Immortal Poetry

"It is absurd to think that the only way to tell if a poem is lasting is to wait and see if it lasts. The right reader of a good poem can tell the moment it strikes him that he has taken an immortal wound - that he will never get over it. That is to say, permanence in poetry, as in love, is percieved instantly. It hasn’t to await the test of time. The proof of a poem is not that we have never forgotten it, but we knew at sight we never could forget it." -Robert Frost

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Ironically 4th Street

immortalpoetry:

I saw you at the crossroads of life.
I, with my three piece suit,
And you, with your beggars cup.
Your blade was in my back, 
I supplied the knife. 
Blind in passion’s pursuit.
Still it’s sad to see how you ended up. 
Gave you a dollar to get on track.

-Immortal Poetry

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Words of Advice to A Poet

immortalpoetry:

"When forced to work within a strict framework the imagination is taxed to it’s utmost - and will produce it’s richest ideas. Given total freedom the work is likely to sprawl."
-T.S. Eliot

Everyone writes free-verse, unrhymed poetry. More commonly people write cliché-ridden, incoherant…

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Exactly How I Felt At The Time

immortalpoetry:

I’ve been having trouble writing,
So I guess, I should write
Exactly how I felt at the time:

You were the reason for my
Partiality to redheads.
You seemed to glow with
The perfect combination
Of passion and carelessness
That I pretend to ignore,
But secretly envy.

You were like a…

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Soul Searching

immortalpoetry:

So many questions appear in my mind,
The deeper that I look, the more emptiness I find,
I look into myself, in search of a soul,
Looking for a meaning-
All I found is a hole,

A paradox:
The search for a conclusion
Has led me deep into confusion,
Is everything around me real?
Or just a…

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Die For You

immortalpoetry:

I quit smoking in a day
And it terrified you.
I asked why…

You said anyone who can quit
Smoking in a day,
Can leave anything behind
And not look back.

You meant that I could leave
Anyone
Behind.

Now you look at me
Like I’m a crime scene.

How can an angel
Break my heart?

I said that I wasn’t all that
Addicted in the first place.

You walked away.

Stay.
I need you more than you think.

I lit up another cigarette.

Put another nail in the coffin.

I would die for you.

-by Immortal Poetry

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Without A Shadow of A Doubt

immortalpoetry:

I dream more when I’m awake than when I sleep.
You can own the world but there’s nothing you can keep.
Everything you sow, is everything you reap.
People love you more when you’re shallow than when you’re deep.
I say the most when I’m in complete silence.
Doing nothing is the worst form of…

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A Poem Written In The Night

immortalpoetry:

"How can you love life,
If you can’t live love?”

Incidious questions, such as these,
Never put my mind at ease;
The answers always fall from view.
All I think about is you.

Sleepless nights, trapped in a daze;
The ceiling won’t return my gaze.
I’ll stay awake the whole night through,

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Philophobia

immortalpoetry:

I fear love. 
I fear being complete. 
I fear that falling in love 
Will stifle the artistic fire in me. 
I fear that I will be happy 
And no longer feel the need 
To bleed my soul into the void.Because I need my fire. 
I need the self-loathing. 
It fuels the flame of ambition. 
Like the flaming monk, 
I must burn 
Until only my heart remains.

(…or maybe I’m afraid you will see me the way I see myself.)

by Immortal Poetry

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It is absurd to think that the only way to tell if a poem is lasting is to wait and see if it lasts. The right reader of a good poem can tell the moment it strikes him that he has taken an immortal wound - that he will never get over it. That is to say, permanence in poetry, as in love, is percieved instantly. It hasn’t to await the test of time. The proof of a poem is not that we have never forgotten it, but we knew at sight we never could forget it.
Robert Frost (via immortalpoetry)