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Roisin-Teagan 
Posted: 16-Aug-2003, 03:36 PM
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Sometimes Wisdom...

Sometimes...

Love is like honey laced with arsenic.
Hate is like a sore left to fester.
Sex is like bungee jumping.

Sometimes...

Compassion is not enough.
A friend is better than a brother.
The writing on the wall is in a foreign tongue.

And sometimes...

I see the sun, but still feel the rain.

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Posted: 16-Aug-2003, 03:41 PM
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Untitled Haiku:

A fury of wings,
Flashing in the morning sun-
Meets the horizon.

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Hi...this is a lyric of the most popular band in Latvia "Brainstorm". Their lyrics are just perfect...
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...billions of stars are falling down
without touching the ground
We shine thru the night
And when you fade with a smile
my existance is not worth while
alone in the sky

Just a little more, I'll know beyond the known
Just a little more, no, no, let me go

One morning we'll find out - this is ours,
spring and late winters hours
and high windy sky
The end of the world will arrive silently,
will lull us to sleep, will set us free
togother we'll die

We've goy to learn, how to stay awake
and tell the real from the fake
and to be wrong
We have to sing, when we've got no vice
We'll play with dusty toys
and merge in the void

Just a little more, and I'll know beyond the known
Just a little more, no, no, let me go
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Posted: 02-Sep-2003, 08:24 AM
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Karina,

The lyrics are pretty, I bet the song is just beautiful when it is set to music.
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Elbereth
From The Fellowship of the Ring

Snow-white! Snow-white! O Lady clear!
O Queen beyond the Western Seas!
O Light to us that wander here
Amid the world of woven trees!

Gilthoniel! O Elbereth!
Clear are thy eyes and bright thy breath,
Snow-white! Snow-white! We sing to thee
In a far land beyond the Sea.

O stars that in the Sunless Year
With shining hand by her were sown,
In windy fields now bright and clear
We see your silver blossom blown!

O Elbereth! Gilthoniel!
We still remember, we who dwell
In this far land beneath the trees,
Thy starlight on the Western Seas.

OOOOOooobviously not my own work, but he has so many..... biggrin.gif


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Posted: 30-Sep-2003, 03:16 AM
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My Brother


Cut down like the tall evergreen
Stolen, before the dawn even broke
Hearts torn and minds full of thundering numbness

In the night season you come; vulnerable and loving
Reaching out, trying to protect you,
Suddenly, mourning floods the portals of my unconscious

It is true, we are but a spark:
Like the flowers of the fields, full bloom in the summer,
Then frozen over and gone in the winter

But oh, how glorious you were in the bright Sun
And beautiful in the cold, cold night
Imperfectly etched as a rough ridge mountain side

Now just a burning ember to warm my soul,
The memory of your face
And the boisterous laughter of your heart

On that faithful day---again we'll meet
Until then, in the Father's embrace you'll remain
Full of joy, alive, and set free!

By Roisin-Teagan 1998
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Posted: 30-Sep-2003, 07:06 AM
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Beautiful Roisin! heart.gif

I especially like the lines

" Cut down like the tall evergreen
Stolen, before the dawn even broke
Hearts torn and minds full of thundering numbness"

and

"Now just a burning ember to warm my soul,"

Give us more!

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If society prospers at the expense of the intangibles,
how can it be called progress?

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Posted: 30-Sep-2003, 09:37 AM
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Elspeth,

Thank you for your kind words.smile.gif You know the story behind "My Brother"---it's very personal to me.

Here are a couple more poems:

Rushing River

My wounded heart You took and bound
Singing Your healing song

Protecting, holding back
This dam held in the depths unknown

You sent Your word and promise,
Like winter thawed by spring

Suddenly, the River came forth
Rushing joy, rushing wonderful and sweetness;
Delights I've never tasted before

By Roisin-Teagan 1999


Nous Rendezvous

Gentle face
With warm eyes you smile

One look
My heart races, gasping for breath

Soft touch
Ingnites fire---rushing and overtaking

Roisin-Teagan 1999
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Posted: 30-Sep-2003, 12:13 PM
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Beautiful, Roisin. Please keep posting them. Healing never stops.
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Posted: 30-Sep-2003, 02:52 PM
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I don't write poetry, just prose (as will soon be evident) but Roisen challenged me and who am I to pass on a challenge? So, here goes......


Married with Children

A hug
as you pass through the room

A quick kiss
goodbye

Schedules and
obligations steal our time

Lovers become friends

A kiss
on the nape of my neck

Goose bumps
down my arms

Time to make time
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Posted: 30-Sep-2003, 05:06 PM
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Great Elspeth! clap.gif clap.gif clap.gif smile.gif
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Posted: 03-Oct-2003, 10:08 AM
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Here is another piece of poetry:

Sacred Exchanges

Sacred exhanges
Bound by a three braided cord
Eyes wide open

Against the gathering dark
Silhouettes fusing
Hearts run a rapturous race

Swollen bell,
Full of expectation,
Awaiting the glorious advent

Months pass like years,
Years go like months
Two and one more on the way

Laying each brick of duplicity
On a foundation of delusion,
While longing for plateaus

Swiftly, Hermes' arrow pierces the center
Slicing one into two

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That was beautiful as life was intended to be. thumbs_up.gif


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Posted: 20-Oct-2003, 10:03 AM
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What is Black?

Prismatic colors fused,
Absorbing light.

Angry,
Black Monday mourner.

Ebonized ink
Smeared across the sky.

From one fountain
Divergent brown hues emanate.

Deep crys out to deep,
Cast shadow from a brillant light.

Roisin-Teagan 2003
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Posted: 20-Oct-2003, 10:16 AM
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The Ocean


Deep and wide is the ocean
Come to it. You can hide
Escape into the depths of neverending
The sea inspires; brings out a wild spirit that stirs within the heart
Open your heart
Embrace the ocean
Begin to feel its rhythm
Move with it, hear it, feel it
For a brief moment you are the ocean
The sea has swallowed many ships with their cargo
Great sailors that sailed upon her
Have found their fate in a watery grave
Unpredictable, in her silence, actually is planning her attack
Strange mysteries and secrets are locked away on the bottom floor
Waiting to be set free
Restless is the ocean, a sea like me

Roisin-Teagan 1987
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