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Old 01-02-2002, 05:29 PM   #1
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"Stationed" for foray

hey fors, I found this poem and it reminded me of that verse from Ecclisiastes 7:4, i believe, that you told me about. so i thought i'd share it with you

"Stationed"

It's the other ones, who soon enough return
to being happy after the funeral, that are the nearest
to their own deaths - in their gaiety
and everyday distraction, they're so open

and unguarded...anything could enter them;
could claim them. It's the ones who weep
incessantly that are saved for now, the ones
who have taken a little of it

Into their systems: this is how
inoculation works. And sorrow is difficult,
a job: it requires time to complete.
And the tears? - the salt

of the folk saying
that gets sprinkled over the tail feathers
and keeps a bird from flying;
keeps it stationed in this world.

-Albert Goldbarth

actually I think the ending puts a really interesting spin on the poem, as does the part where it says they "are saved for now," i'm not exactly sure if it's agreeing with that verse you shared. but it made me think and it reminded me of what you said, so here you go

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In the night of death, hope sees a star and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.
~Robert Ingersoll
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Old 01-03-2002, 01:16 PM   #2
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what a great poem!

I love it!!!

thanks for posting it BabyG

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Old 01-03-2002, 05:19 PM   #3
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are you being mean?

*somehow doesnt trust salome
grr sorry i posted it, i just liked it and thought fors might wanna hear it but guess not
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Old 01-03-2002, 05:40 PM   #4
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no, I'm not being mean at all (this time )

I really love this one

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Old 01-03-2002, 06:21 PM   #5
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alright, fine i guess you're forgiven

sorry, I didn't mean to accuse you of anything
it's just that smiley that does it, I tell you!
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Thank you very much BG. I feel kinda glad that you remembered

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Old 01-06-2002, 06:12 PM   #7
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hey! glad you got a chance to read it fors
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