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Author Name: Freebluefish 6 Comments
Date Added: August 27, 2006 17:08:06 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Subtract The Lesser Planets

below in the dead kingdom

beneath our present being

where yesterday is a thin thing

setting between long
 forgotten statues of cold marble horsemen.


In the long houses of mythology

The forgotten one

has asked with  many ancient riddles,

cratered corners with no luminous visitors.


i cry tears for those who are thirsty

as i wander  passages

weaving beauty out of unimportance

not for myself but for others--

wonder at the passage of distant stars

 in worn drinking cups.


the apartment of my imagination

is not too dreary

that a sparrow may be lost among silver spoons

or words crossed out with a well used pen

--or quiet like candle light

 nude as weightless needs

disorder the alphabets

 i inscribe on the onion paper of hope

my flesh decreasing.


so are the molecules  of my visions

 that swarm above the dead

and their smooth listening eyes

and i discover that in mercy

i can formulate no equation

that can make beauty visible to a world

that desires conformity

and subtract the lesser planets

as after thoughts ..

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Comment By: FreeWide Awake on August 29, 2006 07:55:26 PM Report
Poor longer a planet, now but a dwarf planet...sigh...

And I agree...society is pretty flaky... :o)

You have a wonderful way of expressing yourself Andrew,
always a delight to read and poneder your writes...

Little Fox~  

Comment By: FreeMoon Fairy on August 29, 2006 01:18:42 AM Report
Words expressed by me can not compare to the comments below..
Your writes are stimulating to all senses and to be able to absorb your thoughts...
That in itself is a marvelous thing! Beautiful write~

Comment By: FreeCorina on August 28, 2006 08:34:05 AM Report
Wonderful poem. It sounds to me as a statement for love and justice. Perhaps because I just discovered this morning that I have socialist views :)

Thank you for it. I am glad you are back.

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on August 27, 2006 06:43:44 PM Report

Oh My___ you have touch my very soul wit this poem.. I have waited a long time for your gift of words that whisper across our hearts.. you are indeed a blessing to one and all... Thank you my dear friend..Hugs from Texas!! ~ She Whispers

Comment By: FreeHeike on August 27, 2006 05:24:37 PM Report
So much was written on the parchment of yesterday, and no equation today can answer for what has been thought and forgotten.

Andrew, this is a fascinating poem, "the apartment of your imagination" is one of my favourite places.

Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on August 27, 2006 05:14:30 PM Report
Andrew: incredible write.   I  am really in love with this post.


Lady Dragonwyck


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