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The Stone’s Lament

posted by Esfandiar

Esfandiar
Posts: 106
The Stone’s Lament 1 of 4
Feb. 21, 2024, 4:37 p.m.

Thank you for posting this! It's well done and also quite inspiring. I don't normally approach poetry but you've really sparked my interest with this poem.

Feb. 21, 2024, 4:37 p.m.
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Firouzeh
Posts: 52
Re: The Stone’s Lament 2 of 4
Feb. 21, 2024, 8:58 p.m.

<3 you! If you like the style (and also don't speak Arabic) I recommend Call Me Ishmael Tonight by Agha Shahid Ali. Angels is my favorite, trailed closely by Tonight. 

Feb. 21, 2024, 8:58 p.m.
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pilgrim
Posts: 238
Re: The Stone’s Lament 3 of 4
Feb. 21, 2024, 9:44 p.m.

Wow. You did an amazing job with the structure.. and I've learned something new now about poetry. This is so cool.

Feb. 21, 2024, 9:44 p.m.
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Illi
Posts: 23
Re: The Stone’s Lament 4 of 4
Feb. 22, 2024, 2:04 a.m.

I was actually struck by your poem, and almost immediately responded, though I'm glad others did too. It's a really enjoyable piece of work for all it's grimness. I'm reminded of Psalm 88; unique among Psalms, all other 149 Psalms are either exclusively praise, or, while they describe bad things, end on a positive note. Psalm 88, meanwhile, is the only one to go through and have every line be misery, and every single line ends on a bad note.

Feb. 22, 2024, 2:04 a.m.
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