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Poet deVine
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0 posted 05-19-2000 05:28 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine


I am blocked and I can't get up!!!


Please throw some phrases at me so I can stimulate my 'writing' lobe in my brain....no more than 10 words..no less than 4..please!!! I promise to deliver the finished poem within 48 hours...

Thank you!
Sudhir Iyer
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1 posted 05-19-2000 06:21 PM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Poet deVine,
How about:
"The grass looks greener on the other side"

"Gentle breeze flows, ever so still is the silence, blinking at the eye of the storm" and a poetess finds remedy to a block...

If I had been any help, I will be honoured...

I will think up more, but what themes do you prefer?

On second thinking, what I am doing? Me having the guts to suggest the poetess words to write about !!!!

Anyway, lots of regards, sudhir.
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2 posted 05-19-2000 06:54 PM       View Profile for dhuron   Email dhuron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit dhuron's Home Page   View IP for dhuron

Hmm Poet...here are a couple

The Soul sank  with the setting sun

Clouds overtook the Bright Soul

Dancing Souls under the shining moon

Hmm...maybe those will help...I hope that they do..

daniel
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3 posted 05-19-2000 07:28 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Hey deVine, try these. . .

Where the heart is. . .

His heart I have carried. . .

Fly gentle spirit. . .

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 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

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Yearning light....
Breaking dawn....
Shadow stilled....
Withered, begone....
Harking song....

^_^ LadySofia

 "To the innocent and ancient ones, the sparks which light our fires." Amanda Piatt


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5 posted 05-20-2000 03:20 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

I know how it is... months with nothing and then one phrase, one image starts you off again, saves you writer's block. Well here are a few off the top my head..

words broken and unending

eyes of glass turn winter pale,

bleached skin fawning in frozen snow,

virgins in a devil's dance.

a youth perspective twisted to elder vantage
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none of these can even compare
to the images you create in your poems,

  
  
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6 posted 05-20-2000 05:34 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Christopher gave me the first line of this poem....

Whils't gentle winds surround my thoughts
Silence bears my witness here
Hearing not of what I see
Nor seeing naught of what I hear

Trembling hands foretell my fear
Hesitation my friend in time
First steps taken up to last
I begin another rhyme

Fair are the friends who offer
To ease this poet’s plight
Shadows chased from muse ablock’d
I step into the light.




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Thank you Sudhir!

Ever so still is the silence
Blinking at the eye of the storm
Earth’s gentle breeze flows
Keeping here mantle warm

Mother Nature’s tears flow
Raining sadness upon the land
Angry lightening hurled
From passionate Mother’s hand

Ill-used gift, mocking Mother’s heart
Graffiti written upon the wind
Days pass quickly, all will be lost
As some never know they sinned.


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Thank you Daniel!!! Your words inspired a new chapter to my 'Immortal Woman' series...
Immortal child, her name is Soul
Delights in learning the game
The sword becomes her favorite toy
She wields it without shame

Twelve years old, a youngling
She wandered from the Immortal camp
Lost and bewildered
Alone, cold and damp

The Soul sank with the setting sun
To rest upon fallen leaves
Not knowing that her recklessness
Is why her mother grieves

Morning clouds overtook the bright Soul
The Sun protected her from life’s harms
Immortal clan enfolded her
Held her fast in sisterly arms

Dancing Souls under the shining moon
Safe from mortal sins of man
The band of sisters, so few now
Surviving as best they can.


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Sven!!! Thank you...


Where the heart is cliché’s phrase
I seek it still with him there
Hidden behind the façade of friend
In expressions to tender to share

His heart I have carried within my own
Little does he know it, I fear
Fly gentle spirit, words of love
From my heart to my lover’s ear.


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Brian, thank you..a bit of freedom with your words....


eyes of glass
turn winter pale,
death takes this
last advantage

words broken
and unending
youth perspective
twisted to elder vantage

as bleached skin fawning in frozen snow
we are virgins in a devil's dance
fate laughs at our foolish desire
as we seek to find a romance.

Thank you my friends..I'm afraid they are not as good as your words would require..but I decided to write them one after another...25 minutes....I apologize.






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WOW poet deVine, you certainly got rid of that writer's block. All brilliant poems, each one should be posted in open forum 7. wonderful stuff.
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12 posted 05-20-2000 06:17 PM       View Profile for Moon Dust   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Moon Dust

Ok I've always tried to make a poem outt of this line and I never could maybe you can.
Ok here it is:

When the moon touches the stars,
And the stars sparkle enternally....

 We are all poets, its just some people dont know it yet.
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Maria!!! (Did I ever tell you I'm glad to see you here!?) Thank you for the phrase..


They stood before their families
No longer children in their hearts
Both vowing to love each other
Both seeking life’s fresh starts

Her pain; a shadow of what it was
His anger, flown away in delight
Hands joined, smiles reflecting
The passion that begins tonight


“When the moon touches the stars,
And the stars sparkle eternally
Til God called them home they vowed
To love each other faithfully


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How bout this, it's what just popped in my mind...

If I had a YUGO

When I looked into your eyes I saw
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Becky, here is number one...thanks!


If I had a YUGO
My life would be complete
It would satisfy my desire
Driving it would be so sweet

My wife tells me I’m crazy
My mother-in-law just glares
But if I want to drive one
It doesn’t matter if anyone cares

I wear my lime green leisure suit
With my shirt of darkest peach
With my Raybans, I’m a king
I'm outside mere mortals reach

So when the wife is yelling
Tom, Dick, Harry, Bob or Hugo
Life can be much sweeter
If you only had a Yugo




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For someone who had been blocked you sure unclogged alright! You've written some great stuff here Sharon!

LOL @ Yugo! I don't know why that popped in the brain but it did.  I love each one of them  
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Okay, I heard this one yesterday...

The Vacuum Of Your Mind....
or
In You I See....

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Wow, deVine. . . I guess you weren't as blocked as you thought you were!!  

These were great, you did well with all of them. . . and thank you for using my phrases and turning them into gold. . .

Well spun my friend. . .

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endless nights greyish skies in the hush of silence hearts entwine their souls beseige essence of purities ...



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Nice work with the poem though glad to see those two line gone to good use

 We are all poets, its just some people dont know it yet.
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try this one on for size, never could get very far with it.

My desolate heart lies bleeding


 P. J. Kotrch
carpe diem
A soul once touched is a soul once blessed by love
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22 posted 05-24-2000 03:40 PM       View Profile for Alle'cram   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alle'cram

Poet DeVine, Your talents are endless. You met each challenge perfectly. When something is this good, how does one not post a comment??   Marcy
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It doesn't look like you need any help,Sharon, --but it is a challenge to me to come up with some suggestive phrases for you
Here are some poem fodder phrases:

"Such are promises I'll ne'er make"

and in a similar vein:

"Oh the regrets I've ne'er had to face..."

on the lighter side...

"I want to be a country bumpkin..."

or

"As your First Lady President, here's what I plan to do..." (sorry I overran the words on this one- but I think it would be interesting!)   David


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Sharon, I just stopped in to see what this
was all about.  WOW - what a masterful
poet you are.  

I shall not give you any phrases your
writer's block has disappeared.
PS when I get the block I pick three letters
from the alphabet and make myself write down
the first word that comes to my head for
each of those three letters ------- I have picked some very strange words --) AND I must
use those words in the poem.

r  rat
a  attitude
c  crab

those were the letters and words that popped in my head. AND what a challenge?

Beautiful poetry, Sharon

~netswan
 
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