Haiku Equilibrium, poetic thought by george-b
Stones shouldering each other
with air for mortar.
A major shaper of 20th-century poetry, Pound was one of the most famous and controversial modern literary figures—praised as a subtle and complex poet, dismissed as a naive egotist and pedant, and condemned as a traitor and reactionary. He was a founder of the imagist poetry movement, an editor of several periodicals, and a mentor to many noted writers of his day. Arrested for treason in 1945, he was deemed insane and committed. What did he write during his 12 years in a US mental institution? More… Discuss
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Rimbaud may have put down his pen when he was just 19 to lead an international vagabond life as a merchant and trader, but in his few years as a poet, the precocious young Frenchman managed to create a literary legacy that would have a lasting influence on the symbolists and subsequent modern poets. He put his verbal virtuosity on display in works like “The Drunken Boat,” A Season in Hell, and Illuminations. Who shot and wounded Rimbaud during one of their many lovers’ quarrels? More…Discuss
A comment, (poetic thought by George-B)
unquantifiable on a scale from 1-10
with faces drawn more or less happy,
and some sad,
pain that hides in its own shadow,
become its shadow,
cut the branch we’ve landed on, to rest for a while…
While… all you can do
is imagine being painless for a quantum of an eternal moment:
a note may be, or an entire song,
a rhyme, or even an entire poem,
While… letting go and sharing pain free,
denuded of inhumanity,
hoping that you may be understood, taken seriously,
at face value,
as an immortal soul – in the making,
a mortal – body in the making,
as a star – in the making,
a universe – in the making,
as a molecule – in the making,
a Rigs Boson – in the making ,
God in the making,
(Exhale 1-2-3-4 [Held Breath 1-2] Inhale 1-2-3-4 [Hold Breath] REPEAT…n times)
I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.
I’ll be at the table
When company comes.
Say to me,
“Eat in the kitchen,”
They’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed–
I, too, am America.
Haiku – Cyan Flamenco (poetic thought by George-B)
Anthony and Cleopatra, poetic thought by George-B
What’s a dream if not a imagined reality,
real to imagination, real to the what if, what of,
What‘s a dream if not….an unforgiving reality,
living in the realm of the what if, what of,
What ‘s a dream if not an unfulfilled desire bursting
with desire, to quench the desire to end who of, what if, what of if wha
In my dream you still are my queen,
You still dance the night away with the knight…
In my dream you still love the shadow laid on the sheepskins
by the neon of the stars,
As long as the nine o’clock spears,
the spears and the drums of the savanna,
the spears and the drums of the glass blowers of curare poisoned arrows,
you still rule the right of the Cobra Nymphatica Galatea-
-lover of breast fresh milked essence of life:
Snake to milk , mink to snake what the deal here?
“Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.”
― Leonard Cohen
My take on this: If we were to love just one thing, more than anything else in the world…we would become it; I would not like being the ocean, but the sailboat, slashing the surface of its waters. Or the wind, or the bird resting in its migration for a while on my boat’s mast, or the , or the Moon…While restrict myself to loving just one thing? Why reject so many others, why classify, why rank…love life – love all.
The “Father of Humanism,” Petrarch was the greatest scholar of his age. He traveled widely, visiting fellow scholars and searching out manuscripts, and wrote numerous lyrics, sonnets, and canzoni. His awareness of the classical past as a source of literary and philosophical meaning for the present left a lasting influence on European literature and paved the way for the Renaissance. Many of Petrarch’s poems are devoted to what woman, who awoke a lasting passion in him on Good Friday in 1327? More… Discuss
Góngora was a poet of the Spanish Golden Age who successfully wove Renaissance and popular poetry into an original and elegant form. Very influential in his era, he developed the difficult, complex poetic style that became known as Gongorism. It provoked enmity from many of his contemporaries and was so exaggerated by less gifted imitators that his reputation suffered until the 20th century. He has since been called Spain’s greatest poet. What is his most famous work? More… Discuss
Voy a arrugar esta palabra,
voy a torcerla ,
es demasiado lisa,
es como si un gran perro o un gran río
le hubiera repasado lengua o agua
durante muchos años.
Quiero que en la palabra
se vea la aspereza,
la sal ferruginosa
la fuerza desdentada
de la tierra,
de los que hablaron y de los que no hablaron.
Quiero ver la sed
adentro de las sílabas:
quiero tocar el fuego
en el sonido:
quiero sentir la oscuridad
del grito. Quiero
como piedras vírgenes.
I’m going to wrinkle this word,
I’m going to twist it,
it is much too flat
it is as if a great dog or great river
had passed its tongue or water over it
during many years.
I want that in the word
the roughness is seen
the iron salt
The de-fanged strength
of the land,
of those who have spoken and those who have not spoken.
I want to see the thirst
Inside the syllables
I want to touch the fire
in the sound:
I want to feel the darkness
of the cry. I want
words as rough
as virgin rocks.
Translated by T.M. Lauth Etiquetas: Pablo Neruda
|Pablo Neruda -El Toro-|
|El ToroEl más antiguo toro cruzó el día,
sus patas escarbaban el planeta.
Siguió, siguió hasta donde vive el mar.
Llegó a la orilla el más antiguo toro
Cerró los ojos, lo cubrió la hierba.
Y lo demás lo construyó el silencio.
The oldest bull crossed the day.
He reached the shore, the oldest bull.
by Carl Sandburg
The sea-wash never ends.
Source: Poetry (February 1920).
First Source: Poetry (Poetry, 1920)
“Trying to write briefly about Carl Sandburg,” said a friend of the poet, “is like trying to picture the Grand Canyon in one black and white snapshot.” His range of interests was enumerated by his close friend, Harry Golden, who, in his study of the poet, called Sandburg “the one American writer who distinguished himself in five fields—poetry, history, biography, fiction, and music.” Read more about Carl sandberg from: