Yannis Voultos

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I am sleeping
With the door open
In the sea
The indescribable.
A beauty
Much wilder
Even than the words of then.
A span
To the island of eyeless poets

And I see
The poems
The ones of a tomb
Written in my mind
By the hands
Of the suicide

Submitted: Friday, May 15, 2009
Edited: Monday, December 05, 2011

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  • Rookie - 369 Points Stephen W (12/28/2014 4:19:00 PM)

    Odd, but I kind of like it, and I don't usually like odd poems.
    Perhaps it's just your English. Of course, you may be long gone from this site, or even this world.
    It's pathetic they don't bother to choose new poems of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,775 Points Kim Barney (12/28/2014 11:46:00 AM)

    Congrats on your poem being selected three years in a row as poem of the day for December 28! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,842 Points Babatunde Aremu (12/28/2014 10:32:00 AM)

    Nice write! Kudos! ! I like the powerful of imagery. Keep on writing (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,593 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (12/28/2014 12:53:00 AM)

    Imagery implanted well to realise reader the death as a part of material life one spend. The expansion of abstract world resides within beauty, man yet not achieved its ultimate expression to expose its essence of eternity. Suicidal note most relevant utterance where personality feels undone to expose. Nice. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,450 Points Lyn Paul (12/28/2013 6:44:00 PM)

    Hello Yannis congrats for making Poem of The Day, I enjoyed this and whilst reading it could see a painted picture of this dream, thought provoking words. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 27 Points Alistair Graham (12/28/2013 8:01:00 AM)

    Shall I Continue

    To continue as I am will surely add
    to the column inches in the Belfast Telegraph

    To change what I am would perhaps finish me
    I cannot go back and there is nothing ahead of me

    limbo has been removed

    I can destroy what I am on my own terms
    or be destroyed a little at a time

    I can rage in the hope that the dog below
    will be the last echo in the streets

    I think I should take myself for a walk (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 816 Points Leslie Philibert (12/28/2013 6:33:00 AM)

    Like the last line, the half personification of suicide with the use of the article the... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 546 Points Dimitri Jagodinski (12/28/2013 6:12:00 AM)

    I say this poem is deceptive to the mind when read. It is very good yet very bad. Illusive. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,873 Points * Sunprincess * (12/28/2013 4:32:00 AM)

    , , , , , , , , , interesting.... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 674 Points Giorgio Veneto (12/28/2013 2:15:00 AM)

    Life is beautiful! Keep on writing Yannis... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,133 Points Tony Karas (12/28/2012 7:41:00 AM)

    Wow! I'm left speechless! An excellent write! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Goodness Tchibueze (12/28/2012 3:11:00 AM)

    Good write...I love it.Kudos to you.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 172 Points Gillian Commerford (12/28/2012 2:45:00 AM)

    Quite haunting, sad and touching.I will read more of your poems. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 8 Points Anjali Sinha (5/23/2009 3:55:00 AM)

    what a dream
    to be written by the hands of
    this poem has great depth
    lovely! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie ****tamara Hanaring.****** , A Thought Mate, (5/22/2009 6:25:00 AM)

    a very well expressed poem..short and direct to the point..10++++ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 40 Points Ashraful Musaddeq (5/15/2009 3:44:00 AM)

    Cute dream 10+ (Report) Reply

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