Ben Paynter

Freshman - 790 Points (Midwest)

Ben Paynter Poems

1. Only Ashes Are Completed 1/1/2006
2. Little Milly 6/15/2006
3. Left With The Night And The Known 6/23/2006
4. When All Is Said And Done 2/14/2006
5. When Those Days Come 4/2/2006
6. On The Eve Of A Storm And A Love 7/11/2006
7. This Life Thing 8/20/2006
8. This Love That Lies One Sided 9/11/2006
9. On A Thief 9/24/2006
10. In Ice Lies Fire 9/26/2006
11. Maybe In Some Far And Foreign Field 11/15/2006
12. Last Night She Dreamed A Crumpled Little Cloud 11/19/2006
13. Z 11/20/2006
14. No Need To Shiver Now The Storms Have Left 11/21/2006
15. I Cannot Write When All Is Well 11/25/2006
16. Said I To The Girl With Midnight Eyes 11/27/2006
17. I Think Only God Is Honest 11/29/2006
18. Tonight I Think Ill Let The Winter Take Me 12/4/2006
19. Where The Cracks In The Stonework Deftly Meet 12/12/2006
20. And So We Take The Twisted Path To Town 12/13/2006
21. For A Girl 12/13/2006
22. The Words Aren'T Always Everything 12/17/2006
23. But Now I Cannot Stop The Dawn 12/20/2006
24. Your Hands Were Just A Little Too Cold 12/25/2006
25. What It Takes To Be Heard 12/28/2006
26. This We 12/28/2006
27. Three Weeks From Now, You 12/29/2006
28. Let The Fog Roll In 12/31/2006
29. Much Ado About Nothing 12/31/2006
30. From Behind This Dusty Window 1/2/2007
31. Somewhere, A Blue Glove 1/2/2007
32. The Trouble With Love 1/4/2007
33. If Forever Had A Face 9/30/2006
34. Said The Sparrow To The Night 10/9/2006
35. Forgive The Little Things 10/20/2006
36. For The Little Boy Who Makes Me Feel Old 10/25/2006
37. Off Ramp 1/6/2007
38. This Bird, This Metaphor 1/8/2007
39. Birds Have Wings Of Longing, I 1/10/2007
40. Here In This Silence, I 1/10/2007
Best Poem of Ben Paynter

And Her Face And Her Words And Her Promises

she says that my face
is the last she sees
before sleep takes her,
and she cannot sleep
without it.

but I know that
there are other faces
that float above
her eyes.
and the stars are out
tonight and I
need them to dance.

“have I said too
much” she says with
a halfhearted question
of love.
no, but you have not
kept your promise
and your promise
has not kept

and all the while
the clock spins circles
on the wall
and a dog barks
at the moon.
and her face sits
resting on my

I say ...

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The Storm, And All

It's old, you're old, and well,
I'm the rain.

This isn't a new dance, once,
even I told you
this wasn't a
dance at all.
And you smiled.

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