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Shopping through used book stores many years back, I stumbled across the book Werewolf and Other Poems by David Hall - signed and everything. =)  So I parted company with $3.95 and took it home. I enjoy the title poem quite a bit - have for years now - so I thought I'd share.

As for poor David Hall...I don't know that he ever published another book of work, but I hope the best for him, as I do for us all.

Werewolf

I'm never closer to myself
than on the morning after
having ravaged a neighborhood
party:

old Hairshirt
lathered beneath a neat
knit suit
waking to the sour cotton taste
of destruction on my tongue.

What did I say?
Today the lady down the street
sniffs by me
on her side of the walk.

I dare to pass for human.

I'm never further from myself
than on the awful morning after

blood stale on my teeth.

Under the influence
who was devoured?

But now at high noon
that same witched moon
still bangs at my wrist
beneath a dull watchtick
of incalculable efficiency.

O lady down the street
I stalk myself:
you're free.

This carcass on my breath
is only me.
  • Listening to: Bang Tango, Quiet Riot, and more...
  • Reading: the lost voices growing quiet all around me
  • Watching: the arm of a clock climbing toward tomorrow
  • Playing: dice with my universe
  • Eating: whatever I'm lucky enough to find
  • Drinking: the drinks I drink when drinking
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Maurya2 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
between this world of shadows
thoughts hurl and voices scream
tortured souls.....suffering

demons arise playing games with darkness
.......and the demised.....

i drink the exlicer of life..
..that at one time was lifes river...
now i drown myself..
...with the bittersweet taste..
these venomous scents are like an opiate..

how i savour this...

staggering..
consumed by this drink of life..
.......but death..

unveiling wilted soul
.....drenched upon this bloody stain..

i crave...
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b1gfan Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Student Writer
yummy....a piece in response to David Hall?
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Maurya2 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
i used to write some pieces or dark-asylum.. i don't have a camera or photoshop at the time i wrote gruesome bits..i have since lost them but found a few tidbits..thought you might enjoy them..:chainsaw:

:zombie: :stab:
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b1gfan Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008  Student Writer
I shall pop by and have a peek....gruesome is not so much my thing but I'll try.=D
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Maurya2 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
nothing really :puke:...just things like picking out brains ..slurping up bodily fluids..etc..:hungry:

but i do not think it is there anymore..from last year..and i was writing with devilman13..but since he got divorced his thoughts have been elsewhere...i am visitor 139..not that i fixed my room..i was going to be the childcare supervisor ..for the 'children.:evillaugh:
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HaikuKitty Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
"This carcass on my breath is only me"! That is a great line!!!!! *Borrows it for witty dialouge in social situations*....
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b1gfan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Student Writer
That is what poetry is best for right...being witty in social settings =)
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HaikuKitty Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
:giggle: You amuse me so.... :giggle:
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b1gfan Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Student Writer
It's my pleasure...=)...and my curse Xp
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doyoufeelthesame Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
oooooooooooooh i like it
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b1gfan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Student Writer
AAaaaaand...it likes you =)
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b1gfan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Student Writer
=) I'm very glad ... good to see you again Heather.
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romanysoup Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
So delightful.
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b1gfan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Student Writer
I agree =) ...in a dark way
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romanysoup Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Indeed, it is so.=D
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oalicein Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
That is a lovely poem.
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b1gfan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Student Writer
I quite agree =)
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pardonM3 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
Tasty.
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b1gfan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Student Writer
and delicious =)
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citywings Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
ohhhhlovely.
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b1gfan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Student Writer
=)
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Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I have a couple of his books (though not this one). Have you read the one that he wrote about Jane Kenyon's dying? Oh, man, it's something else. :tears:
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b1gfan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Student Writer
I haven't...I must go looking for it - s that David Hall or David A. Hall? One is fairly well known...the other I can't seem to locate any more.
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Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Okay, sweet Rollage, you're confusing my poor old brain now. Who's David? I thought were were talking about Donald... :hmm:
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b1gfan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Student Writer
Not Donald Hall...David Hall...but there are two (at least) who have published poetry. David A Hall is reasonably well known and gets hit a plenty in a Google search. David Hall, author of Werewolf is another writer and I don't think he has any other books about than just the one I found. =)

There ya go. Clear as mud.
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Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I just know I saw Donald Hall in your journal... But that's okay, you cover David, and I've got Donald covered in mine. :hug:
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b1gfan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Student Writer
Ahhhh Age. I had typed Donald in the journal entry. I revised to get it right. Sorry for that.

And Cool....Donald Hall is of course quite well known...and yet I've read nothing of his that I can recall...I'll have to look him up a bit. I bet he's in three or four of the books I have on my shelf right now and I've just never been looking for him.

Meanwhile I urge you to check out Mary Oliver. I'll likely post from her next because she rocks!
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Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I hadn't read any of Hall either until I found Without. It's a great book. I think I have three of Oliver's books. She's wonderful. Nikki Giovanni's great, too. Have you read her?
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b1gfan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Student Writer
Nikki Giovanni I have read a bunch of =) she has a very strong voice and such a way with words!
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Desertlion Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008   Writer
hmmm...I thoroughly enjoyed the read. Now I have to try to find it.
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b1gfan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Student Writer
=) It's a tough one to find but when I googled him several used copies were for sale on E-bay type sites.
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chugglepuff Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
Ooh, I rather like that. Thanks for sharing it!
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b1gfan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Student Writer
=) I'm glad you liked it. It's always fun to share :hug:
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colacandy Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
i like Werewolf its awesome xx
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b1gfan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Student Writer
I'm glad ya think so =) I like it too -
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colacandy Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
:love: :love: :love: :teddy: :rose: :flowerpot: :kiss: :smooch:
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