Her Drama, His Poetry

Her Drama, His Poetry

A Poem by R.E. Ray
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Two perspectives, perhaps. Maybe you'll see both, or yourself.

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© 2019 R.E. Ray


Author's Note

R.E. Ray
Hemingway photo from pbs.org (PBS News Hour).

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However do you do it? Words cannot express the impression these well versed lines have made upon my heart. Was I moved? Yes, profoundly so. The two perspectives are exquisitely written, one complementing the other. I am flabbergasted at best. What an extraordinary read!

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R.E. Ray

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Kelly, thank you so much for your comments. Knowing this one had such a profound impression is the .. read more



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I love the image that you chose for this poem. Opposites attract and sometimes never connect. When there's too much static on the line, neither can be heard. Love this!

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R.E. Ray

6 Days Ago

Thank you, Linda Marie.
"A wannabe bard" the assonance here is just butter on the tongue when read aloud, initially that first "buh" seems like a disruption from the "ahh's" that precede it but is then reinforced by another "b" and then that final "a" to bring it all back again, two words and a letter, letter for letter most satisfying line I've read all week! Well done.

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R.E. Ray

1 Week Ago

Thank you, Richard. You put much more thought into this one than I did. But, for that I sincerely .. read more
To me this just sounds like a match made in heaven LOL Mr. Ray! How boring it would be if we didn't get challenged by the objects of our affections:) have read this many times and enjoyed good sir

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R.E. Ray

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Thanks much, sir! I appreciate you stopping by.
considering the time you have spent writing, I am quite impressed with your efforts.
Would that I could do as well
No need to make me feel good

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R.E. Ray

1 Week Ago

Thank you, Dave.
Two people with different likes and dislikes and both see their perspectives as the high ground in art appreciation. Many will see poetry as the higher art but those movies/films are dictated by the culture of the novel and the discipline of writing as a marathon rather than the sprint (poetry). Both have value and personally I love both but know which is easier for me lol!

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R.E. Ray

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I agree wholly, sir. Though I wrote this from personal experience, we're all touched by poetry, nov.. read more
Yes two perspectives indeed Hemingway and Garland both sharing their different talents in Art. Nice work.

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R.E. Ray

1 Week Ago

Thanks for another kind review, Andrew.
And never the twain shall meet...or did they? Every literary reference here is dear to my heart Robert. You conjure up a writer’s sumptuous buffet in this paradoxical poem. Beautifully written you present a he and she very different in their opinions and inclinations. Their books, and perhaps lives, “shared dusty shelves, neglected;” Hemingway, Vivien and Judy, and perhaps two lovers, compartmentalized, alienated in the beholder’s eye. If only they had shared.... Kudos for this wonderful write!

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R.E. Ray

1 Week Ago

Annette, thank you for such a gracious review. It's particularly special knowing you're so familiar.. read more
' They shared dirty shelves, neglected.. Yellowed paper. bleeding ink.. .. .. '

This is more than a poem, this is knowledge, thought and make-believe creating a brilliant theatre of words.

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R.E. Ray

1 Week Ago

Thank you, Emma Joy. I'll take "brilliant" in any review.
I enjoyed this poem. Very thought thought provoking. I wonder how this dichotomy would play between two young lovers in this age of smartphones apps, etc.


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R.E. Ray

1 Week Ago

Thank you, Steven. Good question. I'm well past "young," so maybe another reader can guess. :)
Opposite always attract each other. Hemingway's women were strong ladies. Maybe two of the same kind can't complete a bookshelf. A interesting write. Left some thing for the reader to think about.
Coyote

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Thank you, Coyote. I expect this will mean something different for each reader. I appreciate your .. read more

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Tags: poetry, drama, movies, Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind, Judy Garland, Vivien Leigh, romance, love, longing, books, Ernest Hemingway, Ralph Waldo Emerson, free verse