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 Post subject: A Thread for Poems
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:34 am 
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Chicken in a Cage

I - 'm inside.
N - o room.
S - uffering with
A - ss wounds,
N - o beak.
I - nhumane torture
T - raumatizes me.
Y - are you doing this?


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 Post subject: Re: A Thread for Poems
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:20 pm 
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Mountain Lion -- by D.H. Lawrence


Climbing through January snow, into Lobo Canyon
Dark grow the spruce-trees, blue is the balsam, water sounds
...still unfrozen, and the trail is still evident.

Men!
Two men!
Men! The only animal in the world to fear!

They hesitate.
We hesitate.
They have a gun.
We have no gun.

Then we all advance, to meet.

Two Mexicans, strangers, emerging out of the dark and snow
...and inwardness of the Lobo valley.
What are they doing here on this vanishing trail?

What is he carrying?
Something yellow.
A deer?

Que tien, amigo?
...Leon---

He smiles foolishly, as if he were caught doing wrong
And we smile, foolishly, as if we didn't know.
He is quite gentle and dark-faced.

It is a mountain lion,
A long, long slim cat, yellow like a lioness.
Dead.

He trapped her this morning, he says, smiling foolishly.

Lift up her face,
Her round, bright face, bright as frost.
Her round, fine fashioned head, with two dead ears;
And stripes in the brilliant frost of her face, sharp, fine dark
...rays,
Dark keen, fine rays in the brilliant frost of her face,
Beautiful dead eyes.

Hermoso es!

They go out towards the open;
We go on to the gloom of Lobo.
And above the trees I found her lair,
A hole in the blood-orange brilliant rocks that stick up, a little
...cave.
And bones, and twigs, and a perilous ascent.

So, she will never leap up that way again, with the yellow flash
...of a mountain lion's long shoot!
And her bright, striped frost-face will never watch any more,
...out of the shadow of the cave in the blood-orange rock,
Above the trees of the Lobo dark valley-mouth!

Instead, I look out
And out to the dim of the desert, like a dream, never real;
To the snow of Sangre de Cristo mountains, the ice of the
...mountains of Picoris,
And near across at the opposite steep of snow, green trees
...motion-less standing in snow, like a Christmas toy.

And I think in this empty world there was room for me and a
...mountain lion.
And I think in the world beyond, how easily we might spare a
...million or two humans
And never miss them.
Yet what a gap in the world, the missing white frost-face of
...that slim yellow mountain lion!

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perched on ledges,
erudite pigeons
recite high coo

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"Meat is bad for you,"
said the young vegan, lighting
up a cigarette.

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