The Nonsense Poet, 21-25

A Poem By Anna // 5/3/2010

21.
Lily white, her crown of snow
In curving light her petals grow.
Bird in flight sees her below,
Moved by sight of such a glow.

22. Spring
First won't look like much
but it smells and sounds and feels
like coming alive

23.
“I hope you dance,” whispered Moira
To Neal at their very first ball
“Sweet lass!” he said as he kissed her
They were wed before the next fall.
“I hope you dance,” Cora’s brother
Teased as he saw her big chance
But the man who made eyes at his sister
Said, “I regret to say I don’t dance.”

24.     Paper Castle
Quavers at my touch.
Ramparts flutter instead of banners.
Like a fortress of reeds,
Shivers as it tries to stand.
Prays for lack of rain.
On its knees with a breeze,
Then bounces up again.
Fears water, shoes, and scissors.
Poor thing wants to be a castle,
But it’s only made of paper.

25.     [about the TV show Heroes character Sylar]
Not long ago this man was a murderer.
Shameless.
Then his life was aimless.
Not long ago this man spent time in a hero’s head.
Manipulating.
Now is he capitulating?
Not long ago this man sought help.
Sick, tricked.
Hidden with bricks.
Not long ago two men lived five years in a parallel world.
Broke the wall.
Forgiveness conquered all.
Not long ago this man saved the world.
“Hero.”
Should we fear you?
This man deserves a fanfiction.
A brave new man?
Let’s hope he can.

Comments

Wha?

Yep, nonsense seems to fit these poem, except the last one.  Amazingly well writen though.  I can't right poems.

I am Nate-Dude | Mon, 05/03/2010

Nate-Dude

I really like 21-23...23 is

I really like 21-23...23 is so funny! At least, I think so, but it's only irony that I think is funny. People always think I'm a killjoy when it comes to romance because I like it when it fails, but I just like seeing the irony in stories about failed romance...and 21  is pretty...beautiful...slightly magical...mysterious...

maria.lord | Tue, 05/04/2010

I love all of them ;) I think

I love all of them ;) I think these are my favorite yet.

Erin | Tue, 05/04/2010

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

I like 24 best. 23, too, but

I like 24 best. 23, too, but I don't quite get it.

Kyleigh | Tue, 05/04/2010

These are very beautiful

These are very beautiful jewels of nonsense. I love the Paper Castle. It suits a paperpoet. :)

paperpoet | Tue, 05/04/2010

paperpoet, can I use that

paperpoet, can I use that phrase "very beautiful jewels of nonsense"? That was simply fantastic ;) welcome to AP, by the way!

Erin | Tue, 05/04/2010

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

I like the last one.

I like the last one.

Bridget | Wed, 05/05/2010

"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question." - Harun Yahya

Nate-Dude:  Well, I always

Nate-Dude:  Well, I always try to pick the appropriate titles. Thanks!

Maria: Irony isn't usually my forte, so I'm glad you liked it.

Erin: Really? Thanks!

Kyleigh: Comprehension isn't quite mandatory for these poems. ;)

Paperpoet: That it does. ;) And thank you for that "fantastic" praise!

Bridget: I'm surprised it doesn't seem obscure to you. Unless, of course, you watch Heroes. :) I rather like it myself...

 

 

Anna | Wed, 05/05/2010

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

...

No, never watched Heroes, but it doesn't seem obscure.  Maybe it means something different to you than to me, I don't know.

Bridget | Thu, 05/06/2010

"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question." - Harun Yahya

Absolutely. :) I'm glad you

Absolutely, Erin. :) I'm glad you liked it.

paperpoet | Fri, 05/07/2010

Thanks!!

Thanks!!

Erin | Fri, 05/07/2010

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

These are wonderful.  23 made

These are wonderful.  23 made me laugh, and I absolutely love 24.  Just the sound of "paper castles" is thrilling for some reason.  Great stuff. :)

Clare Marie | Wed, 05/12/2010

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