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Jean Cocteau

I know that poetry is indispensable, but to what I could not say.

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You Know That I Want To

Lover dont love too much
Its a bad thing, a sad thing
It is heaven to the touch
Hey everybodys got a moment in their lives
They cant change
(dont they baby)
I know you dont care
Whats right or wrong
All that I know
Is that love dont belong heer
So its better to turn the page
Watch me walk away my dear
Watch me walk away
You say
Chorus
I cant stop but you know that I want to
I cant stop dont you know that I want you
I want you baby
More than ever
I cant stop but you know that I want to
I cant stop dont you know that I want you
But its never gonna be that easy
I dont wanna waste your time
Lover dont love too much
Im a bad boy, a sad boy
And Ill never give you much
Hey everybodys got some moment in their lives
They cant change
Yeah
So I do not dare
Take you home
All that I know
Is that somethings so wrong with this heat
Why do you touch the flame
You know you feal the pain my dear
You always find it here
You say
Chorus
But its never gonna
So what happens everytime
Its so easy to forget myself where
A little while you want a boy
In a place you will be all mine
Cant you see
Oh, Im losing you baby
Chorus
But its never gonna be that easy
You want a lover, I am just a friend
(george michael/jon douglas)

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Cant Cry Anymore

Took your car
Drove to texas
Sorry, honey
But I suspected we were through
And I cant cry anymore
Since I left
Been feelin better, cause thats
What you get when you
Stay together too long
And I cant cry anymore
[chorus]
Wouldnt it be good if we could hop a flight to anywhere
So long to this life
So much for pretending
Bad lucks never-ending
And now I know that
Money comes is
But the fact is
Theres not enough to
Pay my taxes
And I cant cry anymore
Well, got a brother
Hes got real problems
Heroin - no
Theres just no stopping him tonight
And I wont cry anymore
Chorus
Its never ending
It could be worse
I couldve missed my calling
Sometimes it hurts
But when you read the writing on the wall
Cant cry anymore
Chorus
And too much time Ive been spending
With my heart in my hands
Waiting for time to come and mend it
I cant cry anymore

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A Handful Of Dust

Your pressed your face against my heart
I felt that you could look right through me
we live in days that have no time
we live in times that now refuse me
and somewhere out beyond his town
there lies a world that now can turn us round
and we need it and we need it
oh got to have some thing to believe in
I've got enough to believe in you
what can I give just to know that it's true ?
But I've gotta begin to say
now they've taken my pride in this way.
How can you give me your love ?
I just can't give you enough
how can you give me your trust
with a handful of dust ?
I feel to thin before your eyes
I feel so naked under open skies
I once stood tall within this town
but now the time has come to bring us down.
We must have more with his power in hand
we must believe things will go as we planned
but I've gotta begin to say
now they've taken my pride in this way.
How can you give me your love ?
I just can't give you enough
how can you give me your trust
with a handful of dust,
with a handful of dust ?
Making love through electric skies
now I know where my fortune lies
breathe the air and feel this land
'cause it's slipping through me
like dust from my hand.
How can you give me your love ?
I just can't give you enough
how can you give me your trust
with a handful of dust ?
How can you give me your love ?
I just can't give you enough
how can you give me your trust
with a handful of dust ?
How can you give me your love ?
How can you give me your love ?
Now give me your love!
how can you give me your trust
with a handful of dust ?
How can you give me your love ?

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Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The Maniac

I saw them sitting in the shade;
The long green vines hung over,
But could not hide the gold-haired maid
And Earl, my dark-eyed lover.
His arm was clasped so close, so close,
Her eyes were softly lifted,
While his eyes drank the cheek of rose
And breasts like snowflakes drifted.

A strange noise sounded in my brain;
I was a guest unbidden.
I stole away, but came again
With two knives snugly hidden.
I stood behind them. Close they kissed,
While eye to eye was speaking;
I aimed my steels, and neither missed
The heart I sent it seeking.

