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(1000 miles) Away
by Axilea MU
Monday, June 06, 2011
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22 tarots in disuse
1 red vase, dusty
all-pervasive monstrosity
of ill truisms abandoned on a chair ---
23 versions of the same lie
to them, goodbye

45 attempts at the same abuse
recreating the ideal ego
same leitmotiv, lame leitmotiv
and since the wind was up this morning
like an early song --- it took
took took them all away

how they hate to be forgotten
birthday wishes and all!
on the wind’s wings rings my laughter:
how ironic predictable and hirsute
monstrosity’s farcical face
look look look, so manifest now!

2 green glasses sticky, stacked up
reminders of a desperate embrace
whispering empty incantation
saccharine fragrance undiluted
heavy-duty grip of death

an old parrot (1) writes a few maudlin verses
to mimic a sad song sobbing for love
trapped in the cage of the afternoon
--- 2 green glasses, finally washed
freed from the grip of gluey dregs.

 

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Reviewed by Kenny Baez
The details of a life! The things we accumulate and discard in our journey through life. Best wishes ken
Reviewed by Sandy Hoynacki (Reader)
Well done indeed. Much depth in each line. Freed from the grip of gluey dregs...Finality prevails......Unequaled from beginning to end...

Sandy
Reviewed by Sheila Roy
Incredible depth to this piece, Axilea. Interesting how the past shapes us and forces us to move forward. Like the sense of hope from that last line, too.
Sheila
Reviewed by D. Vegas
Axilia, Remembering but moving on...
Always,
Deborah
Reviewed by dan Rosenhagen
It only hurts when we laugh.ha! I really love your work, your heart, your soul.
dan
Reviewed by Douglas Bentley
If only I could add to say.......
Reviewed by Charlie
Oooo, I get those numbers--love those numbers. They add symetry to the whole of the poem. "took took took" and its rephrasing in "look look look" do the same; nothing I love better than a parallel bit of poetry. On a different note, there is no sadness in this poem, but a sense of finality, self-mockery, and spacious freedom. This year will be fuller than ever of the antithesis: may it be full of beginnings, of self discovery and success, and of loosing yourself in tight bonds of brotherly love. --Charlie
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
Fortune tends to take care of itself, how we deal with our choices is entirely up to us. Patrick
Reviewed by Christine Alwin
....outpouring of bottled up feelings is a good thing to do...this is amazing poetry..unique Axilea~
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
nothing like a good wind-washing to refresh one's perspective.
excellent writing herein, axilea.
best wishes,
carolyn
Reviewed by John Flanagan
I'm not sure you've removed the pain entirely,
Axilea, but rather sublimated it; this is wish
in a different way, a see through the nonsense
and insincerity way; the images come together
to paint a still life: cards, absinthe glasses,
vase and that old parrot mimicing, repeating.
You stir so much in me with this poetry, thank you.

John
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Interesting, moving as if a web of time. Creativity at its best...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Amor Sabor
Beautiful are these verses, Axilea. Brilliant are their hue upon the mind. A creative mind on your birthday even yet.
Amor
Reviewed by Christine Tsen
Wow!
This work is brilliantly hypnotic in the use of syntax, as well as simply stunning in layered meaning!
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by Gene Williamson
Top to bottom, wonderful lines, so skillfully crafted,
especiall this one:

on the windís wings rings my laughter:

I like how you removed the pain from this painful tale, Axilea.

-gene.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price
Great imagery paints your story with honesty and raw life. Love it. Liz
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Stunning creativity at its best Axilea...bravo.
fee
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