|07-23-2007, 01:41 PM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: across the st. from the telephone pole
IN THIS THREAD
we post, no lurking. i see you all over there. been gone a week and got nothing to say for yourselfs
the most tip top topcat
This is an internet bulletin board.
Nothing more. Nothing less
|07-23-2007, 02:01 PM||#4|
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: In a coign of the cliff between lowland and highland, at the sea-down's edge between windward and lee, walled round with rocks as an inland island, the ghost of a garden fronts the sea.
Ah God! The petty fools who race
To shriek and sweat in pygmy flames
And fill indifferent cyberspace
With incoherent language games;
Who hate each other for a phrase
And do their little bests to spite
Their interlocutors in frays
That even lightweights think are light;
Who strain to make shrill voices heard
And just to get attention will
Devoutly swear to whatís absurd
Or swallow othersí poison swill.
We need good-will to disagree
Agreeably if we would speak
When reasonís lost in passionís fee
Or rage makes resolution weak.
Since I, too, speak before I think --
Or think Iíve thought when I have not --
And throw in even the kitchen sink
Instead of the towel as I ought,
Iím sorry, then if I have played
Too fast with slow, or slow with fast ones --
And hope whatever nerves Iíve frayed
Were not somebodyís very last ones.
My strength is as the strength of eight --
My heart is nearly pure.
|07-23-2007, 02:07 PM||#5|
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Long Beach, CA
Nicely done Marcus.
It's bright moments like these that I may miss the most.
|07-23-2007, 02:02 PM||#6|
Join Date: Mar 2007
Yeah, lately it's seemed like I was losing something every day, and this should just be one more thing on the list, but..
My last nerve? I've been borrowing them from others on credit for weeks.
|07-23-2007, 02:13 PM||#7|
Join Date: Mar 2007
|07-23-2007, 02:23 PM||#8|
Join Date: May 2006
Location: on the planet
I'm here...still got nothing to say for myselfs though
for the rest of y'all...
agree with surflugen - great poem, marcus.
thanks for the thread and the collards, topcat
brightpearl, people are always telling me I've got a nerve, so I'll lend it to you since you need it so much
T.I.P. you know where I'm at
peregrine, rage against the dying of the light!
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