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Author has written 97 stories for General, and Haiku.
"I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry; that is, prose-- words in their best order; poetry-- the best words in their best order."
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"The poet who writes 'free' verse is like Robinson Crusoe on his desert island: he must do all his cooking, laundry, and darning for himself. In a few exceptional cases, this manly independence produces something original and impressive, but more often the result is squalor-- dirty sheets on the unmade bed and empty bottles on the unswept floor."
W. H. Auden

"Actually, free verse is not a term that I myself care much for.. What you are talking about is that you are not writing a rhyming or a regular verse, but more of an open, organic form."
James Dickey

"There must not be any preconceived notion or design for what the poem ought to be... I'm not interested in writing sonnets, sestinas or anything... only poems. If the poem has got to be a sonnet (unlikely tho) or whatever, it'll cerrtainly let me know."
Amiri Baraka

"If by traditional forms we mean meters, stanzas, rhymes, that kind of thing, I don't think any of those has any meaning in itself or is absolutely essential to poetry."
Richard Wilbur

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if I could stop you loving saints by Rose of Dresden reviews
dedicated to a man who *does* love saints. please r/r. thank you
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 216 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/22/2003
We Have Exited the Burning Building by E. Gao reviews
Like Elvis, except still alive.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 236 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/16/2003
Faculty Meeting by Rose of Dresden reviews
These are all real people. And this is very long for me. please r/r, thank you so much
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 919 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/3/2003
Rommel to Montgomery (from France) by Newkirk's Heroes reviews
~Poem~ Rommel replies to Monty. Please read and review!! Danke!
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 233 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/23/2002
Montgomery to Rommel (from France) by Newkirk's Heroes reviews
~Poem~ And, of course, Monty wants to have his say! Please read and review! Danke!
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 191 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/23/2002
Rommel to Patton by Newkirk's Heroes reviews
~Poem~ Rommel's repsonse to Patton's letter :) Please read and review! Danke!
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 277 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/23/2002
Patton to Rommel by Newkirk's Heroes reviews
A sort of poem/letter thing...I dunno, I was watching "Patton" and this came out. What I think Patton would want to write to Rommel. Feel free to flame me if I got this horribly wrong :). Please read and review! Danke!
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 243 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/23/2002
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hindered we are the common humanity reviews
I was made to travel new roads that lead to old towns none of these towns being Rome. r/r please
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 479 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/24/2003
Parthian Shots reviews
and once, perhaps, they were young as well. A collection of poems.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 502 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/18/2003
Tiffany in the hallways, rubbing her eyes reviews
she did not take her love, and she did not leave it. (You are very much like me./I would not be surprised if sometime later.../I will love you.) r/r, please?
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 528 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/18/2003
Response to Allen Ginsberg reviews
Ginsberg once asked, "What are you about, or are you a person with 10 fingers and 2 eyes?"
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 272 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/14/2003
sonata for a madame claret reviews
Something about you must change/now or in some unspeakably close time... it is spring, no longer winter, not yet summer. r/r, please
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 296 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 4/7/2003
a study of a school day, three quarters long reviews
It is another thing entirely, though... /I am not billy saying anyone's name. Inspired by Rose of Dresden's "School Day".
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 451 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/7/2003
theological sentimentalities reviews
Intuition, like desperation, is formless and graceless and boldly depressing/in its orgy of combinatorics and asymptotic probabilities. of astronautical subjects and perceived redeeming attributes.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 411 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/19/2003
he traces his lineage through grammatical mastery reviews
i could be shakespeare for you if i wanted to, or in the reversal of the usual upstart, if you wanted me to,/ but as it so turns out... a meandering route through two people. r/r, please. thank you!
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 417 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/19/2003
the love of kings reviews
PG for the content, a bit. About Richard the Lionheart and Philip August, also known as Philip II, king of France. I'm sure some of you have got to know what I'm talking about here. [But you, tender dear gray-haired Richard, you who are not Genghis Khan b
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 564 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/24/2003
pedagogic virtues reviews
of the death of winter, spring, and ordinary conversations. {for reget is a solemn and dwarfed thing, teetering at the edge of noncompliance} r/r, please? Thank you!
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 231 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 2/23/2003
The 10th Crusade: the Skeptic's Crusade reviews
of war, polite war, Lady Macbeth, and PowerPoint presentations. A sort of denuciation, one might say, all though I didn't mean for it to be. ^-^ r/r, please? Thank you!
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 462 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/23/2003
occasionally, driving schoolbuses reviews
They hand us back our belongings when,/smiling, we forget to stop magic eight balls/and instead shoot bullets that say/"yes" or maybe "no", "next time", "maybe", "confusion"... r/r, please. Thank you!
