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I Read Poetry For Transformation

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    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

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    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

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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 61-65, F 7 Responses Jul 20, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    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 61-65, F 23 Responses Jul 20, 2008

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    I find myself saying things in conversation that could be mistaken as poetry. For example, I was talking to someone, and I randomly typed this out of nowhere. "Have you ever looked...
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    Hi everyone - if you want a great website of transformation and some other stuff you should visit shadowlordinc.com and you can thank me later (=
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    Hi everyone!, if you want a great website of transformations and stuff you should visit shadowlordinc.com and you can thank me later (=
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    She is an open poetry book. Her words spill onto the pages of my heart and rest there, praying that one day I can unscramble them and decipher her life story. She left me a ransom...
    bleuswain bleuswain 18-21, F Mar 10

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    I am working on poetry the one I have now isn't that good if anyone would like to read it I'll post it just comment if u wanna it's for class and we had a prompt
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    LadyOfPuzzles LadyOfPuzzles 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    Every day and learning more all the time.Its such a mixture of history, myth, legend. philosophy and poetry. At the moment I am learning a great deal by reading a Jewish commentary...
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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    Stages by Hermann Hesse. Seems quite appropriate right now All blossoms will wilt, each youth fold into the mold of age. Wisdom and virtue never last forever. Your heart must...
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    "free range chicken" ...she kept her heart on a chain never let it run mad like it was born to do she kept her head in a box never let it see the light of day she has keepsakes...
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    There's great truth in poetry disguised as sex and sex disguised as poetry.
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    Poetry is how we say to the world, and to each other, "I am here." I talk about poetry as a way to document the world and our common experiences, to say what needs to be said in a...
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    "new poem today" trundle out your weary poem dust it off and polish it up its going to be one those days it wont trend it wont get a bunch of thumbs up but it'll be a nice piece...
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    Diffused Walks When will my eyes start to crack? Like prisms thrown off the sidewalk Worthless, vanishing off the track That is the way most spirits lack. Clutching the letter in...
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    My writing, my secret words, were still safe. He never needed to know how much I thought about his deep, sexy voice or how often I fantasized about his full lips on my skin. I knew...
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    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F Mar 9

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    I have a way with words yet it doesn't translate well on paper it reads like gibberish
    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    there once was a little boy. he had one wish a cute toy. everyday he came from school. buy there were older kids who everyone thought they were cool. only little Jimmy was...
    Poeticdeaths Poeticdeaths 18-21, M Mar 10

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    "I hear nothing in my ear but your voice. Heart has plundered mind of its eloquence. Love writes a transparent calligraphy, so on the empty page my soul can read and recollect...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 11

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    My words are not smiling words My attitude is not a smiling attitude My step aren't happy steps My words are a shotgun with a knife at the tip My attitude is a straight to...
    Princeofnothing Princeofnothing 18-21, M Mar 12

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    SwiftMoonRising SwiftMoonRising 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    sometimes i write mediocre poetry nit most of the time it is self hating pms fueled rant....but in the end i read it and feel better.
    calimama27 calimama27 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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