Category Archives: Post-A-Day2011

* Ͽ* night descends *Ͽ * {third blogoversary ~ first poem ever posted}

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as the night descends

i wrap darkness around me

and drift off to sleep

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this is the first poem i posted to this blog ~

originally posted  12 February 2010

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in celebration of  my heart’s love songs beginnings three years ago

i am going to post a few poems this week which are my personal favorites

i hope you enjoy them

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THANK  YOU  to everyone who visits my blog

i am amazed every single day when people show up to read it!

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this is the song as background to a slide show of  Vincent van Gogh’s art

“Vincent (Starry Starry Night)”   Don McLean

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artwork ~   “The Starry Night”   Vincent van Gogh
{ public domain }

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∙ ∙ ϟ∙ ϡ Ϡ ∙Ϟ ∙ ∙ fly away

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“I wish that I could fly
Into the sky
So very high
Just like a dragonfly”
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 Lenny Kravitz

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at seventeen
she was so obscene
thought the heavens above
were made to shower her with love

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’til the day she ventured out
got her first taste of  self-doubt
learned lickety-split
that she didn’t mean shit

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she found no glory     …no fame
everywhere it was the same
nothing special was she
nothing more would she be

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the Goddess’s grace
brought a stranger to that place
in time to be revived
and so she survived

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survived to write
but never be in the limelight
the constant depression
led to her writing a confession

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survived to continuously attempt
to end the life she held in contempt
and at last succeed
to fill that aching need

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fame she finally received
when others grieved
the loss of  Victoria Lucas
( for whom the bell jar tolled )
still no one knew who Sylvia was
( years later her story finally told )

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all i wanted that day
was to fly away
free
to be me

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“I want to get away
I want to fly away
Yeah,  yeah,  yeah”


 “Fly Away”  Lenny Kravitz

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this poem is about a mid-twentieth century rebel girl,  the writer and poet  Sylvia Plath,  who committed suicide a month after the publication of  her famous semi-autobiographical novel,  “The Bell Jar,”  which originally came out under the pseudonym  ‘Victoria Lucas’  in 1963.
Plath is credited with advancing the genre of  confessional poetry   in two published collections:  “The Colossus and Other Poems”  and  “Ariel.”   in 1982,  she became the first poet to win a Pulitzer Prize posthumously,  for The Collected Poems.  Plath suffered from depression all her adult life and attempted suicide many times through the years.

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image ~ Coral-tailed Cloudwing Dragonfly  Tholymis tillarga
Bangalore Photograph by L. Shyamal, 2006
GNU Free Documentation License

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this is my submission to ~

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If I Could Have Just a Moment     at    POETRY JAM
So my challenge to you this week is to pick your moment…any moment…and capture it poetically to share with the rest of us.

{ i attempted suicide when i was 17,  surviving only because a stranger happened upon me in a very isolated location.  had i succeeded,  my daughter,  granddaughter and grandson would never have been born. }


thank you,  Mary M!

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Out of Standard with Izy    at   imaginary garden with real toads
September’s Challenge:  the rebel girl


thank you,  Izy!

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i am also participating in ~

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“Fly Away”  Lenny Kravitz

Songwriters:  Lenny Kravitz

lyrics ~

I wish that I could fly
Into the sky
So very high
Just like a dragonfly

I’d fly above the trees
Over the  seas
In all degrees
To anywhere I please

Oh, I want to get away
I want to fly away
Yeah, yeah, yeah

I want to get away
I want to fly away
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Let’s go and see the stars
The Milky Way or even Mars
Where it could just be ours

Let’s fade into the sun
Let your  spirit fly
Where we are one
Just for a little fun
Oh, oh, oh yeah

I want to get away
I want to fly away
Yeah, yeah, yeah

I want to  get away
I want to fly away
Yeah, yeah, yeah

I got to get away
Girl, I got to get away
Oh, oh, oh yeah

I want to get away
I want to fly away
Yeah, yeah, yeah
(With you ) Oh yeah

I want to get away
I want to fly away
Yeah, yeah, yeah
(With you ) I got to get away

I want to get away
I want to get away
I want to get away
I want to  get away
Yeah, I want to get away
I want to fly away
Yeah, yeah, yeah
(With you )

Girl, I got to get away
I want to get away
I want to  get away
I want to get away
I want to get away
Yeah, I want to get away
I want to fly away
Yeah, yeah, yeah
( With you )
Yeah, yeah, yeah,  yeah, yeah

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•ӝ Ӝ the monster in the dark {redux}

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the monster in the dark

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always there ~

felt rather than seen
manifested in fear…
gripping one’s heart
so tight
it’s impossible to breathe

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always there ~

in the knowledge
that happiness
won’t last…
can’t last…
it’s not deserved

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always there ~

in the back of  the mind
constantly
eating away…
eroding confidence…
until it’s merely bravado

