How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Archives
 Open Poetry #7 Archive
 Oh Heart, Oh Heart
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Follow us on Facebook

 This is an Archive. You may post a reply, but new topics are not allowed.

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

Oh Heart, Oh Heart

 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
Parker
Member Elite
since 01-06-2000
Posts 3135
... the old black rum


0 posted 05-14-2000 08:06 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Oh Heart, Oh Heart

Oh heart, Oh heart
Would it but pump
in heated rapture
the searing blood of
this stranded lover's life

though surrounded by these cold
and feminine waters
whose frigid look
can build a fortress
of unfulfilled desires

oh heart, oh heart
does it not bleed
of want, and want of love
when desire is filled
to leek and drip of need

and where is this phantom of touch
when touch is a place
that lacks of now and then
to appear at random moments
to a cold and faceless scene

Oh heart, Oh heart
constant with rhythm
that begs the question of why
and why is in deed the answer
and the truth in deed the lie

and love was the lie of the journey
that spoke in the past of when
and does the heart not answer
of the now that is so hollow
when the love of the heart is bled

Oh heart, Oh heart......

James Parker Haley  May 14, 2000




[This message has been edited by Haleyja (edited 05-15-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 James Parker Haley - All Rights Reserved
netswan
Senior Member
since 03-28-2000
Posts 1395
Washington


1 posted 05-14-2000 09:24 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Oh my heart!  Splendid  read, Parker


netswan
doreen peri
Member Rara Avis
since 05-25-99
Posts 8028
Virginia


2 posted 05-14-2000 09:42 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

"and where is this phantom of touch
when touch is a place
that lacks of now and then
to appear at random moments
to a cold and faceless scene"

damn!!! wow!! whew! this poem took my breath away... very well done, parker!
Janet Marie
Member Laureate
since 01-22-2000
Posts 18986


3 posted 05-14-2000 10:28 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Oh heart, Oh heart
constant with rhythm
that begs the question of why
and why is in deed the answer
and the truth in deed the lie

and love was the lie of the journey
that spoke in the past of when
and does the heart not answer
of the now that is so hollow
when the love of the heart is bled
----------------

        *****

oh poet, oh poet ...
in this verse you bleed divine.
your words enchant and captivate,
grace and eloquence in each splendid line.
        
        *****

parker-man, this is exquisite writing.
much different than most of your work...
but a very impressive style.
dark and gothic dressed in desire.
very nice poet-man, very nice.
jm

 It's amazing
How you make your face just like a wall
How you take your heart and turn it off
How I turn my head and you lose it all ...
And it's unnerving
How one move just puts me by myself
There you go just trusting someone else
Now I know I put us both through hell ...
I'm not sayin
That there was nothing wrong
I just didn't think you'd ever get tired of me
And I'm not sayin
We ever had the right to hold on
I just didn't wanna let you get away from me.
~MB20~Leave


Corinne
Member Ascendant
since 10-28-1999
Posts 5247
state of confusion


4 posted 05-14-2000 11:46 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Park,

This dark journey is indeed a departure for you.

"Feminine waters" - very interesting combination of words.  Feminine waters immediately brought to mind the womb, which should feel warm and safe.

Which is what I wish for you, my friend.

Corinne

Parker
Member Elite
since 01-06-2000
Posts 3135
... the old black rum


5 posted 05-15-2000 01:12 AM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Well kind poets, thank you for your nice replies.

This poem, started when I first joined the site and I wrote the first two verses, and let it sit.. So I wanted the poem to stay with the original feeling of those two verses. Maybe there is some truth to it, for parts of my life. But this journey is far from dark and one of my bright spots is Passions in Poetry and all its wonderful poets, of whome I admire and hate for all their talent.    
So don't worry I'm not on a dark journey.
or maybe I am.  
Dark Angel
Member Patricius
since 08-04-99
Posts 10270


6 posted 05-15-2000 01:17 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Oh James, Oh James, this one captured me I could not take my eyes of it! Beautiful!  

 What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


Marge Tindal
Deputy Moderator 5 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Empyrean
since 11-06-1999
Posts 43042
Florida's Foreverly Shores


7 posted 05-15-2000 07:16 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

Parker~
I felt drawn into the waters ...
felt the shocking of the cold waters
that takes your breath away.
Of course I immediately wanted to
come up for air and run for the nearest set of arms to be warmed in a terrycloth hug.
Refreshing !
I like it.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
noles1@totcon.com

A Romantic Heart
Member Ascendant
since 09-03-99
Posts 5497
Forever In Your Heart


8 posted 05-15-2000 08:20 AM       View Profile for A Romantic Heart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A Romantic Heart

Just beautiful, As always to be expected from you, Love your style!!! makes me smile, such deep words bleeding from a poets heart!!! **sigh***
Sunshine
Administrator
Member Caelestus
since 06-25-99
Posts 67715
Listening to every heart


9 posted 05-15-2000 12:01 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Enchanting...well done!
Parker
Member Elite
since 01-06-2000
Posts 3135
... the old black rum


10 posted 05-15-2000 04:42 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Dark Angel, that is a wonderful compliment, thank you.... stare away.  

Marge, So you ran for the nearest terrycloth teddy bear for a hug, I get one of those... thanks for your kind remarks..

A Romantic Heart, if your smiling my work is done. thank you.  

Sunshine, thank you for responding.

Parker

Marina
Member Elite
since 02-10-2000
Posts 2267
Pickering, Ontario


11 posted 05-15-2000 04:49 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

James, this has something about it which is quit different for you.  I am not sure if it has anything to do with the fact it is a little darker then most, but there is something about it.  It is an interesting piece for sure, i think you have strectched your poetic abilities even further with this one.  Very nice.

Marina
RainbowGirl
Member Elite
since 07-31-99
Posts 3167
United Kingdom


12 posted 05-15-2000 07:41 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Hmmmmmmm....You called?...*g*..I know, time for my humour to be tucked up in bed.. ..but sometimes the profound has that affect on me..

HUGS
Elizabeth Santos
Member Rara Avis
since 11-08-1999
Posts 9405
Pennsylvania


13 posted 05-15-2000 08:38 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Oh Parker, Oh, Parker
So constant with exquisite verse
And passion
And every other thing
That makes for a wonderfully
Unforgettable poem
Liz
Denise
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 08-22-99
Posts 23002


14 posted 05-15-2000 09:15 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very well done, Parker!

Denise
Martie
Moderator
Member Empyrean
since 09-21-1999
Posts 28608
California


15 posted 05-15-2000 09:45 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Parker, this is just ...really well done...Bravo!!
Parker
Member Elite
since 01-06-2000
Posts 3135
... the old black rum


16 posted 05-16-2000 12:39 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Marina, thank you I'm trying bit by bit.

RainbowGirl, who am I to argue, I love a hug, thanks.

Liz, thank you, your so sweet.

Denise, thank you as always, still gotta get to work on my sonnet, and maybe some input from you.

Martie, thank you I bow for thee.  

Parker
insect
Senior Member
since 04-22-2000
Posts 1001


17 posted 05-16-2000 07:09 PM       View Profile for insect   Email insect   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for insect

I think this one needs to be pumped back up!
Balladeer
Administrator
Member Empyrean
since 06-05-99
Posts 26302
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA


18 posted 05-16-2000 10:37 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

This is very well-written and rhythmic, Parker, with almost a song-like quality to it. Exceptional work.
Parker
Member Elite
since 01-06-2000
Posts 3135
... the old black rum


19 posted 05-17-2000 10:52 AM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

insect, thank you, it was bugging me that
it went down so quick..

Balladeer, thank you. Though I have not tried to sing it, I can't see it sounding to good with my cat screech winey singing voice.

Parker

[This message has been edited by Haleyja (edited 05-17-2000).]
Corazon
Senior Member
since 02-02-2000
Posts 1301


20 posted 05-17-2000 12:01 PM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

this is wonderful....how the heart can speak...and how other hearts can hear the language....you spoke your heart so well  
Parker
Member Elite
since 01-06-2000
Posts 3135
... the old black rum


21 posted 05-17-2000 09:05 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Corazon, I guess its heart to heart my friend. Sometimes the heart just knows what to say. Thank you for your kind response.

Parker
Parker will be notified of replies
 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Archives >> Open Poetry #7 >> Oh Heart, Oh Heart Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors