THE ARROW AND THE SONG
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I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song?

Long, long afterward, in an oak
I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



I heard a story of a man Who split himself in two One half never changed The other half grew and grew One half was always true The other was always new And then i wondered Which half was me, which half was you?
Contradiction of Souls --- I was the black haze That obscured your every thought While you scourged my inner self With the radiance you brought Two pieces of a puzzle of pain A dance Entangled heat Ourselves we beat In ignorant trance Contradiction of souls spoken again You are the phoenix Trapping me and soaring through the sky You're ripping me apart and burning my flesh But if I free myself... I'll surely die Over 2 mensen die elkaar nodig hebben en tegelijkertijd elkaar verscheuren.
Flower --- She drowns herself in an acid pool To wash off the other pain Grown to be her own hurt's tool She holds out her hands to the freezing rain Her broken soul desperately cries for help In a language unheard before While I try to understand, to rescue her from this dark land She continues to destroy herself even more I stumble through bright white landscapes Where knowledge lies behind blinded vision, buried beneath the ice Armed only with my mind's searching eye Deeply hoping that it will suffise I long... To save this flower From her slow descent To restore her power So that it can't evermore be bent To make her wounds cower And fade like a forgotten memory, carried away by time's tide To destroy the mist that clouds her So she'll discover her soul's brighter side This flower is not yet lost I refuse to let her slip into the abyss I long to save this flower At any cost For as long as my hope remains She is not lost Over iemand die in een vicieuze cirkel van pijn terecht is gekomen. (i have no idea what the german means in the two above)
*UNFINISHED* --- You have followed your tears along the river, As they flowed down the darkened way, You left the sun that lit each moment, As the luminescent light began to softly fade, Weak and feeble, you kept walking, Though the darkness gave you a fright, With each step, your heart fell harder, Too scared to find the will to fight, The glow behind you caused your tears to fall, And wet your melancholy cheeks, You tried to scream to let them find you, But your numb lips could not open to speak, You heard their words cry out to you, And echo through the tunnels walls, Your tears weighed you down to nothing, As your frail legs caused you to fall, You crawled along, facing the ground, Too scared to see what lies ahead, Your old smiles and happiness flashing before you, Everything your loved ones said, My last view of you quickly fades, Into the midnight sky, I fall onto the frozen ground, As the Lord hears my saddened cries, "Go to your friend, my distraught child, For your strength is what they need, Don?t hold back because you are scared, Don?t allow yourself to grieve," I wipe the tears out of my eyes, And stand up tall on my shaky feet, "Your strength in your heart is all you have left, So go to them as they lie weak," A few steps in to the hollowed tunnel, I scream and pray you hear, Your cries echo back to me in pain, As I hear the drops of your million tears, The blackness sends my eyes back to the light, Not knowing what I should do, "Heart, please give me the courage to go on," I pray as I think of you, The faster I run, the less frightened I'll be, And the sooner I can hold you in my arms, I dash to you, as your cries get louder, Ive got to get you out of harm, I hold your weakened body tightly, As you look into my eyes, "Im sorry," you say, as you wipe my own tears, "Please don't say that this is goodbye," "My friend, you've got to find your own strength, But for now, you may take mine, Just forget your weakness, and find my courage, And you'll make it through in time," "I'm too weak," you reply, closing your eyes, "I can no longer go on," "Dear friend, if it were your time now, Than God wouldn't have sent me here to bring the sun," As the light shines down the darkened tunnel, From the candlelight of your solemn friends, "I called, and they came!" you cried, "That's because it's not the end" You must keep on walking down this tunnel, Until the light brings to you the day, And there, God will take you in His arms, And blow away your haze, Your lifes path is long ahead of you, And our love will help your pain to diminish, For you must live for those you've loved and lost, Cuz your journey has been left unfinished. (it doesn't really rhyme or anything, but it's exactly like a story I would imagine..)
