Nathan Coppedge

Rookie - 309 Points (10/23/1982 / New Haven, CT)

'Swing' - Poem by Nathan Coppedge

Under the preponderant clouds
wishing mist on the outskirts of cities
The crowd roves and raves
Speaking with the hearts of dead men

Wheezy with their instruments,
the black satin leaves them standing on
their own
besmirched with a sticky forgetfulness
wondering how it turned.

And, in another room
The men awake, as though just
A long voyage to the center of a thin
Somewhere in the clouds

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

Poet's Notes about The Poem

One of my best attempts at professional poetry... whatever that means...

Comments about 'Swing' by Nathan Coppedge

  • Rookie - 309 Points Nathan Coppedge (6/1/2014 12:38:00 PM)

    Thank you, Michelle, again for your comment. (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,082 Points Michelle Claus (6/1/2014 11:40:00 AM)

    Evocative. It creates a sense of hovering for the reader, and reduction. But maybe the final stanza is uplifting? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 309 Points Nathan Coppedge (3/22/2014 11:09:00 AM)

    Thank you so much (Re: Reyvrex) . (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 735 Points Reyvrex Questor Reyes (3/22/2014 1:16:00 AM)

    Such an abstract poem. Enjoyable to read. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 21, 2014

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 22, 2014

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