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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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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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 →

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 →

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 →

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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The Beauty or the Beast?

A powerful piece to make us think…

the girl next door

We are a generation of broken people.

Confused to our cores and crazy to the tee.

We are not sure if we are different or if we all are the same.

Are we meant to live or are we destined to die

Are we energy or are we matter

Oh these questions trouble us

Stooped in our phones we all are trying to look for answers on the web.

20 million hits for every question and yet we are confused.

Every moment of the perceived time we live in; we are getting closer to something, we are drifting further from something.

We are always looking for something and yet not seeing

Is that why the chaos, confusion, difference or is it indifference?, or shall we say an eternity spent searching?

There is no start, there is no end. You are here now, you will be gone next.

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The Forgotten Words

A beautiful poem by Leigha Robbins.

Leigha Robbins

page after page
we read the words;
copious amounts of writing-
filled with caring
and lots of humor.
he would write each year
at vacation time
and put the words away.
we found them again
in a long forgotten drawer,
dusted them off
and reread the work
of the poet
that could have been.

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – copious

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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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