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Author Name: FreeDrJojo 5 Comments
Date Added: August 03, 2006 17:08:23 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Poetic Pause



We know when a story

Comes to its end

The hero or heroine

Resolves their conflict

Or doesnít,

But conclusion is eminent.

And if the story was engrossing

We inwardly applaud.


A song may come

To itís finish

With the last lyric

Drawn out,

The final notes

Softly tinkling

Up the keyboard

And we applaud.


Lately, I have been listening

To audio poetry recitals

Where I am taken

On a journey.

Much the same

As a story or a song,

I follow the poet

Through images of thought.


The departure comes

With the awkward silence

At the end of the poem.

Maybe itís a lack of understanding

On the part of the listener

Or is there failure

Of the poetís voice

To tinkle up the keyboard.


No applause

Leaves me stranded

Somewhere along the road

Of an incomplete journey.

And like the story or song,

My mind is expecting,

A sense of conclusion

That never comes.



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Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on August 9, 2006 11:49:42 PM Report
Yer absolutely right, Joe..I think the site should provide the sound of an ahooo-ga horn for the finale of all the audio a jeanyass!!!!!...
Comment By: FreeRoger Bacon on August 8, 2006 10:57:21 AM Report
Interesting prespective Joe.  A writer can use words at the end to maybe reach an ending that may have the effect you write about.  For example, forget about the present or past tense here, but your use of the word 'comes' at the end of your write leaves the reader on a better ending note than, if you had used 'came'.     
Comment By: FreeCeeCee on August 4, 2006 07:58:58 AM Report
I hadn't really thought of this you have an example of  a poem whose writer does "tinkle up the keyboard"?  By the way, I am glad you didn't say poet whose voice "tinkles"!  :-) 


Seriously, though...I would be interested in being able to hear the differences between the two to better understand what you feel free to send over a couple of examples.




Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on August 4, 2006 07:24:37 AM Report

Joe, I tried to do the same thing and like Glata said, it just does not work for me either.. so that is ok.. I just enjoy every one else.. love your poems my friend..later ~ She

Comment By: FreeGlata on August 4, 2006 05:11:38 AM Report

I've tried several times to get the audio to work on my computer, but when I open one, it does this buffer thing, then when I try to play it through again, it sounds like either Alvin and the Chipmunks are reading, or nothing happens at all, other than my audio player freezes up.  I've been frustrated to death about it, but maybe it's just my computer or my dial up service...Either way, at least I can read the writes, and put my own inflections in them, huh?

Always a treat to find a new post on your page...




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