak much less hope to control
The gaps we leave sub-conciously are windows to the soul
We ply our craft with diligence weld words to paper steel
The seams though slight often shed more light than our best works will reveal

The paradox of poetry
Inherent by design
Though eloquent our words may be
There's more between the lines

    With special thanks to all at Passions ,
    Who without which this probably wouldn't
    have been written.     Doc


[This message has been edited by Dr.Moose1 (edited 02-21-2000).]
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Severn
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1 posted 02-21-2000 06:42 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Now this is just a wonderful, heartfelt tribute to our craft - it holds so much truth and is gracefully written - well done Moose!



 'Writing sharpens life;
life enriches writing'
Sylvia Plath
Munda
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2 posted 02-21-2000 06:59 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Gee, Moose, this is great !
Janet Marie
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3 posted 02-21-2000 07:10 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

"Contain a language none may speak much less hope to control
The gaps we leave sub-conciously are windows to the soul
We ply our craft with diligence weld words to paper steel
The seams though slight often shed more light than our best works will reveal"...

WOW, this is superb!!! very well written!
take care, janet marie


 I love you
Is all that you can't say-
Years gone by and still...
Words don't come easily
Like I love you, I love you...
But you can say baby...
Baby can I hold you tonight
Maybe if I told you the right words
At the right time you'd be mine...
Tracy Chapman


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4 posted 02-21-2000 09:26 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

The gaps we leave sub-conciously are windows to the soul...oh, that is good!!

Actually, the whole thing is very well done. Good work, moose.
Denise
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5 posted 02-21-2000 10:37 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I think this is my favorite of yours, Dr. Moose. This is a brilliant, beautiful piece of writing!!  

Denise
Elizabeth Santos
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6 posted 02-22-2000 12:06 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Brilliant work, Dr. Moose
Gosh, you make us all feel so proud! Do we really do all that? I know you do, it's written on the page (between the lines, that is)
Very well written
Liz
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7 posted 02-22-2000 01:06 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

DrMoose~
You just keep getting better and better.
Such profound wisdom in these words.
I certainly enjoyed it.
~*Marge*~


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Dr.Moose1
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8 posted 02-22-2000 08:40 PM       View Profile for Dr.Moose1   Email Dr.Moose1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dr.Moose1

I am glad you all recieved this in the spirit that it was given
For with-out all of your support the thread would then be riven
And words would be as water over dams where leaks are sprung
May all of you in poetry stay forever young
Doc
Andrew Scott
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9 posted 02-22-2000 08:48 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

WOW Doc!  You must be doing the good stuff, cus that is some of the best writing I've seen here.  Truly solid for one with antlers. This king bows to you and yours my friend of 'Stute.  Again... WOW!

Martie
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10 posted 02-22-2000 11:12 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Doc, this is wonderful writing.  I have always thought that in writing, like any art, what is not written, or negative space, is as important as what is.    
Corinne
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11 posted 02-22-2000 11:15 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

It's good to ponder why we do what we do now and then, isn't it?  Nicely done!

Corinne
 
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