AuthorsDen.com  Join Free! | Login 

 
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | eBooks | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors: Karen Epp, iWilliam Guy, iMike Monahan, iJames Steffes, iGeorg Mateos, iDiane Hundertmark, iandrea coltman, i
  Home > Poetry > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Robin Ouzman Hislop

  + Follow Me   

· 179 titles
· 737 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
· Save to My Library
·
Member Since: Jan, 2004

   Sitemap
   My Blog
   Contact Author
   Read Reviews


Short Stories
· The Pagan

· Bay


Articles
· Hunter's Moon

· After the Cave the Comet Interview with Mystic East Publishing

· Editorial Canadian Zen Haiku

· Spanish Haikus(xix -li) + Translations

· CZH

· Shades of Hades

· Interview with Poetry Life & Times. August 2001

· Margret Atwood in the Heart of Darkness


Poetry
· Far from Equilibrium

· The Stones

· Dream of Uroborous

· Along it Came.

· A Question of Time

· A Witch for Halloween

· Tales of the Senderos

· The Way of All Shadows

· Laminations in Lacquer

· Paganini Ink Scroll

         More poetry...
News
· SPANISH E-ZINE

· Simply Haiku

Robin Ouzman Hislop, click here to update your web pages on AuthorsDen.

   
  Suibhne goes Human
by Robin Ouzman Hislop
Friday, March 24, 2006
Not rated by the Author.

Share   Print   Save


Recent poems by Robin Ouzman Hislop
•  Far from Equilibrium
•  Laminations in Lacquer
•  Dream of Uroborous
•  A Witch for Halloween
•  The Way of All Shadows
           >> View all 169



Come creature & conjoin the human club,
Donít turn your nose up at it with a snub.

Become a member of the human race,
Where any old mug will fit with a face.

Donít skulk in the shadows an animal beast,
Phase out the music, a human at least.

And should the whole shamozzle then be lies,
It doesnít matter as everyone dies.

Even though weíre neither unique nor great,
Join the human club before itís too late.

A place where all have a story to tell,
Dearly afterwards a soul to sell.

For though it reads as silly and sad,
Itís all the elements good, bad and mad.

Handed down in righteous privilege,
Bred in a sty, in a pidge, in a squidge.

Ice cream man on a green hill far away,*
Last inhabited island after thaw day.*

* An Anglican Hymn
* Now UK one of the last places
to be inhabited after the ice age
about 8000 years ago



Gift of Tongues


Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!




Reviewed by Aberjhani 3/25/2006
An exceptional write indeed! This particular beast is all too much like reclusive humans who for whatever reason decide they "don't belong" among the throngs of human society and so live either in self-imposed estrangement or as self-appointed judges of human failings. Your "Gift of Tongues" is fully evident and wisely eloquent in HUMAN AT HEART Mr. Hislop.
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 3/24/2006
Intermingling poetic verse not one bit conceited. Perhaps by looking at the picture, this is the closest parallel to shamanic "madness."

"The ice cream man on a green hill far away,
Last inhabited island after thaw day" after the global warming, what's left, a tupilak, a figure carved by a shaman from Greenland. Has Neanderthal written in too, Robin. Early man was a poetic beast, flint struck out a fire, fire struck out a story, story passed on from generation to generation, generation is wide apart, close the gap, you're right, join the human club 'for it's too late!

Sage
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 3/24/2006
Fasinating write!
Popular Poetry (Poetry)
  1.  Ostrich Ride and other Tales
  2.  Alice
  3.  the wolf
  4.  The Blessed Blanket
  5.  Gonna Be A Flirt
  6.  A Prisoner's Freedom
  7.  Miss Understood
  8.  A Perfect Day
  9.  Gold-digger
  10.  A Poem for my Paula

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.