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Spidey #2 01-31-2017 10:36 AM

Poems, Lyrics, & Short Stories I Like
 
(Anyone can contribute)


"Desert Rose" by Sting

I dream of rain
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in pain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand
I dream of fire
These dreams are tied to a horse that will never tire
And in the flames
Her shadows play in the shape of a man's desire
This desert rose
Each of her veils, a secret promise
This desert flower
No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this
And as she turns
This way she moves in the logic of all my dreams
This fire burns
I realise that nothing's as it seems
I dream of rain
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in pain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand
I dream of rain
I lift my gaze to empty skies above
I close my eyes, this rare perfume
Is the sweet intoxication of her love
I dream of rain
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in pain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand
Sweet desert rose
Each of her veils, a secret promise
This desert flower
No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this
Sweet desert rose
This memory of Eden haunts us all
This desert flower, this rare perfume
Is the sweet intoxication of the fall

ShinChan 01-31-2017 10:39 AM

Gimmick Infringement....! :p

Nopes, just kidding. Loved this poem, buddy.

Spidey #2 02-01-2017 02:56 AM


"The American Night" by Jim Morrison

for leather accrues
The miracle of the streets
The scents & smogs &
pollens of existence

Shiny blackness
so totally naked she was
Totally un-hung-up

We looked around
lights now on
Top see our fellow travellers
~~~

I am troubled
Immeasurably
By your eyes

I am struck
By the feather
of your soft
Reply

The sound of glass
Speaks quick
Disdain

And conceals
What your eyes fight
To explain
~~~

She looked so sad in sleep
Like a friendly hand
just out of reach
A candle stranded on
a beach
While the sun sinks low
an H-bomb in reverse
~~~

Everything human
is leaving
her face

Soon she will disappear
into the calm
vegetable
morass

Stay!

My Wild Love!
~~~

I get my best ideas when the
telephone rings & rings. Itís no fun
To feel like a fool-when your
babyís gone. A new ax to my head:
Possession. I create my own sword
of Damascus. Iíve done nothing w/time.
A little tot prancing the boards playing
w/Revolution. When out there the
World awaits & abounds w/heavy gangs
of murderers & real madmen. Hanging
from windows as if to say: Iím bold-
do you love me? Just for tonight.
A One Night Stand. A dog howls & whines
at the glass sliding door (why canít I
be in there?) A cat yowls. A car engine
revs & races against the grain- dry
rasping carbon protest. I put the book
down- & begin my own book.
Love for the fat girl.
When will SHE get here?
~~~

In the gloom
In the shady living room
where we lived & died
& laughed & cried
& the pride of our relationship
took hold that summer
What a trip
To hold your hand
& tell the cops
youíre not 16
no runaway
The wino left a little in
the old blue desert
bottle
Cattle skulls
the cliche of rats
who skim the trees
in search of fat
Hip children invade the grounds
& sleep in the wet grass
ítil the dogs rush out
Iím going South!

Spidey #2 02-01-2017 03:53 PM

Top Five Stories I've Enjoyed Lately
 
Since even short stories are a bit too much for the word counter on here, I've decided to make a Top Five Short Stories that I have enjoyed lately. May rank them later, but for now they aren't in any order of favorites. Just a list of those I read in the past couple of weeks.




1. "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" by Ernest Hemingway

2. "The Birthmark" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

3. "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson

4. "Popsy" by Stephen King

5. "Here There Be Tygers" by Stephen King

I'm a little on a King kick right now, at least for his short stories. Included "Here There Be Tygers" because I find it fascinating that this was one of King's first stories. He had written it while still in high school. "Popsy" was just a fascinating tale of perhaps the most cliched monster in all of horror. It does something new, and is highly underrated. I'll leave the avid reader to discover what it is for themselves.

The other three are of course classics and if you haven't read them, you're doing yourself a disservice.



There's a good chance I'll do this with novels, novellas, flash fiction and other forms of writing as well.

enviousdominous 02-01-2017 04:25 PM



My favorite short story of all time. In the very brief, six or so, pages that this story covers, you'll be given one of the most haunting endings you'll ever read.

The entire story can be read here. It's amazing to me that such a compelling story was written in 1890, and I can tell where parts of this story were repurposed for certain blockbuster films.

Spidey #2 02-01-2017 04:35 PM

That's actually a brilliant idea to link a few stories that are in public domain. I'll keep that in mind.

And I've read Occurrence at Owl Creek back in Middle School. Probably the first short story I read that had a twist ending. Well worth skimming over.

Spidey #2 02-01-2017 08:43 PM



"Last Song" by Jason Webley

One day,
The snow began to fall,
And slowly, inch by inch,
Covered up the earth.
'Til finally,
The top of the tallest building,
Was lost beneath a powdered sea,
As quiet as a shadow's grave.

And we say that the world isn't dying.
And we pray that the world isn't dying.
And just maybe the world isn't dying.
Maybe she's heavy with child.

One night,
A woman took my hand.
I left my home and followed her
Into an icy field.
When I wanted to go back,
I'd lost the way.
So she beckoned me to lie beneath
The stone that always bore my name.

One morning,
We woke up in an alley.
To the smell of urine, alcohol,
Trash and gasoline,
With a dim sense of a notion
We'd held something in our hands,
That was bigger than us or God,
And we can never touch again.

I've been looking at the symptoms for a while,
Maybe she's heavy with child.

Spidey #2 02-02-2017 12:06 PM



"Red Rain" by Peter Gabriel

red rain is coming down
red rain
red rain is pouring down
pouring down all over me

I am standing up at the water's edge in my dream
I cannot make a single sound as you scream
it can't be that cold, the ground is still warm to touch
this place is so quiet, sensing that storm

red rain is coming down
red rain
red rain is pouring down
pouring down all over me

well I've seen them buried in a sheltered place in this town
they tell you that this rain can sting, and look down
there is no blood around see no sign of pain
hay ay ay no pain
seeing no red at all, see no rain

red rain is coming down
red rain
red rain is pouring down
pouring down all over me

red rain
putting the pressure on much harder now
to return again and again
just let the red rain splash you
let the rain fall on your skin
I come to you defences down
with the trust of a child

red rain is coming down
red rain
red rain is pouring down
pouring down all over me
and I can't watch any more
no more denial
it's so hard to lay down in all of this
red rain is coming down
red rain is pouring down
red rain is coming down all over me
I see it
red rain is coming down
red rain is pouring down
red rain is coming down all over me
I'm bathing in it
red rain coming down
red rain is coming down
red rain is coming down all over me
I'm begging you
red rain coming down
red rain coming down
red rain coming down
red rain coming down
over me in the red red sea
over me
over me
red rain

enviousdominous 02-02-2017 01:31 PM



Lovecraft is essential for fans of short stories. I prefer "The Temple" because it focuses on the conversations a high ranking German military officer has in his head. It's therefore less about all the fun associations we tend to make with the Lovecraft mythos. The Temple can be read here, and I'll admit that it's a bit of an acquired taste.

Spidey #2 02-03-2017 02:10 PM



"Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" by Dylan Thomas

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


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