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Old 02-10-2011, 06:12 PM
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Thurs. 11/02/10 13:11 EST
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The Landlord's Daughter

Much has been said of the strumpets of yore
Of wenches and bawdy house queens by the score
But I sing of a baggage that we all adore,
The Landlord's Daughter

Oh, her lips are as roses, her wine is a treat
Her whisky is good and her figure is neat
And while she is serving her bitter she's sweet
The Landlord's Daughter

You'll never love another
Although she's not the kind of girl
To take home to your mother

Her ale it is lively and strong to the taste
It's brewed with discretion and never with haste
You can have all you like if you swear not to waste
The Landlord's Daughter

And when her name is mentioned
The parts of every gentleman
Do stand up at attention

Now there's Jane of The Blossom and Doll of The Crown
Pretty Kate of The Garter And Star down in town
Fat Dolly who keeps the Red Heart of Renown
But I'll take the Landlord's Daughter

Oh, nothing can delight so
As does the part that lies between
Her left toe
And her right toe

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Old 02-11-2011, 02:29 AM
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Default Tattoo

I want to
tattoo my love for you
in the Earth
so that the gods may know
that I see it well
from the ground.
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:30 AM
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There were two sunrises this morning.
The first was touching grey or blue or green
Wet and distant as the iris
in your even eyes.

Why did god appoint a man to lord my heart
who's eyes will always be in love
with too many colors?

Lying under the first white sun
I told you I would salt my earth
Just to hold you close as two
Can get, to hell with condoms.

Under the second sunrise
sweetest grey and noiseless soft
We fought for each other with our eyes.
deep in this pool of heavy water we
prayed for gravity but could not find the bottom.

She came home tonight.
I swept your house for my belongings
sixteen times
Because I belong to nothing here
Made room for right of way.

She came home tonight
and when you find her rough blond head
in the airport mill
Will you remember holding me there,
our heads together in a constant brown
Like birds from a tired migration.

Now alone, I have only my whiskey and words.
quickly learning
how adults learn to live with love.
Quietly and resigned--
thinking of sugar they remember
the sharp shock on the tongue, but we don't cry.

You're the cinnamon bun
You're the prince impossibility
The fiction of a memory in the hope of a fat dream.
You're the song in the bird on the tree.

And I am calm now.
Like a man, I am calm.
The sun climbed twice over us today and
I had the battle's morning victory so
she can have you tonight
home and tired from the airport,
a woman made of scattered twigs
Shaky with the fear of death you share.

But I am brave and soaring now
Love remembers me best when I sleep apart.
In your arms I can weakly cry white tears
salty as a desert.
Here I am at sunset
a raven on the branch--a color alone.
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:50 PM
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Default From "In Watermelon Sugar" by Richard Brautigan

In watermelon sugar the deeds were done and done again as my life is done in watermelon sugar. Iíll tell you about it because I am here and you are distant.

Wherever you are, we must do the best we can. It is so far to travel, and we have nothing here to travel, except watermelon sugar. I hope this works out.
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:33 PM
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:51 PM
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Longing

It is said to be painful.
Suffering, says The Awakened One.
But who has looked it in the eyes?
Who has seen it up close?

Hold it at arm's lenghth, and sure.
But sit in her arms! Get closer,
much closer. She rubs your feet!
She whispers to you about flowers.

Besides, hasn't every day begun this way?
He's standing outside the door, cold, knocking.
You're going to stand there in your underwear,
steeping your tea -- letting him shiver?

I let him in and -- guess what? He immediately
kissed me! We were undressed in moments,
sitting beside the fire. It was our fire.
Before, it had only been mine. Too lonely!

It was our wine. Each of us the Beloved.
But this was only the dream, the dream about
naming. Everything in the world is a name.
Everything brightens in silence.

Silence is a name. Raven is a name.
Myself, eachother, kiss, fire....
Show me a man without desire
And I will show you a dead name.
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:04 PM
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The Secret

The Law forbids telling of The Secret.
Well, if money is involved ... but that's
another story. So you know I am underground.
Call me Underground. I will give it away for free.

So here you have it: There really isn't a The Secret.
It's neither hidden nor revealed. It is neither too
close nor too far away. It isn't revealed all at once
and it doesn't take any time to get at.

Isn't it nice to be let off the hook?
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:40 PM
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It was our wine. Each of us the Beloved.
But this was only the dream, the dream about
naming. Everything in the world is a name.
Everything brightens in silence.

Silence is a name. Raven is a name.
Myself, eachother, kiss, fire....
Show me a man without desire
And I will show you a dead name.
Uplifted by you, friend, and grateful.

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Old 02-13-2011, 11:15 PM
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:39 AM
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I have been enjoying the activity on the poetry thread lately!
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