The Shore of Limbo

Poetry about longing, nightmares and insanity, mostly expressed in the fine form of Shakespearean sonnets

xkcd got it right all along

My Design - Hannibal Sonnet

allanegory:

Each word can hurt or with emotions fill
And like a blade I forge my every line,
My poems may mend worlds or feelings kill.
I am a writer - this is my design.

A string of words I wrap around your neck
To within shackling stories you confine,
Hoping for mercy, fearing the attack.
I am a writer - this is my design.

And as I take away your every breath
For but one moment your soul touches mine,
By tension paralyzed, awaiting death.
I am a writer - this is my design.

With words like knives I’m tearing you apart,
Dissecting you to feed upon your heart.

Return

allanegory:

Another Monday has gone by
Without me noting
Without me posting
But I’m not done - way more to say and I
Ain’t drowning but floating
More than ever boasting
With new lines, new rhymes
To make up for the times
I didn’t feel like writing
Or was just too busy fighting
Doubts and demons that were biting
So hard, making igniting
The spark so uninviting
So kept quiet - maybe too long, maybe too short
But some it felt as if every word
Spilled would have been like poison
Spreading so I made the choice and
Shut up, perhaps waiting for a cure
Didn’t act, thinking I would just endure
But you kept following
And I wasn’t even there
You kept following
Waiting, inviting me to share
And I saw then
You’re like an ocean
And each drop of poison dropped
Would be thinned out
And topped by the amount
Of people willing to share,
Willing to care,
Would just make you stronger
So I’ll be gone no longer
And if I ever drown again I’ll drown in you
And if I feel despair I vow to share with you
But fuck it long as I’m breathing
Nothing can stop me from seizing
Each chance to spill words and to tell
Of love, lust, going through hell
Of better times and of worse
But right now I’ll seize this verse
To thank you for your expression of trust
It cures depression and frustration
And it just keeps me writing
So thanks for helping me fighting.

(via allanegory)

Return

Another Monday has gone by
Without me noting
Without me posting
But I’m not done - way more to say and I
Ain’t drowning but floating
More than ever boasting
With new lines, new rhymes
To make up for the times
I didn’t feel like writing
Or was just too busy fighting
Doubts and demons that were biting
So hard, making igniting
The spark so uninviting
So kept quiet - maybe too long, maybe too short
But some it felt as if every word
Spilled would have been like poison
Spreading so I made the choice and
Shut up, perhaps waiting for a cure
Didn’t act, thinking I would just endure
But you kept following
And I wasn’t even there
You kept following
Waiting, inviting me to share
And I saw then
You’re like an ocean
And each drop of poison dropped
Would be thinned out
And topped by the amount
Of people willing to share,
Willing to care,
Would just make you stronger
So I’ll be gone no longer
And if I ever drown again I’ll drown in you
And if I feel despair I vow to share with you
But fuck it long as I’m breathing
Nothing can stop me from seizing
Each chance to spill words and to tell
Of love, lust, going through hell
Of better times and of worse
But right now I’ll seize this verse
To thank you for your expression of trust
It cures depression and frustration
And it just keeps me writing
So thanks for helping me fighting.

aquietjoy:

OOoooooo look at all these wonderful people! xo
My Tumblr Crushes:
savageleewriting
sunyoungwrites
mrtheory
ilbgstokedonspokes
allanegory
melliecotton
whattheyarnknowsofsweaters
loqui
thornpuller


Thanks for all the love, joy!

aquietjoy:

OOoooooo look at all these wonderful people! xo

My Tumblr Crushes:

  1. savageleewriting
  2. sunyoungwrites
  3. mrtheory
  4. ilbgstokedonspokes
  5. allanegory
  6. melliecotton
  7. whattheyarnknowsofsweaters
  8. loqui
  9. thornpuller

Thanks for all the love, joy!

Poetry Tag Statistics March 2014

allanegory:

I have already posted my weekly sonnet, so I’ll use my Monday-evening-post to finally get the poetry tag stats for March done.

