The Voice Of The Forest ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I hear it calling I know that voice I've heard it before The voice of the forest It remembers me From days gone by Days of my youth Wild and free When I talked to the trees And they listened to me Those days in the forest Are always with me When the trees would... Continue Reading →

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Dreams And Visions ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I have dreams I have visions They come From being a Poet I see things Differently Than others do Dreams of you Dreams of me Visions of now And what used to be They come in waves They come in flashes They light up my mind While they soothe my soul I have dreams And... Continue Reading →

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Love Is All Around Us ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

If you should ever doubt That love is all around us Spend some time at the arrival gate At any airport Watch the love and happiness On the faces of people waiting When they see the person(s) They were waiting for Walking toward them Note the same look On the faces of those arriving When... Continue Reading →

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Pieces Of Me 1 ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Several of my followers have suggested I do a poetic memoir of my life – things I've done, places I've been, things I've seen, etc. I will do these Pieces Of Me periodically in no particular order. Insight into The Tennessee Poet Born as a Preacher's Kid Named Walter A. Page, Jr. Dad was English... Continue Reading →

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The Power In My Pen ~ A Poem by Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

There is power in my pen In the words I create Words that can inspire,motivate, soothe, Create memories, set a romantic mood, Hurt someone, educate, bring tears, Create fear, happiness, gratitude and make you laugh or cry All of these words or feelings Are created in my mind And written with my pen As Poets... Continue Reading →

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A Chronic Pain Warrior ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Pain Makes you stronger. WRONG Pain builds character. WRONG It only hurts. No more, no less. Pain hurts. Pain is exhausting. Draining. No matter how much sleep you get You will still be tired. No matter how tired you are You still won't be able to sleep. Pain cause chronic fatigue. It is there when... Continue Reading →

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A Poet’s Notebook ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

My notebook is my lifeline It's not fancy Just a 2 subject college ruled notebook From Walmart or Dollar General It contains my poetry My ideas My thoughts My dreams Possible subjects My memories Possible sentences to be used First drafts Website links Crosses out words and sentences Feelings from my heart My wishes and... Continue Reading →

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My Old Colorado ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

My body is like my old truck Slowly rusting, but still useful My knees are like worn out shock absorbers My feel are like two tires filled with too much air There's a lot of mileage on this old body Oh, the places I've been And the sights I've seen Memories created in this old... Continue Reading →

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Poetry In Today’s World ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

The news every day is filled with despair The scandals in Virginia involving the Governor The Lt. Governor and The Attorney General The revolving door for White House Aides Border security, MAGA, Humanitarian crisis President's advisers, attorneys and colleagues indicted United States pulling out of nuclear treaty with Russia A country divided... Fake news Despair...... Continue Reading →

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Fields Of Unforgiveness ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Small minded people Always planting seeds Growing their fields of unforgiveness Their blackened hearts Are filled with hate Even as they say their prayers And sing their hymns Everywhere I look I see them Spreading hatred across the land You can actually see the hate Rising above the fields Creating a dense layer of hatred... Continue Reading →

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A Little Bent Over ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I'm walking through the rest of my life A little bent over, quite a sight to see And even though I ain't pain free I'm alive and walking And that's good enough for me Maybe someday I won't be me But I'll cross that bridge When it comes to me I walk through the night... Continue Reading →

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The Beauty Of Your Love ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

The fire in your eyes Warms the cool night air We walk through fields of memories Filled with reflections of the past The warmth of your surrender Increases the rhythm of my heart I will never understand What you see in me But I know that there would be no me Without you In your... Continue Reading →

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A Place For Old Poets ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

There's a place for old poets like me Poets who always carry a notebook Who fill the Notes app on their phone Who have Post It Notes all over Notes filled with ideas Phrases Possible poem titles Poets who find inspiration in nature In music and art, darkness and light In love, romance and fantasy... Continue Reading →

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The Music Remains – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

As he sits in the darkness The yearning begins He tries so hard to remember His younger, pain free days He remembers the music though Each and every lyric Each and every beat Each and every wink he got From girls in the audience He wants that back so badly He remembers the feeling Of... Continue Reading →

