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Gray Matter

Postby Wricker Dreadtemper » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:32 pm

As golden armor shines reflecting light
surrounding both the brave and fearful knight;
as blind men sense the silent pantomime
enthralling to the watchers blessed with sight;

just as the innocent confess their crime,
then wrongfully convicted do their time;
and as the poet tries to leave his mark
between the dry and fluid lines of rhyme;

yes, even as the candle lights the dark
that fully clothes the naked matriarch,
opaquely through life's densest see-through veils,
the gray between the black and white prevails.



-Wricker
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Re: Gray Matter

Postby corvidus » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:45 pm

I love it, Poet

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Re: Gray Matter

Postby Wricker Dreadtemper » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:27 am

Glad you enjoyed it, Corvidus. :)

Thank you for reading and commenting.
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Re: Gray Matter

Postby Shawn Blackwolf » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:55 am

I see we have at least a few poets on this site , Wricker...

I was not around for last years contest...;)

Will there be one for this year ?

Nice work , by the way...

I did appreciate the "inbetweeninity"...lol
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Re: Gray Matter

Postby Wricker Dreadtemper » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:45 am

Shawn Blackwolf wrote:I see we have at least a few poets on this site , Wricker...

I was not around for last years contest...;)

Will there be one for this year ? ...


Not that I'm aware of, but ya' never know. This much we do know: if there is one this year, it won't be concurrent with Imbolc.

Shawn Blackwolf wrote:...Nice work , by the way...

I did appreciate the "inbetweeninity"...lol

Thank you.

I'm a firm believer that the fulcrum is the place to be for those of us who seek to mitigate the ups and downs of life's teeter-totter. ;)
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Re: Gray Matter

Postby corvidus » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:41 am

Wricker Dreadtemper wrote:Thank you.

I'm a firm believer that the fulcrum is the place to be for those of us who seek to mitigate the ups and downs of life's teeter-totter. ;)


Are you a fan of E.A. Poe?
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Re: Gray Matter

Postby Wricker Dreadtemper » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:30 am

corvidus wrote:Are you a fan of E.A. Poe?


Paraphrasing Nietzsche, "If you stare into the abyss for long enough, the abyss may stare back into you."

With the singular exception of Sylvia Plath, I think Poe may have personified those words more fully than any other writer in the history of literature.

In his own words: "Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before."

To answer your question though, I wouldn't call myself a fan.
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Re: Gray Matter

Postby corvidus » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:54 pm

Wricker Dreadtemper wrote:Paraphrasing Nietzsche, "If you stare into the abyss for long enough, the abyss may stare back into you."



Everyone always leaves out my favorite part of this quote, which in my translation begins a sentence earlier:

"He who fights too long against dragons becomes a dragon himself; and if you gaze too long into the abyss, the abyss will gaze into you."

Anyways, if you keep posting your poetry, I'll keep reading it.
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