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 225 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/22/2003
Breakfast of Champions reviews
A collection of poems. on occasion they are students/ on occasion they are not/ on occasion they are separate, but mostly they are just human. r/r, please. Thank you.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 2,900 - Reviews: 11 - Published: 2/21/2003
Ripples from Raindrops: Charlie reviews
of Bond girls, chalkboards, martinis, picture frames, and ancient buried history. r/r, please. Thank you.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 377 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/21/2003
Conversing through blinking telephone lights reviews
of scapegoats, hostile pasts, and a faint whiff of paranoia. Read and review, please? Thanks!
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 274 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/19/2003
Eleven Things To Judge A Life On reviews
A very badly done tribute to Rose of Dresdon. A list poem, but only in the strictest sense. Of blindness, saviors, eggs, and happy endings. Don't take me seriously.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 241 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 2/4/2003
the present day circe: winteredgingonspring reviews
rather short, but skirts around the point, if there even is a point. of tea ceremonies, forgotten names. r/r, if it so pleases you.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 140 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 2/4/2003
He is not Algernon, nor ever will be reviews
Of hemlock, Socrates, knowledge, stupidity. From the catacombs of margins (where I used to doodle Styrofoam coca-cola cups)/he tells the teacher we can't maneuver the numbers back...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 314 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/3/2003
called to frankincense reviews
of travelling, of forgetting, of nonchalance, of lies, of warmth. r/r please?
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 162 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/30/2003
autumnal cannibalism, dali explains reviews
of cafeterias, food, americanism, fashion, and estrangement. Their pants fall down below their waistlines./If they do not trip over their feet and hemlines/when they walk...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 215 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/30/2003
Special Communiqués reviews
of newspapers, sidewalks, wet shoes, and blonds. The military stripes on the stairs/don't do anything to dry our shoes...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 152 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/29/2003
pablo picassohis ghost, anyway reviews
of art, of forgotten art, of imitation. You are the 5 year/old realizing that trees are not lollipops...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 115 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/29/2003
hiding from odysseus, in between the pages reviews
of classrooms like museums, of conversation, of calculators, of silence, of winter. I miss the unfettered impoliteness/of brazen summers...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 246 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/29/2003
fortune cookies reviews
of telling, of murder by knowing, of familiarty, of disgust. You will hate me very much, but/not as much as I will hate you when I finally realize,/that I am afraid of you.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 274 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 1/29/2003
a man with an axis of evil reviews
of freedom, of america, but mostly of an attempt at cynicism. freedom will order vodka/will be baffled in art museums...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 210 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/29/2003
a sliver for you not there reviews
on buses, engels, marx, blowtorches, and lucky bamboo shoots. Not all in that order, of course. [But it is a testament to the pillar of/familiarity]
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 796 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/28/2003
turnaround reviews
Why I really don't make a good sports fan. On soccer plays, or anyway, what an observor remembers of a soccer play.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 44 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 8/13/2002
Observations of Khaki Curtains reviews
A list poem, of 10 different thoughts when sitting through a lecture. Dead tulip petals in the air/heated stone and sweat./Tumbled in car exhaust.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 225 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/13/2002
Going Home To Somewhere I've Never Been reviews
A short poem on Chicago. Chicago,/of signs and police crowds/and mobs and malls/and places I have never been and will never go to
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 164 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/13/2002
Question For the Virgin Lovers reviews
A poem half inspired by those magnetic poetry sets. Brave Caesar, he is bruised & discontent./Merchant, you see mercy just like him./Lend your heart,/O merchant, toil not in vanity's field.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 199 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 7/21/2002
Airborne reviews
Inspired by a soccer game I watched. Or part of a game I watched, anyway. lemonade of dandelions/that flies drink from, drink like rice wine.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 75 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 6/4/2002
Demons Perched On The Picket Fence reviews
Not about religion, let me get that off of my chest. And we crash into ourselves eventually anyway/but it shouldn't mean we need to give ourselves away/to second chances no one believes in.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 167 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 6/4/2002
parachutes reviews
A poem inspired by a day spent dancing. we kicked out the master/so the mice can play/ can play/can play/watch the blind mice dance. Rather short.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 118 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/4/2002
piano music on a slower day reviews
An extremely short poem. There is a court jester laughing somewhere/but the courtesan cries./Yes, she cries. Review, please? Thank you!
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 61 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/4/2002
Evergreens Laugh At Us reviews
Maybe it was the flurry of/dancing dresses or the ribbons and chiffon wind/or maybe/the tapping shoes and broken sunglasses. Read and review?
