Apr. 29th, 2004 07:58 pm
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The Road Not Taken
Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
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ribbons of white silk, torn...
...a river, bitter and warm, but cooling
Its flow releases such pain
Pain for sweetness
Grief for rest
Sorrow for peace

I made no promise this time,
But you told me to feel loved
And so I stay awake another day
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For the coolness
the stillness
the peace of eternal slumber

Why does death hide from me?
Why does it laugh, skipping just beyond view?
I still have work to complete,
but I seek rest.

"Too many would miss you,"
it says.
"But better now, than later, surely;
Should others know and miss me, too?"

Perhaps I will fail that no one cares when I am gone.

Alas, I have received my orders.
Time is against me.
But my time will come.
Peace will come.
The cold will take me.

Then I will rest.

~ 3/28/04 A.H.G.


Mar. 8th, 2004 05:46 pm
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Diamant, creature of the night
The day saps my energies
Weakens me
I am drained by the sight
Of the sun's glory

My wings unfold against the moon
Stillness, silence, they guide me
Through the eve
'Til lightening maroon
Of dawn drives me home

Helios pierces my dark soul
My search for you incomplete
Until night
Your blood will make me whole
When I drink of you

~ A.H. - 26 Feb., 2004
8, 7, 3, 6, 5
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My heart aches
Would that I could wash away your pain with my tears
That my smile would ease your turmoil
That my words would soothe your soul
So little can I do for you, but I offer all I can
Let me
~ A. H. - 02-23-04


Dec. 7th, 2003 09:32 pm
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one would think that
if one were well
one would not seek to see
life draining itself away
one would not desire to feel
the coolness of an instrument
giving life such an outlet
the sense of completion in
one would not wish for
the prick...the sting...the burn...
...and yet, the release of
an ephemeral Elysium
perhaps I am unwell
- A. H. G. - 12-07-03

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