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Postby LilacWine » Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:25 pm

The Last Fool

With a granite stare,
Howls into darkness,
Resisting demons of fear;
Twisting in his winding jacket.
"I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear." -- Joan Didion (1934 - )

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Postby LilacWine » Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:02 am

Honeybee

Sweet
missile buzzing
down
spiraling wildflower
trails
(yellow-jewel encrusted
halo)
spinning petal tongues
into
desire.
"I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear." -- Joan Didion (1934 - )



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Postby Mlou » Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:31 pm

Really nice one, lilac!
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Postby LilacWine » Sat Nov 11, 2006 10:27 am

Three times seven
ruins city walls;
Two gates keep
people in place;
One magnificent
golden door opens.
"I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear." -- Joan Didion (1934 - )



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Postby Mlou » Sat Nov 11, 2006 11:07 am

Kind of an Arabian Nights feel to the "three times seven". Fits nicely in with the theme.
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Postby LilacWine » Sun Nov 12, 2006 6:45 pm

Democracy

Build with a mob;
Vote to elect lawmakers;
Rotate every four years
or as needed.
"I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear." -- Joan Didion (1934 - )



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Postby Mlou » Sun Nov 12, 2006 6:58 pm

Or throw out every 6 weeks. :-D
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Postby LilacWine » Thu Nov 16, 2006 7:35 pm

Behold the Sinner Saint,
she couldn't be redeemed
by Mother's cleanliness;
riot-stained child-- an artist,
she seeks ungodliness.
"I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear." -- Joan Didion (1934 - )



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Postby Mlou » Thu Nov 16, 2006 11:36 pm

Yeah, but is she a good painter? I see we pulled out a few of the same words. :)
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Postby LilacWine » Fri Nov 17, 2006 10:14 pm

Postcard

My eyes, waiting and sore,
always wish for your face.
I question time and tide.
Where are you?
"I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear." -- Joan Didion (1934 - )



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Postby Mlou » Sat Nov 18, 2006 12:32 pm

Plaintive and sad. Good one!
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Postby LilacWine » Sat Nov 18, 2006 5:38 pm

Uptown

Black-tied men
and
satin women
with fidgeting hearts
are sipping
pastel drinks;
cool eyes staring
into open time.
"I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear." -- Joan Didion (1934 - )



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Postby Mlou » Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:07 am

Reminds me of the Cole Porter era.
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Postby LilacWine » Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:10 am

Yes, Art Deco, flappers and all that Jazz. :)
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Postby LilacWine » Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:30 am

Mostly French today, but I managed to make a recipe for disaster.

Silence Souffle

Suspend pure laughter
Add salt tears
End love and desire
"I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear." -- Joan Didion (1934 - )



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Postby Mlou » Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:39 am

ho ho, good try! :) I actually did one in French today. Of course, the grammar and syntax have probably been murdered, but hey.... :D
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Postby LilacWine » Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:17 am

THAT list again, so I did not count tiles.

No Change

You'll never calm
the need,
nerves keep tingling
and each time
seems
like it's the last,
but
in the end
you will crash.
"I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear." -- Joan Didion (1934 - )



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Postby LilacWine » Sat Dec 02, 2006 9:42 am

Defined

Poetry -- a frothy cake
with flowery words?
No!
A bumbling gift to
our eyes and minds.
"I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear." -- Joan Didion (1934 - )



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Postby Mlou » Sat Dec 02, 2006 10:49 am

:-D I very nearly went exactly the same way. I started with Poetry- a sea of words, tumbling, frothy, floating etc. Then I was tempted to rhyme gift and lift...I like your take on it!
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Postby LilacWine » Sun Dec 03, 2006 11:01 am

Just Enough

When I am gone,
write of me
that Time handed
me glass
in numbered bits.
"I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear." -- Joan Didion (1934 - )



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Postby Mlou » Sun Dec 03, 2006 1:58 pm

Veeeerrrrry good! :-D
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Postby LilacWine » Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:36 pm

Waiting

His
cumbersome
sorrow
out balancing
his
bitter pride;
his
hands
are
frail curtains
to mask
his
pale eyes.
"I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear." -- Joan Didion (1934 - )



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Postby mae » Tue Dec 05, 2006 4:04 pm

Okay, folks, I'm confused. (Obviously, not hard to do!) Why are there two PIM threads? What's the difference between them? mae
My heart beats in poetry. I think in rhythm and dream in rhyme.

Give me a crit! I can take it!

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Postby Mlou » Tue Dec 05, 2006 4:34 pm

lol mae! One is mine, which I started eons ago, before the main PIM thread. The latter was started by another poet who thought there should be one for everyone else. All were welcome on mine so it wasn't really necessary. But, hey, it's a free country. :D

Good character study in brief, lilac!
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Postby LilacWine » Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:06 pm

It's a Mystery to Me

I've wondered
why.
And what about
when?
I'm asking.
Tell me,
I'm listening.
"I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear." -- Joan Didion (1934 - )



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