Saturday, August 19, 2006

Efants De Le Revolution Boheme


We were the glory seekers, the fading stars
desperately trying to inspire.
We were the ones shouting "Vivant la vie boheme!
Vie aux révolution!"and raising our glasses to decadence.
It was us who attended old Mass three times weekly,
for the beauty of the language, and worshipped at brothels each night.

We were the silhouettes on table tops and roof tops,
singing odes to humanity in our crude vernacular.
We were the neo-linguists, the neo-classicals,
obsessed with the avant garde while our lives decayed.
Ours were the high and noble minds which kept us, penniless,
in bare apartments while the bourgoise sank into wealth.

We were the ones who spoke of love, wrote those endless songs,
and reveled in our freedom.
Ours were the enlightened booksthat fell flat in the over-stocked markets
while our contemporaries' soared to fame.
Ours were the voices, raised
on limelit stages, in darkened coffee shops, on lamp-lit corners
filling the empty nights.
Briseis Phemonoe

Briseis is a 15 year old talented young lady at

27 comments:

White Forest said...

lovely poem!

starry nights said...

Beautiful poem and from a 15yr old. will check her site out.thanks for sharing.

Anali said...

Wonderful poetry and great blog! Thank you for stopping by mine.

Enemy of the Republic said...

Thanks for visiting. Your blog is lovely and well-written. Considered yourself linked and my new blog pal.

Prerona said...

Thank you for your visit and your kind words! abt putting it on ur blog of course u can. i liked ur blog its a great collection pieces ...

black feline said...

strangely enuff...this poem brings me back to the musical "Les Miserables"...the young fighting for a better tomorrow...i love it!

Ghost Particle said...

excellent poem! Thanx for the link.

EATING POETRY said...

Thank you for sharing this Kaun... I can't believe a 15 yr. old wrote this, it's pretty incredible.

And thank you Kaun for your kind words on my blog. I take it as an extreme compliment since you seem to feature pretty incredible poetry here on your blog. Good taste.

samuru999 said...

Amazing poem from someone so young!
I really enjoyed it!
Thanks!

Kuan Gung said...

eating poetry...you have a great blog and carry a mighty pen...some truly wonderful stuff there...great talent!

Kuan Gung said...

Thank you white forest and starry for stopping by and complimenting this young lady...

Kuan Gung said...

Nice site enemy of the republic...very nice...

Kuan Gung said...

thanks anali and prerona I like visiting...

Kuan Gung said...

black feline...great point...it's really interesting where she drew these verses from...

Kuan Gung said...

samuru...Margie...wow you've really posted some very strong stuff in your site...great stuff there...I enjoy visiting and would like to post some here...thank you.

Kuan Gung said...

thanks ghost particle I enjoy visiting there...

Neers said...

this definitely is deep!! and that take on intuition was absolutely what i believe in, Kuan, thanks for sharing! :)

Tiesha's Place said...

Unbelievable! 15 years old? She is certainly talented! Great post!

Kuan Gung said...

Thank you neers, I sincerely also appreciate your comment on intuition. It is incredible when developed...and trusted...

Kuan Gung said...

tiesha...thanks...really like your blog...

jac said...

Kuan
Thank you for the comment in 'neers'

15 years old is not a lady, she is a girl !!!

And Am I surprised ?
Yes I am. Off to her now.

Kuan Gung said...

She's a great writer when she focuses on writings such as this...very mature and articulate young lady too...thank you jac

Anonymous said...

Mature young person here that is very impressive and insightful with lovely verse.

Dawn....सेहर said...

WOW thats a real talent I must say ...thanks for sharing
Cheers

Kuan Gung said...

Thank you Dawn...I'm certain she appeciates your kind words...

serenity said...

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Blessings, joy, and peace flowing to you.

Kuan Gung said...

Thank you so very much for your kind words...