Elvis Lantan

Rookie (06/18/1987 / Houston, Tx)

Elvis Lantan Poems

1. Worldly Possesion 9/7/2006
2. Inheritance 9/7/2006
3. Relentlessly 9/7/2006
4. A Little Less Of Me 9/7/2006
5. Not Much A Poet 9/7/2006
6. A New Poem 9/7/2006
7. Paper Plains 6/16/2009
8. Oragami 6/16/2009
9. Selling The Guitar 6/16/2009
10. A Heavy Harvest 6/18/2009
11. Elevator 2/20/2012
12. Mc Squared 2/20/2012
13. Things Of Existence 2/20/2012
14. A Force 2/20/2012
15. Erosion 2/20/2012
16. The Nobel Prize 9/7/2006
17. The Girls Fellow Poets Have Loved 9/7/2006
18. Poem 156 9/7/2006
19. Fleeing Glance 7/9/2009
20. The Musician 6/16/2009
21. The Painter 9/7/2006
22. For Your Being 9/7/2006
23. In A World Of Poems And Regrets 9/7/2006

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In A World Of Poems And Regrets

I heard the poets
How they spoke
“Don’t leave me, ” they said—
“We’re going home now.”
And I, like a fool, said the same

I spent time and again
Giving my premise of love
Throwing “I love you’s”
Wearing love like a gaudy shirt

And I went on
Comparing her to the moon
To a breeze, or a stream of water
To a blade of grass
Or to the night

Too late I realized
She was nothing like the moon
And very much unlike the wind
A blade of a grass is far too common
And the night has always remained

Too late I realized that—
Unlike the...

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The Nobel Prize

'What a stupid man'—said those who were wise
Those who dominated math
And perfected every language
'How useless, ' they said as they marched away

They spoke of theories
Of the way in which the world worked
They never mispronounced a word
They never tripped; never stumbled

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