Wednesday, 22 December 2010

dead woman and her wants

dead woman wants a clock, one that records her space in a time of her choosing
a space that can't be defined by demarcations, but by her aura
dead woman can't emit an aura, and that makes her sad and she sits down to cry
her tears can't be seen, or felt by her but they flow heedlessly
a mirror, dead woman wishes to see herself in that, all her glory revealed to herself
if only glory could be changed into an object, she would be glad to do that
silence of the dead woman is so deadening, that it scares her too
she strings in the silence, wears it on her neck, wishing someone to buy it from her
dead that she is, yet she wishes to educate us about her ghostly appearance
shadow of herself is so interesting, we can see myriads of colours reflected on sky
swift movements of the ropes topples over her, she is so dead, yet she lives

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I am hooked to the dead man's poetry. I find that it gives me the freedom to pursue my thoughts in ways, I can't explain or understand. But I like the outcome. I feel so liberated after writing these pieces. And for the last two days, I was thinking maybe my muse is going to die. Dead man's poetry WILL get me out of it.

34 comments:

  1. Tami, your poetry just gets better and better! Truly, I am so impressed with you!

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  2. I love it! So glad you continued with the dead woman poems, what a treat you've provided...
    ~Brenda

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  3. Good stuff. I echo what Joyce said in her first comment....

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  4. Innovative, I like it! Great 'OneShot' :)

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  5. Gautami, I was very tempted to do the same thing and find the same response to the Dead Woman poems. There is something within the form itself that breathes of a freedom only thought about but definitely wanted and wished for. I really, really like this poem, both its sadness and its acceptance.

    Elizabeth

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  6. Gautami, this "dead woman poem" is fantastic. You have certainly captured the essence of the form.
    A poignant piece.
    Pamela

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  7. this is so interesting - some great lines like.. dead woman wants a clock, one that records her space..a fascinating write with some food for thoughts..

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  8. 'dead woman wants a clock' - what a stunning opening sentence. This series of poems are just so powerful..Jae

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  9. I really liked the line, "silence of the dead woman is so deafening that it scares her too."

    It's always a treat when something or someone inspires us in ways that we've not been before.

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  10. 'she is so dead, yet she lives'

    She will continue to.. God bless!

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  11. A truly inspiring poem - you've seen beauty in the "dead man" form that passed a great many of us by.
    Bravo.

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  12. Good for you! It's so cool when we are refreshed by something new. I agree about that deafening silence line!

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  13. The dead woman can't have any of those things - her credit cards have all been cancelled. (LOL!)

    Nice One Shot, Gautami!

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  14. Impressive ..unique and i like :)

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  15. An imaginative approach. I do wonder how it's to be both dead and alive.

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  16. My favorite line, Dead woman has no aura... However the Dead Man Cycle began, keep it coming. You are onto something here, Gautami, and I'm into it. 3WW, whenever I see your name, I automatically click to see what you're up to.

    Thanks. My takes on it are here:
    http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2010/12/23/control-questioning-authority-three-wd-weds/

    Peace, Amy

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  17. nicely done Gautami...loved it....I really like this form also...so enjoy the moment....and the season...Cheers

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  18. Wonderful imagination and very creative this is... :)

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  19. someone has oiled
    the cemetery gate
    winter sky

    Happy New Year, Gautami.

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  20. Gautami, this is really really good.

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  21. These are building into a worthwhile collection. Bravo.

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  22. the opener was a fantastic pull..really enjoyable read...lots to think here...thanks for the share..pete

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  23. Very good! I like the thought of the dead bringing our voices to life!

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  24. Second time around and found a whole new level of liking your poem and the form itself. It is so exciting to have something grab that drive inside and take it somewhere different, somewhere new. Congratulations,

    Elizabeth

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  25. What a lively dead woman poem! Love the vivid details.

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  26. The stream of consciousness feel really pulls the reader along. Glad the dead man idea is working for you!

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  27. This is amazing stuff - draws you in and keeps you guessing; great use of the dead poet form ...

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  28. It's great to find a poetic form you feel comfortable with; I'm like that with haiku/senryu.

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  29. The form is working on your behalf! There are some terrific images in this. So glad you like the form!

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  30. You're working so well with the form - amazing how much it has opened in your hands...

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