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Transformation – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

~~A little fantasy darkness today~~ My darkness is knocking at the door It knows when I am vulnerable Too weak and too tired to fight it It is a powerful and seductive force Slowly entering my mind Through my small openings of weakness I can feel it smiling as it moves freely Overpowering all that... Continue Reading →

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Candlelight & Sleepless Nights – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Many of my nights are sleepless Sitting with my dogs Deciding on what to write My inspiration comes by candlelight Often while mesmerized by the flickering flame Opening my eyes to what's hidden there I have become a poet of the night Writing by candlelight During my sleepless nights ~The Tennessee Poet~ ©Walt Page 2019... Continue Reading →

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Traveling Through Time – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

As I age, time becomes more important Time to do what I want to do Time to look back on my life Time to remember In the time I have left Memories help me travel back in time Reliving special times Happy times Stressful times In my travels through time I relive trips with family... Continue Reading →

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A Poetic Fantasy World ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

In a poetic fantasy world All is not always as it seems Just surviving through the dark Requires the courage of the wind And the eye of night On your ascent out of the darkness You will be guided by the faces of the forest The woods will guide you in your awakening Helping you... Continue Reading →

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My Life, My Love ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

She is darkness, she is light She is everything that's right When she asks me why I love her I tell her there will never be another When we go walking in the forest That's when we feel the closest When I take her hand in mine She understands that all is fine We have... Continue Reading →

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A Celtic Warrior – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Inside me Lives the Spirit of a Celtic Warrior A Highlander Killed in the Battle of Culloden April 16, 1746 I am the keeper of the Gaelic culture Carrying on the Highland Ways Fighting for what is right and good I am from the clans From fire and forge As sharp as the blade of... Continue Reading →

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Elusive Memories – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

He wanders Through the gardens of his mind Always searching For what he knows is gone The elusive memories of his past No longer to be found Fading glimpses Of what once was But will never be again It doesn't worry him He still has his music And his books Old faded photographs Of what... Continue Reading →

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Beauty In The Darkness – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

There is beauty in the darkness Shadows moving, merging Only the light of a flickering Christmas candle The aroma of fresh cut evergreens Filling your senses as the candle burns As the minutes pass Your eyes become accustomed to the darkness Shadows become clearer And appear to move as the candle flickers You begin to... Continue Reading →

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Down The Road A Piece – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

When you live in the country Distance is not exact How far to town? Just down the road a piece For anyone from a city This can be very frustrating when you deal in time How long to get to town? Not long, it's just down the road a piece Down the road a piece... Continue Reading →

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The Heat Of The Sun ~ A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Even though each day will end And darkness will come The heat of the sun keeps us warm Through the long, lonely nights The music of the day stays with us As we move to the songs of the night Holding us Warming us Reminding us Of all that is good All that we are... Continue Reading →

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Drifting Through My Dreams – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I am drifting along in the clouds My mind is filled with dreams and visions I hear the songs of the night And I can only believe they are the sounds of Heaven Butterflies are all around me Caressing me with the softness of their wings I'm in the middle of nowhere Chasing dreams and... Continue Reading →

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A Broken Mirror – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Her life is like a broken mirror Filled with cracks and broken images Distorted reflections of what her life is now But still she goes on hoping beyond hope She still has her dreams Her memories remain She knows the day will come When her dreams will come true The years have not been kind... Continue Reading →

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What If? – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

What if there was no poetry Just bland, nondescript words No nursery rhymes No lyrics for music What if all the poetry in the world Disappeared Blank greeting cards No more Hallmark Holidays Thousands of poets With nothing to write Poetry is a mirror of the poet A window to life A quiet corner of... Continue Reading →

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The Sound Of Settling – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

When the end comes He knows he will hear it The sound of settling Everything he's done All the good All the bad Will all be settled The pure beauty of the sound Will caress his mind Bringing peace to his soul As the sound carries away his pain He somehow knew It would be... Continue Reading →

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Alfie – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I figured it out Alfie I know what it's all about It isn't only for the moments we live It's for all the moments Once I sorted it out It became very clear to me It's all about life Living Loving Being alive It's about being kind It's about believing in love Alfie Because if... Continue Reading →

