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  Voices In The Late Night Forum
by Sara L Russell
Monday, September 01, 2003

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[Poetry forums always seem to resound with lonely or sad voices, to my mind, especially late at night. This poem is my take on that strange, haunting nocturne. The "narrator" is a haiku poet...]

  Amber sunset sky
  Late autumn leaves turn spirals
  as litter flutters


  All night
    feels strange
      I crack

  Late flight
   I break
    I'll change
     come back


I don't know why she never really knew me
I wish I knew why she was so unkind
And why she cut my clothes to shreds so rudely
And ripped the peace cleanly out of my mind


Tap roots turn and twist under
border beds
roses quiver with dew in ardent scarlet
as bees drowse on the lavender.
My garden is a taut wilderness;
budding event-art waiting to open
like the blossoming of our passion
if you would only look at me....


 i hate myself
 i hate my life
 my fingers close around the knife
 my cuts are mouths screaming in vain
 as blood mixes with streaming rain


Hey lonely -
your poem sucked.
Read more, get out more,
eat meat or forever hold your peas.


  Nightfall comes slowly
  wood smoke billows from chimneys
  as the lights go out.


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Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 9/7/2003
I must concur....Brilliant write Sara...Very vivid & true indeed.....ty, Dani

Love your bio pic btw....I adore my cats too!! :)
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 9/3/2003
Sara just stunning work! Very deep yet also sort of like a drop in a bucket to. Finely Crated too!
Reviewed by C. Gourlay (Reader) 9/3/2003
a layered piece making for an intense read, love it, thanks
Reviewed by jude forese 9/1/2003
Reviewed by Sara Coslett 9/1/2003
Oh oh, I think I saw myself in there. Great write.

On a side note I am happy that you spell your name correctly.

~ Sara
Reviewed by ***** ********* (Reader) 9/1/2003
Brilliantly done, Sara! Excellent P.O.V-shift and very creative!
Reviewed by Gone Gone (Reader) 9/1/2003
I'm agreeing with Evelyn. Lovely beginning and ending haikus by the way.
Reviewed by Evelyn Simon 9/1/2003
The poem reminds me of a poetry reading
at a poetry club. It was profound, and very
emotional. Loved it. :0)

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