''The poet is the priest of the invisible.''

— Wallace Stevens

This is a group for posting Poetry, your own or others. I have not written very much poetry as it does not come to me. I wait until it does. I think it is among the highest forms of the written art, words brought back from beyond the veil upon the fortunate inspiration of the Muse, or the Divine. Sruti is the sanskrit word meaning that which is heard, ''the cosmic sound of truth''. Poets channel the work, they hear it inside, often complete, before it ever touches paper. Alexander Solzhenitsyn wrote a 50 page long poem while serving hard labour in the gulag, scratching it onto a bar of soap and memorising it before rinsing it off, bit by bit every day. Even if the poet is not a particularly philosophical person, yet still a good poem contains within it by its very nature some acute wisdom or observation. The writing of poetry often is an act of revolution, warning us not to forget what has passed. Though we may be manipulated by the modern world, we always know the truth in certain words. And we remember that truth, no matter how long ago we heard it, because Poems are a mnemonic tool. Poetry makes us feel less alone.

''Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.''

- Plato

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The World by Rumi

The world is a mountain Whatever you say, good or bad, it will echo it back to you Don’t say I sang nicely and mountain echoed an ugly voice… That is not possible The human intellect is a place where hesitation and uncertainty take root There is no…

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Ain

Ain when cockles were me buddy Such be love, excitement, fear I could see you through the foggy mist__ As evening time drew near Ain the weather it was rainey As you hurried up the street Ain it wasn't me you looked for only A dry place for your…

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Romancing A Narrative

..And then I found out that I had nothing to say and really did not give a shit.. What English was.. ..A crashing hemmed up bore ever since I can remember_____ Quite stylish in England I suppose..I had gone through my Droll Period, (or was it…

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A time for everything

A Time for Everything There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to…

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THE MYSTIC TRUMPETER

THE MYSTIC TRUMPETER. I. Hark! some wild trumpeter—some strange musician, Hovering unseen in air, vibrates capricious tunes to-night. I hear thee, trumpeter—listening, alert, I catch thy notes, Now pouring, whirling like a tempest around me, Now…

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My Yoni

I found my yoni on the internet today I was like all green eggs & ham Shoving eggs passed barriers was no fun I'd rather drop that egg & run Take a bath & sit in the sun I found my yoni on the internet today She crossed her hands in front She…

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Fallen Angels

The battle that dwells within Can't be spoken, can't be kin We must be children of the Holy Spirit Pure good or evil, we are not near it. Time is linear, not cyclical Evil itself is not problematic Our Cosmic Saviour will never again come Our…

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If— BY RUDYARD KIPLING

If you can keep your head when all about you        Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,      But make allowance for their doubting too;    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,      Or…

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  • Woo-Hoo! I juss received the Rank of Filidh Bard for my work and am very happy!

    • Well done, Blacmist. That is a wonderful achievement, happy for you. :)

  • Behind the Thunder
    I keep looking for one more teacher,
    only to find that fish learn from water
    and birds learn from sky.

    If you want to learn about the sea,
    it helps to be at sea.
    If you want to learn about compassion,
    it helps to be in love.
    If you want to learn about healing,
    it helps to know of suffering.

    The strong live in the storm
    without worshipping the storm.
    - Mark Nepo 

  • "This is not
    the age of information.

    This is not
    the age of information.

    Forget the news,
    and the radio,
    and the blurred screen.

    This is the time of loaves
    and fishes.

    People are hungry,
    and one good word is bread
    for a thousand."

    ~ David Whyte 

  • Thanks, I love your wisdom!

  • testing comments on group walls...

  • " Write it on your heart
    that every day is the best day in the year.
    He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
    who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.

    Finish every day and be done with it.
    You have done what you could.
    Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
    Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
    begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
    to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

    This new day is too dear,
    with its hopes and invitations,
    to waste a moment on the yesterdays."
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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