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unreciprocated (XML poem)

Friday, October 16th, 2015

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<poem title="unreciprocated" type="fragments" xml:id="p2"> 
     <!- -pieces of ourselves reflected on broken mirrors- -> 

        <head>

             <author fname="Eirene"/>

             <date>2015-10-16</date>

             <dedication>to the boy who only sees me as a shadow</dedication>

        </head>
        <body>

              <line n="1">now it’s dark again, a darkness amplified by loneliness</line> 

              <!- -time has run out (for us)- ->

              <line n="2">whole constellations simplified to atoms of  <s-t-a-r-d-u-s-t/>
             </line>

              <line n="3">& I know you could never love me</line>

              <line n="3">the ink-sky is rough and empty; my dreams unwoven</line>

              <line n="4">I’m crumbling under the weight of your silence,
                                                          under the apathy of a stone moon</line>

              <line n="5">the coldness of the sea has nestled inside of me</line>

              <line n="6">I can’t sleep at night (the world’s so broken)</line>

              <line n="7"><tell-a-lie>everything’s going to be ok</tell-a-lie></line>

              <line n="8">my eyes are full of grey storms </line>

            <!- -in my dreams I never met you and you never shattered me without
                even realizing it- ->

              <line n="9">now it’s dark again and all I do is fall </line>

             <!- – but even when I get tired and my hands start to tremble,
                I still reach for the top– ->

              <line n="10">…</line> <!- – (don’t let me crush) – ->

        </body>

</poem> 

Quixotic (an XML poem)

Friday, August 7th, 2015

So, I wrote another xml poem (this is meant to replace the old “Reverie in XML“)
 
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<poem title="quixotic" type="experimental/3xp3r1m3n74l" cat="dreams" xml:id="p1"> 
         <!- -a love poem (only in my dreams…)- -> 
 
         <dedication>for the boy with the flickering, brown eyes </dedication>

 
         <dreams>  <!- -dreams gushing through empty streets- -> 

                <dream n="1" type="reccuring" cat="soliloquy"> 
                         your fingers like starlight ribbons softly touching me 
                </dream> 
 
                <dream n="2" type="daydream" cat="whisper"> 
                         <line n="1">rose petals fall quietly upon the sea</line> 
                         <line n="2">the rain recedes,</line> 
                         <line n="3">unveiling the long hidden stars</line> 
                         <line n="4">and all those dreams, we thought we lost long ago</line> 
                </dream> 
 
                <dream n="3" type="lucid" cat="confession"
                         I love you 
                         (this is the farthest/highest I’ve ever been) 
               </dream>  <!- -if only you could see me now- ->  
 
                <dream n="4" type="signal" cat="wish">never let go</dream> 
                                       <!- -stay with me, always- -> 
 
                <dream n="5" type="mutual" cat="echo">
                         (this is forever)
                </dream> 
 
         </dreams> 

 
</poem>