There were two death-shrieks mingled so
It seemed like one voice crying.
I laughed-it was such bliss, you know,
To hear and see them dying.
I laughed and shouted while I stood
Above the lovers, gazing
Upon the trickling rills of blood
And frightened eyes fast glazing.

It was such joy to see the rose
Fade from her cheek forever;
To know the lips he kissed so close
Could answer never, never.
To see his arm grow stark and cold,
And know it could not hold her;
To know that while the world grew old
His eyes could not behold her.

A crowd of people thronged about,
Brought thither by my laughter;
I gave one last triumphant shout-
Then darkness followed after.
That was a thousand years ago;
Each hour I live it over,
For there, just out of reach, you know,

She
lies, with Earl, my lover.

They lie there, staring, staring so
With great, glazed eyes to taunt me.
Will no one bury them down low,
Where they shall cease to haunt me?
He kissed her lips, not mine; the flowers
And vines hung all about them
Sometimes I sit and laugh for hours
To think just how I found them.

And then I sometimes stand and shriek
In agony of terror:
I see the red warm in her cheek,
Then laugh loud at my error.
My cheek was all too pale he thought;
He deemed hers far the brightest.
Ha! but my dagger touched a spot
That made
her
face the whitest!

But oh, the days seem very long,
Without my Earl, my lover;
And something in my head seems wrong
The more I think it over.
Ah! look-she is not dead-look there!
She's standing close beside me!
Her eyes are open-how they stare!
Oh, hide me! hide me! hide me!

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The Cat That Could Not Find A Rat

and yes that is the story
about a cat which could
not find a single rat inside
a house filled with hay during
the harshest part of drought

he keeps on telling her that
always, always, w/o regret.

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An Exile's Song

My soul is like a prisoned lark,
That sings and dreams of liberty,
The nights are long, the days are dark,
Away from home, away from thee!

My only joy is in my dreams,
When I thy loving face can see.
How dreary the awakening seems,
Away from home, away from thee!

At dawn I hasten to the shore,
To gaze across the sparkling sea -
The sea is bright to me no more,
Which parts me from my home and thee.

At twilight, when the air grows chill,
And cold and leaden is the sea,
My tears like bitter dews distil,
Away from home, away from thee.

I could not live, did I not know
That thou art ever true to me,
I could not bear a doubtful woe,
Away from home, away from thee.

I could not live, did I not hear
A voice that sings the day to be,
When hitherward a ship shall steer,
To bear me back to home and thee.

Oh, when at last that day shall break
In sunshine on the dancing sea,
It will be brighter for the sake
Of my return to home and thee!

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She Came In Through Bathroom Window

She came in through the bathroom window
Protected by a silver spoon
But now she sucks her thumb and wanders
By the banks of her own lagoon
Didn't anybody tell her?
Didn't anybody see?
Sunday's on the phone to Monday
Tuesday's on the phone to me
She said she'd always been a dancer
She worked at 15 clubs a day
And though she thought I knew the answer
Well I knew what I could not say
And so I quit the police department
And got myself a steady job
And though she tried her best to help me
She could steal but she could not rob
Didn't anybody tell her?
Didn't anybody see?
Sunday's on the phone to Monday
Tuesday's on the phone to me
Oh yeah

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Emily Dickinson

I know that He exists

338

I know that He exists.
Somewhere—in Silence—
He has hid his rare life
From our gross eyes.

'Tis an instant's play.
'Tis a fond Ambush—
Just to make Bliss
Earn her own surprise!

But—should the play
Prove piercing earnest—
Should the glee—glaze—
In Death's—stiff—stare—

Wou ld not the fun
Look too expensive!
Would not the jest—
Have crawled too far!

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Just Know That I Miss You

Just know that I miss you,
And now I know the facts
That you were never married,
That it was just an act.

It really doesn't matter -
What has been done and said -
Just know that I love you
And I'm not quite mad.

Yes, I've seen through women -
The things that they would say -
But I would not believe them
Or give them time of day.

And if you really miss me,
You need not look too far,
Because I always loved you
For being who you are.


