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Psychomanteum

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Psychomanteum

Flee, my Heart! Leave this vessel, a husk of metal- my Spirit sick!
Now! Depart! No Conscious wrestled, decisions settled- fingers pricked!
A map to chart, my tested mettle, deeply nettled- the wounds I've licked; 
A Quest to start, the finest fettle, a boat of petals- please kill me quick!

Such Agony! To be besotted, tightly knotted- paltry sums;
A Felony! Memory blotted, Veins are clotted- Soul succumbed!
Lo! Verily, the Time allotted, eyes are spotted- gently strummed;
Terribly, the Gods have plotted- like Ghosts in Psychomanteums!

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  1. Date: 3/13/2014 5:04:00 PM
    It sounds to me like all of your unfinished business has been put to rest, and you just want to move on and start anew. I loved this deeply soulful and expressive write, BP! This was also rhymed to perfection, of course! :)

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    Date: 3/14/2014 12:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks as always, SP <3
  1. Date: 3/6/2014 11:31:00 AM
    This is somehow dark,ghosttly and sad.. But that boat of petals gives me a glimpse of hope.Forget the mirrors..the reflections of the deep..Sail on that boat and do not let the petals fragrance pass your life..unnoticed.Very deep Chan

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    Date: 3/6/2014 11:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks as always, Charm. Your words always make me smile. You are a gem :)
  1. Date: 3/3/2014 10:14:00 AM
    No don't go we need more of your talent here..Enjoyed reading this one today..Sara

    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet
    Date: 3/3/2014 1:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I appreciate that, Sara. I'm not going anywhere :)
  1. Date: 3/3/2014 9:48:00 AM
    Personally this one works for me and yes I agree you are being to hard on yourself.

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    Date: 3/3/2014 1:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Richard. I'm just not too fond of it. I'm glad you and others enjoy it :)
  1. Date: 3/1/2014 3:17:00 PM
    Thanks for the explanation it ads a fourth dimension to your poem.

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    Date: 3/1/2014 3:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I appreciate that, Richard. Unfortunately, the whole poem is centered around that word in order to make it the showcase and a focal point, I think, and it ends up being too contrived. Maybe I'm being hard on myself. I'm just experimenting with different techniques and some don't always pan out, like this poem, for instance ;)
  1. Date: 2/27/2014 5:13:00 PM
    What is psychomanteums?? Enquiring minds wish to know. I find this poem intriguing, dark and intriguing.

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    Date: 3/1/2014 2:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi, Richard. Thanks for stopping by, my friend :) A "psychomanteum" is a room made from mirrors, used mostly in the golden age of spirit mediums and seances. The mirrors were purported to help augment or amplify psychic powers or the power of spirits. A conduit, basically :)
  1. Date: 2/27/2014 7:00:00 AM
    Containing more depth that one can take in only reading once; as always ;) It is beautiful Chan but I do not like where your heart is here. I hadn't heard from you; let me know you're okay.

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    Date: 3/1/2014 3:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, FJ. It is a depressing piece, and a little too contrived, I think. Definitely not my best work. It's too stiff and structured. Thanks for reading, hon :)
  1. Date: 2/26/2014 10:20:00 AM
    fiery work, chan.. a beautiful rant.. visceral!!.. huggs

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    Date: 3/1/2014 2:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Much appreciated, Nette :)
  1. Date: 2/25/2014 10:33:00 AM
    This should be in a play, Chan. Loved it!

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    Date: 2/25/2014 11:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, bud; always great to get a compliment like that :)
  1. Date: 2/21/2014 7:55:00 PM
    hey, I think I did not forget to visit your poems after all. I went back and saw I had read some two days ago! Anyway, here is a new one, and it has a very classic feel to it. What inspired this one?

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    Date: 2/22/2014 10:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey, Andrea. The word "Psychomanteum" itself inspired the poem; I heard it mentioned in an X-Files episode. Thanks for the read :)
  1. Date: 2/21/2014 10:32:00 AM
    This is interesting. Love the title. I need one...

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    Date: 2/21/2014 10:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Channel your inner Sarah Winchester!