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her body as a resting place

May 10, 2013
By migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius


she is (or will be)
the sleep I need; her body
is a resting place.


The author's comments:
This is inspired by a poem I read once.. "she is the sleep they talk about, and sometimes all I can want is sleep."

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Mckay ELITE said...
on Jul. 12 2013 at 8:08 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

After meditating on this poem for like months and weeks, I finally understood it. I'm so stupid. This is about the earth. And how she will be or has always been the final place or bed where our bodies will rest forever after we die. Am I correct? I kept meditating about it. And repeating every word. Until I came up with this interpretation. Sorry, I took forever. You really stumped me with it. I dunno why. Maybe my brain was all slow that day. 

Mckay ELITE said...
on May. 27 2013 at 6:53 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Not only is that brilliant and creative but also quite...not sure for the word I'm looking for. But either way. And earth is a s*xy lady. Although, she can be a b*tch sometimes, not gonna lie. Love this poem.

migwam ELITE said...
on May. 17 2013 at 9:46 pm
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
240 articles 20 photos 152 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius

Okay, so I had wriiten out a comment explaining but I guess it never posted >_> Basically, any poems I write that sound like love poems for a woman personify the earth. She is such a sexy lady, Earth. So, her body is a resting place... we die, we get buried, right? Inside her. Ahahah. So basically it's a lesbian love poem about death :)

Mckay ELITE said...
on May. 17 2013 at 1:44 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I triied all last night to decipher this poem. No luck. But I won't quit. 

migwam ELITE said...
on May. 16 2013 at 7:25 pm
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
240 articles 20 photos 152 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius

Secretly this poem confuses me, too. Haha

migwam ELITE said...
on May. 16 2013 at 7:25 pm
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
240 articles 20 photos 152 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius

I have NO IDEA. I can't find it ANYWHERE online. But it was in my copy of "An Anthology of American Poets", which is my Bible, but it's lost. I'll look it up when I can!   So, about the poem itself- Any poem of mine to this date about females that is not for/about Caf or my family (in other words, any poem that seems like a love poem for a girl) basically personifies the Earth as a lady. A very sexy lady. Um... I don't know why. But "Poem For Adana" is like that too, along with "spring". And... Yeah. Earth as a resting place; we are buried. Pretty much a sexy love poem that s also about death?

migwam ELITE said...
on May. 16 2013 at 6:59 pm
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
240 articles 20 photos 152 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius

Okay, so, this is tough to explain. But unless they are straight-up dedicated to someone in particular, all my poems about girls ("her" and "she", etc) are personifying the Earth as a woman. A very sexy woman. OKAY? Aha

Mckay ELITE said...
on May. 16 2013 at 4:23 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

By the way, what was the poem that inspired you to write this? Just wanna know. 

Mckay ELITE said...
on May. 16 2013 at 4:20 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Can I say that this one beffudles me? In a good way too. I'm having a hard time trying to decipher it. The resting place is the part that is making my head turn this way and that. But I will decipher it as soon as I can. Regardless, I think it's a great poem. As always. 5 stars.