Get Your Premium Membership

Waiting in the Soul Electric

Poet's Notes
(Show)

Become a Premium Member and post notes and photos about your poem like Lady Labyrinth.


“Waiting in the Soul Electric”
We all drown in the red madness sometime Crying oceans of saltwater we tear Like torn pages we rise rebellious on all the blazing currents floating on a thin simile of Life kissing the Bluebird’s Wings as innocent as an angel sings confessional as a demon swings pirouetting in our flaming feathers of freedom we joust like eagles that dare with such hunger for the most important things - for the most important things, are not things... we are harm and hatred all the wasted years thinning all the mirrors useless facsimiles shattered hearts that were frozen become quills royal veined writing bonfire vanities keeping scores burning, we are hard steel we do not melt in the hot air up there we do not open we are closing doors windows blinds drawn Invisible dissolves the ink tattooed on all our tongues What is read is not seen by eye nor heard Inside us there waits the truest crown sensate there ignites the real meaning there Love finally opens the pearled gates waiting in the soul electric ultra violet, cool it burns bathed in light, soothing open arms patiently waiting like a parent alone waiting for you to melt (LadyLabyrinth / 2020)
"Sign of the Times" / Harry Styles https://youtu.be/z0GKGpObgPY
"The atmosphere is not a perfume, it has no taste of the distillation, it is odorless, It is for my mouth forever, I am in love with it, I will go to the bank by the wood and become undisguised and naked, I am mad for it to be in contact with me." "Have you reckon’d a thousand acres much? have you reckon’d the earth much? Have you practis’d so long to learn to read? Have you felt so proud to get at the meaning of poems?" "Stop this day and night with me and you shall possess the origin of all poems, You shall possess the good of the earth and sun, (there are millions of suns left,) You shall no longer take things at second or third hand, nor look through the eyes of the dead, nor feed on the spectres in books, You shall not look through my eyes either, nor take things from me, You shall listen to all sides and filter them from your self..." "I have heard what the talkers were talking, the talk of the beginning and the end, But I do not talk of the beginning or the end." "With music strong I come, with my cornets and my drums, I play not marches for accepted victors only, I play marches for conquer’d and slain persons."
(excerpts: Walt Whitman's, "Song of Myself").
"Song of Myself"/Walt Whitman, 1892, entire poem. https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45477/song-of-myself-1892-versi Walt Whitman/"I Sing the Body Electric" https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45472/i-sing-the-body-electric https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/walt-whitman https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Whitman "Whitman's work breaks the boundaries of poetic form and is generally prose-like.He also used unusual images and symbols in his poetry, including rotting leaves, tufts of straw, and debris.He also openly wrote about death and sexuality, including prostitution. He is often labeled as the father of free verse, though he did not invent it." LYRICS/ "Sign of the Times", Harry Styles https://genius.com/Harry-styles-sign-of-the-times-lyrics

Copyright © | Year Posted 2020




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 9/16/2020 8:16:00 AM
Slowly the burn will melt the ice holding back the rush... beautiful Modesty xx
Login to Reply
Labyrinth Avatar
Lady Labyrinth
Date: 9/25/2020 1:01:00 PM
Have you been at that alter wine again?
Date: 9/16/2020 5:23:00 AM
"They might not need me--yet they might, I'll let my heart be just in sight. A smile so small as mine might be Precisely their necessity." Emily Dickinson
Login to Reply
Date: 9/16/2020 4:44:00 AM
The Secret Power of Love
Login to Reply
Labyrinth Avatar
Lady Labyrinth
Date: 9/16/2020 5:06:00 AM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Waldo_Trine
Labyrinth Avatar
Lady Labyrinth
Date: 9/16/2020 4:45:00 AM
https://youtu.be/Hy7ZGKHtJm4
Date: 9/16/2020 3:41:00 AM
Automatic Writing/Poets/Souls
Login to Reply
Labyrinth Avatar
Lady Labyrinth
Date: 9/16/2020 3:41:00 AM
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/laureate_1276336