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always there ~

ready…
waiting…
hungry
to take control…
to sabotage

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always there ~

insecure…
defensive…
arrogant…
hurting anyone
who gets too close

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always there ~

the monster
in the dark…
the monster
who is
me

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originally posted  1 May 2011

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image  by  Big Fat Rat
some rights reserved

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Ꮂ •Ꮗ• Ꮂ fallen angel {élargi}

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i recognized him as a fallen angel
from the singed tips
of his still smoking wings,
a broken halo
lying on the ground

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the angel turned his head
and i could see the anguish in his eyes
no need for words to be spoken
nothing i could do to help
his banishment was final

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ah, my love, my fallen angel
i wish that i could heal
your wounded heart
what sin did you commit, i wonder
to be exiled from Heaven?

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did you realize
you were standing at the crossroads?
was this your solitary crime
or had you been warned not to continue
along your path to self-destruction?

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i hear your silent lament
your wretched soul
looking for salvation
too late….     too late….
your banishment was final

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ah, my love, my fallen angel
if  it were within my power
to gift you with innocence
would you so desire?
flying straight to Heaven
without a thought
for mankind?

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  mayhap a truer gift
would be a life
on Earth
with me

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*the first three verses were originally posted 22 December 2010 and the remainder was written for this posting

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this song has nothing to do with the poem, it is a Christmas song which i enjoy listening to even though i cannot understand the words. i hope you will like it, too. the first version is acapella and the second is traditional. song lyrics are at the bottom of  this post.   Happy Holidays!


Carol of the Bells [Acapella] by Barlow Girl [Lyrics]    /   awesomelyxrandom

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Carol of the bells – Christmas song    /     never2without3

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this is my submission to these FABulous sites for poets~

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Open Link Night Week 23     at    dVerse ~ Poets Pub
submit a new or old poem

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Open Link Monday   at   imaginary garden with real toads
submit a new or old poem

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Solitary   at   POETRY JAM
prompt:   Solitary

thank you for the great prompt, Mary!

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The Poetry Pantry #80     at     Poets United
they are accepting submissions HERE for their second poetry anthology by 15 January 2012
submit a new or old poem

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Prompt #136   at    Carry on Tuesday
prompt:   use all or part of  ”Standing at the Crossroads”
the opening line from Eric Clapton’s 1974 hit ‘Let it Grow’

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The Poetry Picnic Week 18    at   The Gooseberry Garden
prompt:   “Snow, December, Winter Vacations, and Wildness
one can submit a new or old poem

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Thursday 22 December 2011    at    Theme Thursday
prompt:   Gift

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i am also participating in ~

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Carol of  the Bells

lyrics ~

Hark! how the bells, sweet silver bells
All seem to say, throw cares away.
Christmas is here, bringing good cheer
To young and old, (meek and the bold)
Ding, dong, ding, dong, that is their song,
With joyful ring, (all caroling)
One seems to hear words of good cheer
From everywhere, (filling the air)
O, how they pound, raising the sound
O’er hill and dale, telling their tale

Gaily they ring, while people sing
Songs of good cheer, christmas is here!
Merry, merry, merry, merry christmas!
Merry, merry, merry, merry christmas!

On, on they send, on without end
Their joyful tone to every home
(Hark! how the bells, sweet silver bells
All seem to say, throw cares away.)
Christmas is here, bringing good cheer
To young and old, (meek and the bold)
Ding, dong, ding, dong, that is their song
With joyful ring, (all caroling.)
One seems to hear words of good cheer
From everywhere, (filling the air)
O, how they pound, raising the sound
O’er hill and dale, telling their tale

Gaily they ring, while people sing
Songs of good cheer, christmas is here!
Merry, merry, merry, merry christmas!
Merry, merry, merry, merry christmas!

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across the room

black hair hanging to her waist

streaks of  white reflecting the light

she turned and looked into me

with sea-green eyes

i knew

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i was dessert

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“Wild Thing”   The Troggs   /    Audio4You

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this is my submission to ~

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The Poetry Picnic Week 18    at   The Gooseberry Garden
prompt:   “Snow, December, Winter Vacations, and Wildness
one can submit a new or old poem

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i am also participating in ~

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NaBloPoMo

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“Wild Thing”   The Troggs

lyrics ~

Wild thing… you make my heart sing…
You make everything
Groovy
I said wild thing…

Wild thing, I think I love you
But I wanna know for sure
Come on, hold me tight
I love you

Wild thing…you make my heart sing…
You make everything
Groovy
I said wild thing…
Wild thing, I think you move me
But I wanna know for sure
So come on, hold me tight
You move me

rights belong to Universal Music Group (UMG)

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