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River 09-01-2009 11:26 PM

Poetry / Poems
 
Love

by Czeslaw Milosz

Love means to learn to look at yourself
The way one looks at distant things
For you are only one thing among many.
And whoever sees that way heals his heart,
Without knowing it, from various ills—
A bird and a tree say to him: Friend.

Then he wants to use himself and things
So that they stand in the glow of ripeness.
It doesn’t matter whether he knows what he serves:
Who serves best doesn’t always understand.

Rarechild 09-04-2009 10:22 PM

05/12/2004
 
05/12/2004
Battered and bruised, I go to pick myself up again, but the fall has not been so far this time
I am still alive this time
And logic holds court wrapped desperately about my confusion
I go to my body and soul, and question the state of things
As a spirit, I grow every day in the smallest gestures
My body is safe, my body is well
And I am able to transition for my betterment
Of course I feel the human pain, alone and buzzed after throwing my weight around and exiting a situation in which I would deal with another body
Close, probing somehow
Requiring personal information and commitment, if only an idea
To the future
My salve of isolation becomes a burden as years eclipse one another
And there is one more coffeehouse, and one more bar
one more legion of souls
Bent and screaming
For my evolution
and the answer
-R. McCartney

greenearthal 09-14-2009 12:31 AM

Song lyrics I wrote, also works as a stream of consciousness poem

Lovestream
by My Rap Name is Alex

I like sand castle palaces, flaming chalices, birds, bees, butterflies, trees, music, families, tribes, lovers, listeners, vibes, action, relaxation, rejuvination, sensations, patience, love communications, sun rays, moon beams, the abundance of green, the beauty the light brings, the beauty the night brings, s'just a couple of my favorite things, oh.  And the sound of the scratch of the guitar strings

I like smiles on baby faces, fun new places, rejecting rat races, cats (in most cases), embraces: filled with sincerity, clarity, certain connotations of charity sudden opportunity: helpin a stranger, courage in the face of danger, an outlet for your anger. Like grabbin a mic; like doin it right. I like birdsong at first light and love at first sight, your sexy summer walk, fall days with street chalk, warmin up winter with passion & pillow talk, kissin your cold nose, peelin off wet clothes, anything I'm doin with you I suppose, a rip roaring fire it grows from an ember, see, your smile's eternally etched in my memory

I like love, trust, truth, lust, lickin lips lined with nerve endings, ending pretending, startin time spending, sending telepathic care, learning to share, showing up, being there, YEAH!, clean air, raging waters, sons, daughters, failing, trying harder, havin a good attitude, at any lattitude, My Rap Name is Alex, Peace, Love, Gratitude!

:)

Here's a link to me performing it live if anyone's interested
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3T71o8WGUE

NIMchimpsky 09-18-2009 09:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by greenearthal (Post 6829)
Song lyrics I wrote, also works as a stream of consciousness poem

Lovestream
by My Rap Name is Alex

I like sand castle palaces, flaming chalices, birds, bees, butterflies, trees, music, families, tribes, lovers, listeners, vibes, action, relaxation, rejuvination, sensations, patience, love communications, sun rays, moon beams, the abundance of green, the beauty the light brings, the beauty the night brings, s'just a couple of my favorite things, oh.  And the sound of the scratch of the guitar strings

I like smiles on baby faces, fun new places, rejecting rat races, cats (in most cases), embraces: filled with sincerity, clarity, certain connotations of charity sudden opportunity: helpin a stranger, courage in the face of danger, an outlet for your anger. Like grabbin a mic; like doin it right. I like birdsong at first light and love at first sight, your sexy summer walk, fall days with street chalk, warmin up winter with passion & pillow talk, kissin your cold nose, peelin off wet clothes, anything I'm doin with you I suppose, a rip roaring fire it grows from an ember, see, your smile's eternally etched in my memory

I like love, trust, truth, lust, lickin lips lined with nerve endings, ending pretending, startin time spending, sending telepathic care, learning to share, showing up, being there, YEAH!, clean air, raging waters, sons, daughters, failing, trying harder, havin a good attitude, at any lattitude, My Rap Name is Alex, Peace, Love, Gratitude!

:)

Here's a link to me performing it live if anyone's interested
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3T71o8WGUE

Love your rap lyrics. I can really hear the beat in your lyrics just by reading them.

nim

NIMchimpsky 09-18-2009 09:42 PM

Song lyrics that I wrote a while ago:

One criminal pays the bail
While another stays in jail
To be rich is to have the law waived
To be poor is to be enslaved
Bound by money -- None of us is free

What world is this we live in
Where wealth and happiness are synonymous
Where being famous beats being anonymous
Where robbery alongside rape is a sin
Bound by money -- None of us is free

Century after century
The same old philosophy

Every government disintegrates to oligarchy
The masses are controlled by a rich minority
Bound by money -- None of us is free

nim

greenearthal 09-18-2009 11:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NIMchimpsky (Post 7236)
Love your rap lyrics. I can really hear the beat in your lyrics just by reading them.
nim

Thanks! When you click on the link do they sound like you imagined them?

Your lyrics are FANTASTIC!

NIMchimpsky 09-19-2009 12:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by greenearthal (Post 7246)
Thanks! When you click on the link do they sound like you imagined them?

Your lyrics are FANTASTIC!

I have no idea because I'm deaf.

Thanks for the compliment. :)

greenearthal 09-19-2009 02:39 AM

I'm glad they read well. You're welcome. Please share more if/when you have more.

NIMchimpsky 09-19-2009 04:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by greenearthal (Post 7253)
I'm glad they read well. You're welcome. Please share more if/when you have more.

The following poem is about this song.

"Mas Que Nada (Poem)"
Oariá raiô
Obá Obá Obá...
I will sail over this
I am that albatross
Who cares how clumsy I am on land
When I'm coasting above the storm
...Mas que nada
Sai da minha frente
Eu quero passar...
I will sing
I will feel the joy of the song
Even if it means maxing the volume
Feeling the vibrations with my hands
And filling in the gaps with my mind
...Pois o samba está animado
O que eu quero é sambar
Este samba...
Escaping my internal world
Flooding it with joy
I will conquer this
I will watch isolation shrivel up
And die
...Que é misto de maracatu
É samba de preto velho
Samba de preto tu
Mas que nada...
I've found my connection to the world
My independence
...Um samba como esse tão legal
Você não vai querer
Que eu chegue no final...
This song is my independence
My freedom
My joy.
Oariá raiô
Obá Obá Obá...
nim

NIMchimpsky 09-19-2009 04:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by greenearthal (Post 7253)
I'm glad they read well. You're welcome. Please share more if/when you have more.

I'd also love to read more of your stuff, greenearthal. :)


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