white beard

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  • Cultures come to conquer and their gods applaud.

white beard

the ocean ghost recites his poems
just beyond the tracks of a cold night,
thrown.

beneath the stars he stares out there
past black nighttime sky with both eyes
wide.

and the size of the scene, it's immensity,
reminds him his hair isn't so long after
all.

and as long as his lungs reach to scream,
he continues, as the empty glass turtle shell
yells

back like a whale at the wind that's made it's
way in thru a throat that refuses to
choke.

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ApaqRasgirl commented on white beard

10-21-2010

oh well done dear, the sea holds many faces and perils for those who choose that life........wonderful .....thanks love asha

ginga commented on white beard

10-08-2010

Catarino, Mesmerizing , cleverely composed and impressive. ty for a breath of fresh sea air. ginga

cousinsoren commented on white beard

09-23-2010

Well! Well! You lead us very well to see this image of good "Ole Man Sea." Well done , this metaphorical filigree and vivid imagery. It reminds me of a one-line poem written by my eight-year old daughter ,when she saw the Rio Cobre in spate. "Here comes an angry man in his khaki suit," You have whimsically painted a gentler picture, John E.. Wordslinger, Poet Laureate of OP. Your inspiration to write this exquiste piece was a victory moment for you. Reply to Comment

cousinsoren commented on white beard

09-23-2010

Well! Well! You lead us very well to see this image of good "Ole Man Sea." Well done , this metaphorical filigree and vivid imagery. It reminds me of a one-line poem written by my eight-year old daughter ,whrn she saw the Rio Cobre in spaye. "Here comes an angry man in his khaki suit," You have whimsically painted a gentler picture, John E.. Wordslinger, Poet Laureate of OP. Your inspiration to write this exquiste piece was a victory moment for you.

WordSlinger commented on white beard

09-22-2010

The intro just blows my mind, lol

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Czech writer.

catarino’s Poems (42)

Title Comments
Title Comments
white beard 8
finding Tinoco 1
thanks(for)gi
ving- US borders.
9
the forgiveness of skin 6
we are memorable 4
broken beat 3
water song 2
subtle 0
days 0
time always 1
inicio 2
to a new friend 1
(close to you) 0
editing 'Almagest'--- i guess. 0
prayer 2
notes 1
jellyfish 2
lingering 3
flirting 4
here and there 5
candy 5
stayin awake 2
( ) 1
lagos 6
Conflict of Gods 2
a dream response 3
time? 1
thoughts 3
sluggish 1
silence is a sheild 4
deciding to jump @ Davenport 3
death is treasure 2
pause 6
homeless 2
tossin and turnin 2
father 2
close to being further 2
meeting you 2
Revision 2
Amiga 3
Commitment and wishes 2
spider and butterfly 7