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 175 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 6/4/2002
Ripples from Raindrops: Patrick reviews
The name poems are revived! Tiptoeing through the library and he is illuminated by the back light/hiding shadows in more shadows and sometimes/I hate him more than he knows, arrogant with nothing more than/style and swiftly tilting waterfalls...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 177 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 5/28/2002
sulfur and other such tears reviews
A poem loosely based off of an experience with model rockets. but he is watching in truth/the rocket ascending into billowed pillow clouds /and watching-/watching-himself go up in smokey heights.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 147 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/21/2002
electronica reviews
A pantoum. The blinding smoke in the air/tastes of broken dreams and pain./Glitter and sweat in gentle glare/and he with nothing to lose nor gain.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 129 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 5/21/2002
with one hour left reviews
yet another list poem. X. The converse of you teaching/me is not me teaching you but rather/you realizing I have/something to give. We learn.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 224 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 5/20/2002
Two Shadows on a May Afternoon reviews
List poem. VI. I like scents and touches/but you prefer sights and sounds/so we can go traveling and/taste the world together instead.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 344 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 5/20/2002
him against the world reviews
A little observation poem. Each human interaction only fuels his hunger more,/a hunger in his eyes like a blind man and color./Sometimes, I feel as if he could swallow us/whole.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 177 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/20/2002
Ripples from Raindrops: Yifan reviews
Rain washed pounded sidewalks smelling of mud and clay as she/encloses herself in angel feathers, silken laughter/tumbled in birdsong. The name poems continue.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 196 - Reviews: 9 - Published: 5/15/2002
Birdwatching and Other Wayward Realms reviews
I pat down Indian spices/in the air in hopes the incense will catch flames. /So he is beautiful./It should not take my breath away.What would I not give to be like/Ophelia... More strange poetry.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 301 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/11/2002
Ripples from Raindrops: Jack reviews
So the name poems continue. Heh heh heh. His coppertoned skin gleaming tarnished gold and his hair the same sunshine darkness./Kissing raindrops on lips accustomed to wheedle instead of whisper.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 157 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 5/8/2002
Ripples from Raindrops: Jeff reviews
And observation of boys continue. Languidly we all smoke the ashes of his incarceration,/aware of the essence of him being slowly whispered away, like so many/candle wax tears dripping into a brass hand.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 257 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 5/7/2002
Ripples from Raindrops: Carlin reviews
More observation of friends. This one is a poet herself, but mostly a musician. Subtle touches of forest green in otherwise black eyes, eyes that reflect/escapades of musical pegasuses aloft on wings spun from ivory/...with sea blue as her guide
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 158 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/6/2002
a message for you reviews
A somewhat morning after who-knows-what poem. Kinda surreal. loneliness a leaf falls/and you are left with a telephone and a crumpled piece of paper/that simply parrots what you already know.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 700 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 5/4/2002
Ripples from Raindrops: Kevin reviews
Another name poem. Eh, it's odd. As always. Read and review? I drop orchids/into his newly uncovered hands and forget to remember./Nodding off to lyrical piano music.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 122 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 5/4/2002
Ripples from Raindrops: Luke reviews
An acrostic poem, more random observation. (actually, not that random) Once, I tried to scar his pristine outside. Do I regret?/No. But anger is not what I am aiming for.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 87 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 5/2/2002
Ripples from Raindrops: Joshua reviews
An acrostic poem, more random observation. (actually, not that random) Just a moment ago,he brushed by in an/overcrowded current of students thatsuffocated us both in ruined eddies of movements.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 157 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 5/2/2002
him and all his glory reviews
Another observation of a boy who is a rather pretty skater. VIII. He slips the earphones over his head and/closes his eyes, sleeping to the music of metal guitars/and the ink on his skin seeps into his blood.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 233 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 5/1/2002
Monarch Butterflies Migrating reviews
The rest of the title should be: (or, an observation of his hair). This one is... odd. That's about it. It hides our dirtiness./To see his pale cloudy pink skin/(or is it his sin? I do not know)/flush cold against/deathly all forgiving black.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 283 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/29/2002
you could jump off a cliff reviews
Random observation on another boy in English class. Please enjoy. He dwells in frozen landscapes with winter air/and twin scythes on his feet, slipping sliver-like through a hill of snow...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 217 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 4/29/2002
Improvisation with Composers: W. A. Mozart reviews
Stupid title restrictions. Agh! Anyway, a poem on Mozart, as the title says. The world that owns Mozart/from birth of talent drove him/beautifully, fantastically, insane...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 247 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/28/2002
he told me the candlelight was a firefly reviews
Another written for a boy. Simply put, this one is very strange. But let us instead look at him. He is small,/but not really small. A feeling of smallness,/(not words, but words, but syllables?)/like a whiff of rain/in the autumn air.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 447 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/27/2002
he tells me thoughts in monochrome reviews
And yet another on a guy. Hooray for random observation. There's a lot of things he doesn't know/that I can tell him./Not that he would listen if I did./But some things you have to find out on your own./Life is one of them.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 376 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 4/26/2002
It's not apathy; we're just oblivious reviews
A lot of the time,/we do things/we know we'll regret later/and we've never really apologized./The "I'm sorry" is irrelevant to any conversation we may have/And none of us would mean it either.For a friend who I take for granted alot. A bitter poem.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 318 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 4/25/2002
Improvisation with Composers: Ludwig Van Beethoven reviews
A poem about how Beethoven is akin to hickory nuts. In the background, Beethoven./Exactly so./Smoky and sweet with a trace of bitterness./The nut like Beethoven,/or Beethoven like the nut?
