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April 4th, 2009, 10:03 PM
[css-div="width:500px;border:1px solid black;background:url('http://uofugeron.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/1013matelda.jpg');padding:20px"]Nepenthe
A mind in wait is but waste in breath;
Suppression's sweet allure.
Cognition's grand posterity,
By idle thought, demurred.
Where has the spirit laid dormant
But trapped in the vessel of its speech?

Desire drowned and dead embraced --
The inspiration squelched --
An hour's worth of contemplation
Leaves but nothing else:

A reminder of the long-forgotten dream.[/css-div]

April 4th, 2009, 10:12 PM
To be honest, I had to use the dictionary a few times when re-reading your poem.

It's nice. :3 What is it about?

My guess is that it's about someone who is too shy to say anything until the last minute, but then he dies within the hour before speaking out loud. Now, all that there is to remember of him is his long, forgotten dream?

April 4th, 2009, 10:14 PM
It is basically about inaction (in general).
It was spurred from my refusal to flex my poetry muscle for months until just this moment.

kissing. raindrops
April 5th, 2009, 7:53 AM
Sweety I had no idea what all those words are, but it made your poem look fancy with all those big words!
Well, even though I have no idea what it means, I liked it, XD
Could you explain it to me?

April 5th, 2009, 8:51 AM
whoa...edgar allan jr.....i had a problem figuring out what the title means....been a while since anyone has used any words bigger than easy........but i thought it was very good...
NOTE: the edgar allan comment was a complement..just in case u took it differently..