Watermark

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Watermark

Postby Saturn » Tue May 26, 2009 9:21 pm

Watermark

The water grinds to a slop
'Til the vacuum remains
And the very lees is dry.
With oxygen itself gone,
Breath leaves no trace:
Cannot a sliver survive?

When dust lays its down,
Time sloughs its grime,
Will you not a mark observe,
A faint ring, a ghostly line?

All that has lived and died
In this transient, fluid world,
Even our sodden ancient feet,
Even in stone we press a print.

Yet will I leave no watermark,
No thin crudescence, no sign
Of my affection or my care?
Will I be stranded here now
On this far off barren patch
Watching for a distant tide
That never comes to shore?
Is this, our friendship, ever lost
Like a frozen fossil evermore?
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Re: Watermark

Postby BrokenLyre » Wed May 27, 2009 6:14 am

Thanks Saturn for the poem... You have captured a sentiment many of us feel - at least I do. "Life's but a walking shadow" said Shakespeare and I sensed some of that in your poem- especially as it relates to friendship. Thanks for putting this into words. (If you have ever read my comments in the "Does Keats make you happy" thread, you'll understand more of what I mean and how I read your poem).
"Come... dry your eyes, for you are life, rarer than a quark and unpredictable beyond the dreams of Heisenberg; the clay in which the forces that shape all things leave their fingerprints most clearly. Dry your eyes... and let's go home."
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Re: Watermark

Postby Saturn » Wed May 27, 2009 9:16 pm

Thank you BrokenLyre.

I have read your other comments, I appreciate your thoughts.
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Re: Watermark

Postby BrokenLyre » Wed May 27, 2009 9:22 pm

I tend to want to express myself in prose. More comfortable I guess. But after reading your poem, it just may be the nudge I need to try to write something poetic. I will be on vacation with my family in June so that could be a time to be courageous and do it. The last time I wrote a poem it was in 6th grade or maybe 9th grade - I can't remember...
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