my greenish pantheism -------------------------------------------
i've been reverse engineering
the heart of christ
as to better facilitate
of this black cauldron summer
from my faith
of which i have none blindly
nor am i devoted
to any god
outside of nature itself
in which i am
& with my greenish pantheism
i placate the teeth bearing tigers
of my youth
& all the exotic stretches
of my upside-down bird
released from the trees
into a shock of native skies
when i speak i often wonder
what i'm saying
as my words are always running into each other
with some sort of forceful luxury
I've skimmed a few of yours and I'm quite impressed. You find words with real impact, without deigning to petty shock value like so many of the angst ridden emo poets on most of these sites.
"As I dove to the deepest depths of my dark, danky, devouring doom..." blegh!
I quite like this piece as I myself find I feel more peace
in the workings of nature and the earthly than I do in the depressing teachings of spiritual virtue. I see a cohesive spirit in nature, a world-wide conciousness if you will though I myself would not be inclined to call it God.
Other than this all I have to say, or rather to ask, is why this labeled as prose when it's clearly poetry? Unless I'm mistaken prose is, well, what I'm writing now. Sentences and paragraphs structured to form ideas and arguements. Prose is used for stories, essays, articles and the like. Poetry on the other hand is simply words, prefferably as few as possible, carefully chosen and structured in a way to invoke a strong emotional impact in the reader whether or not any clear point is communicated.
I don't want to insult or offend in any way, I was just curious. Did you think prose was perhaps a term for free-verse poetry, or were you trying to be ironic?