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Wilt and decay

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Dead rose presses her head to the pane,
resting surely, sparsely in light.
Her petals are dried, clutching the air.
Wrapped against her bulb as though food.

Soon there will be but brambles and thorns,
as winter wraps the evening in light.
Soon, there will be but frost.
A memory of one dead rose

fractured and wilted to a wisp.
The trellis will need taking down.
The white boards will need storing away,
until summer again decides to show sun.

How many boards in how many rooms?
The air smells of dust and perfume.
In the stalled heat below the roof
the air reeks of wilt and decay.

Dead rose sways her song in the breeze,
gray and brown, her true color dissipated.
In a few weeks, the pane will be bare.
Her sight will lay silent beneath dormant drifts.

In the spring, perhaps, I will repaint the boards,
nail them all out in intriguing new shapes.
A sculpture to reach for the sky.
In the spring perhaps, when memory serves.

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1 posted 09-03-2003 09:07 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

Love to see any prose you may have written, you should write scripts course none of them would make it through that town they're too busy greenlighting skateboard movies and fastest and more furiouser..sigh
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2 posted 09-04-2003 12:41 AM       View Profile for Kaoru   Email Kaoru   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kaoru

"Dead rose sways her song in the breeze"

This is wonderful.. caught my eye..

give it back

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3 posted 09-04-2003 12:13 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Heh. Thanks.
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4 posted 09-05-2003 04:07 AM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

This completely reminded me of rebirth Mikey . . .
Beautiful writing
xxoo
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5 posted 09-08-2003 11:19 PM       View Profile for wranx   Email wranx   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wranx

This reminds me a bit of the "Diastonene" writes you did a while back. Not so much in content....But the flavor.

Love it dude.

Ed
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Thanks, wranx.
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7 posted 09-09-2003 06:13 PM       View Profile for Wind   Email Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wind

I came to read this again...and you are good at being subtle. I wish I could do that..I start off too harh, but you make it perfect..sighs

And the angel said unto me, "These are the cries of the carrots, the cries of the carrots!"
-Tool

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8 posted 09-09-2003 06:57 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

It takes practice, that's all. If you dare, go back and read some of my old poems. I hated everything.
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lol..twas actualy the opposite for me. I was mushy and sunny. gags- I can learn...

And the angel said unto me, "These are the cries of the carrots, the cries of the carrots!"
-Tool

 
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