NARRATIVE POEMS

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  • 313.
    narratives

    Narratives we tell to show
    who we believe we are deceive
    the listeners who are forced to go
    with that one version they receive,
    because we’ve may others we
    can tell to different people to
    impress them with our pedigree
    and perspicacious points of view.
    Do we from truth take long excursions
    by changing tales about ourselves,
    to find as many different versions
    as books in volumes on our shelves?
    No, there’s some truth in each refrain,
    for every life is like a ballad
    with different verses that explain
    its variations, each as valid
    as the next one, contradictions
    all harmonized with disappearance
    of prejudice about the fictions
    that help to give the facts coherence.

    Inspired by Benedict Carey, who writes about narratives we tell of our lives (“This Is Your Life (and How You Tell It, ” NYT, May 22,2007) :

    For more than a century, researchers have been trying to work out the raw ingredients that account for personality, the sweetness and neuroses that make Anna Anna, the sluggishness and sensitivity that make Andrew Andrew. They have largely ignored the first-person explanation — the life story that people themselves tell about who they are, and why. Stories are stories, after all. The attractive stranger at the airport bar hears one version, the parole officer another, and the P.T.A. board gets something entirely different. Moreover, the tone, the lessons, even the facts in a life story can all shift in the changing light of a person’s mood, its major notes turning minor, its depths appearing shallow. Yet in the past decade or so a handful of psychologists have argued that the quicksilver elements of personal narrative belong in any three-dimensional picture of personality. And a burst of new findings are now helping them make the case. Generous, civic-minded adults from diverse backgrounds tell life stories with very similar and telling features, studies find; so likewise do people who have overcome mental distress through psychotherapy. Every American may be working on a screenplay, but we are also continually updating a treatment of our own life — and the way in which we visualize each scene not only shapes how we think about ourselves, but how we behave, new studies find. By better understanding how life stories are built, this work suggests, people may be able to alter their own narrative, in small ways and perhaps large ones. “When we first started studying life stories, people thought it was just idle curiosity — stories, isn’t that cool? ” said Dan P. McAdams, a professor of psychology at Northwestern and author of the 2006 book, “The Redemptive Self.” “Well, we find that these narratives guide behavior in every moment, and frame not only how we see the past but how we see ourselves in the future.” Researchers have found that the human brain has a natural affinity for narrative construction. People tend to remember facts more accurately if they encounter them in a story rather than in a list, studies find; and they rate legal arguments as more convincing when built into narrative tales rather than on legal precedent.


    5/22/07 read more »

  • 314.
    craft, faith and narrative

    Craft, faith and narrative all fuse,
    creating medieval art;
    if you add the inspiration of the muse
    you get the Bible. À la carte, read more »

  • 315.
    Strange(narrative poem)

    I bumped into a guy
    he said watch out
    i told him hi
    but he pushed me out read more »

  • 316.
    is it love? narrative poem

    I'm in love
    wow' the candles smoking up
    wax is diripping making shapes like love hearts'
    I guess now this is where the journey starts read more »

  • 317.
    Glancing Back at Never

    I recognized signs. Green skies and still air.
    You stopped saying I love you before I went to bed, just before I left you to do whatever you did while I slept.
    But I was surprised when the tornado touched. It so long hovered above us.
    The last time it twisted through our home, you, your lover and our money swirling through the air as you grabbed all you could, and tossed me outside to fly and fall to a hard landing. read more »

  • 318.
    The picture of the Night- Narrative

    As the giving sun sets
    Beyond the rising peaks
    Night takes its shape
    Stars & Moon become the giver read more »

  • 319.
    Maya

    The
    spectacle was fleeting,
    And
    moments shadowed our narrative, read more »

  • 320.
    Semester's Delight

    Tests, exams, quizzes, assessments!
    Such a delightful, tasty little thing.
    Essays, papers, problems, textbooks;
    Such sweet treats are fit for a king. read more »

  • 321.
    I once knew a girl

    And her book of poems lulled her to sleep.
    The whining, whimpering narratives of nature
    and love.
    That is not life, she knew, and you do too - read more »

  • 322.
    Narrative

    The water is blackish, green, and dark.
    It gathers from its separated state, gathers from rain, gathers into stream.
    It gathers in the mountain.
    It gathers then travels, collects to become brackish. read more »

