The Shore of Limbo

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

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(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)

Poetry Tag Statistics August 2014

It has been a strange month for me. I’m literally fading in and out of existence, gravitating away, ceasing to be poetic. The only real contribution this month - Suffocating Phoenix - was an age old draft I barely remember writing.

I can’t tell you when I will post my next poem, but I can tell you that there are truly a lot in my archives which are still worth reading. I thank you all for encouraging me to go as far as I already did and I can assure you that I will return, but now is the time for a break.

I will leave you with the links to my archives and the August stats.

So long, Allan

All Poetry

Sonnets

The Faerie Chronicles

Total number of featured posts: 524

  • The top 10 contributed 15.8% of all posts.
  • The top 25 contributed 27.1% of all posts.
  • The top 50 contributed 41.0% of all posts.
  • 315 different contributors were featured.
  • Each contributor was featured 1.66 times on average.
  • 94 contributors have been featured multiple times, 221 only once.
  1. uutpoetry, 30
  2. alwaysthegriieve, 8
  3. splinteredcupcakes, 7
  4. thesingersgirl, 6
  5. jegibbs, 6
  6. mikeyj529, 6
  7. chucklingpecan, 5
  8. writingforyourlovee, 5
  9. infinitesplinters, 5
  10. buttonpoetry, 5
  11. heldinhishands, 5
  12. victim-of-convenience, 5
  13. archonofdarkness, 4
  14. aestheticintrovert, 4
  15. mikefrawley, 4
  16. poeticallyprofound, 4
  17. nectar-traps, 4
  18. riadovoidostoevsky, 4
  19. loqui, 4
  20. murooned, 4

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Suffocating Phoenix

allanegory:

From desperation I drew strength anew
And from the ashes did so often rise
And after every pain I further grew
And fiercely had I denied my demise.

I used to see the void as liberty
And in all barrenness most calm I felt
And stripped of bonds I thought myself so free
When there was no one with whom need be dealt.

But now I feel nothing but left alone
And in this freedom I lost all control;
Twas from thy face that new hope always shone -
Stripped off it nothing’s anchoring my soul.

Most cruel fate has cast me now to choose
Whether my sanity or hope I lose.

And the winner is…

The winner of the word of the month contest in August is…

  1. lzlabs with “aching”
  2. everlasting-lily-blossom with “inglenook”
  3. echoes-of-me with cold

Honorable mentions:

Congratulations everyone!

I have decided to suspend this contest until further notice because it did not quite turn out as interesting as I thought and participation has been low towards the end of August. 

If someone else wants to gather participants and help organize it, I’m more than willing to hold it again, but I won’t be doing this on my own again too soon.

Suffocating Phoenix

From desperation I drew strength anew
And from the ashes did so often rise
And after every pain I further grew
And fiercely had I denied my demise.

I used to see the void as liberty
And in all barrenness most calm I felt
And stripped of bonds I thought myself so free
When there was no one with whom need be dealt.

But now I feel nothing but left alone
And in this freedom I lost all control;
Twas from thy face that new hope always shone -
Stripped off it nothing’s anchoring my soul.

Most cruel fate has cast me now to choose
Whether my sanity or hope I lose.

Blazing Orbs (FLAG #2)

washedashoreinlimbo:

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allanegory:

If eyes are windows to a person’s soul
Then what do they tell ‘bout this maiden fair
Whose eyes look as if she has lost control
Though they before did so much calmness bear.

Did madness suddenly this girl befall?
And has she finally lost control for good?
Is it the time doctors for her to call?
This heinous crime support I never could.

For I no madness see in blazing orbs
But resolution so unparalleled
And I would rather turn into a corpse
Than let her in a padded cell be held.

So I shall heed her call and join her fate
On her side enemies eradicate.

This just fit perfectly. Image credit:
http://misslucyandherleeches.tumblr.com/post/48863927187

(via allanegory)

(Source: oldtobegin)

“O Captain! My Captain!”

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(Source: allanegory)

PSA: The word of the month contest is still running to the end of the month. You can continue to post contributions!

“O Captain! My Captain!”