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Deaths' discourse in senryu

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wranx
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Moved from a shack to a barn


0 posted 01-06-2007 12:28 AM       View Profile for wranx   Email wranx   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for wranx

I found Death sitting at a corner table
His chair tilted precariously against the wall

He appeared to be in his cups
Yet, trying to be as discreet as its possible
For such a skeletal figure to be

And a bit dated

Wayfarers hiding the dark voids in his face
Where one would expect to find eyes

A faded Hawaiian shirt
Covered the pale translucence
That serves for his skin

Improbably thin fingers
Pushed a drink in my direction
Bidding me to join him
"
In greeting, Olí Scratch said

"You see me as bones
And smelling of Putrecene
Because you think it"

And when I sat

"My cloak contains both
Everything and nothing
I am what you will"

Then, much later

"As for the matter
Of near-death experience
All, have one daily"

I could see how the evening was to be

"I am no killer
Nor am I bringer of life
I sow not, nor reap"

Long stretches of thoughtful silence

"What you call your soul
Does not belong to the flesh
The flesh borrows it"

Broken, only, by cold iterations

"Though, I have no sway
All of Mansí philosophies
Need to address me"

And hot swallows of whiskey

"Even as the grains
Fall finally through the glass
The sand yet remains"
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with you


1 posted 01-06-2007 01:11 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

mister...this is awesome...
serenity blaze
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2 posted 01-06-2007 01:16 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I'd reply, but I have this odd scratchy sand-like feeling in my throat...



Know that I miss you.
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Hey i liked the poem nice job
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Listening to every heart


4 posted 01-06-2007 07:36 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Welcome home...



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wranx
We are in a serious turn today. Welcome back
icebox
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in the shadows


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"What you call your soul
Does not belong to the flesh
The flesh borrows it"

so true...so true.
Enchantress
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Somewhere in time~


7 posted 01-06-2007 09:12 AM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress


Welcome Home Poet.

In the midst of winter,
I found there lives within me..
An invincible summer.

scorpio
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right...there


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Great to read you again.

believe in what your heart feels...

Huan Yi
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9 posted 01-06-2007 04:32 PM       View Profile for Huan Yi   Email Huan Yi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Huan Yi

wranx,


So youíve decided on your own mythology;
whatever gets you through . . .


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you still there?
 
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