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The Dark Side – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

We all have a dark side There's no denying it It hides deep within each of us Waiting for its moment Poets use it Writers use it But once unleashed There's no stopping it It will take over your mind Like that little devil sitting on your shoulder It is the evil side of us... Continue Reading →

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Honored & Humbled – Poetry By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Today has been a day filled with great news for me! I have officially reached 1000 followers! I also received an email from Poets & Writers Magazine which read: “Congratulations, your application to be listed in the Poetry & Writers Magazine Directory of Writers has been accepted.” I am both honored and humbled by both... Continue Reading →

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Obsessed – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I am obsessed with her The fire in her eyes Is like a beach bonfire in summer Her kiss is seductive As sweet as the taste of Tupelo honey She has this way Of nibbling on my lower lip Like it was a piece of milk chocolate My heart rate increases My thoughts get twisted... Continue Reading →

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And So It Began – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

It was early evening Too early to sleep So he let his thoughts fly free Creating images in his mind Of what is And what used to be Thoughts of his parents Christmas morning A cross country road trip to California Remembering the Grand Canyon Old Faithful and the giant Redwoods He was only five... Continue Reading →

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I Feel It Coming – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I can feel it coming The storm Growing louder in my mind Tormenting me Showing no mercy Pulling at me Wanting my soul The battle is harder now But I still fight Bearing the pain Feeling the hate Darkness envelopes me I walk through the mists One step at a time One day at a... Continue Reading →

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A Fading Flame – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

I am like a fading flame Slowly dimming into darkness Once burning brightly Lighting up a room Now a fading memory Of glory days gone by Lately I have not been myself I feel like I'm fading to grey Like the color of storm clouds That get darker and darker I'm fading into myself And... Continue Reading →

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Drum Battle With The Devil – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

A Sequel to Drink With The Devil It wasn't long before the devil came back after we met at the bar She smiled and said quite casually “I heard you play the drums that night you had a drink with me” “Get to the point my evil friend I see those drumsticks up your sleeve”... Continue Reading →

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Visiting With The Spirits – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

It was a quiet New Year's Eve As I walked through the cemetery I often come here at night It helps clear my head Of all the cobwebs from the day I enjoy visiting with the spirits Of those who now live here Perhaps “live” is not the right word “Exist” would be more accurate... Continue Reading →

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Drinking Poetry

A Wonderfully crafted fun poem!

Literary Remains

I am unable to Poe
and thinking of Plath
as I listen in darkness
to Longfellow’s serenade
drinking absolute
torch and Twain
as Ayr’s bard Burns,
like Dante’s Inferno
sliding down…
down… my throat
ere a chilly Frost,
while daring to walk
on The Road Not Taken
with Tolkien’s Hobbits
running Swift and Wilde…
Sexton coughs, “Live or Die!
and Cohen croons, “Hallelujah!
until the night is over and Donne.

© Literary Remains

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Counterfeit

A beautiful poem, read by the author, Susan Richardson.

Stories From the Edge of Blindness

I recently received my copies of the Winter 2019 issue of The Opiate Magazine and I am super proud to have 3 of my poems in the issue, next to the work of so many great writers. This is the first of those 3, along with my first attempt at an audio track via YouTube.

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Do not go gentle into that good night

This is a wonderful article on the classic poem by Dylan Thomas. An excellent read!

Solitary Wanderer

Do not go gentle in to that good night is a poem by Dylan Thomas. It is the first and only poem that I have read on this topic of old age and death where the old are asked to rebel and revolt against the impending death. All others including my feeble attempts on this topic ask to embrace the eventuality. This poem is a stark contrast to it. If I remember correctly this poem is mentioned on the movie ‘Interstellar’ by Christopher Nolan.

Another unique feature is that the poem is written as a Villanelle (or Villanesque). It is a very unique structure and it will be explained later in the post. First let us grasp the magic, the poem is given below, followed by a brief paraphrase and discussion of the Villanesque form. Much of the material of this post is taken from other posts.

Do not go…

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