poetry critical

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Poetry Critical 2.0

Hey guys, Donald here.

In a few weeks, this site will be 9 years old. 9 years! And I still know some of the earliest submissions by heart.

But, boy. That’s like 102 in web-years. So it’s time for something new. I’m building that something now with my nights-and-weekend minutes (and plenty of coffee). Buy me a cup?

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Random Poem:

Do you remember my love?
Gilly

Do you remember my love? Do you remember
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The white sails weaving across the water
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And how you carried your sandals in one hand
 3
And I held the other as we ran
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Barefoot across the sand,  laughing?
 5
And overhead the sea gulls were crying.
 6
Do you remember, my love,  do you remember?
 7
 
 
Do you remember my love? Do you remember
 8
The wind gusting, tossing the trees
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And the rain crashing down from above
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And how close we were to panic
 11
As we struggled to close the shutters
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Against the wild wind and the rain?
 13
But never tight enough, my love, never tight enough.
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Do you remember, my love? Do you remember
 15
How the trees turned to flame last year
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And your beauty flared again
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As we walked through the russet leaves
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Kicking them about as children do?
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I kissed you and held your hand tight
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But never tight enough, my love, never tight  enough.
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I remember,  my love, I remember
 22
Last winter's leaden skies
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And how  I could not see the snow
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For the mist across my eyes.
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The snow deadened every footfall
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And hung heavy on every branch.
 27
I remember my love, I remember.
 28
 
 
Were you there, my love? Were you there
 29
When yesterday I caught a glimpse
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Of the ruffle on your scarlet skirt
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And thought I heard your voice calling?
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But the red was only the new roses
 33
And the voice was only in my head
 34
But  were you there, my love, were you there?
 35
 
 
Will you come again, my love? Will you come again
 36
To hold my hand once more
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And watch with me the swallows flying
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As the dusk is falling
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And listen to the evening Angelus
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Ringing  from the grey church tower?
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Will you come again, my love? Will you come again?
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