March 23,2006

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Too Late To Know That

...you stoop
to conquer

a la The Shrew
of that English
playwright, i know
you know his name,
and i won't ask
you about the
obvious


plain simple
stupidity, but i am not amazed
by this
event,

i have long known
women
49 years, two butts a month
four legs a day

women who love
to kill
lice and women who like
to be licked

with man's old weapon,
who cares now

too late to know
that i am

(be surprised)

i wont say it anymore,
i am tired.

49 years, of dumb
bells.

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Emily Dickinson

You know that Portrait in the Moon

504

You know that Portrait in the Moon—
So tell me who 'tis like—
The very Brow—the stooping eyes—
A fog for—Say—Whose Sake?

The very Pattern of the Cheek—
It varies—in the Chin—
But—Ishmael—since we met—'tis long—
And fashions—intervene—

When Moon's at full—'Tis Thou—I say
My lips just hold the name—
When crescent—Thou art worn—I note—
But—there—the Golden Same—

And when—Some Night—Bold—slashing Clouds
Cut Thee away from Me—
That's easier—than the other film
That glazes Holiday—

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You'd Know That I'd Be Lying...

I will not keep you long,
The time, she is a'flying,
And if I wanted here to stay,
You'd know that I'd be lying.

Just want to say goodbye,
To all my kin and friends,
I'm going far away,
to where the river bends.

I travel fast and travel light,
You'll not miss me when I go,
We haven't hit off so well,
But you were nice to know.

Two ships passing in the night,
Going seperate ways,
One keeps going further,
Not much for lengthy stays.

I just wanted to see your smile,
and the beauty of your face,
just wanted to take, along with me,
some memories of this place.

I will not keep you long,
For time, she is a a'flying,
I'd ask you to come with me,
But you'd know that I'd be lying.

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Lord, I know that even in impossibilities You are able to act

Lord, you rescued my nation
when a onslaught of thousands of Zulu’s
came at Blood River
against less than five hundred
with flintlock rifles

and when Cubans with armour under Soviet control
drew up in divisions
and a war about Africa was loosened,
we trusted You

but now the Afrikaner nation has been brought
under rule by another culture,
that does not regard You
and murder and take whatever they want
and see the lives of others and possessions
as their own.

l’Envoi
Lord God, I know that even in impossibilities
You are able to act
and ask that You remember
the covenant of our ancestors

and take note of this injustice
and that You in Your righteousness
cause this oppression to end
that the sun may shine as well
over my people.

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We Knew But Didn’t Know

Occasionally people come into our lives,
people we knew but didn’t know.
We knew them from our early years
before life sent us in different directions.
Years would pass before we met again
with this person we knew but didn’t know.
The passing years had changed us both,
wiser but strangers no less.
In the exchanges that follows a friendship grows.
A friendship that was never there before
with this person we knew but didn’t know.
Everything happens for a reason
and the reason is not for us to know.
In meeting it changes us, ignites a flame within,
a flame of caring given a chance should have been.
Now in maturity we get to know that person
we knew but didn’t know.
What the future holds is as uncertain as tomorrow,
but we walk towards it with this friend,
a person we knew but didn’t know.

27 March 2009

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You Know That You Are Very Deep In My Heart

You know that you are very deep in my heart,
how much I adore you
while in your absence I miss you for long moments

and love brings a kind of sorrow
but continually you sneak deeper into my heart.
You know that you are very deep in my heart,

my words, my deeds and feelings are no secret
but sometimes my words get few,
while in your absence I miss you for long moments

and you are in every thought
and our comfort with each other has been present from the beginning.
You know that you are very deep in my heart,

that our love goes much further than just sympathy
that nobody can fabricate such feelings,
while in your absence I miss you for long moments.

Everything that I am and want to be you do know
and sometimes you are in every word and sentence.
You know that you are very deep in my heart,
while in your absence I miss you for long moments.

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Did You Think That Poetry Is Always Better Written?

