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Lecture Poems: Set 2

Author: saartha
ASL Info:    27/F/US
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Another short set of poems written during lectures.
1. Written during a very boring presentation on peacemaking processes.
2. Written during a repeat of a lecture on nuclear deterrence.

There's a little bit of text arrangement for these that I can't figure out how to do on ES. It's not really important, but you can see it here:

Lecture Poems: Set 2

1. In its entirety, the universe
circles about with snapping jaws.
Waiting to be eaten, I lie
still at night, stiff
as the carapace of love.

The only sound
the sucking of eyelids.
The only movement my throat,
its murmuration of starlings.

2. The mountains waded
knee-deep in wild grain.
I moved deep into them, they asked
do you hate them no only
the heavy etch of fingerprints do you
aspire to oceans no only
their uncertain bathometer do you
seek succor from fear no only
a return to myopia.

Silent, gleaming slate blue
in the afternoon sun,
they opened their maw
and took me in.

Submitted on 2011-11-15 17:18:21     Terms of Service / Copyright Rules
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  I like to use my own signature;
the 'do you' & 'no only' parts make me want to go right out
and copy that.
| Posted on 2012-02-18 00:00:00 | by Daniel Barlow | [ Reply to This ]
  number 2. okay---interesting reverse beat to the rhythm...

number 1 blew me away..perfect wording...i heard, saw and felt this piece.
i lie still at night waiting...stiff....waiting for the universe to do its thing...and to be carried its mercy..i am but waiting...waiting...

there is a feeling of impending movement...but in what direction?

like the questions this leaves...the hesitation.
like a breath waiting to be exhaled...

| Posted on 2011-11-15 00:00:00 | by jacoberin | [ Reply to This ]

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