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30 Oct 2013 14:53 #123111 by Alexandre Orion
"The Captain’s Round"


Homebound to Birkenhead-towne, the gentle Mersey welcomes us down,
I wonder if you’ll be around, or where you would be found ;
This ship, this crew and the winds we’ve flown, are all o’the fam’ly I’ve ever known –
Ô now it’ll be just you and me dancing the Captain’s Round.

Ô, the adventures I’ve known, far away at sea,
Though what a pris’ner I’ve become, just living to be free –
So, back from the sea I’ve come, my heart full of glee,
I’ll be around Birkenhead-towne for you to dance with me.

I’ve loved you dear many a year, but couldn’t come near, such was my fear ;
I wonder if I’ll see you here, or where you could appear ;
A rose and a rainbow, fresh and fair and I’ll meet you there in Hamilton Square –
Ô now it’ll be just you and me dancing this dance, my Dear.

Ô, the adventures I’ve known, far away at sea,
Though what a fool I have become, just living to be free –
So, back from the sea I’ve come, my heart full of glee,
I’ll be around Birkenhead-towne for you to dance with me.

***

One starry night the sea was still,
Seven Sisters were singing to me :
“Turn your good ship back England-way,
And to one who loveth thee.”

Whispering your name into the wind,
To my helmsman then turning I said :
“Bring her about now, hard-a-lee
And set course for Birkenhead ...”

***

I’ll kiss the ground o’Birkenhead-towne, and taking your hand I’ll swing ye around,
I found what pleasures abound, here in your love profound ;
These same stars have guided me home as have guided me throughout the World I’ve roamed –
Ô now it’ll be just you and me dancing the Captain’s Round.

Ô, the adventures I’ve known, far away at sea,
Though what a loner I’d become, just living to be free –
So, back to England I’ve come, my heart full of glee,
I’ll stay around Birkenhead-towne for you to marry me.
Alexandre Orion
28 – 30 Octobre 2013
Music by Olivier Urbano & Zig Zaton

"Chaque homme a des devoirs envers l'homme en tant qu'homme."
~ Henri Bergson
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01 Nov 2013 10:36 #123284 by user15542
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A recent one I wrote after a little seaside holiday with my son:


Bournemouth

Silver seas lap steep cliffs
From our lofty gull-nest lookout
Zigzag crag to golden shoreline
As we move across this still scene
You and I, hands clasped together
Father and son as this son never had

To the aquarium
Your excitement bridles horror
Of those huge unknowing faces
But your spark which led us deeper
Still ignites in water tunnels
As you trace the sharks and turtles overhead

Sandcastles, the October beach
You work industriously
Return misty coast to structure
But hate the waves and fear them
When they wipe your name from fixture
Find my eternal arms a restitution

Together we take dinner
You watch me for a cue, but
I am proud to call you equal
In this cheap and run down bar room
Where we banquet like old kings
As old friends in decades distantly remembered

Begin the trudge uphill
You fight the wind and curse it
Using words you’re only learning
We wend our skyward path
On my shoulders, lift ascending
Til I lay you down in your bed with a kiss.
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02 Nov 2013 16:51 #123459 by user15542
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One from last night:

J

I see you, sunset perfect
Mountainous soul, fire hearted
Deep sea dark of your conviction
Meet compassion’s cloudless skies

Care sown deep in holy hands
Which soothe and settle beyond speaking
Push and change the outcome, and
With gentle strokes move countries

Time drifts as seconds settle
Snowlike thawing forming streams, that
Feed a river, swelling still lakes
And great oceans of your making.
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04 Nov 2013 02:45 #123571 by Kohadre
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The couple

Sleep softly my dear, sleep dearly tight

For I will keep you safe until the morning light

In my arms you are safe, safe through the night

And I will hold you until the morning light

In my arms you are warm, no troubles in sight

In my arms you sleep soundly, until the morning light

Dream softly my love, no nightmares tonight

Until you wake once again to the morning light

Sleep softly my dear, sleep dearly tight

For I will keep you safe until the morning light

Remember the doctrine; embody the code.
Live the creed; embrace the 16 teachings.
Honor your vows.
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04 Nov 2013 09:03 - 04 Nov 2013 19:58 #123582 by Alexandre Orion
The Farthest Jump

Give me a ship with a soft little sail
That catches the wind from the sun,
Show me that star to navigate by
From the isle where our journey'd begun,
Constellations surround these seas that we've found,
And turn from without to within --
As you sing that sweet refrain, My Lover, My Friend,
Which leads us back home again ...
Alexandre Orion
sometime in 1989

"Chaque homme a des devoirs envers l'homme en tant qu'homme."
~ Henri Bergson
Last edit: 04 Nov 2013 19:58 by Wescli Wardest. Reason: edit typo at author's request
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05 Nov 2013 16:21 #123745 by OrvisOrenn
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This is not my work, but this man is an inspiration to me and my own spoken word poetry.
I think he hit the nail right on the head.

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07 Nov 2013 11:26 #124093 by Mareeka
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the universe is musing
shooting stars aren’t random
“feed me” were your first words
just like the rest of us
poetry yet to be written
wordsongs in shrieking screams

your diaper pins traded in
for sticky disposables
the ocean paid the price

take up your pen
take back your safety pins
a holster on each hip
the reviews will wet your pants
no one really gets what you mean
stop and eat now and then
you won’t miss anything
the universe never
jumps over the muse
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07 Nov 2013 22:28 #124158 by user15542
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Stillness

Elongated seconds
Drifting ever deeper
Speeding through the silence
Cloudburst moon ascending
Though the past is leaving
Future cannot catch me;
In these empty moments
You become who you are.

Hidden inner circles
Locked and clasped in amber
Light that cannot shine out
Warmth that is repeating
Summer follows winter
Autumn springs from ashes;
Ashes of all meaning,
And leave the world at peace.
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11 Nov 2013 10:46 #124499 by Tom
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Dear inspiration

Hark a known voice calls out to me
Dark, not as night but blue as the sea
With fathoms of wisdom turned on each phrase
My eyes burn like fire, I've met with her gaze
Straight in through the window and into my heart
She fills me with passion, yes that is her art
Kissed by her lips, gone is anticipation
My love has come home
Sweet dear inspiration.
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11 Nov 2013 16:51 - 11 Nov 2013 16:51 #124530 by Raikoutenshi
Just a Dream?

It all begins as just a dream
of an angel up above
On wings of black she soars about
as peaceful as the dove

And as she soars she sweetly sings
those melodies of old
I cannot count the lessons learned
from stories she has told

I contemplate these lessons
as she starts to descend
It seems these dreams are more to me
then simply just pretend

Gracefully she lands and then
she looks me in the eye
I see sorrow, pain and joy
as tears fall from the sky

She cares for me so deeply
I somehow know it's true
A perfect being comes to me
and I split her heart in two

As we stand I think of how
I'm determined to repair
the damage I have done to her
and show her that I care

She looks at me and smiles
she sees inside my head
she says to focus not on her
but on myself instead

Her voice is so entrancing
I can not disobey
I stand and listen happily
to what she has to say

When time to part has come our way
she says we'll meet again
I look at her with longing
she's more than just my friend

The next time I will see you
will not be like this it seems
For when next you lay your eyes on me
we'll be not in your dreams

I wait for her to tell me more
though it seems it's not to be
She gracefully spreads out her wings
and soars away from me

With this I wake and wonder
how long must I now wait
It all began as just a dream
and now it is my fate
~Rai

Infinite Light, yet Darkness Devours
Ain Soph Aur
Last edit: 11 Nov 2013 16:51 by Raikoutenshi.
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