Tuesday, November 8, 2011

"The Pome to End All Pomes?"



The Lair of the Silver Fox was just chosen the Blog of the Month by The River. And it's a real award, not one of those annoying chain-letter memes. Thanks to The River's small but dedicated staff!

I'm going to leave this pome up for a few days, and link this post to dVerse Poets Pub's Open Link Night -- that link goes live on Tuesday @ 3 p.m. -- to let some of the really polished poets get a look at it, too.

And now... my pome. (And yes, of course I know that it's "poem" and not "pome." Give me some freakin' credit, willya?)

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Auburn

Somewhat lacking symmetry,
A hungry dog strikes its prey in the alley.
And my sins come back
To remind me of the summer rain.
Why this time?
Is there any truth to what we've been told?

The dog barks, frustrated,
As are we.
In our festive musings
Some are so often set adrift.

Tomorrow night
A hungry cat will meow instead
As the dog swims, dissipated,
And none save Clytaemnestra
Can ever break the chains
Our fathers and their sisters forged.

And the dog barks yet again
To show me
The Error
Of Someone Else's Ways.

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And after that? Yer on yer own, fellow babies!

Thanks for your time.

50 comments:

  1. first...congrats on the blog of the month...i have great respect for the river only deeper now.

    second...nice poem man...and i like the underlying message...def conveys feeling of the times...

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  2. Second...ditto to what Brian said about the award.

    Hey I did not know it was a poem, I was just thinking it sounded like a great french fry recipe. But then maybe I need some more French lessons.

    Third...cool poem...I need to search for that underlying message because my dogs catch me doing wrong things all the time, but they are such a forgiving lot.

    God bless.

    Oh and Baino has added a most unusual gadget that I am thinking you will like. Can't say anything else, don't want to give the story away, but it is funny. And thank you so much for visiting Barb. You are cool in that way.

    GBA

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  3. Thought the river had better taste, what a waste. And talking about a dog, Orson whack Fox with a log. Can't even spell poem right. Grammar Natzi must have went to bed for the night..haha

    Orlin has left the building, congrats on the blog award, beats those dumb pimping ones anyday.

    Great poem too, of course liked the use of the dog and cat to get the message across, nicely played.

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  4. Absolutely lovely poem I think.
    The award is well deserved, and you have an amazing blog Silver, really is nice an award but dont need to know your blog is something special, x gloria

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  5. Congratulations on the award...very cool!
    I really like your 'pome', it has great flow and is very thought provoking. I especially like the last line "To show me
    The Error
    Of Someone Else's Ways".
    But I did have to Google 'Clytaemnestra'. I learned something new today already, and it's only noon : )

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  6. I like it Mr. Fox, but I'm not sure why I like it. Do I like the poem? Or do I like the poet? And therefore, I like everything the poet writes? I shall have a poem to post sometime tomorrow, but it is a romantic poem (dedicated to my favorite hatt).

    Love,
    Your Lola

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  7. @Brian: Thanks for the congrats, and the extra comment thrown my way at the end of that first paragraph.

    @Mrsupole: Thank you. And I'll check out Baino's T.T.! (Hm. That sounded rather... off-color...)

    @Pat: Thanks for your compliments, and tell Orlin that the Grammar Nazi says it's "must have GONE to bed," haha!

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  8. @Gloria: Thanks for a very sweet compliment.

    @LadyCat: Everyone gets something different from that poem, it seems. Thank you.

    @Lola: Good question. Do you like the poet, haha?

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  9. Well, Silver sometimes I get poems and sometimes I don't. lol...I've read it twice! ha. It must just be way over my head.

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  10. Oh...and congratulations on the award! Very cool!

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  11. @Gloria: Oh, you have lots of compliments for me today!

    @Betsy: Thanks for the congratulations, and don't fret about the poem. You've gotten more from many of my others than a lot of people have.

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  12. Do I like the poet? Of course! But so does every other woman in the universe, you flirt.

    Love,
    Lola

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  13. Flirt? ME? That's about about the most ridicu--

    Oh.

    Okay, point taken...

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  14. Wow! David..this is deep stuff! sorry I didn't get by sooner...one of those weekends I'm afraid. But you know all about that. And huge thanks for sharing the reward badge in such an awesome way :) You are the bestest...but I'm going to have to ponder this pome a little more!

