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August 27, 2014, 12:25:18 AM
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I'm not a very good poet.
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Night time reflections on who I am
Night time reflections on what I've done
Night time reflections on where I am going

Things I push away during the light of day
Things that keep me up late at night in my bed

Past feelings keeping me awake
Past regrets keeping me awake
Past sins keeping me awake

Questions
Questions
Questions

Where am I going?
I don't know
What am I doing?
I don't know
Who am I?
I don't know
Who do I want to be?
I don't know

Pensive at 1AM
Pensive at 2AM
Pensive at 3AM

Tick
Tock
Tick
Tock

Can't sleep
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but sorcery refuses to be a metaphor for mere literature--it insists that symbols must cause events as well as private epiphanies. It is not a critique but a re-making. It rejects all eschatology & metaphysics of removal, all bleary nostalgia & strident futurismo, in favor of a paroxysm or seizure of presence.

August 27, 2014, 12:28:32 AM
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I like it.
"Spirit is in a state of grace forever.
Your reality is only spirit.
Therefore you are in a state of grace forever."

"As relfections of the Source, we are little gods."

"...part of me doesn't want to believe that auto-eroticism while crushing on a doodle (sigil) could manifest a check in the mail box, but hey, it did."

"Everybody laughs the same language."

August 27, 2014, 12:32:41 AM
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Thanks, Mind_Bender.
Noein - A Resource on Psi, Science, and Philosophy
but sorcery refuses to be a metaphor for mere literature--it insists that symbols must cause events as well as private epiphanies. It is not a critique but a re-making. It rejects all eschatology & metaphysics of removal, all bleary nostalgia & strident futurismo, in favor of a paroxysm or seizure of presence.

August 27, 2014, 05:08:39 AM
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The measure of a poet, and a poem, rests primarily in the capacity to convey feeling and inspire some sort of movement in the reader. Whether the reader loves it, hates it, or simply finds it interesting, in all such cases you've captured the readers attention and moved them.

Technique and form are only secondary to this emotive aspect of poetry.

It's a good poem, Rayn.



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August 27, 2014, 09:37:17 AM
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The measure of a poet, and a poem, rests primarily in the capacity to convey feeling and inspire some sort of movement in the reader. Whether the reader loves it, hates it, or simply finds it interesting, in all such cases you've captured the readers attention and moved them.

Technique and form are only secondary to this emotive aspect of poetry.

It's a good poem, Rayn.
Well said.  In the end everyone interprets the poems however the hell they want to regardless of how the poet wanted the poem to be interpreted. There's always at least one to love poet's poems. Besides, one may notice that all famous poets have both well-liked and hated poems.

In your case Rayn, one could seriously mistaken you to a real poet. I like the poem, very much so.