Linda Ori

Rookie - 169 Points (08/13/1945 / UTAH)

The Subways Of Your Mind - Poem by Linda Ori

It's midnight here in Utah
And the world outside is still
As I sit down at my keyboard to compose -

My mind begins to wander
Down the sidewalks of New York
And I wonder if your sweet subconscious knows -

Assuming that you're sleeping,
But that never was your style -
Too many midnight poems confirm that fact -

I wonder, Mr. Ryan........................
Do you miss your poet friends -
Does your lonely laptop beg you to react?

It's really much too quiet
Ever since you went away,
And midnight now has lost its magic spell -

My poems now seem unnoticed
As the lack of comments show,
And I always knew you would critique me well -

But, I'll continue searching
For your words upon my page,
As I believe that one day I will find

That still my light is shining
In the midnights of your life
As I travel through the subways of your mind.


Comments about The Subways Of Your Mind by Linda Ori

  • (6/29/2008 9:35:00 PM)


    Beautifully written piece Linda, ....expertly composed poignant poem....10++

    thanks for sharing


    best wishes
    Jon.
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  • (3/18/2008 1:15:00 AM)


    Absolutely a great, poignant and beautiful poem which I enjoyed- of course not without pain at heart! (Report) Reply

  • (3/8/2008 4:50:00 PM)


    Your title grabbed my attention and the effort was not wasted A splendidly nostalgic poem (Report) Reply

  • (3/1/2008 6:45:00 PM)


    Nicely done, Linda. I particularly like the last stanza.

    Regards,
    Don
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  • (1/2/2008 7:26:00 PM)


    Great poem Linda!
    The title drew me in right away.
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  • Adeline Foster (12/17/2007 2:29:00 PM)


    Mature, well constructed, wonderfully composed. A poet to be reckoned with you are. Great work.
    Adeline
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  • (11/28/2007 5:56:00 AM)


    What a heartfelt poem, I can second everything you say, we all miss the lovely FJR's name popping up on our comments and how he had the power to dazzle and shine to all who stepped in his path. We are lucky to have known him and hope one day he'll return to warm our hearts. For now though, I'm there with you, understand and empathasise. Agree with Allie's comments... she's right on cue! HG: -) xx (Report) Reply

  • (11/25/2007 12:22:00 PM)


    This was a very moving read Linda.. composed with great technique and pride, and with sincerity and decency that bleeds from the page... One of the loveliest, most heartfelt tributes I've read... Those subways run bothways.. and I've no doubt that memories of Midnight linger.. she's kinda special is why... xxx jim (Report) Reply

  • (11/24/2007 12:38:00 AM)


    A stunning elegant tribute to an exceptional man whose exuberance and drive (not to mention extravagance) could never be matched on this crazy site. Your last couplet will immediately be printed out and placed close to this computer - to remind me of him and you. Beautiful verse from a beautiful poet to a beautiful poet. love, Allie xxxxxxxxxx (Report) Reply

  • (9/12/2007 2:10:00 PM)


    I read and enjoyed this poem. Structured forms appeal to me.
    I often wonder about poets I have come to know on the net who suddenly disappear. Sometimes I discover what has happened to them Like pper dance and poet dude They have died and we only have thier words ro recall them to mind Others just dropp out from the poetry scene.

    I coul picture you at your keyboard jsut wondering
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  • (9/12/2007 2:10:00 PM)


    I read and enjoyed this poem. Structured forms appeal to me.
    I often wonder about poets I have come to know on the net who suddenly disappear. Sometimes I discover what has happened to them Like pper dance and poet dude They have died and we only have thier words ro recall them to mind Others just dropp out from the poetry scene.

    I coul picture you at your keyboard jsut wondering
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  • Ernestine Northover (7/21/2007 2:54:00 PM)


    A slendid piece of writing Linda, and I so agree that PH is not the same without Frank's wonderful comments. We must just hope he hasn't gone too far away and that he will post again every so often.. Loved reading this, a very clever write.
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX
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  • (7/21/2007 11:07:00 AM)


    Linda, I also miss the subways of his mind, the unexpected twists and turns, and the smooth plays on words.. not to mention his wonderful love poems. He will be back, of this I am sure...in one form or another. I am doing my best to talk him into a book deal....more on that when he gets aroundtoit! I don't think his light will be hidden too long, because it shines too brightly. Linda (Report) Reply

  • (7/21/2007 10:41:00 AM)


    Well young Lady of the voiced words of such motin verbs bringing such touch of compation an' down right tribute unto a stature that has touched many on this web-blast pages of parady...I can only say that this trubute is second only by the heart- of-giving owned by it's writter.WELL DONE LiNDA... (Report) Reply

  • (7/21/2007 10:28:00 AM)


    Aw! and aw! A lovely deeply personal tribute. I'm betting there are quite a few who wish they had written this. t x (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, July 21, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 22, 2011


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