How We Live On Earth


How We Live On Earth

How we live on earth: It would be better
if we were flocks of doves or creatures living in the seas.
Behind our memories we’ve put certain things away:
Our primal origin, primal sex, primal slithering (from before
we grew legs), primal gills, God’s absence, primal scales
—behind our memories we’ve put these things away,
no longer listening to the voice of falling snow
(human clumsiness forbids this).
Love has become a crippled master.
Loneliness cheats at solitaire.
Hate beats on drums of human skin.
Light hardens inside closed hearts.
Forgetting is a sunken ship with dead memories
—we have forgotten our origins: the seaweed we used to eat,
the taste of sea salt in our blood, the voices of whales,
a sea star’s stillness,
the absolute bottom of the ocean,
the evolution of sea sponges into humans.
Behind our memories we’ve put these things away.

(from my first book: In Forbidden Language ©dah/Stillpoint Books 2010
available on amazon, search: in forbidden language/dah)

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MikeDomino commented on How We Live On Earth


If we follow the laws of man and not the higher laws of nature we are doomed . The problems of mankind are like earth quakes . The shake the ground and building that men built topple and hurt and kills us and destroy what we have built - temporary. The earthquake does not shake the arid above the earth - in the spiritual realm . Your poem is apocoliptic and true . I purify my mind . I try to set an example and not let the impermanence and destructive tendencies of nam and society throw me off the path of natural laws .



Mike, nice to hear from you, and thank you for this profound comment —))



My pleasure - Good luck with your books . I have always admired your art and dedication to poetry ! There is a new doc out about Gore Vidal . I saw it last night . I highly recommend it to all writers and poets !

LexLogic commented on How We Live On Earth


Great Poem. All of it so true. My Take on it::We have separated ourselves from the natural connection we have to our origins. And because of it we sometimes have an almost inherent obsession with self pity/desolation/destruction and even an inner darkness that can be all enveloping because of that emptiness. Once again, great work!



LexLogic, I agree with this statement. You, my friend, are in touch, not only with yourself, but with the magic of nature. Bravo to you!

MootPoint commented on How We Live On Earth


Interesting reading that has much creativity. I rejoice in the human capacity. No other animal comes close to the love, creativity, and wonderment of humans. I would like you to celebrate humans in one of your writes. It is true we are not perfect and sometimes harm what is around us, but our challenge is to rectify the wrongs. To make this a better place for our children and our children's children. I did enjoy your write. You have a rare talent.



Thank you for this compliment, and it's hard for me to celebrate the human parasite and the mass destruction we have brought upon this one time luscious paradise: we can only blame ourselves for our ignorance in believing that we are more special than all other life on this planet; greed and fear=hate, something humans are masters at creating. Unfortunately. I will look deeper into my soul for something human to celebrate. Thank you again.

sk8erpoet commented on How We Live On Earth


Fantastic poem, it's as simple as that." hate beats on drums of human skin." that really struck me and will stick with me forever. Great write, and thank you for writing. -sk8



Thank you for this wonderful comment

KellyRedhead commented on How We Live On Earth


I love your book and this is one of my favorites! One of the most arresting lines is, "Loneliness cheats at solitaire." You have a way of startling me into stillness that I like.



Thank you for this praising comment, and, I have been told, that my second book, The Second Coming, out does my first—I like both of them. Thank you again!

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

dahlusion’s Poems (122)

Title Comments
Title Comments
fragmented no. 2 1
Espresso Roma Café 1
Afternoon’s Impossible Heat 1
Spherical 1
Moths, Flame 1
To Say Goodbye Means Forgetting 1
"The Stillness Of Quiet Light" 2
The Vanishing Of Differences 2
Some god 3
Cattails 1
Invisible 3
The Persistence Of Nightmares 1
Gardener 4
Poison And Beauty 15
Moon Illusion 24
How We Live On Earth 13
Creation’s Splendid Spiritual Seduction 26
The Wings On Your Tongue 32
Walt Whitman, I Want To Grow Your Beard 102
The Witch-Hunters 26
A Meditation On Autumn 33
The Most Savory Raw Liquid 28
The Alluring Wet Odor 27
Snakes Passing Out Apples 33
I Dismissed The Notion Of Death 36
The Night’s Breath Is More Liquid 28
Strangers With Memories 35
Glorify The Morning Silently 21
I Slept Late Into A Well-Worn Rest 21
the afterglow twisted its complexion 21
The Rapturous Ignorance Of My Human Moment 29
I Wait For God's Lips 31
Your Human Honey 16
I Have Gathered Your Energy 20
Poem For A Red Rose 24
discarded pages 25
when you stir in your sleep 26
scars void of desire 22
I Feel Summer’s Juice 24
Imagine Not Going To War 101
Like A Snowflake in August 36
Upon The Tender Leaves Of Spring 34
A Blue Tear Frozen On Your Delicate Wing 47
Hiding Behind Mythology 27
Coaxing My Soul Into The Open 24
Wet Thoughts For Thirsty Minds 46
720 Full Moons 65
Sexual Opium 41
I Praise The Morning Loudly 99
Your Sultry Whispering 29
I Feel Nothing 32
The Refusal Of Dead Roses: an unfinished love 24
ripples and waves 20
Now The Rain 18
Male Angels 21
Female Angels 18
The Atmosphere’
s Vibration
Show Me Something Invisible 29
Motionlessly, Mouths Touching. 19
The Scent Of My Lover 22
Sorrow’s Dangerous Death-Blade 33
Melodious Flames Intertwined 39
Entranced By Your Voice 28
my mouth is on yours 24
Father, I Have Sinned... 66
The Wild Mud Of Sleep 20
i am 26
Let Us Make Peace 21
That Twilight Flame 18
A Wellness Of Spirit 15
Kisses Like Deep Fruit 41
Pulsing. 13
common sense is My Savior 39
Earthy and Hot 22
Once I Was Somewhere 22
The Only God I Need 22
2 Ten AM 27
If I Ask The Dead For Memories 92
Your Intimate Voice 27
I Am Bound To You 36
Animals With The Same Motion 15
There Was Constant Throbbing 22
A Prisoner Of Hope 15
My Perfect Goddess 15
Twilight Is A Sudden Sadness 71
when the hour strikes 16
Autumn's Meloncholic Motion 28
Autumn's Organic Rust 22
My Perfect Swan 33
The Politeness Of Blue Sky 12
Upon My Lips 20
A Sensualist Articulation (Prose) 14
The Fragrance of Fantasy 43
During Our Most Secret Hours 22
Under A Sky Of Dreamy Dreams 29
The Sultry Warmth 21
When I Looked Again 29
The Sea 44
the Creator is us 29
Blades Of Lightning 30
A Dove Is Bleeding 26
I Hear Vaporous Rain 16
My Perfect Dove 35
If You Were Chocolate 59
You Do Not Deserve 37
A Shawl Of Indigo Aura 26
Then The Tumblers Rust 88
There Is Arrogance 41
The Singing From My Soul 23
You 18
Do Not Remain… 12
A Pyramid Of Stars 8
Holding A Storm 12
You Have Finally Faded 20
A Gothic Tale 19
A Gasping Goddess 18
Hour After Hour 13
Your Naked Smell 24
Unknown To Me Then 10
I Bring Myself Back From A Dream 16
When You Disappear 26