Fire bright, fire bright, what story do you sing tonight?
Welcome To Modern Poetry With Silvia Hartmann
I am also an energist and to me, this explains poetry and answers the question "What is poetry good for?" at last.
Writing a poem is a way to use language differently. For once, we are not just trasmitting dry facts or top level tittle tattle - instead, we have an opportunity to communicate in a far more organic and complex way.
Poems and poetry are a short hand for transmitting unique experiences from one person to another, to allow someone else to enter into the poet's worlds and walk a few steps in that other's proverbial moccassins.
I write a poem every day, although I do not have time to post it here every day. It's good exercise in conscious to energy mind communication.
Already I grow weary of the talk, for it goes on forever, but it is not until we stop and sigh, breathe deeply just for once, and let the evening's hush awaken other senses that we begin to now uncurl, unfold, and rise into the night - a dragon gold and true, our eyes as diamonds, seeing more, our hearts of lightning, sparking transformation ...
In 2007, an aspect of mine wrote a special HypnoDreams album - one that was not for other people, or for sale, but only for me. Based on the "voices in the night," it was absolutely designed to be a gift for a future self who might need to hear these words, to calm her and inspire her, help her through the night. And it has, on many, many occasions and remains one of my favourite "poem collections" to date ... Full texts of all the "poems" and the song on this poetry album.
The diva strides and flexes lightly
You will never know just what you find when you step outside your mind, for a moment and take flight to the wide and starry night, where some things may be revealed ...
A poem about a train wreck.
Way back in the day, 1996, when the Internet was young, I joined a poetry forum. With my welcome message from the moderator, I was directed to a list of words which one must never use in a poem.
Oh really ... ;->
Forbidden words in poetry ...?
A metaphor poem - metasong - about The DragonRiders:
When we ride the dragons, we are wide and free ...
This collection of poetry contains some of my personal favourite poems of all times - Steel Lord obviously, my ode to Lord Lucian; but there are also some other poems that I've always particularly loved, such as Mission, The Alien Hunter, and Unicorn Union which gives the collection its title.
One day I'll find an open mike poetry night somewhere and read Unicorn Union out aloud ...
Whilst transferring an old static website, this collection of poetry exercises called Sanctuary Poems dated March 2000 was found in a sub folder.
These poetry exercises use imagery of environments (Project Sanctuary habitats) to create a metasong flow. But apart from that, they're cool and even the html is a poetic blast from the past.
Enjoy The Sanctuary Poems.
I was just uploading a piece of art called Angel City when this poem came to me.
And in the middle of writing it, the postman knocked on the door and delivered a parcel with opalite angels - wonderful timing :-)
The other day, this poem, The Oldest Castle, sprang to mind when I was trying to explain to someone why you mustn't give up too soon when you are dealing with memories and trying to remember a genesis event. After much searching, today I finally found it - dated 5.6.1994.
Here's The Oldest Castle ... a story poem, and a metaphor poem for so many things ...
A crystal healing poem - The Crystal Kingdom.
The poem can be used as an energy evocation at a crystal healing workshop or as a starting point for a crystal meditation.
A visitor asked if I had any poems suitable for a funeral for a friend. I have three funeral poems here; God's Speed is a funeral poem for a friend; Pyramid for a lover, and Upward for the funeral of a person who had no friends and may not have been a good person in this life. Hope it helps some.
This is a very rare little book of poetry - Fairy Tales by Silvia Hartmann, May 1994. Only 24 copies were printed in the first place, and this is the last known battered survivor.
Fairy Tales contains 23 poems: Tarot - Spell - Silent Mirror - Pyramid - Ghost - Soul Hunter - Scylla & Charybdis - Bride of Christ - Message - Sleeping Beauty - Seagulls - Peter Pan - 100 - Wild Apprentices - Agenda - Sword - Castle - Candle - The Book - To Find The Child - Magic Carpet - Waterway - Bedtime. Enjoy.
To me, poems are a way to express oneself without having to look over the shoulder at ol' Granma grammar, without some teacher standing by with a rod to hit your knuckles if you says somming what they dunnot likes.
Freedom with words.
Do as you please, what you will; I sometimes do. Here's why I love Misty Mornings ...
A gentleman wrote: "I would love to write a love poem for my wife - it is our anniversary - but I'm no good with words ... Can you recommend a poem for a husband who can't write a love poem?"
So I wrote one specially for all those gentlemen out there who don't have the words, with material assistance from Lord Lucian, and on their behalf. Enjoy!
I asked for a metasong to start off the new decade on the 1st of the 1st, 2011, and duely, The Time Chamaeleon was delivered to me.
As is the case with classic metasong, it wants to be spoken and heard rather than just read; so if you read the Time Chamaeleon out aloud, you will get more of a sense what it is about and why it is here ...
One may judge poems and poetry in many different ways. To me, memorable poems that float into one's mind and continue to do so over the years, decades even, occupy a special place in my heart as well. Rudyard Kipling's IF poem is one of those. I often quote parts of it to myself and others; so I'm going to put IF here to find it again when the moment comes and you need to wonder if you can keep your head ...