Sweeping Up Fragments

July 16, 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


Late at night
Pretending the little glass piano
Reflects no burden of tomorrow
I’d like to wipe my eyes
So please
Leave me be

Scars are lighter
When you dream of open plains
And kneel to pray
Beneath the swaying lemon trees

Count the broken words
Which the goblins
Hand to the small, frightened boy
To get him to cease
His piercing cries
Before taking his quivering life
And pocketing it so quietly
For them to sleep
Quite fitfully

My face betrays me
I will admit
That I am lying to you
So there will be no need
To remember me

Take your beating heart
And your pretty smile
As you walk on a road of sunshine
Away from the graveyard
Of our today
But come back someday
To bury me


The author's comments:
We are all so very fragile...
Aren't we?

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leafy said...
on Jan. 21 2012 at 6:51 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. 

*blushes* You flatter me, I'm not that great of a writer...But yes, everyone is deemed to be forgotten eventually. I just hope that someday what I've done will amount to some importance, to be remembered at least for a little while...

on Jan. 21 2012 at 1:26 pm
I am delighted by your devotion... But then, I will be forgotten, however much time that will take. Even the 'great poets' will be. That is the fate of everyone and everything, or else no one and no-thing (and I lean towards the second). But for now, in this moment, I am given peace to know that I am thought of by such a writer as you.

leafy said...
on Dec. 22 2011 at 11:35 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. 

"There will be no need/To remember me"? I think not. O Feathery Bard, I would say you have great potential to be studied among the other great poets, but that would be a lie. Although I believe you are destined for greatness, you fly an even less-worn path than the others. It would be hard for me to forget you and your delectable meals of eloquence.

on Nov. 30 2011 at 6:22 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, beautifully said, Rayne!

Rayne GOLD said...
on Nov. 25 2011 at 12:31 am
Rayne GOLD, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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Yes we are so fragile. But I thank God we have poetry to put us back together. And you are defintely poetic.

on Aug. 10 2011 at 1:15 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.

And if you write a beautiful poem about it then I shall be proud to have given you the idea XP.

on Aug. 10 2011 at 9:38 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

Hmmm. I think I will toy with that idea. :)

on Aug. 9 2011 at 10:23 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 think that you can find peace and beauty in the emptiness just as easily as the filled spaces of this world.

on Aug. 9 2011 at 11:21 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

You think so? It's the emptiness, not the container, that bothers me.

on Aug. 8 2011 at 8:46 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 like to think it's a little of both Thesilentraven. :D  An empty container can be quite beautiful you know.

on Jul. 26 2011 at 12:46 am
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

whatever you like, so long as its poetry, and not somecrap teenink randomly throws into the mag.

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Jul. 25 2011 at 9:53 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

I came up with a new word! :)

on Jul. 25 2011 at 5:02 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

Nah. What's poetry really? Is it getting at something large and pretty? Or is it just covering up the emptiness of the container?

on Jul. 25 2011 at 4:50 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
54 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

ahhh, youre so poetic.

on Jul. 25 2011 at 3:20 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
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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

That sounds right. They can be happy or sad, sunshine or acid. 

on Jul. 25 2011 at 2:15 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

Many thanks!

Lemons, I have found, have had more effect on me as a poet than any other fruit (although most citrus is influential of my work). :) They are rather more complicated than people, I think, and they have the potential to either provide salvation or break your heart.


on Jul. 25 2011 at 2:11 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

Hmm. A word for depressing, honest, and almost artistic? Perhaps you could invent one!

For some reason, I was very glad to hear those particular descriptions of 'Sweeping up Fragments.' It's what I consider to be a raw poem, if you know what I mean. And it's certainly not very cheery.

I liked that your typo made you say 'depressong' instead of 'depressing.' I think that'd be a good word to describe pieces of sad music.


on Jul. 25 2011 at 2:05 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

A thousand welcomes, oh tallest of heads.

on Jul. 25 2011 at 10:02 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

Gorgeous, I too was writing of lemons not too long ago... are they really so sad?

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Jul. 24 2011 at 11:54 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

Depressong and eerie but almost had a sense of artistry at the same time. There's got to be a word for that...


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