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Life is an infinite continuum, feeding on its own death. Our mortality, real and imagined, lives within. We can always see these truths with a discerning eye. The mirrored images that seem like two, are but one, a parallel universe whose paths cross like a wisp of wind, we are all of one time, like prose and poems written in separate centuries, but of the same struggle. There, always there, truth never hides, except for those who don’t seek it  for fear of what they might find. From light to dark we fly in different directions though toward the same destination. What matters is what we do on our flight. Do we see the paths of leaves as they float on the pond, the reflection of the sky beyond, and the trees, who have now shed their leaves but will reflect full in the spring; beneath the leaves, the roots of the lily pads  and the stare of a wary carp who looks from his world as we do from ours? We must find time on our journey to read, play a game, or simply sit and wonder at the marvels around us, for death will come in its own time…

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Blog Posted:10/2/2012 4:56:00 PM
Hey, Check it out---Sleepwalk--Can't wait for the weekend, been working 10 hr days and want to comment sorry--till then
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  1. Date: 10/4/2012 7:29:00 AM
    Hi Nette, The term sleepwalk has to be incorporated somehow otherwise, take it where you may.

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  1. Date: 10/4/2012 4:17:00 AM
    are we saying here that we can pen anything that is inspired by this oldie instrumental?... gotta get to the drawing board, craig... let me know..:) huggs!

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  1. Date: 10/3/2012 8:49:00 PM
    Hi Craig, I sent you a Soupmail, I think I am slow or thick, I don't understand the contest.. sorry and I always enjoy your contests, can you clarify for me. thanks so much PS- some of us don't have high speed internet, so Utube is out for us. Lee

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  1. Date: 10/3/2012 12:46:00 PM
    A contest on sleepwalking? sounds intriguing.

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  1. Date: 10/3/2012 11:35:00 AM
    I'll check it out... but based on Music... I can't promise much. Still will check it out.

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  1. Date: 10/3/2012 6:57:00 AM
    BTW, thanks for your last contest. It was truly inspiring and I can't wait to see all the winners!

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  1. Date: 10/3/2012 6:56:00 AM
    I'm like you, Craig. No time any more to even see blogs the way I used to. But I hope to check out that music sometime. It's just instrumentaL? Maybe I will recognize it when I hear it!

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  1. Date: 10/3/2012 12:11:00 AM
    I am not quite certain what the contest involves. Is it a poem set to a musical score, Sleepwalk? I am not familiar with this music and neither am I familiar with the artists mentioned. Will have to do some internet/YouTube trawling.... I think that most poets have an "ear", otherwise how do they get the rhythm of their poems right.... Have a great Wednesday, Craig. Su

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 10/3/2012 1:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ouch! My teeth are still aching listening to it. May I suggest Sleepwalk by The Shadows as a better alternative, as the other artists do not inspire me to poetry at all....
    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 10/3/2012 12:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sleep Walk by Santo & Johnny dates 1959. No wonder I don't remember it. Thank you for broadening my knowledge, Graig :-)
  1. Date: 10/2/2012 5:20:00 PM
    wow that's alot of hours are you feeling ok?

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    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 10/2/2012 6:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Deb, Yes, have to earn my retirement fun!!
  1. Date: 10/2/2012 4:57:00 PM
    Want to especially comment on the awesome poems in the Night-Dark contest!!!

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