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 230 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/24/2002
he told me he wanted to be an astronaut reviews
The reason I am back/to writing about him, he who wants to reach the sky,/is simply this:/He is of a different mold. A little poem about a boy in our English class who has an ongoing love affair with space.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 263 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 4/24/2002
A Correspondence with New York reviews
A little collection of poems about New York. I've always loved the city, and I hope these do at least some justice. Reviews please? Thanks! **COMPLETE: 1-16**
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 16 - Words: 2,320 - Reviews: 6 - Updated: 4/21/2002 - Published: 4/13/2002
Year-round: A Collection Of Month Poems reviews
January through December, with a short epilouge dedicated to all readers of poetry. Strange enough so that it's different. I'm sure everyone can find at least one that they like. Read? Thank you!
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,610 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 4/21/2002
The Graph of His Face in Quadrant III reviews
Written during math class, when watching someone particularly good at math listen to the lecture. It's rather odd, I think. Read and Review? You,/whose eyes watch the parabola of fluorescent light...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 160 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 4/13/2002
oh.war. reviews
A tribute to veternans of war everywhere, even if it's not all that grand. Where blood runs into camomile tea,/war meets peace in a clash of liquids./The dusty air/inhaled through his lungs.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 171 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 4/13/2002
if then i am only his effect (and he the cause) reviews
My second collection of five poems, all based on guys that I know. The darkness of the chaotic laser tag game./In that few seconds of close contact,/he and I were strangers who knew each other.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 502 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 4/13/2002
if then i am his observer (a stranger) reviews
Five poems clumped together. Written about 5 random boys in our english class. I kinda like these, actually. His fingers pressed against his head./Restless movement./Unaware that I was watching him./What, then, is he aware of?
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 351 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/10/2002
Ten Views From Outside a Person reviews
Inspired by a poem written by Newkirk's Heroes, Eight Views On The Road Home. a small group of observation poems, very random.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 194 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/10/2002
Cascades, Or So It Feels Like reviews
Not a love poem, deals with the relative he. About losing yourself and someone else to grayness. and I know,/somewhere, among the masses of red and gold,/he, a little patch of darkness,/is still wearing his shadow badges.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 205 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 4/10/2002
Unable To Stop The Bloom of Roses reviews
A rather dark-hearted look at Spring, I suppose. Spring, the lunatic she is,/draws designs with her fingernail across the hills/From the cuts emerges the lush blood of nature/all flowers and grass/She paints the sky a light blue and uses crayons to dot co
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 171 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/9/2002
When Sitting in School During Chinese New Year reviews
The title is not completely what the poem is about, actually. An exploration of how the younger generation feels about the older. living under the mixed shadow/light of America and China/Too American to be in China/Too Chinese to be in America...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 265 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/9/2002
Conspiracy at 3 in the Morning reviews
time stretches itself and takes a yawn/having caught its 40 winks in the little escape marked Prozac./And as dawn starts to pry apart the skys with bloody fingernails/I wake up to find that I am still/an empty vessel chasing a ship into the distance.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 390 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/5/2002
a neon sign flashing electric blue reviews
Losing yourself in a city of neon lights. And sometimes/when I cannot sleep because some prowling cat of a nightmare/is curled up on my chest/...I watch instead the lights/in this city
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 282 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 4/5/2002
Incense: A Haiku Story reviews
A small collection of haikus that tell a story. Men act out their fate./Men tremble on a war stage./Men bleed their tears dry.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 140 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 4/5/2002
Catching Snowflakes On Winter's Palm reviews
Perhaps,/ One could see wings/Tiny feathery things/Pale dusty butterflies
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 166 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/5/2002
Galahad reviews
My hero is Darwin/ Who, against the crush of popular belief, announced his idea/ And, unapologetic, spat in the faces of skeptics/ Who lurks in some dusty church, reciting his doctrine/ “Unyielding, unyielding, unyielding.”
