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panoply

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#1
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

- William Ernest Henley


Every time I read this poem I get chills and little shocks of hope run up my spine. Best of wishes to you all this [insert time of day], and remember: meaning and purpose are not discovered; they are created.
 

panoply

Banned Member
#5
I love poetry. This poem happens to be one of my favorites. Here's another.

l(a
le
af
fa
ll
s)

one
l

iness.

e.e. cummings.

See if you can figure it out.
Tip: once you think you've figured it out, you haven't. :)
 

panoply

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#7
a leaf falls lonliness
l(a - letters separated, lonely; also, lowercase 'L' resembles the number 1
le - no clue
af - these letters are facing away from each other, as if at odds
fa - these letters appear to be in an "embrace"
ll - Happy couple!
s) - solo 's' looking out a window of sorts...?

one - obvious
l - lowercase 'L' resembles the number 1

iness - the state of being 'I' (myself = loneliness)

Horizontally, the poem spells l(a leaf falls)oneliness. Vertically it resembles the pattern of a leaf falling. It's beautiful in its simplicity, and my favorite poem.

That's how I see it.
 
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