Mulberries

April 17, 2011
By DeusExMachina SILVER, Reading, Pennsylvania
DeusExMachina SILVER, Reading, Pennsylvania
7 articles 6 photos 93 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe was exploding, each particle away from the next, hurtling us into dark and lonely space, eternally tearing us away from each other--child out of the womb, friend away from friend, moving from each other, each through his own pathway toward the goal-box of solitary death


I think I wish I were a bird.
If I was a bird, I wouldn’t
Choose to fly. It seems much
Too obvious. Anticipated.

I’d simply sit there
Under the Mulberry tree and savor
The knowledge that I could fly
If I so wished.

Except that I would not wish,
And therefore I would not fly.

In the light of gold and blue
I’d hear the language of the Old,
And the songs of an Eternity.

Stretching my wings
To remind myself of their presence.

I wonder what it would be like
To sit wallowing
in a pool of my own potential.
Knowing all the extraordinary things
I could do, yet spiting the Universe
As I sat, not doing any of them.

Yes, I wish I were a bird.



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on Jun. 14 2012 at 8:25 pm
zoekibbelaar BRONZE, Curacao, Other
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Fantastic! My favorite phrase is "wallowing in a pool of my own potential." I love how it contradicts the standard cliche. You want to be a bird, like oh so many other people, but for precisely the opposite reasons as everybody else does. The character that that gave it was really great, being a bird to not fly and "spite the universe".

on Oct. 23 2011 at 9:16 pm
DeusExMachina SILVER, Reading, Pennsylvania
7 articles 6 photos 93 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe was exploding, each particle away from the next, hurtling us into dark and lonely space, eternally tearing us away from each other--child out of the womb, friend away from friend, moving from each other, each through his own pathway toward the goal-box of solitary death

Gracias!      

on Oct. 23 2011 at 2:02 pm
CraftyCinamatic SILVER, Ponte Vedra, Florida
7 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Fall in love? I'd rather fall in chocolate"







- Me :D

very well thought out, i really like it :)

on Aug. 11 2011 at 11:27 am
DeusExMachina SILVER, Reading, Pennsylvania
7 articles 6 photos 93 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe was exploding, each particle away from the next, hurtling us into dark and lonely space, eternally tearing us away from each other--child out of the womb, friend away from friend, moving from each other, each through his own pathway toward the goal-box of solitary death

thanks!     

on Aug. 11 2011 at 10:32 am
HannSawyer15 BRONZE, North Brunswick, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"I say... lets speak it. Lets fight it. Lets write it. There's nothing to hold on to if it's already gone."

I really liked this one... obviously this poem took a lot of thought and you phrased everything really well. Great job! :)

on Jul. 29 2011 at 11:16 am
DeusExMachina SILVER, Reading, Pennsylvania
7 articles 6 photos 93 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe was exploding, each particle away from the next, hurtling us into dark and lonely space, eternally tearing us away from each other--child out of the womb, friend away from friend, moving from each other, each through his own pathway toward the goal-box of solitary death

Awesome! Thank you very much!!

leafy said...
on Jul. 28 2011 at 7:55 pm
leafy, City, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Gil: I would like you to read my novel and get your opinion. 
Ernest Hemingway: I hate it. 
Gil: You haven't even read it yet. 
Ernest Hemingway: If it's bad, I'll hate it. If it's good, then I'll be envious and hate it even more. You don't want the opinion of another writer. 

i really like this poem. since so many pieces of writing mention that they "wish they were a bird so they could fly/be free," this was unique in the fact that you wishing you were a bird to do the opposite. i especially like the last second to last stanza (if you count the last line a stanza), and congrats on getting first prize (i saw the vid). keep up the nice work!

on Jul. 28 2011 at 3:37 pm
DeusExMachina SILVER, Reading, Pennsylvania
7 articles 6 photos 93 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe was exploding, each particle away from the next, hurtling us into dark and lonely space, eternally tearing us away from each other--child out of the womb, friend away from friend, moving from each other, each through his own pathway toward the goal-box of solitary death

