Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Joan Huffman, iEdie Batstone, iJeanne Miller, iBob Mitchley, iClaudio Herrera, iIolanthe Woulff, iStacey Chillemi, i

  Home > Language > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

a- maryllis

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Poetry
· 60 Titles
· 2 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Before 2003

a- maryllis, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Memories of Mount Dora Volume 1
by Amy Sellers

Come and visit historic, Mount Dora, FL. This coffee table books depicts 41 paintings of iconic views of our magic little town...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

the gongs striking; but silent. (ode to ms. woolf)
by a- maryllis
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Not rated by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Follow
Recent poems by a- maryllis
•  Steven, Lisa Marie & Lines of Poetry
•  Butterflies
•  without a cocoon
•  I'm sorry, I didn't mean it
•  Olivia
           >> View all 60

2009. a-maryllis, All rights reserved

"Here on this ring of grass we have sat together, bound by the tremendous power of some inner compulsion. The trees wave, the clouds pass. The time approaches when these soliloquies shall be shared. We shall not always give out a sound like a beaten gong as one sensation strikes and then another. Children, our lives have been gongs striking; clamour and boasting; cries of despair; blows on the nape of the neck in gardens."

-Virginia Woolf
The Waves (1931), pp. 39-40


I never made it to the lighthouse
your words ate at my brain
as mice chewed holes
in the last of my memoirs.

Now I drown
with only stars by my side -

the ones he drew on me
while he counted my ribs
and pronounced me "woman"
on the day we conceived
and happiness bled from our pores
only to turn sour.

I am empty.

If the waves suffocate me
I shall open the book to page one; begin again
and let my words be the salt of debauched literature;
the embryo of truth.

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

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

Popular Poetry (Language)

Bridging the Gap: Police - Japanese, Fifth Edition by Robert Wood

Nonverbal Japanese language communicator primarily for English speakers. Easy to use reference. Proven and effective tool...  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

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.