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Star (Siren of the Night) MAG

March 25, 2014
By KarmaBites GOLD, Columbia Heights, Minnesota
KarmaBites GOLD, Columbia Heights, Minnesota
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Siren of the night,
I scale the alps to reach you,
And you spurn my hand?


The author's comments:
Inspired by the cliché "reach for the stars" (in which stars represent dreams), this haiku illustrates that despite our best efforts, dreams don't always come true.

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on Aug. 29 2014 at 11:16 pm
AugustSummerFling PLATINUM, Mylapore, Chennai, Other
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Favorite Quote:
'For you, a thousand times over.' - Hassan, The Kite Runner

A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.

I've ALWAYS been fascinated by sirens and your idea to portray the stars as siren?! Perfect! This poem was amazing. It stirs a feeling of longing and ache in the reader yet manages to remain a little bit humorous. I don't know why I felt it was a little funny, but that's what made it perfect! It feels really queer to think that we are all chasing a siren. men and women alike. 5 stars!

on Jul. 8 2014 at 3:31 pm
elycavill SILVER, Samobor, Other
5 articles 0 photos 186 comments

Favorite Quote:
Leave nothing but footprints,
Take nothing but pictures,
Kill nothing but time.

...speechless...

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on Jul. 4 2014 at 4:40 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

(****) Sorry just had a wordgasm after reading this lovely piece of art. 

on Jun. 18 2014 at 6:24 pm
theSunfloweredCrow PLATINUM, Green Bay, Wisconsin
47 articles 0 photos 74 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Can't keep my eyes from the circling sky,
Tongue-tied and twisted
Just an earth-bound misfit, I"
~Pink Floyd

"Now is blessed
The rest
remembered "

~Jim Morrison

This is sooo good! Bravo! 

on Apr. 10 2014 at 4:28 pm
ImmortalRose GOLD, Arvada, Colorado
17 articles 1 photo 168 comments

Favorite Quote:
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Khalil Gibran

OMG!!! I LOVE IT!!!!! its the best... 5 stars...

on Apr. 6 2014 at 9:55 pm
writer8594 SILVER, Irving, Texas
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I love the way you put it--so true! Sometimes there are dreams that can't be reached, but a lot of people go all cliche and insist they can do the impossible. It's a refreshing poem.

on Mar. 31 2014 at 11:31 pm
KarmaBites GOLD, Columbia Heights, Minnesota
11 articles 0 photos 135 comments
Really?! I am speechless.... Thank you so much, Jade!

on Mar. 31 2014 at 11:30 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Dam.n, I love this. The siren metaphor combined with the dream metaphor is just beautiful XD I'm actually jealous. Well done, definitely a favorite

on Mar. 31 2014 at 7:00 pm
ChrisJ PLATINUM, Rochester, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.

Wonderful job. Well put, intriguing, thoughful, and amazing (not a surprise there!). It's nice to see your new account start off with such a breathtaking piece :)