AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Carol Tetlow, iNeil Levin, iWill Clark, im j hollingshead, iAllen Smith, iStanley Ely, iAndrew Feder, i

  Home > Action/Thriller > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Doug Holder

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· Messages
· 346 Titles
· 446 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Before 2003

   newsletter

Subscribe to the Doug Holder Newsletter. Enter your name and email below and click "sign me up!"
Name:
Email:
Doug Holder, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Popular Poetry (Action/Thriller)
  1.  The red ink flower tree
  2.  Womanhood
  3.  Falling
  4.  Body Quakes
  5.  Mud Pups
  6.  Inevitable
  7.  He Should Be Very Thankful
  8.  A Lovely Day For A Swim
  9.  Ego
  10.  True Friends
  11.  Christmas Scat
  12.  Quandary
  13.  About Twenty Inches of Snow
  14.  HONEY, OUR VOWS MEANT NOTHING TO YOU ... B
  15.  spiraling
  16.  Have I told you I LOVE YOU today?
  17.  The Shredding Machine
  18.  Hope Reawakened
  19.  Snowballs!
  20.  Fly by the Moon



The Most Beautiful Things Are Often The Most Useless
by Doug Holder

Saturday, January 31, 2004

Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by Doug Holder
•  Interview with Lois Ames: Confidante to Anne Sexton and Slyvia Plath
•  JACOB WIRTH (Boston, Mass.)
•  Spring: This Ain't A Love Poem
•  The Woman Who Sat on the Toilet For Two Years
•  Halloween Night
           >> View all 167


How disappointing--

from the height

of her cheekbones

from her full

and refined mouth

words

vapidly fall

in a sputtering cadence

as futile

as the florid

fan of a Peacock's

tail

or the motal

flush of color

that tints the

autumnal leaves--

or the burning, ice-blue

eyes of your diva

as she swoons

under the undertow

of her swan song.

Or that ethereal hush

and then the brush

 of her sudden

warm, inviting breath--

 

Still--

what else

can stand

between you

and death.

 

 

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


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


Reviewed by No Longer Member (Reader) 2/2/2004
great work Doug
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 2/1/2004
Beautiful,i.e. Why You Learn To Make Best Of What You Have Got_

Hand's That Tempt Yourself!

TRASK
Reviewed by anne cunningham 2/1/2004
like the title. like this, very much.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/1/2004
Very interesting poem!
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 2/1/2004
Really good, but I thought that it could have been about my first wife, who I divorced over thirty years ago.
Reviewed by Lori Moore 1/31/2004
I love the ending.
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.