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I. What it was never

                                                       (on J reading Robert Kelly)

"And after luscious months of living they would say it's not so
very different from what they knew."


It was never the verse, but something thicker
   dangerous to the finger; a bait trap
of honesty foraged from a conformed colony by a dominant
drone possessing a new Queen.

It was never the voice, but something tougher
   sharper under the skin; tiny lancets
a barbed stinger from a defensive maneuver pumping venom
through a corpuscle of blood and water.

It was never the delivery, disoriented in direction  
   from an insufficient species of pheromone; some pulsing doubt
of return despite having uttered these very words, "Then we
would see what all that nakedness was about."



II. What it was always

                                                            (…on T listening)

"Love didn't make all the difference we thought it would."

It was always the reader behind the words.  "Nothing can ever
be very different from what we know."
Robert Kelly is a phenomenal (and very under recognized) poet.

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This is one of the most interesting poems I've read on DA in a long time. Good job.
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Ahavati Sep 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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LadyLincoln Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I am sad to see people fail to comment on how beautiful this is - but I was moved.

:heart:
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Ahavati Aug 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
Don't be sad. Sometimes people just don't know what to say. :)

Thank you always for your kindness.
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LadyLincoln Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
For you, always :hug: :heart:
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Chirp, congrats on the DD, it's been twittered. [link] :)
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Ahavati Aug 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconmarkus43:
"Love didn't make all the difference we thought it would."

indeed...perhaps we have had a misconception...in my case, not perhaps...but a definitive yes.
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Ahavati Mar 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
You should read Robert Kelly, if you already haven't.
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:iconmarkus43:
I did not until a few moments ago. Prose/Poetry has not been on my reading list, that total list being quite short...you know...
But as I grow older, I find myself stopping more often to see through the eyes of other's vision. It is facinating
(the sun is the shadow of the moon.
meaning is the shadow of desire.)
From Kelly's Dream desire

thanks
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