On the subject of poetry… I did go to the meeting today. It was cool– a wide variety– all orginally written by my peers!!! I listened to everything from sonnets to contemporary stuff from the street. It was awesome. I also realized had I seen any of these people walking down the sidewalk– I would have never known.
Anyway… I’m not quick enough to write down anything I experienced today. But– I will definitely be contributing some work of my own to future meetings– I can’t promise anything extraordinary, as I have limited experience writing poetry. But anyways– Here are a few poems… The first I read today in a book– and the other sent to me by a friend… and I thought it deserved a spot here, center stage:
Ask me no more where Jove bestows,
When June is past, the fading rose;
For in your beauty’s orient deep
These flowers, as in their causes, sleep.
Ask me no more whither do stray
The golden atoms of the day;
For, in pure love, heaven did prepare
Those powders to enrich your hair.
Ask me no more wither doth haste
The nightingale, when May is past;
For in your sweet dividing throat
She winters, and keeps warm her note.
Ask me no more where those stars light
That downwards fall in dead of night;
For in your eyes they sit, and there
Fixed become, as in their sphere.
Ask me no more if east or west
The Phoenix builds her spicy nest;
For unto you at last she flies,
And in your fragrant bosom dies.
I loved you: and, it may be, from my soul
The former love has never gone away,
But let it not recall to you my dole;
I wish not sadden you in any way.
I loved you silently, without hope, fully,
In diffidence, in jealousy, in pain;
I loved you so tenderly and truly,
As let you else be loved by any man.
Other: pull ups, dips, sit ups, reverse sit ups with Tyler… a few minutes on the elliptical machine