Danny Draper

Freshman - 716 Points (14 July 1963 / Kiama, New South Wales, Australia)

Once We Met - Poem by Danny Draper

Once we met in a greasy spoon
A television hung from the ceiling
And drained its effusive ruin. 

Once we met in a buskers croon
Bus stop hopefuls dead by tedium
Ignored his heart wrenching doin'.

Once we met in a naive swoon
Youthful dumb and thrilling
Pashed day an' all night through an'... 

Once we met in an old saloon
Seats sticky with life's lust lived
And sipped all revved and brewin'.

Once we met in a cow herd mooin'
Gentle giants unsuspecting
From where cruel protien's hewn.

Once we met in a pool full moon
Slow dancing lips embraced
Hands 'n' souls each threw 'n. 

Once we met in a time too soon
As always is, so was done full
And a harvest o' cherished two 'n'... 

Once more we met in an afternoon
Of light and shadows wooin',  
And petal soft and bouquet sweet
A kiss to the undoin'. 

Poet's Notes about The Poem

By Danny Draper 15 August 2012

Comments about Once We Met by Danny Draper

  • (10/6/2012 9:40:00 AM)

    Not one of us could think of a single word we would change. So fine! (Report) Reply

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  • (8/20/2012 2:54:00 AM)

    Danny this is powerful indeed and unlike your normal writes, it is unusual as on the surface (to me) it seems lighter than usual but there is a darker undercurrent in this i feel. The buskers part to me seems that you two were the only ones in the right frame of mind to listen, the greasy spoon, suggests you were aware of the unfitting surroundings but just sat there gazing in each others eyes,3 is a smiley continuation (although this whole write could also suggest (to me) many different moments of important meetings) this write just daces through moments, wonderful thank you for sharing karen (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilson (8/19/2012 3:50:00 PM)

    Once we met, love the cow herd mooin great poem, (Report) Reply

  • (8/17/2012 11:06:00 AM)

    a real splendid write sir it was like i was listening a sweet romantic song and yet i was reading this sweet poem........i think anyone would be delighted to meet you......
    thank you for sharing this wonderful piece
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  • Diane Hine (8/15/2012 5:14:00 AM)

    The last stanza sounds the best (although the pool is good too) .
    Funny, sweet and delightful.
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  • Valerie Dohren (8/14/2012 12:08:00 PM)

    Once we met in poetry land, ain't that grand - excellent write Danny, enjoyed the read. (Report) Reply

  • (8/14/2012 10:40:00 AM)

    Enjoyed the alliteration and internal rhymes, good work, (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Poem Edited: Sunday, August 19, 2012

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