  • 323.
    If You Need a Poet Laureate

    If you want a ballad
    On a tragic conflict
    Of important people,
    With a little magic, read more »

  • 324.
    Matrix

    Birds fly across the pale blue sky
    cross-stitching a matrix in Pali—

    a tongue now beautifully classical
    like temple-toned Bharatanatyam. read more »

New Narrative Poems

  1. A spy, Kenneth Maswabi
  2. Crossman, Edward Kofi Louis
  3. We should, hasmukh amathalal
  4. The Question! ?, Frank Okoth
  5. Girish Karnad, Your Nagamandala, Not You.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  6. HAPPY BORN DAY ALVIN, Alvin Word Speaker Tatlhego
  7. Dalit Literature, Let Them Write, You Wr.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  8. Dalit's Case, Why Are They Handling?, Bijay Kant Dubey
  9. Evocation & Imagination, Maria C. Pires Costa
  10. Touch not, gajanan mishra
  11. Narrative, Juliana Spahr
  12. A Sense of Sumptuousness: A Found Poem, Frank Avon
  13. art uncle jude, binod bastola
  14. Itinerary, Roberto Tejada
  15. I Boomerang, Michelle Claus
  16. Nameless, Charles Monroe
  17. Revelation's Finale' - So Close..., MoonBee Canady
  18. Living In Paradise, Lento Maez
  19. Respectful Narratives, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  20. The Definition Of Poetry, Bijay Kant Dubey
  21. From This Bridge, michael oliver
  22. From the bridge revised version, michael oliver
  23. Portrait, of i, Owen Bittner
  24. Invent Colors, gajanan mishra
  25. élan vital, Tori Pleasent
  26. Horns of Hattin, Mason Maestro
  27. Alankar(Decor) -98, Indira Renganathan
  28. Muir Woods, William B. Deutscher
  29. Portrait of a Poet, Leaking Pen
  30. Terrestrial Trance, Mason Maestro
  31. Which Is; Which Is, Luis Estable
  32. Whoever Did It: Cruel!, Luis Estable
  33. Mimesis: Morphed Magnetic Disks, Terence George Craddock (Spe ..
  34. The Literal Pain, RIC S. BASTASA
  35. I Drown In Words, Cynthia BuhainBaello
  36. Leitmotif, Udaya Pant
  37. PANTHEON, Satish Verma
  38. God's Repentance On Yom Kippur, gershon hepner
  39. I once knew a girl, bill nye the science guy
  40. Sparrows, Chester Maynes
  41. Chells memory, michael oliver
  42. The Stories, Mohammed AlBalushi
  43. Mimesis: Morphed Magnetscheibe, Terence George Craddock (Spe ..
  44. Political Warriors, Buxton Shippy
  45. Search, C. P. Sharma
  46. Soil, Alexander Keli
  47. To a Wasted Life, David Blake
  48. An ode to Russ Ligtas’ butoh performance.., Liyo Denorte
  49. The Poems Bring Me Back To Myself, Shalom Freedman
  50. typhoon, RIC S. BASTASA
  51. envy, envy, sad eyes, RIC S. BASTASA
  52. i like the way you write, RIC S. BASTASA
  53. BEATING THE BUSH, RIC S. BASTASA
  54. It Seems the English, Patti Masterman
  55. something is wrong, adil khan
  56. memory warp, , fraud and freud, gershon hepner
  57. Dance of Life, Nirmal Kumar Mishra
  58. poetry, not prose, gershon hepner
  59. Felons and Talons, Naveed Akram
  60. The Letter (iii), Jacqui Thewless
  61. Maya, Ilham Ahmed
  62. Hymn of the Bonekeeper(minor), Joshua Lee
  63. The classics, Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  64. Story of My Name, Naveed Akram
  65. The King's Summons, Herbert Nehrlich 2
  66. Ballet Rosette, Ahmad Shiddiqi
  67. Ballade d'amour, Ahmad Shiddiqi
  68. triptych, gershon hepner
  69. craft, faith and narrative, gershon hepner
  70. Most Fables, shimon weinroth
  71. Wayang Kulit, Ahmad Shiddiqi
  72. Kebyar Dance, Ahmad Shiddiqi
  73. Legong Dance, Ahmad Shiddiqi
  74. That long silence, Moushumi moushumi
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