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Equilibrium
Posted by: K.Q. (212.118.31.---)
Date: June 05, 2004 05:54AM

Equilibrium


As before I have said
It is but a thin thread
That holds one in equilibrium
Between sanity and craze.
Echoing ED I try to be
On the part of those who
Do not ‘consent’ in a maze
That leads to one dinosaur phase,
Where all is one and one is all.
I’d rather ‘demur’ to life’s ball
And be led by the thrill
Of a fabulous illusory dream;
To go down, walking up hill,
To “row” peacefully against the “stream”!


Re: Equilibrium
Posted by: russ (---.olypen.com)
Date: June 05, 2004 11:01AM

Talent. you do have talent. I can never get my tight line thoughts to come out like that. Darn.


Re: Equilibrium
Posted by: PhoebeWeatherfield (---.res-hall.northwestern.edu)
Date: June 05, 2004 04:38PM

Just a question... what are the quotation makes for? Lovely otherwise.


Re: Equilibrium
Posted by: lg (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: June 06, 2004 12:12AM

K. Q. by reading this poem I think you would agree with Ralph Waldo Emerson's belief that to be a man one must be a "non-conformist". I agree that we must ultimately judge what we experience in life by our own sense of right or wrong.

Good poem. It made me think.

Les


Re: Equilibrium
Posted by: illudiumphosdex (---.try.wideopenwest.com)
Date: June 06, 2004 06:31PM

I, too, am wondering about the quotation marks. Otherwise, beautiful flow, wonderful rhyme!

- Bob


Re: Equilibrium
Posted by: K.Q. (212.118.31.---)
Date: June 07, 2004 03:10AM

Thanks all for the kind words!
Following is the poem I quoted from by Emily Dickinson, one of my most favorite poets:

MUCH madness is divinest sense
To a discerning eye;
Much sense the starkest madness.
’T is the majority
In this, as all, prevails.
Assent, and you are sane;
Demur,—you ’re straightway dangerous,
And handled with a chain.

Oh it is 'assent' and not consent!! I'll edit it!

And yes Les, I do always think I am a transcendentalist at heart!




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