RIC S. BASTASA


RIC S. BASTASA Poems

7721. Believing Bukowski 5/20/2010
7722. If It Feels Right 5/20/2010
7723. Ows! 5/20/2010
7724. Fledgelings 5/20/2010
7725. When Confronted By A Lousy Poem 5/20/2010
7726. Why Do I Write Today? 5/20/2010
7727. I Like The Flow Of Language That Is So Natural 5/20/2010
7728. On A Blank Page 5/20/2010
7729. A Little Note Of Her Life 5/20/2010
7730. Poor Man In Cyber Space 5/20/2010
7731. Life (Again) 5/20/2010
7732. Keeping Things 5/20/2010
7733. We, Here, 5/20/2010
7734. Hey Beautiful 5/20/2010
7735. I Like To Dance 5/20/2010
7736. The Light Of The Star Embedded Deep In My Mind 5/20/2010
7737. Making Statement Brief 5/16/2010
7738. Nitpicking 5/16/2010
7739. Will It Be Too Late? 5/19/2010
7740. Cogitation 5/20/2010
7741. To You 5/20/2010
7742. What Comes Next Is Yours To Imagine 5/20/2010
7743. Sun Of Life To Me 5/20/2010
7744. Feasting 5/20/2010
7745. How Many Miles More? 5/21/2010
7746. Opposite Directions 5/21/2010
7747. Guess 5/21/2010
7748. Staring At The Ceiling 5/21/2010
7749. A Variation Of The Other Poem 5/21/2010
7750. Repeat 5/21/2010
7751. No Ideas But In Things 5/20/2010
7752. Cactus 5/21/2010
7753. One Morning 5/21/2010
7754. A Bed 5/21/2010
7755. Carlos Drummond De Andrade: A Tribute 5/21/2010
7756. Narrative Poetry: Learn More! 5/21/2010
7757. The Meeting: A Monologue Of Elizabeth Bishop, His Translator 5/21/2010
7758. Carlos' In The Middle Of The Road, Plagiarized By Me 5/21/2010
7759. When You Define A Thing 5/21/2010
7760. Seven-Sided Poem By C. Drummond Translated By Souza 5/21/2010
Best Poem of RIC S. BASTASA

' The Last Dance Of Your Life '

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you don't really have to mind
death
what power do you have for it

when it comes
it comes
none can prevent it
from sitting beside you

the doctors are honest
and sometimes
too stupid to give you a promise
for another extension of
life

a hope that poisons the mind instead
and makes
our recent stand rigid and
unreasonable

for those who have seen the light
on one hand
sees death as
a welcome experience
in fact a festivity
another coming experience
another full moon
at the bay

another ...

Read the full of ' The Last Dance Of Your Life '

Finally

just like anything that you did in the past
you started like
a
gasoline spilled
on the cemented road
and a matchstick lighted
it and the fire ran
like a will o'wisp
but as usual it was

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