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Rebels with a cause///Jim Morrison

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Poetry Contest

write a poem or text about Jim Morrison

Its most likely done before as a topic but then I ask you to do it again
Jim Morrison famous for his preforming on stage, his voice, his poetic abilities and being kind of a dark version of an angel in disguise

I used to have some quotes by him written on my wall when I was young.. For me Morrison was a unique soul, a kindred spirit, a free spirit who could go beyond dreams and who could quote his art like no other.

Please DO NOT USE  the quote that one always reads about the doors, the reference to Aldous Huxley, about the doors of perception, the doors in and between,  I would like you to try a more creative approach to write

quote from Patti Smith
I didn't love Jim Morrison 'cause he was self-destructive. I loved him because of his work. Because of the way he merged poetry and rock-and-roll. Because he did something new.

Look at the song Patti Smith wrote about Jim

http://www.oceanstar.com/patti/lyrics/breakit.htm

use this in your text but

NO erotica or explicit language
No hate, if you do not like Jim then kindly do not enter the competition
please write about Jim the person and the poet not about his drug use only
Bring forth fresh winds
ONE entry only
maximum of 300 words
title your works
one month

One of my favorite parts of the incredible work called Palace of Exile
also used in live versions of the celebration of the lizard king

Brothers and sisters of the pale forest
Children of Night
Who among you will run with the hunt?
Now Night arrives with her purple legion.
Retire now to your tents & to your dreams.
Tomorrow we enter the town of my birth.
I want to be ready.


write while you may

greetings

Rian

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Bring forth fresh winds

I LOVE that! Will be thinking on this!

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Hi Rian, I would like to mention that the quote you referred to is from William Blake’s  “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell” which inspired both Huxley and Morrison. Hence the group name “The Doors”.
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VirgiliusMaro said:Hi Rian, I would like to mention that the quote you referred to is from William Blake’s  “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell” which inspired both Huxley and Morrison. Hence the group name “The Doors”.
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Hello VM
are you sure you have read the below because its part of my competition rules

Please DO NOT USE  the quote that one always reads about the doors, the reference to Aldous Huxley, about the doors of perception, the doors in and between,  I would like you to try a more creative approach to write

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I read it fully before writing to you that it is a quote from William Blake. I do not see William Blake’s name in your words.

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VirgiliusMaro said:I read it fully before writing to you that it is a quote from William Blake. I do not see William Blake’s name in your words.

indeed but this is a competition thread not a discussion thread

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THE LIVING END (for Jim Morrison)

i am the mortal  
half brother
of gods
 
i am the horn,
the wing,
the drum,
and the lyre
blessed and cursed
 
holy and profane
 
i am a stranger
to these uneven streets
free and not free,
here but gone
before the light fades
and the pages turn yellow
and youth's fresh beauty
goes sour
 
i am wisdom
and folly,
a spark fading
in the damp chill
of Charleville,
doting on my  
beloved's bones,
then following
my shadow
through the alleys
and avenues
of Montparnasse,
finding my way
home
Written by javalini
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Dithyramb for Jim Morrison

“He who binds to himself a joy
does the winged life destroy  
but he who kisses the joy as it flies
 lives in Eternity’s sun rise”
           (William Blake)
 
Throbbing rhythm of the cosmos      
come to flesh      
arteries pulsating blood of Dionysus      
poet of fire in God’s crucible breathed      
brought forth from darkness      
in the ecstasy of love      
of the vine you supped its      
poem and song      
extruding the word from  
its primordial wine      
together we danced in the sacred rites      
everyone hallowed, unhallowed alike      
     
Of a flash you arrived to swiftly depart      
leaving your poem a sword of light      
and shining with truth      
enshrining your name in the      
image of youth
Written by VirgiliusMaro
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Thank you muchly javalini and VirgiliusMaro for your much appreciated entries!!!

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Twice-Born

"Actually I don't remember being born,  
it must have happened during  
one of my black outs"
–Jim Morrison

 
Brought by the gods  
of attainment  
for the proletariat to explore.  
 
Bow string  
pulled taught, arrow notched,  
waiting for a mystical  
antelope to materialize.  
How lithely his feather feet  
glide into the night.
 
Stars form an alleyway
for his flight from
quest to wisdom.  
 
Fire of perception,  
his flesh roasted  
in the pits  
of misconception.
A torture of sorts,  
the soul braved  
a man and his mind.
Written by Eerie
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Thank you muchly Eerie for your much appreciated entry!!!

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James Douglas

Thrown into this world
An outsider
Exiled from paradise
As a fallen angel

The chains that shackled you above
Now failingly tried to bind you below

An instinctive rebel
Who dared to ask why?

You set the kindling
Ablaze under America's youth
Fanned the flames
And watched as it grew

A poetic call to arms
For life, love, and
The pursuit of happiness

Yet with anything that causes dissent
Your country labeled you deviant

A modern day crucifixion
Staged for the world to see
Yet you did not bow
To these self serving political gods

A farcical trial to stamp out your words
Labeled as a witch hunt and absurd

Death came calling
Welcomed with no fear
Cause as you once said
"The future's uncertain
And the end is always near!"

Twenty seven years the phoenix rose
Expanding his luminescent glow

Exploding at his pinnacle
The scattered fires set off eternal flames
To your devoted followers
Who would carry on your name
Written by Kaden_Malis (Kaden Malis)
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Thank you muchly  Kaden for your much-appreciated entry!!!

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The obverse view

Groups, Hammond organ sings
prelude the vocal,
as we wait, his embolism hymn  
the breath abait  
 
Anticipate the obverse side  
climax after climax come.  
A legacy bequeathed  
hieroglyph's to sing alone  
  
 Storm clouds never part  
gold comes, from the abandoned mine  
the uncut diamond  
 four string base, distorted hum  
 
 
Scribblings from your lover's wake  
a heart laid out that; Dies in State  
 
To climb and fall  
seek the North West Passage  
the crushing Ice upon the hull  
never vengeful, never dull  
 
Barefoot emotions  
the bitter sweet  
the ferryman that ever waits  
a microphone that elevates  
 
Hades breached without a HASMAT suit  
poke the devil with a lyric  
luck for the dystopian; it hides  
carry the coin, with two obverse sides  
 
Take no blood into
 The Little Shop of Horrors,  
to feed your soul and be devoured  
a periscope from out the deep  
 
Jim Morrison, the kosher darkness gleams  
you see the shark's grey ghosts  
The black eye's fixed  
omens, seeds of thanks  
A pleasure to swim, together in that tank
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