I Read Poetry For Transformation

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    The Journey By Mary Oliver

      The Journey One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice -- though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. "Mend my life!" each voice...
    swanfether swanfether
    66-70, F
    8 Responses Jul 20, 2008

    When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a

    nursing home in an Australian country town, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value. Later, when the nurses were going through his meager possessions, They found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and distributed to...
    nick030 nick030
    22-25, M
    Mar 30, 2014

    Thomas Gray

     To each his suff'rings, all are men,  Condemn'd alike to groan;  The tender for another's pain,  Th' unfeeling for his own.  Yet ah! why should they know their fate?  Since sorrow never comes too late,  And happiness too swiftly...
    imitosis imitosis
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 14, 2010

    Autumn Sonnet (may Sarton)

    The Autumn Sonnets If I can let you go as trees let go Their leaves, so casually, one by one, If I can come to know what they do know, That fall is the release, the consummation, Then fear of time and the uncertain fruit Would not distemper the great lucid skies This...
    swanfether swanfether
    66-70, F
    23 Responses Jul 20, 2008

    "Oh, if a tree could wander

    and move with foot and wings! It would not suffer the axe blows and not the pain of saws! For would the sun not wander away in every night How could at every morning the world be lighted up? And if the ocean’s water would not rise to the sky, How would the plants be...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 29, 2015

    Poetry Is Life

    When you can boil a whole experience into a few words that, carefully chosen, can be read by many people and evoke in them an experience that is not exactly the same but the same on some level. Our lives are filled with conversations - with others and with ourselves.  These...
    WindingPath WindingPath
    46-50, F
    Sep 17, 2008

    Poetry As An Experience

    You must allow the words to sink in, to show you something, to transform you. My favorite poem of all time is about the experience of being transformed through the reading of poetry. I want to share it with all of you.     Eating Poetry Mark Strand Ink runs...
    amsthegreat amsthegreat
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 14, 2010

