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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…

What Say You - Not Mine

Blog Posted:5/2/2014 7:57:00 AM
Can I say of her face - altered
as I have reason to remember it,

perished as I know it is - that it is gone,
when here it comes before me at this instant,

as distinct as any face that I may choose
to look on in a crowded street?

Can I say to her innocent and girlish beauty,
that it faded, and was no more,

when its breath falls on my cheek now,
as it fell that night?

Can I say she ever changed when
my remembrance brings her back to life thus only;

and truer to its loving youth than I have been,or 
man ever is, still holds fast what is cherished then?
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  1. Date: 5/3/2014 10:22:00 PM
    I love Dickens...I love David Copperfield. My favorite character was Tommy Traddles....sweet boy. No wonder I loved this...This, I can deal with. This kind of enjambment I can....understand. Thanks, Craig. I love it.

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  1. Date: 5/3/2014 1:02:00 PM
    A beautiful piece but couldn't quite grasp what I thought of it til Andrea said an old fashioned feel... That fit perfectly. That and the feel of a real true one lost...

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  1. Date: 5/2/2014 8:18:00 PM
    It had that old fashioned feel to it that I knew it could not be current, so the way it was arranged confused me. Of course, i have already read the comments below. My only thing to add is that I was able to clearly understand it!!

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    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 5/3/2014 8:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

  1. Date: 5/2/2014 3:33:00 PM
    Just wondering how it would ring. I configured it like a poem but it's word for word a paragraph from the early pages of David Copperfield by Dickens.

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    Puddifoot Avatar Charlotte Puddifoot Date: 5/2/2014 5:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    haha sneaky! no wonder I said it lacks imagery lol
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 5/2/2014 3:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    nod - old school
  1. Date: 5/2/2014 3:14:00 PM
    not keen, I've read similar a hundred times before, it's lacking in imagery for me...

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  1. Date: 5/2/2014 2:55:00 PM
    lots and lots of repetition, nice meter, pretty unoriginal take on a common subject

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  1. Date: 5/2/2014 2:14:00 PM
    Craig, I really like it....that's all I got to say bout that...

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  1. Date: 5/2/2014 1:10:00 PM
    Thanks Becca and Debbie, any more thoughts?

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  1. Date: 5/2/2014 10:37:00 AM
    I like the beginning its fresh and modern. The last two couplets push it too far toward a sonnet in particular-How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43)-Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1806 - 1861 -

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