I Will Take These Burning Branches

July 14, 2011
By Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran


I will take some burning branches
To build a shrine unto its eyes
As they sit among the ashes
Of your shadowy demise
Soon they’ll be sending us packages
All wrapped up in fragments of glass
And the light
O that light!
That golden-orbed light!
Will look like it came from the furnace of night
Or the dawn of the comfortable past
When the snowmen come
They are carrying
Blankets full of ice
And their crumbling faces tell me
That they live upon the dice
For there are children to please
While the flurries are gone, but the winter presses on
Hence, their place in the breeze
Ha, I would like to see you try
To organize my mind
The audience collapses
The oak felled by a vine
Preserve the remnants of the city’s fall
I speak before the solid wall
Please remind the murderer
That his mother is a porcelain doll
Her stare is cutting through me
But numbness eats up pain
She is a child of witchcraft
A prostitute of the brain
It’s crazy out there
But that’s why we care
About preventing the death of our king
It’s silent out there
And that’s why she cares
About the circle of her wedding ring
Do not let go of whatever you have
Or it will drift away
The body will dissipate
The lame donkey will bray his broken bray
Follow me if you want to
Though I’m just a figure in the dark
We can hide beside the fallen trees
And whisper with the meadowlark


The author's comments:
If you showed me how to pick up the pieces, I woulda said "How do you do?" Just smile your slippery smile and dance with me. What's the harm in letting your hair down a little?

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leafy said...
on Dec. 22 2011 at 11:28 am
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. 

O Wondrous Fearhery Bard, how your words soothe me. What was your inspiration for this one?

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on Sep. 25 2011 at 10:15 pm
_____________________________ K.

on Sep. 24 2011 at 7:44 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

We're all insane. If everyone else wants to say "huh?" and doubt my sanity, that's there business. I can say "huh?" and I can say it poetically, and doubt the sanity of those who judge me.

on Sep. 24 2011 at 2:46 pm
You, being the only one;therefore are not curious. Everyone else must be like "huh?"

on Sep. 24 2011 at 1:18 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

The mental evaluation won't be needed. I'm already very much aware of the state of my mind.

. said...
on Sep. 23 2011 at 8:12 pm
Oh no no no.that comment lends itself to the mental evaluation

on Aug. 11 2011 at 5:32 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Ignore that, if you wish.

on Aug. 8 2011 at 9:22 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

I've been thoroughly convinced that you should become a writer and get published because you are that good.  Who knows?  People might study you in school one day like Emily Dickenson, Edgar Allen Poe, ect.

on Jul. 27 2011 at 10:16 am
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Run run run, as fast as you can. You can't catch me because I'm a GIANT TALKING BIRD!

on Jul. 25 2011 at 4:51 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

ofcoursism. do notice the footprints on the ceiling.

on Jul. 25 2011 at 3:17 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Whatever you decide to write :)

on Jul. 25 2011 at 2:28 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

I'll look into this "Amoniel Musing." I'm really quite curious.

Now, for your poem, would you prefer rhyme or reason, or a mixture of the two?


on Jul. 25 2011 at 1:55 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Sometimes the intensity's so intense that all you can do is run right up the wall. No way anyone can sit still in times like these.

on Jul. 25 2011 at 10:14 am
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

I would not mind at all, I've been wishing to learn to fly for a very long while, among other things. 

I'm sixteen and i get along better with old people as well, though every once in awhile I find someone of similar age to mine who I am able to talk to fluently and comfortably. 

If you google 'Amoniel Musing', you should be able to find my blog on the very top. 


on Jul. 24 2011 at 7:40 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
54 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

it is nince of you to say that, yur commentiosm is more consistent then my writism.

on Jul. 24 2011 at 7:39 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
54 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

oh, its just the intensity captain.

on Jul. 24 2011 at 12:09 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Ah, age. Often troublesome for those who try to act as though they are ageless.

I will say that I am a mere fifteen years of age. So still quite a young 'un. But I'm often told that I'm an 'old soul.' I think all that really means, though, is that I get along better with elderly people than I do with most kids. :)

And you, if you don't mind my asking?


on Jul. 24 2011 at 12:05 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

I do believe I shall write you a poem about how to go about finding your wings. I have, for some times, been considering demonstrating to Teeninkers how to fly, so this could be something of a similar nature. Do you mind?

Of course, I wouldn't hesitate in wishing to be told!


on Jul. 24 2011 at 11:59 am
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Why the evil laugh? Quite a villain, you are, at times.

on Jul. 24 2011 at 11:59 am
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

The inspiration is with you! That's how you are so very masterful with your Boosflash-ness. It's really quite incredible.

The Raven likes his little rhymes.



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