To Say Goodbye Means Forgetting

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  • dahlusion
  • "Knowing Then Not Knowing // Confucious Or Confusion?"

Poem Commentary

Waking Love With A Kiss is a collection of poetry that alludes to the darkness, charm and surrealism of childhood fairy tales and fantasies while keeping the poems introspective with self-rumination self-doubt and self-reflection The poems convey a dreamy ambience with childlike playfulness that moves through an array of characters and emotions

To Say Goodbye Means Forgetting

 

As silhouettes everyone wants us

to come out from hiding

They want us to grow

in bridles of light

while leaving our shadows behind

 

If they could only see that

the one’s who have

forgotten their shadows

have fallen apart

and forever look for things

they can’t find

 

When I close my eyes

I’m the lucky one

I’m youthful, I’m joyful

What more could there be

 

My last childhood

was charmed with pixie dust

a lamp burning hand-puppets

on the walls

They were all skipping about

 

If only I had wished harder

when I felt I could fly

It rarely happens

that I really see myself

 

An inner-voice pushes me

to invoke Never Land

but the magic is thinning

growing old

To die will be a big adventure

 

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from my unpublished manuscript:

Waking Love With A Kiss: Fairy Tales and Fantasies

©dah / dahlusion 2017 all rights reserved

 

 TSGMF was first published in A New Ulster (Ireland)

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Altair commented on To Say Goodbye Means Forgetting

09-27-2018

Dah, there is no illusion when it comes to how you convey. Beautifully to say the least. I think about such reticence often and wish sometimes, myself, to exist beyond and before. Naturally, sentience is great and all, but what of transcendence? Or the innate quality of being that brilliant minds that defy senesance and distraction? I don't know, but sure sounds like a reality worth living. Well done!

dahlusion

10/17/2018

Altair, I'm always honored to receive such a fine critique. I'm happy that this one resonates so deeply with you. Peace and Light ––))

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Walt Whitman, American Poet (1819-1892)

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To Say Goodbye Means Forgetting 1
"The Stillness Of Quiet Light" 2
The Vanishing Of Differences 1
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Cattails 1
Invisible 3
The Persistence Of Nightmares 1
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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
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The Most Savory Raw Liquid 28
The Alluring Wet Odor 27
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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
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when you stir in your sleep 26
scars void of desire 22
I Feel Summer’s Juice 24
Imagine Not Going To War 101
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Upon The Tender Leaves Of Spring 34
A Blue Tear Frozen On Your Delicate Wing 47
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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
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Show Me Something Invisible 29
Motionlessly, Mouths Touching. 19
The Scent Of My Lover 22
3:AM INSOMNIA 19
Sorrow’s Dangerous Death-Blade 33
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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
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The Singing From My Soul 23
You 18
Do Not Remain… 12
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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
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When You Disappear 26