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Post by The Ravyn » Sat Apr 10, 2004 2:22 am

on the threshold we gaze
at that which must be
and we call it good
taking the steps
of a child we learn
that which is
in inevitablilty
life
and on the threshold
of another world
we once again grasp
the simplicity of the universe
in all it's complexity
so simple
and yet so evading
love is the key
allow it to unlock
all of the doors
for that is all
that life is
take my hand if you don't know where you're goin' ... i'll understand .... i've lost the way myself ...
j. kaye

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Post by jeannerené » Sat Apr 10, 2004 9:37 am

:bow: Ravyn....Absolutely wonderful...

jeanne
... and his words purge up and outward,
expelled and onward through desert dust swallowed,
sands he says that gorge on simple sensibilities.
And, now he spits fragments, grit, extended vowels and elongated syllables
over cracked lips. Their sounds fall
piling round his boots…
~ jeannerené

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Post by debab » Thu Apr 15, 2004 5:20 pm

ravyn, your poem shines and is truth.... love is ever the key and the answer....beautifully said
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...Yet the stones remain less real to those who cannot
name them, or read the mute syllables graven in silica.
To see a red stone is less than seeing it as jasper—
metamorphic quartz, cousin to the flint the Kiowa
carved as arrowheads.
To name is to know and remember
_____________'Words', Dana Gioia







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Post by thief of dreams » Sun Sep 12, 2004 4:31 pm

hehehehe...
"Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler."
Friedrich Nietzsche

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Post by winsome » Sun Oct 10, 2004 12:28 pm

Ravyn, you are a very talented poet. I like reading your work.

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Post by Reig.the.Lost » Sun Oct 17, 2004 6:44 pm

:cool: Cool peice, and most likely true. Have to find out for myself sometime.

Anyway, I like the semi-reference(at least in my own head) to 'standing on the brink of oblivion'.
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Post by charismaticchristina » Mon Oct 18, 2004 9:08 pm

I was left speachless with a sense of calm.

Thank you.

Christina

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Post by nrip4life » Thu Nov 04, 2004 11:23 am

:bump: :angel: how true..this world is so complex yet so simplistic..well done!
Old too soon, smart too late....-anonymous

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Post by Miyu » Sun Nov 14, 2004 9:48 pm

i miss these poems.

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Post by thief of dreams » Tue Jul 19, 2005 5:58 pm

:bump:
"Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler."
Friedrich Nietzsche

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Post by Spazway » Tue Jul 19, 2005 7:05 pm

This poem is so true. Jenn was such a wise woman, wasn't she?
If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you. ~ A. A. Milne

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Post by thief of dreams » Tue Jul 19, 2005 11:37 pm

yep yep
"Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler."
Friedrich Nietzsche

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Post by OriOnpheOnix » Thu Jul 21, 2005 11:28 am

on the threshold we gaze
at that which must be
and we call it good
taking the steps
of a child we learn
that which is
in inevitablilty
life
and on the threshold
of another world
we once again grasp
the simplicity of the universe
in all it's complexity
so simple
and yet so evading
love is the key
allow it to unlock
all of the doors
for that is all
that life is

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Post by Tom Watson » Sat Oct 22, 2005 9:12 am

:crying:
How sad, remembering the loss suffered when "The Ravyn" had to fly away...seeing an example of the power of the spirit within her that had undergone such a beating down in the brief life of the wonderful person such as her, is a refreshing reminder of the power and strength within us all and that...
love is the key
allow it to unlock
all of the doors
for that is all
that life is
Thank you Jenn, for leaving a bit of your spirit in your words for us to learn from...

Tom
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Post by Cure » Sat Oct 22, 2005 10:26 am

Beautiful
"The sorrow which has no vent in tears may make other organs weep"
-Henry Maudsley-

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