interested13563 53M
985 posts
1/27/2006 4:40 pm

Last Read:
5/9/2006 4:11 pm


"Poor child of doubt and death
whose hope is built on reeds."

.......................Lord Byron

Child of reason and inquiry
ascending against the wind
the bleak heights, that gape
beneeth your feet, abysmal
gorges of belief and pity.
The gods will finally shed
their semblance of being.
The venomous garments will
be shredded by the thorns.
The bleeding skin will
feel the touch of freedom.


This poem was inspired by Byron's
"Childe Harold's Pilgrimage".


Copyright 2006 by interested13563

rm_art_persists 51M
1789 posts
1/27/2006 5:46 pm

If you like this, read any Chatterton. Well written poem BTW: lacks the sentimentality of most poetry I read here

rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
1/27/2006 5:58 pm

Thank you, that was well done.

rm_FreeLove999 46F
16127 posts
1/27/2006 10:56 pm

that is an awesome poem!

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rm_FreeLove999 46F
16127 posts
1/28/2006 12:46 pm

waggy, i agree! interested is one of my favourite poets ever ... so unique!

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interested13563 53M
2557 posts
1/28/2006 12:57 pm

Thank you all very much!
art_persists: thank you for the suggestion.
Indeed poetry does not have to be sentimental or
sweet or even pleasant.
waggypolly: To me Byron is more interesting
as a person rather than as a poet. But many of his
interesting trates are naturally found in his poetry.
The poem I quoted is about Byron's non-theist views.

silkysmoothlegs3 105F

1/29/2006 6:57 am


papyrina 51F
21133 posts
1/30/2006 12:22 am

byron as a person was a selfish git and a horrible family man,

I'm a

i'm here to stay

interested13563 53M
2557 posts
1/30/2006 8:26 am

Indeed, Papy! He was also a revolutionary who died in the course
of pursuing his ideals! Good or bad he was nontheless interesting!

interested13563 53M
2557 posts
1/31/2006 10:34 am

Indeed, Waggy! It was. He was also a women's man.
But indulging is not necessarily bad. In any case
my little poem is not about Byron (even though I
do respect him for his rather romantic view of
revolution and his down to earth non-theist views).

papyrina 51F
21133 posts
1/31/2006 1:35 pm

he was a spoil young man and lots of articles were not that high on him from the greek side either.

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i'm here to stay

interested13563 53M
2557 posts
2/1/2006 3:24 pm

papy: Well, we might have kind on different
views on Byron. Mine are not very strong
anyway. I hope you do not mind the difference.
The reference to Byron was to one poem
which I kind of liked. There are many
englishmen and women I like more than him!
(e.g. you).

GoddessOfTheDawn 105F
11240 posts
2/2/2006 1:49 am

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3/18/2006 5:46 pm

I agree ... very nice !


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