Samuel Ferris

Samuel Ferris

"

I'm new

"
Rochester, NY
Offline Offline

* *
Send Message Send Message
Invite to Groups Invite to Groups
Add to Friends Add to Friends
Subscribe Subscribe
Block Writer Block Writer



About Me

I enjoy reading and writing, playing guitar, piano, and composing music. I enjoy reading the poetry of Seamus Heaney, TS elliot, William Carlos Williams, EE Cummings, Lorca, pablo neruda, emily dickenson, wb yeats, ginsberg, jack kerouac, Basho, and what ever else i can get my hands on.

At every moment you choose yourself. But do you choose your self? Body and soul contain a thousand possibilities from which you can build many I's. But in only one of them is there a congruence between the elector and the elected. Only one which you will never find until you have excluded all those superficial and fleeting possibilities of being and doing with which you toy, out of curiosity or wonder or greed, and which hinder you from casting anchor in the experience of the mystery of life, and the consciousness of the talent entrusted to you which is your I.

Dag Hammersjkold


My mouth holds round
the soft blastings,
Toome, Toome,
as under the dislodged

slab of the tongue
I push into a souterrain
prospecting what new
in a hundred centuries'

loam, flints, musket-balls,
fragmented ware,
torcs and fish-bones,
till I am sleeved in

alluvial mud that shelves
suddenly under
bogwater and tributaries,
and elvers tail my hair.

Seamus Heaney


Black Pine Tree in an Orange Light

Tell me what you see in it :
The pine tree like a Rorschach-blot
black against the orange light :

Plant an orange pumpkin patch
which at twelve will quaintly hatch
nine black mice with ebon coach,

or walk into the orange and make
a devil's cataract of black
obscure god's eye with corkscrew fleck;

put orange mistress half in sun,
half in shade, until her skin
tattoos black leaves on tangerine.

Read black magic or holy book
or lyric of love in the orange and black
till dark is conquered by orange c**k,

but more pragmatic than all this,
say how crafty the painter was
to make orange and black ambiguous.

Sylvia Plath


Comments

[send message]

Posted 11 Years Ago


Hey, thanks for reviewing my work. I write in the iambic meter, when I'm in the mood for writing formal poems. I've read some of Frost. Not much, though, admittedly. I've always been drawn to the works of the Romantic poets. I have to brush up on modern poetry as well, which I look to do in the coming days. Thanks again for the review, mate!

[send message]

Posted 11 Years Ago


Hi Again,
I have listened to Johnny Cage and Takemistu.
I'm humbled by the extent of understanding in your review about my poetry.
Wonderful.
C'est excellent!

Surely looks like we have many long conversations in store.

Regards
Ishan

[send message]

Posted 11 Years Ago


Aye!
Nice review.
I'd love to review your work extensively, I promise. Once my college submissions are done with.
Cheers man.
TC

Ishan

[send message]

Posted 11 Years Ago


I seriously think I have CRAZIER friends than Bukowski or Kerouac! Well, they used to be. The one's that survived are all upstanding citizens now, except for me lol thanks for reading "Welcome to the Carnival"

[send message]

Posted 11 Years Ago


yo, thanks for the read of "Terrain" - the first lines are like kick-starting a motorcycle, so I'll think about ur comments. And I really don't consider words that end the same "always/ways" "forever/ever" rhymes at all, but thanks for making me conscious that others might consider them rhymes.

[send message]

Posted 11 Years Ago


well you know, i honestly think that if you have to work really hard on a poem, it isn't ready to be written. sounds pompous or something i am sure :^ lol but for me, i tend to spend no more than 20 min on a write, and try not to overedit, which may be detrimental, possibly.

[send message]

Posted 11 Years Ago


"Adya" is short for "Adyashanti" a Zen Buddhist. :) Happy hunting with that and thanks for the review!!

[send message]

Posted 11 Years Ago


thanks!! :)
hey

[send message]

Posted 11 Years Ago


word to that :]

[send message]

Posted 12 Years Ago


Thank- you!