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 270 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/5/2002
Fragility reviews
Enclosed in his sterile room,/ His eyes are clouded with smoky blankness/ And pale skin is kissed by the shuddering strain of loneliness
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 182 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/5/2002
Surrealism reviews
The escaping cherubs sport plastic harps/ and play an oft-repeated tune./As she wakes she hears the dying concert,/ even with the lead singer of some nameless band/ shouting hoarse confessions in her ear.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 232 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/2/2002
none of us cared (except to survive) reviews
Me/ with my indifferent shrugs/ filling my hands with the cold of winter/ cocooning myself in a sheath of silence/ sealed with frozen blades.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 155 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/28/2002
Faith reviews
Just a little series of haikus on faith (not quite religion, just plain optimistic Asian faith).
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 94 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/25/2002
Sometimes You Dream Standing Up reviews
A slightly, I dunno, maybe darker? poem which is very incoherent and probably extremely pointless Oh well. The floor beneath/ it thuds with the distant rumble of a/ train...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 84 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/18/2002
The Definition of Self-Illusion reviews
Once again, slightly dark. It was originally about the in crowd and the out crowd. Hypocrisy is outdated/ The claim they're not hypocritical/A lot of factors come into play/ We grant them some breathing room...
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 94 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/18/2002
Seperation in 3 reviews
Yes, I am actually writing alot! Anyway, a slightly strange poem, kinda schizo. That's okay. Tell me/ What people look for beauty in ugliness./The homeless who wander/ perhaps they know the pleasure of life./ I and I exploring myself...
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 107 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/18/2002
The Land of the Golden Mountain reviews
A poem inspired by the Chinese miners and Laurence Yep. The fragrant scent/ of tea and sweat/clings to that photo/ (A flash of light/ that catches the moment/when he left they took that picture)
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 196 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/18/2002
The Hanged Man reviews
Tarot card name. One cuss word. A very strange poem, even for my standards. chorus of voices in/her his its your head/ Fight the demons/ (or are they angels)/ because they / speak the hidden labyrith of lies/ and sing the stupid song/ that repeats...
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 165 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/18/2002
Playing With Kalediscopes reviews
Another extremely strange poem. Inspired by playing with Geometer's Sketchpad at school o_O. Yeah. Be scared. The flash of colors/ Did you know/ it looks like fireworks to the eye...
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 194 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/18/2002
perhaps he sought relief (to keep himself sane) reviews
Also titled: The Wild and Distant Shore. Inspired by the music from the movie "The Piano." Silence/ and he is walking out on the beach/ He lets the gentle currents of moonlight fall across his features...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 316 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/1/2001
Kite reviews
Just a short very SHORT one about a boy and his kite. REally short...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 60 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/30/2001
Silence reviews
The sound of heart beat/Shuts out the ringing/His body shivers/With a million quivers/Each a fear/Each a hope/In the silence
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 191 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 10/11/2001
Soldier reviews
A young man stops by at a church and is approached by a priest.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 182 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/11/2001
Intruder
The sea/embraces the blue sky/stretches sapphire fingers to sweep the sand...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 95 - Published: 10/11/2001
The China Collection reviews
Just a random collection of poems I wrote in China...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,114 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/28/2001
Remember to Breathe reviews
She smiles back at me/ Reaching her hand up to catch the water/ And tilting her face to see the raindrops/ Like diamonds fall down to earth with ethreal magnificence. A little poem about the rain and its effect on two people. Read the poem, and review
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 254 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/19/2001
Dusty Blue reviews
Sometimes/Nostalgia grips me so tightly/I can't breathe/and the scent stings like the smell of eucalyptus
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 173 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/13/2001
Apology reviews
Not at all what the title says. Sorta misjoined, but I like it anyway. Please review! But your words sound like rain/ like threads/ like glistening webs/ like diamonds
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 84 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 6/13/2001
Solitude reviews
Midnight/ Means I am out/ Alone
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 124 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/10/2001
Crack of Light reviews
What is in integrity, honesty, justice, belief?
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 47 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/8/2001
Circles of Fancy reviews
To be care-free again/ Blowing dreams /Abandoning them/ When I didn’t believe anymore
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 71 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/8/2001
Fly reviews
Really really really long poem. Actually, I wrote this poem originally in the shape of feathers and bubbles, but I can't do that here. Have fun! Reviews please!
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 647 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 6/6/2001