Lighthearted Noon

September 10, 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


Row of blue windows: the sky in a door
Little hands reaching with feathery sighs
Burning homes drinking, then asking for more
Wrinkled men smiling; their breath never dies
Prophets and ghosts at an empty table
Sipping goblets of thought, feasting on words
The yoke is easy, the oxen able
An opening cage, a streaming of birds
Scraps from the kitchen are fed to the earth
Melodies of light which draw on so long
Hearts put in basins of mourning and mirth
Singing the story and reading the song

Invoke the full moon, listen to her talk
Windmills today and the Good Shepherd’s flock


The author's comments:
A few days ago, friends, I had been ill in spirit. But I have recovered with the help of the miracle of composting as well as the glow of a candle. Now, sitting here and breathing sweet air and sitting under the same sky as you are, I wish nothing more than to know what is on your minds.

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leafy said...
on May. 12 2012 at 12:16 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. 

What is on my mind? What is on...my mind? Hm. Lots of things, actually: this fantastic poem of yours I have just read; the lovely quote below explaining how poetry isn't really a hierarchy, but more of an ocean; a new friend I have made recently, even though we've talked more over email instead of face-to-face at school; a seven-year-old girl who died in a car accident yesterday; the mother of the girl, who accidentally caused, well, the accident; a Catholic Father friend who spontaneously decided to visit my family and is currently speaking with my father, desire our lack of Catholicism; and the lovely spring weather outside.

How are you on this fine day, my well-feathered Bard?

on Sep. 16 2011 at 9:09 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
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Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Really? I'm such a geek I keep programming side projects while my teacher is lecturing on how to program labs I've already finished.

on Sep. 16 2011 at 7:07 pm
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

All excellent choices. Computer science would bore me, I think, though.

on Sep. 15 2011 at 8:05 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'm currently taking Dance, which counts for my art and p.e. credit, french 3, and ap comp sci as my electives.

on Sep. 15 2011 at 7:23 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1635 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

Well, Algebra II, I mean. What electives can you take?

on Sep. 15 2011 at 6:35 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.

Wait, you're taking APUSH, but Algebra at the same time?  Huh.  I have Algebra II and AP Euro.

on Sep. 15 2011 at 3:44 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1635 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

Same here. I definitely feel like America's educational system needs to be reorganized.

Algebra and AP US History are killing me, but I take painting to take the edge off of school life.


on Sep. 14 2011 at 6:54 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.

That was a very inspiring speech Raven, thank you! :)  Classes are slowly draing the life out of me and burying me alive with homework.  Other than that they're quite enjoyable! XP  How're yours going?

on Sep. 14 2011 at 6:19 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1635 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're always so kind, Liz. :)

Poetry, I think, is not a hierarchy. It's like the surface of an ocean. There are ripples and waves, and each of us poets is like a little boat floating on top. Sometimes, when the water rises there, we feel like we're lower than the poet where we float over here. But one must always remember that we float on the same waters, and the God of the Sea holds us in the same regard. The depth is the important part, not the surface. I'm not a better poet than you at all, I know that. :)

How're classes going with you?


on Sep. 13 2011 at 10:34 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 how your poems are always filled with symbolism and aren't the normal types.  I hope to reach your level one day.

on Sep. 13 2011 at 7:33 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

It is perfect indeed, then.

on Sep. 13 2011 at 5:42 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1635 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 often think that the Amish have a purer idea about how to live life than most Americans, at least, do.

The photo reminded me of a beautiful painting which as remember seeing as a young child.


on Sep. 13 2011 at 4:11 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2217 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

The photo you chose is absolutely perfect for this, it all seems simple and amish to me, sepia-toned and light.


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