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The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.Camus
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Poem

Posted by K on September 18, 2002 at 09:35:51:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Poem posted by trablano on September 18, 2002 at 06:07:33:

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: : : : Razor sharp
: : : : a dead man's harp
: : : : played on a lonely song
: : : : of humid days
: : : : and summer stays
: : : : which last
: : : : a whole life long.

: : : : Under a rainbow by the sun
: : : : a glorious torch is lit,
: : : : and carried on
: : : : to oblivi-on
: : : : who still remembers it.

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: : : Beautiful poem, Keith.

: : Thanks.
: : I very much like your "What will you say?" on the poetry forum. Perhaps this poem is some attempt at answer.
: : But the direct inspiration came from the death of a good friend this summer, on a very hot and humid day in Bethlehem Pennsylvannia. He died in a hospice, and on the day before his death the people there had a harpist play music on the porch outside the door to his room.

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: This scenario gives me chills ... it's beautiful, but also frightening. I wonder what your friend felt and thought that day.

-Yes, very. That's probably why the poem is so weird. It was a dissonant scene because in life he was a particularly unsentimental and non-religious person. At least this is the face he presented to the world. But his actions often spoke of an entirely different nature. Of a life dominated by love and a strong sense of justice. A strong conscience. He deeply regretted mistakes he had made, and hurt he may have caused.





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