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Mighty good writes going on in here, Goat I was rolling with the cheek sneak!!!!!

Got a call from the Dog tonight
He says all is going swell
He has been on hiatus
As there is no net on his Dell
He bids ya'll a "Howdy"
And misses these little writes
Some know him as the Dog
Or the Brawny that rarely bites.....

Joined: 1/16/2014
Msg: 3743
Re: GoatSmell's Own Poetry Thread
Posted: 2/9/2014 5:50:55 AM
Morning to all the barn travelers :-) I believe I see the sun beginning to rise. Hope life is treating you well, Mari-Sam! It's good to see you here. A weekend of creativity is unfolding here.
Loves thee Goat

~ Papyrus~

Colour emerges
Words wander across pages
Images take shape…

Feelings remembered
Jackets lost, now dusted off

Worlds of creation
Chapters of a life unfold
Balance in the spine


“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
― Rumi
Joined: 5/27/2004
Msg: 3744
Re: GoatSmell's Own Poetry Thread
Posted: 2/9/2014 2:29:57 PM
Hi me'love! Just you and me in the barn today? Cool!

We have beer and Moby playing and we're catching up on history anyway.

Love the poem, me'love. You are still the artist of the house.'s time for another poem-thing from me, seeing that it's Sunday and all.


Overcalification of the Day

What started as a Conversation With God
Spread to a search for answers
Not for the meaning of life, but
To see if anyone else out in the universe
Thought it was the same load of fresh steaming Argh-Bollocks
Like we did

Oh, people did
Some were Christians
(really, they said so)
And they were filled with just-tidy disgust
At this pretentious Walsch fellow

The disgust wasn’t funny
It had the taters, the gravy
All the meat I wanted wasn’t there

The happiest of all the happys
Wandered by, and with dobbing head
Absolutely loved the movie!
Read all the books
All of them
Then lay on the books
….naked as the last avocado in the bin…
And squee like a 12-year old Bieber fan

He had a word in his review
And it made me pause because I think
I alllllmost heard it used once on CBC
Or sometime in college during a lucid moment


Even now, my faithful MS-Word pauses
Just for a moment
on that word

Like a child on his skates for the first time
Looking at the word and then me

I know, old friend
I know this pause
This is not a word but it smells like one
It’s the language-equivalent of crap-filled Pop-Tart
Less sinister than “irregardless”
But still has its peculiar charm

Later, we learned that a Deep-n-Delicious cake
Has a lifespan the same as a mayfly in October


I don’t know where this poem is going
But I know it started off somewhere…


Okay, that's it for me. Laters!
Joined: 3/3/2013
Msg: 3745
Re: GoatSmell's Own Poetry Thread
Posted: 2/10/2014 8:02:53 PM
^^ ;-)
Always a few chuckles somewhere, too, Lard.
Good to see you both back on the pen!
Joined: 5/27/2004
Msg: 3746
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Posted: 2/19/2014 10:13:54 PM
Hi ya'll....just thought I'd better stop in and say howdy and see how things are going here.

Hi BSG! Good to see you here, too. I understand Breathing may be here shortly to throw some more stuff on the fire here.

As for me, all I have is a haiku in response to arpeggius:

Let me be the first
To say: "Huh?" and "What the...huh?"
To all that nonsense

Joined: 1/16/2014
Msg: 3747
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Posted: 2/19/2014 10:17:18 PM

"Rests on a hay bale
She can smell the colour nine
Pondering small thoughts"

Joined: 11/7/2011
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Posted: 2/21/2014 9:13:45 PM
poems and quotes
or is this poems and goats
hi ya'll
Joined: 5/27/2004
Msg: 3749
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Posted: 2/22/2014 1:12:22 PM
Hi cesska! Welcome to the Barn!

It's all about, poems, quotes, goats, boats, shoats, moats...errr...well, you know.

Oh, and haikus,'s all game here. Squee!
Joined: 11/7/2011
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Posted: 2/22/2014 7:57:54 PM
wish I had a goat
that loved me like you love
ms. breathing is home
Joined: 1/16/2014
Msg: 3751
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Posted: 2/23/2014 4:51:32 AM
Morning all... Hello cesska-- -it's a great place, this 'ole barn. It's been standing along time.
Love the goat and his words....

