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Sound The Gong For The River

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Sound The Gong For The River

Sound the gong
O ye poetic comrades! 
Heralding the seventieth year of the River 
Play the flute
O ye poetic comrades!
A symphony of moving waters.

As the river flows, not withstanding
Its stage of life into craving streams
So does of the poetic life of Lindsay Barrett
Flows into the open hearts of juvenile poets
Making classics out of their juvenilia				

Lindsay Barrett is the River
Making streams from the belly of juveniles.

Sound the gong
O ye comrades!
Lindsay Barrett is the River that sups with
The Ocean for poetic genius
He knows the Ocean

This River has traveled afar 
He has sojourned forty five years in west Africa!

Sound the gong
O ye poetic comrades
The River knows the Ocean
For the river is seventy today.

This River has a favorite song;The Negro Speaks of Rivers
And this song is from a beloved departed Ocean
Departed ocean?
Langston Hughes is the departed Ocean
Departed out of our sight,but his memory
shall live on in our hearts;

''I've known rives
I've known rives ancient as
The world and older than the flow
Of human blood in human veins 
My soul has grown deep like the rivers''

Sound the gong
O ye poetic comrades!
Poetic streams; children of Lindsay Barrett  
Sound the gong 
O ye poetic comrades!
For the river is seventy today! 

Happy Birthday Daddy! 

15/9/2011

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  1. Date: 10/9/2011 9:51:00 PM
    Slowly, the realization of what you were saying dawned on me. A beautiful analogy and tribute to your Dad. I so enjoyed this dreamy trip.

  1. Date: 9/19/2011 2:15:00 AM
    is it ur dad's birthday?,nice fusion..atleast no punctuation....lol