Contented with the plots
Sagging surges
soothing
In the movement of the minds
Some friends write
Thinking that poetry
Must be an art
For their
Therapeutic consumption
Of for its own
Sake pursued,

A friend writes poems
And tells me to read all
Of them, and I can
Always say
She has concentrated
On some poesies
Not on heresies
Of her life

I told her
Poetry is an art
And it is life
Itself moving
Inside our hearts

Albeit,
I like a certain thing about this
Albert,
And Socrates
Who never wrote a line
But just spoke them
That
There is something sickening about
The usual intimacies towards
Words and phrases

Sometimes on days when
I do not write
But just stand and stare
And listen
Without words spoken

Writing transforms at its best
Without my mind
Doing it. It is more of living
About living
And not drying, dying writing
As it used to be.
And my life is full.

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He Oughta Know That By Now

I guess he's working late again
I don't need to wonder where he is
But I do
He oughta know that by now
I know his work takes a lot of him
There's not much left for him to give
But I need more
He oughta know that by now
time
It's just too hard to hold on to what's never around
He oughta know that by now
He used to promise soon things would change
It's been years and it's still the same
And that hurts
He oughta know that by now
I've grown so used to being alone
Couldn't be much worse if I were gone
And in a way I am
He oughta know that by now
time
It's just too hard to hold on to what is never around
He oughta know that by now
Heart ache and coffee at midnight motels
Leaving him was hard as hell
But I did
And he oughta know that by now
I didn't try to explain
No goodbye underneath my ring
That was all I left
He oughta know that by now
That was all I left
And he oughta know that by now

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I know that I have never have been as alone

I know that I have
never have been as alone
as at the Strand
that December holiday.

People in love
smiled at each other
everywhere that I looked,

some walked hand in hand,
some sunbathed together,
some splashed into the sea

but there was no you and I
and on that day
my heart was breaking

and I sat on my own
gazing at the deep blue
when a shadow fell on my face.

The sun made her blonde hair gold
and the smile on her face
was innocent and pure

and somewhere in the blue of her eyes
I saw my own pain
and she sat down next to me wordless.

That same morning before I took
the train to the beach
I prayed for someone to understand

and felt so lost from life
and hopeless as if never again
I would make a impression
on somebody beautiful

and she said that tomorrow
will be another day
and that in time
the pain would go

and that girl was really sweet,
we shared some ice cream,
acted as though were in love
and somehow everything felt right
and I never saw that girl again.

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I know that I have never have been as alone [2]

I know that I have
never have been as alone
as at the Strand
that December holiday.

People in love
smiled at each other
everywhere that I looked,

some walked hand in hand,
some sunbathed together,
some splashed into the sea

but there was no you and I
and on that day
my heart was breaking

and I sat on my own
gazing at the deep blue
when a shadow fell on my face.

The sun made her blonde hair gold
and the smile on her face
was innocent and pure

and somewhere in the blue of her eyes
I saw my own pain
and she sat down next to me wordless.

That same morning before I took
the train to the beach
I prayed for someone to understand

and felt so lost from life
and hopeless as if never again
I would make a impression
on somebody beautiful

and she said that tomorrow
will be another day
and that in time
the pain would go

and that girl was really sweet,
we shared some ice cream,
acted as though were in love
and somehow everything felt right
and I never saw that girl again.

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You Know That I Love You

Yesterday I was alone and Blue
My heart was heavy and then came you
Oh I can see that you were meant for me
Now I have found you, I'll never let you go
You know that I love you
I need you
You know that I'm caring, sharing
Everything I've got
Don't you know that I want you
I need you too
And I will be happy with you for the rest of my life
Many lovers they come and go
But your sweet loving lingers on and on
Oh I can feel, that this time it's for real
So hold me closer, and never let me go
You know that I love you
I need you
You know that I'm caring, sharing
Everything I've got
Don't you know that I want you
I need you too
And I will be happy with you for the rest of my life
And I will be happy with you for the rest of my life
Well your sweet love is all I need
Without you I just can't go on
You know that I love you
I need you
You know that I'm caring, sharing
Everything I've got
Don't you know that I want you
I need you too
And I will be happy with you for the rest of my life
I'll be happy with you for the rest of my life
I will be happy with you for the rest of my life

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