Winter pears

Leaves of burgundy and orange
Descend in one gentle breath
Snow crystals rest on branches,

Surrounded by stories
Maple, pear and gentle white pine
Stand Silent, twisted and hallow


They watch old growth fall
Blanketed beneath a bed of moss
Souls Illuminated by a harvest moon

Hands caress roots
Shoots of hope spring forth
New growth emerges from her trunk


Movement creates shadow
Dark opens to the light
Rich bark offers protection from fear ...

There is solace in the ripples beneath the surface

Happy sunday
Joined: 3/3/2009
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Posted: 2/24/2014 4:38:12 AM
Read or write Haiku
Brings sheng Feng Shui deep Kung Fu
As good as tofu
Joined: 9/22/2008
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Posted: 3/2/2014 5:57:33 PM
Eating tostadas
Fiery bottom searing pain
Won't do that again!

Ola Mexico
Back to the cold termorrer
Hast luego,

Hi to all...been a drought....all well tho
Will FB!
Joined: 5/27/2004
Msg: 3754
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Posted: 3/3/2014 9:26:24 PM
Howdy ya'll. Sorry for the delay...been a leeetle busy with Breathing. Nothing serious, just fun and fun and more fun here.

If you give me five bucks, I will squee just for you. It's worth it!

Hello to lookingforsophia! Good to meet you and we'll take that haiku off your hands and hang it here...riiiight there looks good. Nope...over to the left a bit.

Ah, yeah...there it is.

And hello to Pickles-dear! Come back to the frozen misses you. So do we. You can get Mexican food at the Taco Bell, cain't ya? Anh? Heh...loves yer always.

Okay...poem time. This one just fell out after a lot of espresso:


Moon Face vs Fuzz Nuts

The fat, full face of my father
Fell down on me like the harvest moon
Clearing a row of deep, sleep poplar trees
He had a lecture
He had some “spaking” to do, yae

I was just sixteen then, Halloween night
I wanted to go to the dance
And see the Glory of Glories
Dressed in cheap nylon
Get a little dance
Maybe get a rub
Get down tonight
Get down tonight

But, no
Alas, no
I remember Dad said that girls were like busses
There’d always be one along in ten minutes
But I knew I was the Kalahari Desert
And there was more sand in the jar of Vaseline
I had
Than Vaseline

That’s all I can recall of the lecture
Just this great, big lunar mug
Flanked by sideburns and topped by eyebrows
He stopped talking and started making sounds
I remember thinking:
Man, what happened to you that
Made you
So goddamn

Was it Manitoba that did it to you?
Was it that endless view of zip
And nothing to block it?
Fresh crops of ennui and doldrums
Sprinkled with lassitude

Everyone, everyone being overwhelmed
By indifference


And there we be. Off to an eight-hour fat nap. G'night!
Joined: 3/3/2009
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Posted: 3/6/2014 8:41:27 AM
Thanks Goat, my fru fru haiku looks good neddle pointed in cashmire on burlap.

A little further to the left and a bit off kilter;
my horses were wondering if the barn has a loft or basement for this one they wrote.

a beautiful sunset despite any rain
sheng chi as wind and water entrain
clouds rise on the wings of the phoenix
generic facial tissue branded as kleenex

into my brain by ads on the eFM radio
asleep in a mayan hammock on the patio
rolling stones jest to test cheeky mojos
rocking the cradle with two butterfly yoyos
Joined: 5/27/2004
Msg: 3756
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Posted: 3/21/2014 8:07:31 PM

Just popping by with a well-greased quickie in my ha...

Oh, hey there lookingforsophia. Didn't see you there for a minute. Nice to see you in the barn. Loving what you're leavin'.

Now...pardon me for a moment...I just want to leave something here.

...adjust the arms....hmmm...

