Portuguese Man-o-Dust (english poetry)

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A tick clinging to the bristles of a purple boar.

10 thoughts on “Portuguese Man-o-Dust (english poetry)”

    1. Yours releases more positive undertones; mine doesn’t really conclude. In fact, this whole poem is ouroboric, as the sentiments it describes, seem to be so as well.
      Thanks Zerk 🙂

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      1. I’m not fond of hope, I believe I’ve talked about it in a couple of different essays and poetics; But if you’re hopeful yourself, there is no reason why your poems shouldn’t be, as well. There is beauty in everything.

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  1. I know praise come easily on wordpress and can sometimes seem suspect, but I have to say, this poem is truly beautiful, with every ounce of sincerity I can invoke into those three syllables.

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    1. Oh… Thank you!, I personally don’t love this one, but the process in which it was written grips me, and I felt compelled to post. I’m very glad you liked it, means a ton to me.


      1. I think I understand why you don’t like it. The poem lacks catharsis, but that’s okay. It’s only in prose that this is essential. The melancholy of it moved me deeply.

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  2. Not fond of hope? My life would be depressing if I couldn’t keep hope alive. But hope it’s useless if you don’t make the cause to be. But your poem? Well written and makes one think,

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    1. I’m not fond of hope as a concept; as in, I think it harms more than helps, often times. Ancient Greeks agreed, and many others since, but I remain hopeful. I have a post “Small Book Excerpt On Hope” that delves into this more deeply, but I do remain hopeful, I think for as long as you are alive, you hold a semblance of hopes of many kinds — but it goes to say, it doesn’t mean you must *like* the hope in which you are built!
      Of course, merely an opinion, not to be taken too heavily; we all have different views on hope, and they all hold a little truth.
      And thank you so much!


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