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“fear not for the future
weep not for the past”

the only advice my mother ever gave me…..
if  she had known what i would do in the future
she would surely have wept

as young as four
i radiated a charisma
heralded as divine
i followed my intuition
never seeking permission

i prayed with wolves
to grant faith and understanding to humanity
i consulted with ravens
about omens and mysteries
i felt no need to conceal my actions

my father dismissed my beliefs as fantasy
my mother pretended nothing was amiss
some were certain it was deception or at least delusion
there were those who whispered it was daemonic
others worshipped me as though i were a god

indifferent to them all
i immersed myself  in the arcana of  the universe
until i understood my purpose

then i bade the ravens fly around the world
to gather every shadow,  high and low

having no choice but to accede to my destiny
i swallowed the shadows brought to me
including those belonging to the ravens
until the darkness disappeared
and me with it
leaving the earth in light forevermore

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Edgar Allan Poe’s  “The Raven”  read by James Earl Jones

read the poem  “The Raven”  by Edgar Allan Poe  HERE

artwork ~   “Woman with raven”   Pablo Picasso
{  fair use }

go  HERE  for a very biased essay on the symbolism of  ravens
including many Native Americans’  belief  that ravens are the bringers of  light

and  HERE  for the symbolism of  wolves including representing deep faith

this is my submission to ~

The Poetics of Groundhog Day – Bright Shadow   at   dVerse ~ Poets Pub
prompt:   Bright shadow

thank you,  Karin!

Carry On Tuesday #191    at   Carry on Tuesday
prompt:   a quote from the 19th Century poet and politician Percy Bysshe Shelley
Fear not for the future
Weep not for the past”
{ use all or part }


thank you,  Keith!

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


thank you,  Kerry!

Poetry Pantry #135   at   Poets United
submit a new or old poem


thank you,  Mary!

Prompt  258   at   One Single Impression
prompt:   Charisma


thank you,  Joanne!

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 208   at   Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides
prompt:    write a  “forever”  poem


Thank you,  Robert!

i am also participating in ~

NaBloPoMoSoup

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women are my windmills
i tilt at them

women,  women everywhere
as far as my eyes can see

young women
women of  a  ‘certain age’
innocent women
women hiding a wicked nature

tall women
women who long to be called petite
brunette women
women claiming to be natural blondes

beautiful women
women molded into a plastic image
intelligent women
women who play dumb

as far as my eyes can see
women,  women everywhere

i tilt at them
women are my windmills

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“Don Quixote”   Gordon Lightfoot

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Tilting at windmills  is an English idiom which means attacking imaginary enemies ~ the phrase derives from an episode in the novel  ‘Don Quixote’  by Miguel de Cervantes.  in the novel,  Don Quixote fights windmills that he imagines to be giants.  Quixote sees the windmill blades as the giant’s arms,  for instance. tilting at windmills also means the sort of hopeless,  romantic,  crazily pointless but somehow endearing taking-on of something that either doesn’t exist or can’t be attained

  • In the 2010 TV Series “The Trip,” Steve Coogan says “Women are my windmills. I tilt at them.”

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artwork ~  windmill by  SueAnn Lommler

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this is my submission to ~

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Poetics: Through the Artist’s Lens   at   dVerse ~ Poets Pub
prompt:  image above by  SueAnn Lommler


thank you,  Brian!

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Wonder Wednesday? #7      at     Poets United
prompt:   Wicked


thank you,  Ella!

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Carry On Tuesday # 180   at   Carry on Tuesday
prompt:   the first line from a 1982 song sung by Colin Blunstone with the Alan Parsons Project
As far as my eyes can see
{ use all or part }


thank you,  Keith!

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Prompt 245  at   One Single Impression
prompt:   Nature

thank you,  Leo!

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i am also participating in ~

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NaBloPoMoSoup

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ʚ∙∙∙∙ a world apart ∙∙∙∙ɞ

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why must we be a world apart?

how cruel the reality of  our existence
that tore you from my embrace!
cannot life be kind this once?

time betrays us,  too
each minute stretching into days
whilst we endure our forced separation

what Gods determined that this should be so
what terrible deed did we commit to offend them
or could it simply be that they are jealous of  our love?

no matter how long it takes
i will be waiting for the moment
when once again i shall be in your arms

i am forever yours,  my Love

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“La Vie en Rose”    Louis Armstrong

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artwork ~  “Encounter”  Christian Rohlfs
{ public domain }

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this is my submission to ~

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Poetics: It’s About Time   at   dVerse ~ Poets Pub
prompt:  Write a poem about time


thank you,  Mary!

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Prompt #341  at  Sunday Scribblings
prompt:    A World Apart


thank you,  Megg!

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Prompt  243   at   One Single Impression
prompt:   Kind


thank you!

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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 197   at   Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides
prompt:    Imagine a question (or think of a question you’ve been asked recently) and use your poem to answer that question.


Thank you,  Robert!

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i am also participating in ~

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NaBloPoMoSoup

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i am weary
of  living

in the shadows
cast by my fears

tomorrows
flooded with indecision
yesterdays
brimming with regrets

self-imposed confinement
to that time between
what will be
and what has been

am i never to be set free?
to walk into the light
to succeed or fail
to be alive at last

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“Set Me Free”   The Kinks

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artwork  ~  “Female Nude with Shadow of  a Twig”   Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
{ public domain }

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this is my submission to ~

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Shadows   at   POETRY JAM
prompt:    Shadows

thank you,  Peggy!

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


thank you,  Kerry!

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OpenLinkNight ~ 66  at   dVerse ~ Poets Pub
submit a new or old poem


thank you,  Brian!

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Poetry Pantry #120      at     Poets United
submit a new or old poem


thank you,  Mary!

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Prompt  242   at   One Single Impression
prompt:   Free


thank you,  Harshad

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NaBloPoMoSoup

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she  knew

every  night  when  he  came  home

he’d  knock  her  around  then  pass  out

people  began to  notice  she  was  smiling  all  the  time

  but  he

was  absent  forevermore

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i actually wrote the second poem first,  using some prompts which do not appear in the top poem.  suddenly, i decided it did not have enough conflict to satisfy Mama Zen’s prompt at  ‘imaginary garden with real toads’  so i rewrote it above.  please don’t feel obligated to read both poems.

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his  sudden  absence  frightened  her

he’d  proved  himself   the  foundation  of   her  life

she  didn’t  know  what  to  do

wishful  thinking  made  her  wait  for  his  return

she’s  waiting

…still

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yes, this is the Britney Spears song but a totally different arrangement!

“( Hit Me) Baby One More Time”    Marty Casey

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artwork:   { public domain }

top image ~  “Woman on a Terrace”   Edgar Degas
bottom image ~  “Old Woman”   George Luks

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this is my submission to ~

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Words Count With Mama Zen   at    imaginary garden with real toads
prompt:  provide conflict in 30 words or less


thank you,  Mama Zen!

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Carry On Tuesday # 175    at     Carry on Tuesday
prompt:   the title of a song from 1983 by the English New Wave band China CrisisWishful thinking…
{ this is my second,  better try}


thank you,  Keith!

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Theme Thursday 4 October 2012     at     Theme Thursday
prompt:   foundation


thank you,   Mrsupole!

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Prompt  240   at   One Single Impression
prompt:   Absent
{ this is my second attempt with this prompt, too}


thank you,  Sandra!

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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 195   at   Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides
prompt:    write a  “sudden”  poem


Thank you,  Robert!

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i am also participating in ~

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NaBloPoMoSoup

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