Harlan Simantel

Rookie (August 8,1951 / Hillsboro, Oregon USA)

Harlan Simantel Poems

1. President 11/23/2007
2. Passion 11/23/2007
3. Tug 11/23/2007
4. Intellectual 11/23/2007
5. Thanksgiving 11/23/2007
6. Eroticism 11/23/2007
7. See 11/23/2007
8. Today 11/23/2007
9. Inspiration 11/23/2007
10. Past Poets 11/23/2007
11. Replenish 11/23/2007
12. Placebo 11/23/2007
13. Dreamer Doer 11/23/2007
14. Self Respect 11/23/2007
15. Broad And Narrow 11/23/2007
16. While I Write This 11/23/2007
17. Sense 11/23/2007
18. Be A Poet! 11/23/2007
19. True Me 11/24/2007
20. Stink 11/24/2007
21. If Only 11/24/2007
22. Psychic Pain 11/24/2007
23. Shoal Goal 11/23/2007
24. Tree Poets 11/23/2007
25. Stale Religion 11/23/2007
26. Winners Not Sinners 11/23/2007
27. Thanks 11/24/2007
28. Two Life Lessons 11/24/2007
29. Don'T Join 11/24/2007
30. Spirit 11/24/2007
31. Experience God 11/24/2007
32. Nut 11/24/2007
33. Rich 11/24/2007
34. Emptiness 11/24/2007
35. Child 11/24/2007
36. Gentle Rain 11/24/2007
37. Squirrel 11/24/2007
38. Sparrow 11/24/2007
39. Teacher 11/24/2007
40. Responsibility (Response Ability) 11/24/2007
Best Poem of Harlan Simantel

Animal Freedom

nice to be an animal
free from worry and care
no possessions
no clothes to wear

no toothbrush or comb
sleep anywhere
no clock to watch nor time to keep
sun and moon with you, awake or asleep

away from it all
enjoying woods and field
no rush hour to negotiate
your animal spirit healed

mate with whomever
no marriage endeavor
'poor' as you both are -
on a wild date - gaze at a falling star

never a need to cook
food from soil, stream or forest nook
eat your meat and veggies raw
no fork or knife - use your beak or ...

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Passion

passion
i think
Is the most attractive
brilliant
internal fashion

you can't wear it out
put it on
it colors all round about

you can't buy it
can't own it
it owns you
when you discover
what you love to do

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