lyrics - Gorecki (the song itself is even better) --- If I should die this very moment I wouldn`t fear for I`ve never known completeness like being here wrapped in the warmth of you loving every breath of you still my heart this moment oh it might burst could we stay right here till the end of time until the earth stops turning wanna love you until the seas run dry I`ve found the one I`ve waited for all this time I`ve loved you and never known your face all this time I`ve missed you and searched this human race here is true peace here my heart knows calm safe in your soul bathed in your sighs wanna stay right here till the end of time till the earth stops turning gonna love you until the seas run dry I`ve found the one I`ve waited for the one I`ve waited for all I`ve known all I`ve done all I`ve felt was leading to this all I`ve known all I`ve done all I`ve felt was leading to this wanna stay right here till the end of time till the earth stops turning gonna love you till the seas run dry I`ve found the one I`ve waited for the one I`ve waited for the one I`ve waited for wanna stay right here till the end of time `till the earth stops turning gonna love you till the seas run dry I`ve found the one I`ve waited for the one I`ve waited for the one I`ve waited for
"You live accompanied by weal In your all-narrow fold, Whilst in my boundless world I feel Both deathless and death cold" Mihail Eminescu. this is the last part of an epic poem called hyperion. i don't know what the rest of the poem says, but this part is awesome.
There was a young fellow from Kent Whose dick was so long that it bent. To save her some trouble, He folded it double, And instead of coming, he went. (I just like this one because there are thousands of such lemericks and this one is the best I've seen.. so elegantly rhymed, etc.)
this isn't a poem but it's as good as one. i've had two philisophically significant dreams that i've never forgotten i stood at the foot of a mountain pass. a knight fought a dragion, the knight was good and the dragon was evil. they fought for eons up the pass. the knight was so determined to slay evil he forswore all else, not even noticing the destruction he caused about him. by the top of the mountain he had become evil, seeking only to slay his foe and uncaring of anything else. the dragon sought to defeat his foe at forst because his foe was g in the end he only sought to preserve his own life as the knight had destroyed all other living things in his zeal to defeat what he saw as the greatest evil, thus, being the last vestige of life and the purity of simply preserving life, even his own, yet not harming, even though unable, other lfie, he was good. then they both were back at the foot of the pass and it started over, the knight now the dragon and the dragon now the knight
lyrics - Windmills of Your Mind MOST BRILLIANT lyrics ever, and Dusty Springfield's voice is PERFECT for it Round Like a circle in a spiral Like a wheel within a wheel Never ending or beginning On an ever-spinning reel Like a snowball down a mountain Or a carnival balloon Like a carousel thatís turning Running rings around the moon Like a clock whose hands are sweeping Past the minutes of its face And the world is like an apple Whirling silently in space Like the circles that you find In the windmills of your mind Like a tunnel that you follow To a tunnel of its own Down a hollow to a cavern Where the sun has never shone Like a door that keeps revolving In a half-forgotten dream Or the ripples from a pebble Someone tosses in a stream Like a clock whose hands are sweeping Past the minutes of its face And the world is like an apple Whirling silently in space Like the circles that you find In the windmills of your mind Keys that jingle in your pocket Words that jangle in your head Why did summer go so quickly? Was it something that you said? Lovers walk along a shore And leave their footprints in the sand Is the sound of distant drumming Just the fingers of your hand? Pictures hanging in a hallway And the fragment of a song Half-remembered names and faces But to whom do they belong? When you knew that it was over You were suddenly aware That the autumn leaves were turning To the colour of her hair Like a circle in a spiral Like a wheel within a wheel Never ending or beginning On an ever-spinning reel As the images unwind Like the circles that you find In the windmills of your mind
and this one by a friend of mine.. actually a long lost friend, he hasn't talked to me in years. for some reason I feel guilty putting it in with all these other poems.. not because it's not good enough, but because it's too good. --- If I were bodiless... I would stretch to the size of the universe, and watch it expand. I would inflate to the size of an atom and reorganize the universe by hand. If I were bodiless... I would bounce light and redirect sounds. I would entrance its color and turn it around. If I were bodiless... I would enlighten my orb into a resplendant spectrum ray. And mimic the stars a billion light years away. I would float above skylines, soar through city streets and watch people go by. Dance to the constellations glistening through my eye. If I were bodiless... I would engender worlds by thought alone Where long lost souls lay to rest at their new found home. If I were bodiless... I could soar anywhere I wish and never be found. Not a trace, footprint or sound. The physics of eternity crystalized within my minds eye. Soaring through planes, tasting light and seeing soundwaves echoing high. Blazing it by faster than the speed of light. A thousand journeys in a single astral flight. If I were bodiless... I would stretch the limits of physics and fiddle with time. If I were bodiless... Every one of my thoughts would have its own conscious mind. If I were bodiless... I would be everywhere you would find. If I were bodiless... ...The universe would be mine. THE END -prosui
Roses are red Violets are blue Tulips are yellow And roses are yellow sometimes. -i saw that written on the bulletin board in chemistry class in '96, i think on the last day of school.