    Related Experiences

    today EP is going to Die it has been a great place to come and post meaningful creations over the last 5 years. it has also been a wonderful place to post meaningless sh*t...
    lionsdenn lionsdenn
    26-30, M
    a week ago
    Hey dear reader; All my poems and stories are now at therepurposedmale.blogspot.com
    therepurposedmale therepurposedmale
    51-55, M
    Apr 20
    IF U LIKE TO WRITE POETRY OR ELSE THIS 4 U (the reason i do promotion is bc most of ppl don't know that famous canadian website/app ) : https://www.wattpad.com/
    Care2Love Care2Love
    13-15, F
    Apr 17
    this song is made as campaign song ''stop abuse'' this is cover song,still beautiful in a differently way. i am also abuse survivor and this makes me cry and encouraged me always...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx
    31-35, F
    Apr 17
    I wrote both of these poems to my moms address so she could read them Dear mom : If you rejected me out of your life this time I won't come back or give you another chance mama...
    LucidxxShivery LucidxxShivery
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 15
    Mama why: The tears in my eyes are falling down My face as you read this you'll cry too because it's true in my life I had try to understand mom Why you hurt me inside Why you...
    LucidxxShivery LucidxxShivery
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 15
    You could tie my tongue My lips, my teeth Split them into surrender Into a foreign language And I would still manage To cough up your name.?
    beautifullybroken29 beautifullybroken29
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 13
    The growth of my love story had been gradual but my success had always existed and both coupled together formed a deadly combination that was detrimental to our love. I wanted...
    beautifullybroken29 beautifullybroken29
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 13
    I wonder if you know yet that you?ll leave me. That you are a child playing with matches and I have a paper body. You will meet a girl with a softer voice and stronger arms and she...
    beautifullybroken29 beautifullybroken29
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 13
    This has to be my favorite poem ever! It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden there lived whom you may know By the name of ANNABEL LEE; And this...
    Donnaen Donnaen
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 13
    LETTING NO I had realized long ago, that it was over. And as days passed, I vowed to let go. After a month, you were still here. After two, my pain and suffering ruled. With...
    Luke5150 Luke5150
    36-40, M
    Apr 13
    MARINA OF THE ROCKS You have a taste of tempest on your lips—But where did you wander All day long in the hard reverie of stone and sea? An eagle-bearing wind ******** the hills...
    ScissorhandsFingeredMe ScissorhandsFingeredMe
    16-17, F
    Apr 12
    Two by two side by side inseparable her and her super hero ideal team but something was stirring up inside her was it fear? or love? unfamiliar foreign "go go away I don’t need...
    Smileydork Smileydork
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 12
    "transient light" transient light begins to fade from the winter sky i reach up with all my strength but i cannot hold back the failing daylight cannot cease its awkward stumbling...
    mudmen mudmen
    70+
    Apr 12
    Morning Star I once had words to describe it all those days have slipped from me now ... and I wait to know it all where I came from where I'm going how will I get there and yet...
    lionsdenn lionsdenn
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 12
    For SassycookieYour words can't be denied....the weight of your tongue....the volume of your seductive thoughtsLouder than a radios songClearer than a cloudless dayYour invitations...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire
    41-45, M
    Apr 11
    Your requiem is my lullaby to sleep, Broken record always set to repeat In the painting of my fantasy world, I'll watch you die by the stroke of my hand Suffocate you until violet...
    311trixie 311trixie
    31-35, F
    Apr 11
    The cure for pain is in the pain, good and bad are mixed. If you don't have both, you don't belong with us. -rumi-
    beautifullybroken29 beautifullybroken29
    26-30, F
    Apr 11
    I am going to say sorry to any and all creative people out there. And mostly to th poetry writers tonight I am sorry! I know what heart and soul goes into creating form our passion...
    DirtyRead DirtyRead
    36-40, M
    Apr 11
    tick tock tick tock ticking clock time passing memories fading wrinkles forming hair greying limbs weakning all the consequences of time time stops for no one gotta make time...
    Smileydork Smileydork
    16-17, F
    Apr 10
    "winterbirds reprise" i unfolded the bright sunlight unbound it from the winter sky held it in my rough hands and let it stream down upon me wash away the night chill from my...
    mudmen mudmen
    70+
    Apr 10
    So I wrote this song for my text buddy lately and even made it an animation, guess he has no idea though https://youtu.be/dfuIh1MZ4r0
    Smoothiesloth Smoothiesloth
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 10
    i am a writer..writing articles for small local free magazine and organizing lectures. what i want to do is..writing poetry again with passion and soul. since that day,empty in...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx
    31-35, F
    Apr 9
    Need to leave a memory behind fear of the inevitable fear of doom and failure Need to be remembered need to leave behind a legacy so easily forgetting the true meaning of life...
    Smileydork Smileydork
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Apr 9
    When I was younger i use to write a lot of them and loved reading books filled with poetry. Everytime we were required to make poems in school would be so happy. Then after a few...
    Rockandrollfan Rockandrollfan
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Apr 9
    Not one of my better poems, but I wanted to write something, so this is what I wrote.. Tangible Sometimes it isn't the tangible things we need...
    Smileydork Smileydork
