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Author Name: FreeSilver Sun 8 Comments
Date Added: January 16, 2008 07:01:12 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Are the still points of the quartered seasons

Are the still points of the quartered seasons

That light the dawns which count down to our birth,

A singular malfunction of design

Which holds within its eye all time condensed;

A transitory cycle in repeat.

Until such permutationís breath be spent,

These forces seen to dominate descent

Are the still points of the quartered seasons.


Are the still points of the quartered seasons,

Once sang in quatrains to the oceanís roar,

Writhing weak at the sun-seared compass edge

Where woven echoes quarrel fierce then fall

On bended knee before the broken-jawed

Who numb them swiftly to a sombre end;

Which judges, though histories may contend,

Are the still points of the quartered seasons.


Are the still points of the quartered seasons

Seen seldom here between these numbered days

To conjure from the widowed mouths, in song,

A verse of praise which may in turns be worn

Upon a newborn breast or coffined hide;

An epilogue the poetís voice may hark

When what he has occasion to remark

Are the still points of the quartered seasons.


Are the still points of the quartered seasons

Suspended from a backward-spinning sun

Who, from my face, cremates the deadened years

And melts from my mindís-eye measures of age,

To drown them wholly in a saltless sea.

The labours of this beaded sweat shall hide,

That moments where, unconscious, I reside

Are the still points of the quartered seasons.

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Comment By: FreeRoger Bacon on March 9, 2008 05:42:01 PM Report
I liked this.  Your poetry is always well written, well edited through and insightful.
Comment By: FreeMoon Fairy on March 5, 2008 03:49:53 AM Report
A interesting and fine write James~
Congratulations on the award...give Jolen a big hug please, and that I am
hanging in there. Take care and again, congratulations!

Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on March 4, 2008 06:06:29 PM Report
Hi James:  super congratulations on this fine write getting a Feature Poem Award.  Your usual excellent writing.


Lady D

Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on March 4, 2008 12:51:08 PM Report
The second verse was especially delightful. I love the idea of a still point between seasons...what a brilliant idea. Original thoughts make fine poetry.





Comment By: FreeAdri on March 4, 2008 09:51:31 AM Report
Congrats James!  A great piece, well deserved, as always! 

Adri x

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on January 16, 2008 11:10:46 AM Report
You know I have been reading poetry for years.... and your poetry is just like no other... such deep meaning and the style you write it just sooths the mind and your peaceful  way  your poety just is so full of wisdom and thoughts to ponder... Brilliant writer..
I do hope you have started a book of your poetry...for all the world to read..
Give Jolen my  love she is such a wonderful woman.. Be happy you two...There is so little in this life!!
Hugs and love to you both ~ She Whispers

Comment By: FreeHerman Salazar, Jr. on January 16, 2008 09:57:00 AM Report
This was amazing.  Great work!


Comment By: FreeAdri on January 16, 2008 07:49:24 AM Report
Wow, a peace of art penned, as only you can. 
Brilliant James. 
Adri x


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