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Postby snowbird » Mon Sep 12, 2005 7:01 pm

:shock: Felt *wordy* today. Couldn't control myself. :)
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Postby mslover » Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:48 pm

you guys are so good - and verbose. i'm so rusty...

winding through meadows
of crushed desire
fragile flowers are
scattered by rain.

"Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories - we've already missed the spring"

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning how to dance in the rain."
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Postby luminosity » Mon Sep 12, 2005 11:55 pm

Nice work, everyone :-D And nice to see you, Ms!
I haven't been able to get to the PIM (or any other writing) for a while...makes me feel a bit out of sorts :?

LETTING GO

Warm sun
softens me...
my laughter
scatters
across a wildflower
meadow.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.--Elbert Hubbard
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Postby luminosity » Mon Sep 19, 2005 4:19 am

Boy...it's been quiet in here for a while!! Here's one to get things rolling again...

NIGHT WALK

The night's cool fingers
caress me...
unseen hands
wisping
against my face.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.--Elbert Hubbard
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Postby Mlou » Mon Sep 19, 2005 10:45 am

Intriguing pictures, lumin! Yeah, it's quiet. Where IS everyone?
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...


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Postby luminosity » Thu Sep 22, 2005 2:10 pm

HERE AND NOW
I am thinking
only
of this blessed
day--
nothing so uncertain as
forever.


Another in the same vein...

WHAT WILL IT BE?
I ponder
life's uncertainties...
Will my days be rainy
or fair?
Filled with singing
or sorrow?
It is truly
up to me.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.--Elbert Hubbard
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Postby Mlou » Thu Sep 22, 2005 3:00 pm

Good poems, lumin. I see we both were concerned with life's uncertainties. :-D
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Postby snowbird » Fri Sep 23, 2005 3:23 pm

Life's Rhythms

Spring births
a flood of life.
Summer summons
blossoms.
Fall gives up
her fruit.
Nature's beauty
appears;
a fleeting song.
Hopeful refrains
linger
nourished by
winter's quiet
breath.
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Postby luminosity » Mon Sep 26, 2005 4:22 am

Hi snow! I like the part where "summer summons blossoms"...(I'm kind of permanently stuck in that place in my head, year 'round **thinking i need to live somewhere warmer, where flowers stick around longer :roll: )

Beneath
the broken
porcelain smile--
her tired mask;
a woman
longing
to laugh.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.--Elbert Hubbard
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Postby snowbird » Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:36 am

Come south, Lumin, for flowers. Thank you for the affirmation. I enjoy all of your contributions. "Masks" truly are tiring! Our internet has been down for two weeks. :cry: Building project on campus blew out a part on our server for faculty homes. Just got back up yest. :)

LOSSES

Beneath
my handshakes
lay fingerprints
of broken
acquaintances.
I realize,
in the end,
they are
strangers.
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Postby Mlou » Mon Sep 26, 2005 10:10 am

Hi, guys, we all went for something "beneath" today. Actually, not many to choose from, right?
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





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Postby luminosity » Mon Sep 26, 2005 1:50 pm

Glad to see you back, snow...it can get lonely in here! I'm happy to hear that you enjoy reading my poems...I enjoy yours as well :-D Wish more of our WT'ers would give the PIMs a shot!

This was the way I wrote my PIM the first time, but tried to cut it down to size...I think I like this one better:

BENEATH THE MASK
Strangers cannot see
beneath my mask--
the broken smile
well-hidden
by a most misleading
laugh.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.--Elbert Hubbard
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Postby luminosity » Mon Sep 26, 2005 1:58 pm

TRACES OF LOVE
Clinging
to my breast,
love's fingerprints;
not yet washed away
by tears.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.--Elbert Hubbard
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Postby pengwenn » Mon Sep 26, 2005 4:26 pm

I cannot mask
the tears
of deliciously found
laughter
Last edited by pengwenn on Mon Sep 26, 2005 11:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Is this my reality or yours?
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Postby Mlou » Mon Sep 26, 2005 8:17 pm

Hey, good going, everyone! Yes, lumin, i like the 2nd better too.
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Postby luminosity » Wed Sep 28, 2005 2:45 pm

Thanks, Mlou :)

~Vulnerable Heart~

You see me in
my nakedness--
not just a lack of clothes--
you have my heart
exposed.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.--Elbert Hubbard
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Postby Mlou » Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:06 pm

Nice confession of love. Something about "you have my heart exposed" bothers me. I keep wanting it to be "my heart is exposed to you" or "my heart lies open before your eyes". I know, Iknow, the darn words just aren't there that you want, sometimes.
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Postby luminosity » Wed Sep 28, 2005 6:44 pm

Ok, Mlou..how's this?

~Vulnerable Heart~

You see me in
my nakedness--
not just a lack of clothes--
I've left my heart
exposed.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.--Elbert Hubbard
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Postby luminosity » Tue Oct 04, 2005 3:52 pm

TORMENTED
There is no solace
found in my dreams--
only the echoes
of silent
screams.


And, from another dream perspective:

DAYDREAM
My sanctuary found
in this reverie;
dreaming of you--
here,
with me.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.--Elbert Hubbard
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Postby luminosity » Fri Oct 07, 2005 1:55 pm

The Soul Never Dies

Beneath the weight
of darkness,
lies Death--
black-cloaked; secretive--
grasping at the soul;
capturing only
flesh.


Halloween's coming! :twisted:
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.--Elbert Hubbard
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Postby Mlou » Fri Oct 07, 2005 4:26 pm

So I see! :D Me too.

OMENS
Two black-cloaked crows
are shadows on the land,
scattering dried corn husks and
cawing dark prophecies...
summoning autumn!
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





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Postby hyperfine » Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:58 am

Wow. I haven't done one of these for ages.

Today's attempt:
Yawning at the sunrise,
I wake with coffee.
Me fail English? That's unpossible!
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Postby Mlou » Sun Oct 09, 2005 9:53 am

All French words today. This is all I could cobble from them.

DESIRE
Her pure, aristocratic visage
lures me laughing on, to
impalpable secrets of love.
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





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Postby Mlou » Mon Oct 10, 2005 11:40 am

I'm sorry but that geefooglie list is up again today. I refuse to dip into it again!
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





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Postby tearsonroses » Tue Oct 18, 2005 10:15 pm

10/18

A hopeless laugh
Spilled across the world
Amused with frustration
Hope, Love, Dream

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