Yep, right there:


This Just In

We received a phone call
A special phone call – just now
From a man in India somewhere

He told us there was a problem
With our windows
And he can help us

Oh, it’s no bother, I says
One of them sticks a bit
And they are a bit dirty

His voice was smooth and short
Grew on me like the hair on a terrier’s bum
I hung up the phone


Badoink! G'night!
Joined: 5/27/2004
Msg: 3757
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Posted: 4/3/2014 9:20:00 PM
Me again...found something. Here, see if it fits:

A Shatnerian Love Poem

When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary never speaks to me anymore
So I ask Captain Kirk what he would do
That good ol’ smirk works his face

And he says

Nothing much, just one, good flying leg kick
If that turns out to be not enough mustard
For that particular crap sandwich
Then, a well-placed karate chop
Right at the base of the neck
Will make sure the **stard stays down

Now that’s practical advice and
It sure beats that love, kindness and compassion
But if you can’t fix something with your hands
And work that problem like sourdough
Then just work yourself up into parboiled rage
Yell: "Khhhhhaaaaaannnn!"
Until your eyes water and twitch
Until your diaphragm inverts
Until your colon is spastic

Beats the hell out of Spock’s usual approach
Like a recipe for the galaxy’s driest cake:
Stoically apply logic to the problem
Analyze it in all shades of light
When that fails, just lose your Vulcan Shit
Rip off the offending prick's head
And shit down his neck
Then smash the room, with his dead body

I’d think the Good Captain is more compassionate
Than his first officer


Binds at the crotch a bit, but it ain't a bad fit.

Joined: 5/27/2004
Msg: 3758
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Posted: 4/10/2014 8:11:36 PM
Me again. Got something.....


Spare, Soft, Single

Sometimes you will encounter
So stupidly formidable
That all you can think to do
Is stare at it and try not to blink
And wonder how the hell
How the hell?
You're going to get through it

All you can do is breathe
Breathe through it
And feel

Feel that thread of your own breath
That spare, soft, single line
Running through you
From your first cry
To your last rite

Feel the coolness as it
Graces your in-breath
Feel the warmth as it
Blesses your out-breath

Feel your chest expand
As you make room for your heart
Seemingly forever cramped into
That too, too
Too-small space

Feel the rocking, the oceanic roll
As your lungs hold and caress
Your once old, cold soul

Expand, expand
Feel the point where you end
And the universe begins

Expand, expand
Be gracious until the thread
Of your breath
Straightens and brightens

This is kindness
This is compassion


Joined: 1/16/2014
Msg: 3759
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Posted: 4/10/2014 8:18:01 PM
Once again we have been graced with wise words- a gift only the goat holds... Simply, graciously and with compassion- I love you

Cycles of the heart
A river flows with the wind
Moments of solace
Joined: 5/27/2004
Msg: 3760
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Posted: 4/10/2014 8:20:06 PM
You are too kind, me'love.

Let the river always flow with the wind.
Let the solace always flow with the moments.

I love you.
Joined: 1/16/2014
Msg: 3761
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Posted: 4/16/2014 10:56:32 PM
hey-- why was my goat deleted??????
Joined: 1/16/2014
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Posted: 4/18/2014 10:06:29 PM
Is no one home???? Seriously- why delete the Goatsmell--He built this place 10 years ago!!!
Who is the moderator here?
Many people have passed through these barn doors ---Many people have made friends, had some good discussions , met their soul mates and some fine poetry has been left on these walls....

~ ~~

Two steps on bluegrass
Soil welcomes seeds of new life
Souls in the meadow

Joined: 3/13/2005
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Posted: 4/19/2014 2:50:30 PM
Although I can see the Goat has posted, what am I not getting????

Ode to the Barn
Let the Goat be
For some have dined here for years
Under the poetry of thee........

Happy Easter Goat & Breathing!!!

Joined: 1/16/2014
Msg: 3764
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Posted: 4/19/2014 10:58:04 PM
Hey there :-) happy Saster.. it was after he posted-- notice his pic is gone and he cannot login
hugs xo
Joined: 1/16/2014
Msg: 3765
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Posted: 4/23/2014 12:11:06 AM
The barn has grown silent...
Tucked inside that space
Between time and memory
Was an old photo
Joined: 3/13/2005
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Posted: 5/2/2014 1:08:15 PM
Silence in the barn
Can not be
Bring back the Goat
So we can see!!!!!!
Lifer's here
Need the word
On our Sunday's
While chewing curd...........

Happy Friday!!!!!

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