One of the reasons I love poetry, is because it can be read in a single sitting.
Another reason is the way it makes me feel when I write or read poetry. It's effect is instant in most cases. You read the words and the meaning, emotion, effect goes straight to your heart.
At times, its effect is not felt until later. And felt much more profoundly when it eventually takes hold.
You can quickly read it again and again.
For me, poetry is as close writing can get to listening to music or watching a short video.
My top three favourite poems (at this moment in time):
Hope is The Thing with Feathers
"Hope" is the thing with feathers—
That perches in the soul—
And sings the tune without the words—
And never stops—at all—
And sweetest—in the Gale—is heard—
And sore must be the storm—
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm—
I've heard it in the chillest land—
And on the strangest Sea—
Yet, never, in Extremity,
It asked a crumb—of Me.
- Emily Dickinson
Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art--
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night
And watching, with eternal lids apart,
Like nature's patient, sleepless Eremite,
The moving waters at their priestlike task
Of pure ablution round earth's human shores,
Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask
Of snow upon the mountains and the moors--
No--yet still stedfast, still unchangeable,
Pillow'd upon my fair love's ripening breast,
To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,
Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,
Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,
And so live ever--or else swoon to death.
- John Keats
Grace with me your sentiments
And move my heart to beat
Take me to your passion place
Where sleepiness is sweet
Touch me with your tenderness
In words we should have said
Then dream a way inside of me
And climb into my bed
Makers of creative love
When alternating time
Redesign with reasoning
Both in and out of rhyme
- 'Anna DeVine
And this one is always there or there about: Annabel Lee - Edgar Allan Poe
Who is Mr X?
He is one of the characters in Neophyte.
Mr X shows the protagonists in Neophyte (Evan Jameson and Emily Cullen), how to love in a different kind of way. A broken kind of way.
Who are the Broken Ones?
We are all broken, in one way or another.
The poems below, written by Evan Jameson, give a flavour of the effect Mr X has Evan and Emily.
One day Mr X and the Broken Ones will be ready to publish... pictures and all.
Here are a few of my poems
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