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Rhymnosceros

I was in a poetic sort of mood this evening, so I got my super thick book of poetry out. It's an old textbook from my mom's high school, I think, and it's falling apart but it has some good stuff in it. Copyright 1941 - it was already way outdated when Mom got to it but I guess poetry is timeless so what's the point in getting new editions, eh?

Anyway, here are a few I liked.

A Modern Orchard
David O'Neil

Oh! the tragedy
Of pruning souls
To a common height
That the fruit
May be reached
Without straining.

***
November Night
Adelaide Crapsey

Listen...
With faint dry sound,
Like steps of passing ghosts,
The leaves, frost-frisp'd, break from the trees
And fall.

***
There, that's enough poetry for me today.
There aren't enough poems by Robert Frost in this book. And too many epic poems that are tl;dr. :)

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thothway
Feb. 22nd, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC)
I started thinking about the stuff you used to write, and then I thought of the stuff I used to write, and then I remembered that kecko story, and the one you wrote too. I miss how books and stories used to completely transport me to their world..
I kinda wanna dig stuff out and read it.
rivulet
Feb. 22nd, 2008 07:57 pm (UTC)
In the book I also found a poem I wrote I'm high school or thereabouts. It wasn't very good but it reminded me of what I used to think romance was like - it was kind of silly. :)

I think it's good to write stuff here and there, even if it's just in LJ or whatever. It's good to get stuff out on paper. (Will you ever try again? Is the drama with that guy done?)
thothway
Feb. 23rd, 2008 08:43 am (UTC)
It wasn't just that guy. I did start again, but then I started getting nasty comments from your aunt.
rivulet
Feb. 23rd, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC)
That's what friend-only posts or changing your name is for :P
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