IAMPOETRY.org

Icon

a revolutionary literary movement

October 23, 2009

theamazon:  hello-helicopter:brasilpop:iheartlove:lame-stamp:(via infinitebutterflies)

kristenbobisten:  Don’t hold onGo get strong or don’t you know there’s no modern romance

kristenbobisten:

Don’t hold on
Go get strong
or don’t you know
there’s no modern romance

Anything Can Happen

Shel Silverstein

Listen to the Mustn’ts,child,
Listen to the Don’ts
Listen to the Shouldn’ts
The Impossibles, the Won’ts
Listen to the Never Haves,
Then listen close to me —
Anything can happen, child,
Anything can be.

Learn to be Quiet

Franz Kafka

You need not do anything.
Remain sitting at your table and listen.
You need not even listen, just wait.
You need not even wait,
just learn to be quiet, still and solitary.
And the world will freely offer itself to you unmasked.
It has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.

Filed under: Uncategorized

theamazon: hello-helicopter:brasilpop:iheartlove:lame-stamp:(via infinitebutterflies)

theamazon:

hello-helicopter:brasilpop:iheartlove:lame-stamp:(via infinitebutterflies)

Filed under: photo, ,

kristenbobisten: Don’t hold onGo get strong or don’t you know there’s no modern romance

kristenbobisten:

Don’t hold on
Go get strong
or don’t you know
there’s no modern romance

Filed under: photo

Anything Can Happen

Shel Silverstein

Listen to the Mustn’ts,child,
Listen to the Don’ts
Listen to the Shouldn’ts
The Impossibles, the Won’ts
Listen to the Never Haves,
Then listen close to me —
Anything can happen, child,
Anything can be.

Filed under: regular

Learn to be Quiet

Franz Kafka

You need not do anything.
Remain sitting at your table and listen.
You need not even listen, just wait.
You need not even wait,
just learn to be quiet, still and solitary.
And the world will freely offer itself to you unmasked.
It has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.

Filed under: regular

The peaceful lake stretched out before him like glass. The cool water closed in around him as he sank.

The peaceful lake stretched out before him like glass.
The cool water closed in around him as he sank.
Grumblebee

Filed under: quote

Filed under: photo

The Trash Can


this is great, I just wrote two
poems I didn't like.

there is a trash can on this
computer.
I just moved the poems
over
and dropped them into
the trash can.

they're gone forever, no
paper, no sound, no
fury, no placenta
and then
just a clean screen
awaits you.

it's always better
to reject yourself before
the editors do.

especially on a rainy
night like this with
bad music on the radio.

and now--
I know what you're
thinking:
maybe he should have
trashed this
misbegotten one
also.

ha, ha, ha,
ha.

From Betting on the Muse – Poems and Stories
Black Sparrow Press, 1996.

Filed under: regular

Road not taken

Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
two roads diverged in a wood, and I —
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Filed under: regular, ,

Notes

The next time someone 
parks their car
in a way 
that annoys you so much 
that you feel the need to leave them a note
telling them about it,
you should instead
just write them a note that says-
“Dear Jeff, now I know where to find you.
Don’t think I forgot about what you did to my little girl. 
I’ll be watching you…”
Then draw a picture of a knife at the bottom.

This way, if they are not named Jeff
they will certainly reconsider parking 
in or around this area so as not to be mistaken for Jeff
and if they are named Jeff… well, 
victory is yours.

Filed under: regular

Blog Stats

  • 1,314 hits