My weekly poem, which is totally meta and cool and also describes the process how I write sonnets, can and should be read here:

How To Sonnet (A Sonnet)

Seriously, check it out!

Also, if you enjoy my poetry or hell, even if you only come here to see the stats list, please follow me on Twitter and like me on Facebook:

https://twitter.com/AllanEGory

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Allan-E-Gory/127616320778452

And now let me present you March stats. A comparably slow month, judging from the total number of featured posts. Maybe I wasn’t the only one taking a vacation.

Total number of featured posts: 1028

  • The top 10 contributed 12.5% of all posts.
  • The top 25 contributed 23.6% of all posts.
  • The top 50 contributed 37.4% of all posts.
  • 437 different contributors were featured.
  • Each contributor was featured 2.35 times on average.
  • 201 contributors have been featured multiple times, 236 only once.
  1. renebofene, 19
  2. uutpoetry, 16
  3. r-ybanez, 14
  4. lulu-llama, 13
  5. labelledamesansdice, 13
  6. wordrummager, 13
  7. mickeymichal, 12
  8. viperslang, 11
  9. victim-of-convenience, 9
  10. chucklingpecan, 9

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what the what now?

Congrats now! You earned it!

Poetry Tag Statistics March 2014

I have already posted my weekly sonnet, so I’ll use my Monday-evening-post to finally get the poetry tag stats for March done.

My weekly poem, which is totally meta and cool and also describes the process how I write sonnets, can and should be read here:

How To Sonnet (A Sonnet)

Seriously, check it out!

Also, if you enjoy my poetry or hell, even if you only come here to see the stats list, please follow me on Twitter and like me on Facebook:

https://twitter.com/AllanEGory

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Allan-E-Gory/127616320778452

And now let me present you March stats. A comparably slow month, judging from the total number of featured posts. Maybe I wasn’t the only one taking a vacation.

Total number of featured posts: 1028

  • The top 10 contributed 12.5% of all posts.
  • The top 25 contributed 23.6% of all posts.
  • The top 50 contributed 37.4% of all posts.
  • 437 different contributors were featured.
  • Each contributor was featured 2.35 times on average.
  • 201 contributors have been featured multiple times, 236 only once.
  1. renebofene, 19
  2. uutpoetry, 16
  3. r-ybanez, 14
  4. lulu-llama, 13
  5. labelledamesansdice, 13
  6. wordrummager, 13
  7. mickeymichal, 12
  8. viperslang, 11
  9. victim-of-convenience, 9
  10. chucklingpecan, 9

Read More

How To Sonnet (A Sonnet)

allanegory:

So you want some advice to compose such lines
And tame a iambic pentameter, right?
Well, first of all you need some bad ass cross rhymes
So better prepare some before you write.

To get the meter right I do suggest
Hitting your fingertips against your desk
For every syllable, I do not jest.
And look up rhymes for those words most grotesque.

But then you’ve got to have some content, too,
So pick a theme and write two quatrains then down
Just use “but” for your volta, and then you
Can show off your deep thoughts by turning around.

Then the closing couplet and the last line:
Just give some closure and you will be fine.

Anonymous asked: I love your sonnet "Pointlessness." I just finished studying about sonnets in my English class and now I have to write one and I've been struggling miserably. I was wondering if you could please give me a few pointers on how you make it sound so pleasant and just so sophisticated as if Shakespeare wrote it himself.

I am honored you compare me to Shakespeare himself, but I must humbly admit that I fail to write as sophisticated, yet… But then again, when people think of Shakespearean sonnets, it’s “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day” and not one of the lesser ones of the 154. Maybe one day my words can stand the comparison, but there’s still a long way to go.

Anyway, here’s the all the advice that I can give you, neatly wrapped in a sonnet:

http://allanegory.tumblr.com/post/81629622236/how-to-sonnet-a-sonnet