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The Insanity of the Old

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The Insanity of the Old

Protected from the past, 
insulated in a box 
made of star-dust, 
closed where it 
points to the earth 
but open toward the 
vacuum of the sky,

why does he
bring the old world back 
when he creates his dreams?

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  1. Date: 12/21/2012 2:56:00 PM
    thanks ilene

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 1:59:00 PM
    very perceptive and well-written. nice one!

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 1:39:00 PM
    Thanks Mandy and Ralph

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 1:37:00 PM
    Interesting , not sure about the understanding of it i will think about this one xx

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 1:20:00 PM
    Interesting poem. Why indeed? Enjoyed your poem. Warm thoughts, Ralph