Back And Front

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tom.d.stiller
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Back And Front

Postby tom.d.stiller » Sat Feb 21, 2004 7:45 am

Back And Front

... i've looked at life from both sides now... (Joni Mitchell)

back

i ain't back. the words
are rusty still
and out of use
and useless.

dried prunes of lines
blue wines
rhyming whines
to signs

when will the rhyme
chime
like freedom's bell?

i
retiring, sigh
and go to hell


front

no front. just a face
with lines that canyon-like
cut the mirrored view
to splinters

music dies
the flag flies
over wounded children's cries.
i sonnetize

the pain
that will remain
but clumsily.

the way i mouth
is still uncouth
and silly
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margaret
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Postby margaret » Sat Feb 21, 2004 12:15 pm

nice to see you back Tom. :)

margaret
Cia
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Postby Cia » Sat Feb 21, 2004 2:00 pm

and nice to see you in front too :D

Welcome here again Tom, hugs from Cia
The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man almost nothing.
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Postby lizzytysh » Sat Feb 21, 2004 6:00 pm

Hi Tom ~

Long time, no Ci-a [sorry, Cia, couldn't resist :roll: ~ I'm sure you've heard it all your life?] ~ Welcome back.

~ Elizabeth
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tom.d.stiller
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Postby tom.d.stiller » Sun Feb 22, 2004 5:45 am

Thank you all!

A long time? Well, it "seems like only yesterday..."

Or to paraphrase YAOBDS (Yet Another Old Bob Dylan Song):
I'll be a long time coming
and I've been a long time gone
You might see me on your crossroads
When I'm a-passin' through.
Remember me how you wished to
As I'm a-driftin' from your view.
I ain't got the time to think about it,
I got too much to get done.
Well, I'm a long time comin'
An' I'll be a long time gone.

Copyright © 1963; renewed 1991 Special Rider Music
Thank you again. I'll be back in front...

Tom
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Teachers

Postby babz » Sun Feb 22, 2004 10:03 pm

So good to see you again, Dichter.

Who is it whom I address
Who takes down what I confess
Are you the teachers of my heart
We teach old hearts to rest.

L. Cohen, Teachers. Stanza 12

Love
Babz
One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation, and compassion.
~Simone de Beauvoir

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