In those times of olde
In a hall splendid
to one day walk
In ships fraught by the cold wind
And the large waves that toss us through life
Unto the shore, shining steel, the embers and the fires
A ship afloat, a maiden voyage, swirling in yellow and red
As we count the loss and rummage the gain
Down through the olde world, like a blizzard
Then to melt away, to blend in
Thawed and repentant
No longer to sack from templum
Nor burn and cut with rage
To have sailed to the ends of the olde world
To trade a hall for an earthly image
You are the Jimmy Johns of poetry, my friend. Freaky fast! 🙂 And damn good, too.
But what does it mean to “sack from templum”??
steal from temples.
Ah. Thanks, Jack.
Can this be ou destiny once we move to the stars?
And what of our beloved Newt who is moving to the moon?
The sun is more fitting for a Gawd like him.
Oh, yes. Because he’s so HAWT!
That we are known simply at that time and place as humans instead of all of the attachments we have today? I sure hope so!
Are you familiar with the poems of James Dickey?
I heard his son being interviewed on NPR the other day.
I’m not familiar with them, I’m going to look for some right now.
This is a great poem: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/20385
Excellent. He was an interesting guy.
His poetry was shaped by his war experience, his love of nature, and his Southern roots, among other things, according to his son. They had a very conflicted relationship… reconciling in the father’s last years.
I’m going to read more about him. Thank you for telling me about him. poets are often depressed, I’m glad that he reconciled with his son.
Bookmarked – thanks.
Wonderful poem, neb!
We who teach them this
In compact disk
In phonics and earphones
Let this be so forth taught to them-
The world spins in a circle
The longer you’re here
The more you shall know
So, don’t rush, don’t go
You have all that you’ll ever
There, before you
We who shall one day reflect upon
In books and in song
Let this be a guide to us then-
The universe is so spreading
We shall never see its ending
But a time will come
When it will be so
That you don’t have to ever know
But it is just so
That we return somewhere
You can buy happiness only for a little while
But some things will always last longer
If in the stars, so rich to ponder,
Bravo! That part where we “return somewhere” has troubled me ever since I was a small child. I remember feeling a fearful chill when I thought of returning to the darkness, the nothingness of before I was born. I know that’s where religion comes in with the promise of everlasting life, but I have also seen the movie “The Invention of Lying”.
Captain Picard has some words for you: http://youtu.be/gZocvTsi5Rg ..
Well, I guess I will know the truth someday. Not in any rush to find out, though. 🙂
Lets take this at impulse power.
I wonder if we will know the truth.
Even if there is an afterlife.. maybe there will be many unanswered questions in that realm, as well.
Maybe enlightenment takes an eternity.
You may have something there, tg.
Thanks, In the beginning I was trying to stay along the idea of wasting money, but I stopped because it would have been like a rant about MTV. I had to break from that, what followed was kind of wobbly.
Wobbly or not…. it is remarkable what you are able to express.. so quickly.
Thanks! I’m a little rusty at the moment, it has been awhile since I asked to borrow a word.
Good one for late night pondering.
Thanks! I think Captain Picard sums it up best in the link I sent to Fluff.
You know I’ve been working on my family tree.
Well, I found out a great uncle of mine was the chief gardener at the original Elitch Gardens in Denver. Have you ever been there?
(Some talent is not hereditary, I’m afraid.)
I have, many times since ’54 or so. I loved the original Elitch Gardens, even though the new one is quite nice. How cool, he did amazing work. ~chills~
Wow. I will have to add Elitch Gardens to my bucket list.
I think you should – we could stroll through it together someday, perhaps.
Are you still here, Jack?
So cough up a word, Kat. C’mon, cough it up!
Ack, ack! Two for the price of one… Being and Nothingness.
Good morning, anyone still up?
Present and accounted for!
I know that there are people who do not believe…nor care to read or hear about horrorscopes (pun alert)….I know from personal experience….but I wanted to share what mine “said” today:
Scorpio (April 14, 2013)
October 23 – November 21
“If you’re feeling unappreciated by the people around you, Scorpio, try going somewhere else. Begging for attention is unattractive, and so is strutting around trying to distract everyone with your gorgeous physique or charming wit. Go where you know you’re appreciated, where your stories will make people laugh, where you feel at home. Know that if you stay where you are, nothing you try will work.”
Now…isn’t that ‘special’? http://youtu.be/RmwqnqL3Hbg
AND…if i don’t get some appreciation soon….well, I shall take my gorgeous and witty self somewhere else! Thank you all very much!
hey Ohioan. 😀
Where is everyone?
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