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 9
    The heart believes that it knows best but the mind is forever true. My heart can not be broken ever again by beliefs that just arent true. If what we write and what we say are...
    GonnaRockYourWorld GonnaRockYourWorld
    36-40, M
    Apr 8
    "return to dust" dust floats in the still air otherworldly in the shafts of sunlight that slip silently onto the floor from the partially obscured window the curtain rustles...
    mudmen mudmen
    70+
    Apr 8
    My love is hollow ebbing and flows cuts to the core the route that it goes My love is not the same the way that it molds moving around in circular shapes never the same but always...
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet
    41-45, M
    1 Response Apr 7
    The dreams are wistful in certain ways. Always the same but never too far away. I wish for things to be true and I wish for you. Never again, but I must always say.... I miss...
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet
    41-45, M
    Apr 7
    Who do I see when I look at me; sometimes frightened, sometimes angry, most times free? Who holds the strings to the time line, the shadowed path behind, the one I glance, hoping...
    VennieKocsis VennieKocsis
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Apr 7
    A poet lives within me trapped deep within my soul. When feeling lost or in a dark place the poet starts to roll. Releasing demons from within, my mind begins to clear. I move...
    GonnaRockYourWorld GonnaRockYourWorld
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Apr 6
    Oh captain my captain, I'll sail the ocean blue, Oh captain my captain, I'll sail with you, Oh captain my captain, I'll sail through the storms-through the rain, Oh captain my...
    SeductivePoetess95 SeductivePoetess95
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 5
    To Dave. He would have done the same for me. 'I Cut The Lady's Lawn Today' I cut the lady's lawn today Didn't take long Had to be careful, you understand Not with the lawn, No...
    TValentine TValentine
    56-60, M
    1 Response Apr 5
    for everyone who would like to follow my poems after EP shuts down...you can find me at: http://hellopoetry.com/mark-john-junor-1/
    mudmen mudmen
    70+
    1 Response Apr 5
    I had been feeling slightly inferior to an older girl lately. Never really admired her or anything, just that she was popular while I was rather introverted. That was until today...
    xCallisto xCallisto
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 4
    IF ONLY THEY HAD LET YOU STAY small hands that curl on my finger clinging to me as if asking me to linger innocent eyes that bore through me it's a mystery...what they can see...
    johannamarie johannamarie
    22-25, F
    Apr 4
    "steam engine" she set a polish to the brass pipes with a careful hand she worried them hours like a silent moving contemplation she worked her way from one end of the massive...
    mudmen mudmen
    70+
    1 Response Apr 3
    don't know how bad I need you here with me, I need you more than anything more than I need to breathe How do I last now that my heart has grown so cold, Being without you its like...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 3
    My problem is that I read too many books at once and get confused of what's happening in what book. Another thing that keeps happening is that I check out a book at the library...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 3
    (Feelings Fade) Looking up at the sky Looking down on me I reflect myself on the human, I wanted to be But things never stay the same and people change I lost a friend and I...
    PacifiedBrains PacifiedBrains
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 3
    Another Night in HeartBreak Hollywood Woke up, around 4pm, springtime’s sunlight, through my bedroom window shining in, I’m in a house, somewhere off Mulholland, had a call...
    AaronLA AaronLA
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 3
    BLOODY RUBIES i read people like me dealing with the deep blue sea inside their minds and chest must exercise once a day.. like domestic hamsters but i mustily stretch like a...
    RoobieCatenis RoobieCatenis
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 2
    allie she unburdened her her faraway daydreamer heart fanciful and bright where she treasured a beautiful home for all the sweetness she had always carried around as a book of...
    mudmen mudmen
    70+
    1 Response Apr 1
    It all stems to when: I was a travelling salesman -With nothing to sell; And I'd knock at their door Completely unsure And scared as hell... Some were sympathetic Others...
    Atlantic59 Atlantic59
    56-60, M
    Mar 31
    This is my favorite japanese short film.i'm gonna tell you this story(it took for an hour to write this hahaha) If you have little time,stay here and keep reading to the last...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx
    31-35, F
    Mar 31
    Would you care if we quite talking Would you care if I went walking I need to know you feel So I know now to deal I like it when your by my side I hate it when you try to hide...
    sayedhadhood sayedhadhood
    56-60, M
    1 Response Mar 31
    Twin Flame Without making a sound The walls came down No alarms triggered I never considered She would sneak through Twin flames will pursue Making every thing clearer Like...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 30
    I was crazy, that's part true Because I fell deeply for you. I took you in I gave you mine I wanted more than wine & dine. My heart melted to something true I never thought...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 30
    ~ Harmony ~.We are but cricketsIn the forest called Universe.Alone, each of us discordant...But together a song of peacefulSplendor, cascading with life..When one song dies...
    Connifer Connifer
    56-60, M
    Mar 30
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    hongdi hongdi
    26-30, F
    Mar 30
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    hongdi hongdi
    26-30, F
    Mar 30
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    hongdi hongdi
    26-30, F
    Mar 30
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