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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-19-06 08:20 AM
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The RetroLounge Daily Poem Thread (Sat 8/19/06)
Penelope's Song

Little soul, little perpetually undressed one,
Do now as I bid you, climb
The shelf-like branches of the spruce tree;
Wait at the top, attentive, like
A sentry or look-out. He will be home soon;
It behooves you to be
Generous. You have not been completely
Perfect either; with your troublesome body
You have done things you shouldn't
Discuss in poems. Therefore
Call out to him over the open water, over the bright
Water
With your dark song, with your grasping,
Unnatural song--passionate,
Like Maria Callas. Who
Wouldn't want you? Whose most demonic appetite
Could you possibly fail to answer? Soon
He will return from wherever he goes in the
Meantime,
Suntanned from his time away, wanting
His grilled chicken. Ah, you must greet him,
You must shake the boughs of the tree
To get his attention,
But carefully, carefully, lest
His beautiful face be marred
By too many falling needles.

Louise Gluck

*******************

RL

If you have a request for a certain Poet, post their name in the thread and I will find a poem by them and post it...

if you want to see some of my poetry, see the blog at:
http://www.myspace.com/retropaul
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-19-06 08:30 AM
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1. slowly...ever so slowly
shake the tree
let the needles
prick his skin
reminding him
to never leave again.


:hi:
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miss_american_pie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-19-06 09:25 AM
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2. He should have stayed home more
:D :hi:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-19-06 10:10 AM
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3. God forbid we scare him.......
so much that he never wants to come home again........

Good choice, my dear RetroLounge.......
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