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Stephen Pain's Writings

Poem
Dec.06.2010
                   I      In the throats of poetsDark and ominous,  Aye clouds will thicken     Let’s see what rhymesThe  Americas can produce: Wampun,    half goes with The Puritan.     Our ship brings with itMorality that breaks upon Words   like chastity and charity,Reaches the Eastern Sea and ends             in Virginity.    Solemnly and mutuallyThe...
Poem
Dec.04.2010
I dive....For Adrienne Rich I dive into cyberspacea cyber marinearchaelogistand I seek yourvoicein the sea of imagesand wordsin the worn-outmise-en-abimein the anime velasquezbehind the doorof a chatroom or undera gif bannerI seek you and you changeregionsand namesand even genders I swim into thearchives, pastthe exchangesof I love yousand do I know yousand get...
Poem
Dec.04.2010
  For Jihan The river is achromatic,with a few pencil dots of white,and the trees partly obscurethe ancient buildings of Antioch Do you see this is a viewwhich is for the most part  two dimensional unlike, how I see you and feel now? While a camel caravan crossesthe old bridge over Orontesand one of the lead driversturns to look at the camera, The stock...
Poem
Dec.04.2010
Sullen purple and navy blue moors, with clouds clinging to the brackenlike hanks of sheep’s wool, the lone shepherd with his dog, her earskeen to the sights and scents, and the kestrels hover over the treesthat assume a biblical loneliness,this one scene abstracted from the topography of his adolescence,and another is the rugged coastlinewhen a squall brought a...
Poem
Dec.04.2010
farne islands          Ilichen or moss colourthe rocks seagreen,and a swell is on, rollinglike blue green hillocks, a scout party of fulmarsis seen behind followingthe trail of the coblesand a seal pops up, like an asthmatic vicar wokenafter downing a bottle of port,the islands come nearly into focusand one can just about make them out and see the comic antics of...
Poem
Dec.04.2010
Party Animals                1 i wear pink and blue chineseslippers and i get pissed @ partiesi begin with a light topic and thenwith the support of othersi move in, the tail of my wit archedlike my feet, ready, poised,and with the littlest of easei prick them with my silver studdedtongue, the venom takes effectalmost immediately, and from thenon, my tiny...
Poem
Nov.30.2010
Love is like, well very nearly like, skating on thin ice, it is risky, perilous, and damned foolhardy, but you cannot resist the open invitation, to put one foot forward, gently tap for signs of resistance, none occurred so then you put in waltz like fashion your next foot, then it seems dancing you go, on the edge, the wind shivers your being with the pleasure...
Poem
Nov.27.2010
Snow awaits, laid out like a table cloth of purest white, for now, I think of all that might happen, as I look from the window and three brothers wrapped up in dufflecoats, wearing wellingtons, scarves, balaclavas knitted by their mother, moulding the fresh snow into round balls that like the asteroids that brought life to the planet, bring in their flight,...
Poem
Nov.25.2010
Philip pain only ancestor in name but not in body did suffer a shipwreck, no thanks to the waves this fate, meant he could not give but his life to the break of the virgin land, to the prosperity of the Old over the New, to the transport of slaves and the making of a Nation, to the wedded wife of natural fertility, which would like Britannia once animaled by bear...
Poem
Nov.25.2010
                             IStay in bed, stay under the white sheets,stay,there the feelings of death will gradually ease and give way to somewhat brighter thoughtsbut very shortly , you begin to  hyperventilateand the spectres come again and do not abate,and you feel lost in what must surely be madnessthe time goes, and you do not even know the placeand when...