Cool! Thanks for the feedback! :)

on Jul. 28 2011 at 3:21 pm
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

Haha. I love it. It has such a particular voice and character.

on Jul. 23 2011 at 9:35 pm
DeusExMachina SILVER, Reading, Pennsylvania
7 articles 6 photos 93 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe was exploding, each particle away from the next, hurtling us into dark and lonely space, eternally tearing us away from each other--child out of the womb, friend away from friend, moving from each other, each through his own pathway toward the goal-box of solitary death

Thanks! I knew what you meant haha

on Jul. 23 2011 at 9:35 pm
DeusExMachina SILVER, Reading, Pennsylvania
7 articles 6 photos 93 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe was exploding, each particle away from the next, hurtling us into dark and lonely space, eternally tearing us away from each other--child out of the womb, friend away from friend, moving from each other, each through his own pathway toward the goal-box of solitary death

haha good!

on Jul. 23 2011 at 5:34 pm
TheHangingGirl BRONZE, Winter Haven, Florida
1 article 1 photo 250 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Poets utter great and wise things that they themselves can not comprehend."

** I MEAN the last LINE. Not poem.

on Jul. 23 2011 at 5:34 pm
TheHangingGirl BRONZE, Winter Haven, Florida
1 article 1 photo 250 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Poets utter great and wise things that they themselves can not comprehend."

Wow. I love the last poem.

Kai17 GOLD said...
on Jul. 23 2011 at 1:14 pm
Kai17 GOLD, Spokane, Washington
17 articles 5 photos 340 comments

Favorite Quote:
*beepbeep*
"Where to, Miss?"
"To the stars."

lol. This poem makes me laugh (in a good way) because you've now made me wish I was a bird.

on Jul. 22 2011 at 4:23 pm
DeusExMachina SILVER, Reading, Pennsylvania
7 articles 6 photos 93 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe was exploding, each particle away from the next, hurtling us into dark and lonely space, eternally tearing us away from each other--child out of the womb, friend away from friend, moving from each other, each through his own pathway toward the goal-box of solitary death

Thank you!

on Jul. 22 2011 at 4:23 pm
DeusExMachina SILVER, Reading, Pennsylvania
7 articles 6 photos 93 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe was exploding, each particle away from the next, hurtling us into dark and lonely space, eternally tearing us away from each other--child out of the womb, friend away from friend, moving from each other, each through his own pathway toward the goal-box of solitary death

Nope, thats really how I feel. part of it is from things I've been told throughout my life and how I feel about them as I've grown up.

on Jul. 22 2011 at 4:22 pm
DeusExMachina SILVER, Reading, Pennsylvania
7 articles 6 photos 93 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe was exploding, each particle away from the next, hurtling us into dark and lonely space, eternally tearing us away from each other--child out of the womb, friend away from friend, moving from each other, each through his own pathway toward the goal-box of solitary death

Wow thanks! You got my point exactly! :)

Emily.L GOLD said...
on Jul. 22 2011 at 1:21 pm
Emily.L GOLD, Gilbert, Arizona
10 articles 12 photos 84 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes, we just have to be happy with what people can offer us. Even if it's not what we want, at least it's something. " -Sarah Dessen

Very creative ;) I love it!

on Jun. 14 2011 at 3:47 pm
radicalhonesty GOLD, Alpharetta, Georgia
12 articles 2 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
There is no situation, facet, or aspect of life that cannot be improved with pizza. -Daria

When I read the first line, i expected it to be a cliche of wanting to fly. Yet it was the opposite. Your choice of words is perfect. Great job.

on Jun. 8 2011 at 11:10 am
RandomInspiration GOLD, Schulenburg, Texas
10 articles 0 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
Laugh as much as you breathe, and love as long as you live <3

Is that really how you feel or did you just think up the idea for the sake of the poem?

 





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