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by vespera

I've actually been looking at trying out some prose-poetry lately so was really interested to see you post this. Obviously the imagery ...


Oh, it was you,
the wild and beautiful
and dangerous woman who grew
against the weight of a body.

I should have known:
your body was soft and dead
as a flower whose sharp legs
were not good enough.

But your eyes still
stung and your voice was happy
as a swarm of bees
and you wanted the sun.
And you are gone.
And the people here
would not recognise you.
You, who simply stood up from the winter ground
and existed.
You, who lived too long
in the countryside
of your body.

One night, you loved me
and your mouth burst like a fruit,
too soon, too soon.
You are gone, but still
deliver the same madness to me
that Spring brings for flowers.

I think about where
you put away your sadness:
a country of snow.
I want to lie down

there, like an animal.
I could live for days
beneath your frozen body
of water.
So you asked what I was
writing about and

I could not tell you that
it was other girls.

Girls who never held me
in the palm of their hand;

who could not quiet me
like a violent animal.

I know, I'm full of shit.
But some girls don't see that as an excuse

to treat me like a garden.
I forget the mornings, last winter,

when my 25 year old body was still made of whiskey
and your hands felt like ice, but

you lay me down
like sheet music,

or a menu: you know exactly what you want
and can pronounce every item perfectly.

I wish I could say more.
I told you I can't write poetry anymore
Written in Australia. I kind of want to find somewhere to read some poetry. Updated this with an edited version.
I often think about the city where you now live.
Do I live there too?

Which alleyways have taken you
away from me?

Which homeless people
do you  know
by name?

How much time
wasted, a hemisphere away
from the empty seat
beside you?

How many boys
sit there? How many
spoke? How many kissed?
Tell me where,

Where in this city is your name written?
And how long have I been away?
I miss you every day
Written in Perth. I'm looking for notes, if you've got any.
Often, I speak of you
and the secrets you made

Now, I think of your body
the flesh you hid

like a fruit; the gift
you made of summer

I think of the boys
who died in this woodland

and you, you
were the most natural thing

and I ate just enough of you
not to die
An Allergy to Oranges
Written at home. Not sure about the title.
So this is the last journal I'll put up for now. It's a handful of quotes that I keep in my poetry folder and a few poems I missed the first time around.

Quotes… - Jaime Gil De Bieda… - Miranda July… - Galileo Galilei
fuckyeahliteraryquotes.tumblr.… - Ian McEwan… - F. Scott Fitzgerald… - Jeffrey Eugenides… - Margaret Atwood… - Unknown… - J. Robert Oppenheimer

Poems… - Vladimir Mayakovsy… - Dean Young… - Ezra Pound… - Hafiz (really, really enjoyed this and just found out it was written over 700 years ago and he's basically part of Iranian history. What .… Phillip Kaye - from 'Repetition'

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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014   General Artist
let me tell you, you deserve a delirious amount of views, lovely being
your poetry speaks to the soul :heart:
Gay-Mountain Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
Thank you. And thanks for all your other comments. I worry that a lot of the stuff I write is probably only going to be interesting to me so it's good to know someone else enjoys it.
Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015   General Artist
your poetry definitely deserves at least 10 times the amount of attention it is getting! how about joining a few groups and posting your works with them? that can really help generate more attention and favorites on your poetry? :eager: :heart:
Gay-Mountain Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
I dunno, I've kind of dabbled with groups in the past but can never really find the time to get involved with them properly. There's a few I still submit stuff to but tbh I feel bad that I already submit nearly as much poetry as I read on here.
palaeochannel6 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
I like what you write.
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You've been Featured. :heart:
Gay-Mountain Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Hi, sorry it took me so long to reply to this but thanks!Although I do have to ask....Ladies of Lit...I'm not a lady, shouldn't that count against me?
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It was not for Ladies of Lit, it was for my 30 Writers Series.

You're welcome!
RiseandBe Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome to #PoeticalCondition!
We are happy to include you as one of our members and look forward to your contributions.
We hope to see you as an active part of our humble group.

Your Founder, RiseandBe
indigo-mouse Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you SO MUCH for suggesting my poem as a daily deviation.
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