The Poem Thread

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  1. Svava

    Svava Djento ergo sum

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    Have a poem floating around in your mind/office/hard drive?

    Leave it here.

    Originals.





    Truth's Elegy

    That flaxen hair which flirts fanciful tales with the wind to entertain my heart;
    the curtain-shutter to those electric diamonds which blind eyes and inspire sight

    The red lips that shine on as long as a sun-touched coastline,
    and the tide of her voice like ebbing fire-honey; that wash of spellbinding liquor which coaxes the soul to sea

    Verity and Faith hang sharp by her side;
    the air cut alive by their adamantine notes

    Her hearth's altruistic light illuminates the Paige's of her story

    Her epic shall be written not for me to read

    ~ Sv
     
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    Whammy SS.org Regular

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    I'll contribute :)

    One of my favorite poets is A.E. Housman so I went for a similar structure to some of his shorter poems.

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    I questioned an all knowing man,
    "Why do the heavens cry?"
    The man did muse, and then began
    To grant me my reply.

    "You seek a tower on babel's ground,
    To scale with heart and pith.
    When sky and stone it seems are bound,
    'Tis merely but a myth.

    Perched in soil atop this tower,
    A beauty for the eye.
    Behold, such a graceful flower,
    Bearing a heavy sky."
     
  3. Svava

    Svava Djento ergo sum

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    Beautifully constructed sir.
     
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    EcoliUVA Not Gifted

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    I'll play! About halfway through the 3rd song on my band's demo, there's an instrumental section that we decided we wanted a narration over. So I wrote this, more or less as poetry (and read in an overly-hammy voice):

    As the bitter wind pours down from the northern hills,
    Seven thousand souls rest fireside
    As the moon hangs high in the night

    Camaraderie shared and communion held for companions still
    Whole of spirit, resolved of mind
    Oppressed no longer by burden of time

    Deep droughts of jest and merriment mask iron will
    As thoughts drift readily towards dawn
    Resolve hardens, as last plans are drawn
     
  5. Svava

    Svava Djento ergo sum

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    I'd love to check the song out if you have a recording of it xD

    I've always have a soft spot for programmatic music !
     
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    EcoliUVA Not Gifted

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    Not sure I'd call it programmatic, but this bit is at about the 1:35 mark here (with some overdubbed additions from our vocalist):



    Full demo is up on youtube if you happen to like melodeath, or free DL available on bandcamp here: Undrask
     
  7. Svava

    Svava Djento ergo sum

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    Nicely done man- it's quite good!

    I love the guitar work at the beginning.
     
  8. BrailleDecibel

    BrailleDecibel K-U-N-fusion!

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    Sorry for the necrobump, but I didn't want to start a whole new thread for poems when one already exists.


    "Empty Hills"

    These empty, echoing hills reflect
    The screams that issue forth
    My eyes closed tight against the tears
    Of loneliness and remorse
    Where night once held a place for us
    Solitude lays endless ahead
    My only company your memories
    That will haunt me until I'm dead

    Your name etched on my shattered heart
    Even though you are long gone
    Wondering ever more each day
    What is the point to carry on?
    The night sky stretched like desolate canvas
    Over the shell of this broken being
    Drawing breath and still alive
    But forever without any meaning
     
  9. chopeth

    chopeth SS.org Regular

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    You mind if I write the one I love most. It's in Spanish, sorry.

    La guitarra
    F. G. Lorca

    Empieza el llanto
    de la guitarra.
    Se rompen las copas de la madrugada.
    Empieza el llanto de la guitarra.
    Es inútil callarla.
    Es imposible callarla.
    Llora monótona
    como llora el agua,
    como llora el viento
    sobre la nevada.
    Es imposible callarla.
    Llora por cosas
    lejanas.
    Arena del Sur caliente
    que pide camelias blancas.
    Llora flecha sin blanco,
    la tarde sin mañana,
    y el primer pájaro muerto
    sobre la rama.
    !Oh guitarra!
    Corazón malherido
    por cinco espadas.
     

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