Yearns To PersistIn a forest in deepest wildernessYearns To Persist by NathanielFlyingOwl
A tiger strides in stealth
Always alert, always majestic...
But with fear in heart...
Fear of loneliness, fear of coming death
For an age is coming, to die...
But the strength keeps him alive, the strength of the tiger
...Is the desperation to live
To live as long and as well as one can
The desire to persist and to thrive at all costs
In feast and in famine, in peace and in trial
He yearns to persist...
In the vicious cycle of eternity, he breathes, for life...
For survival, till the end, of our times.
Iambic TetrameterThe nightmares tear asunder hopeIambic Tetrameter by NathanielFlyingOwl
And shadows black with fervor grope
Within my heart so dark and cold
Within my spirit grown so old
Can I still witness light as it-
As well with with fervor strives to keep
My tried and tested faith from sleep
And give my weakened spirit grit?
A Poet's EchoCan poetry be felt in the blood, in the veinsA Poet's Echo by NathanielFlyingOwl
with each lyric being harmonized through dreams slain
Each epic speaking of places both far and nigh
With each melancholic elegy seeping pain?
Can verse performed by thunderstorms in the sky
Be what compels us to express our hearts, to cry?
How many poems have been written using tears
As ink, written until our souls have been bled dry?
Have decades of weeping filled the seas with our fears
And our nightmares penetrated mountains likes spears?
Can a poet's echo resound beyond the chain
Of mortality and fate's tyrannical leer?
A nature poet passionate about zoology and indigenous American studies and eager to make friends. My biggest influence is Robert Frost, but I also love Langston Hughes, Sherman Alexie, Simon Ortiz, Joy Harjo, and William Wordsworth|
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