a yellowing note on a fridge door,

February 3, 2008 at 1:15 pm | Posted in poetry, writing | 14 Comments
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passed not so sweetly but writhing,
thrice the brinded cat has mewed,
and now silent,

i heard the owl scream and the crickets cry
whilst i mumbled sullen in a dark corner
felt flash of whip electric

harpier crys, ’tis time, ’tis time
thou shalt render unto me
what’s mine,

birth itself is separation
repeated in an endless line
until that time i turn to you
and realise my crime,

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  1. ‘thrice the brinded cat has mewed,’
    Macbeth Act 4 Scene One. (the witches)
    ‘i heard the owl scream and the crickets cry’
    Macbeth Act 2 Scene Two. (Lady Macbeth)
    ‘harpier crys, ’tis time, ’tis time’
    Macbeth Act4 Scene One. (the witches)

  2. “birth itself is . . . and realize my crime,”

    -Above the door of an Ovarium-

    Life at deepest levels dies continually:
    a thousand times this instant I am lost,
    but have no need for immortality:
    a thousand times fresh hatched I stretch and sigh.

  3. “Cast the bantling on the rocks,
    Suckle him with the she-wolf’s teat;
    Wintered with the hawk and fox,
    Power and speed be hands and feet.”

    Emerson,
    I,m just mumbling this sullenly to myself in a dark corner at the moment.

  4. thou shalt render unto me
    what’s mine,

    birth itself is separation
    repeated in an endless line
    until that time i turn to you
    and realise my crime,

    Magnificent!

  5. Boy, you know your Shakespeare. I just thought that was a poetic expression of a distressed cat who’d waited to long to be fed.

  6. Very dramatic this, very powerful. But all is separation ………renderings, realisations……that is what it is to be human. Depressing, really.

  7. (((((p)))))

  8. Ah, I am just a groundling at the Globe my friend.
    The title kicks in the door to release a masterpiece

  9. This is wonderful writing Paul – sssshhhh, the scottish play.

  10. nice.

  11. Love it. I really enjoy your writing. You come out of no where and suck the reader into an intense moment….I’d love to write like that. I’m going to add you to my blogroll, if you don’t mind. cheers.

  12. Thankyou all.

  13. what an intense moment

  14. I have a particular affection for those witches. Nicely done.


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