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  15. @Natasha: That's okay, this one was kinda deep.

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  16. Hi Thanks for visiting my blog. Glad I found yours. Congrats on the award, too!

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  17. Betty: Thanks for the visit and the congratulations.

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  18. Hey David! I'm hosting tonight's OpenLinkNight :) Can't wait for you to share your pome!

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  19. @JDC: Thanks!

    @Natasha: Mr. Linky goes up right at 3 p.m., right? Wonder what they'll think of "Auburn?"

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  20. 3 indeed...and I can't wait either! Still pondering this one myself, Silver....I will get to the root of your muse ;)

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  21. I'm w/ Brian. Congrats! I like what Mrs U said about a french fry recipe. hahahahaha!

    Lastly, Happy Birthday to you too. Scorpios Rule (the sex organs so I'm told). hahahahahaha!

    When is your birthday?

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  22. Gone, went, pffft you know what I meant. Look at the Fox going all dVerse too, Orlin wants to know what got into you?..haha

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  23. @Natasha: Doesn't the tree illustration help?

    @CaliGirl:

    1. Thanks.

    2. It's true.

    3. November 16th. Whatcha gonna buy me? :)

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  24. @Pat: I was bribed. Can't wait to see if anyone gets as much out of this "pome" as you did.

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  25. you dont dare much...haha...this is an excellent verse as i said before but so nice to see you grace the dverse door...oh drat i caught what that rhyming cats got...

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  26. ...And the dog barks yet again
    To show me
    The Error
    Of Someone Else's Ways..this is great and congrats on the award..the river is a cool journal made by a group of talented poets and dedicated people

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  27. Really glad I clicked on the link here. i've seen and have enjoyed your comments over at pats for sometime now but for whatever the reason never clicked in. Well I've missed out, that's for sure. This is an amazing piece of work, love the mythic referencing and the tone you take throughout. And congratulations on the honor. Thanks

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  28. I showed yer poem to my teacher at my "Creative Wrting Class" at the adult education center. Her response was, "Wow!!! This is a very deep poem with a lot of deeper meaning. I see this as a young man's search for love. The dog in this case represents the young man... while the cat obviously represents the woman. In this case, the young man yearns for a deep physical relationship that only the cat can bring him. But he finds himself drowning in a river. A very sad a poignant call for help and love."

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  29. Brain caught my addiction and Fred finally came over for a look and CRAP! ^^^^ You got psychoanalyisted like an open book..hahaha

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  30. @"Brain": Thanks.

    @Claudia: Thanks. I kinda liked that line, too. :)

    @Skip: Ask your teacher the significance of the tree-split-by-lightning photo.

    @Pat: "Psychoanalyisted?" The Grammar Nazi hates that; I love it!

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  31. @Fred: Thanks for the congrats, and the review.

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  32. I figured since your were listed at dVerse and got shrinked, it would fit

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  33. Yep. Perfect, just perfect. On several levels.

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  34. Silver I wanted asking you by the picture tree, is amazing and sad, gloria


    Love your sunset picture!!beautiful

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  35. Gloria: The tree split by lightning? Yeah, haven't we all felt like this at times, haha?

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  36. Silver...the tree has only deepened my resolve to get to the root of your muse...this may lead me to TAKE a creative writing class...I DO however, offer free dream interpretation :)

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  37. The male dog yearns for the female cat? Call me Cat.

    Love,
    Lola

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  38. @Natasha: Dreams? Mine? They're usually pretty straightforward.

    @Jerry: Thank you.

    @Lola: Ah, yes, as prophesied in Ghostbusters, "Dogs and cats, living together..."

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  39. Or perhaps, better than Cat, the name of one of the Bond Girl characters. I think it was Pussy Galore.

    Love,
    Lola

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  40. This makes me think and I'm thinking "fighting like cats and dogs" at least that's the feeling. Great close on this. And congrats on the award.

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  41. Many congratulations : you are a man of many skills, a magician with many tricks and a blogger of the highest caliber - and well deserve such awards. The poem just illustrates another of those skills.

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  42. I enjoyed your post... its beautiful and perfect for the day...


    Shashi
    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com/2011/11/whispers-tears-in-rain.html

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  43. enjoyed reading the poem. loved the use of the dog to help convey the message.

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