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    Who Could Kill A Mockingbird?

    Who Could Kill A Mockingbird?
    Happy birthday sweet Nelle

    Who could do this terrible thing,
    slay this innocent feathered recorder,
    and why?
    Was it self-defense for a sleepless night,
    exhausted from listening to the constant repetitions,
    or taking it upon himself to avenge its thievery?
    Perhaps it was an accident, the bird swooping
    from the hedgerows to protect its speckled ova.

    Oh, the night,
    its mateless nocturnal tunes,
    perched ready beneath a silver moonlit leaf,
    or a white crocheted coverlet,
    I will be glad to sing another's tune
    if it will make you look my way.

    ampoule, April TwentyEighth, TwoThousandEight
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    I'm in love with The Vinegar Man and Mr. Tanner, but be careful, it could just as easily be you.

    "If you're going to write you better have somewhere to come from." Flannery O'Connor

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    Quote Originally Posted by ampoule View Post


    Oh, the night,
    its mateless nocturnal tunes,
    perched ready beneath a silver moonlit leaf,
    or a white crocheted coverlet,
    I will be glad to sing another's tune
    if it will make you look my way.

    Wonderful, Amp! This is so many things: sad, haunting, rueful, repentant. Lovely the subtle way you personalized this.

    I couldn't help but think of some last lines from Paul Simon's Song for the Asking:

    Thinking it over, I've been sad
    Thinking it over, I'd be more than glad
    To change my ways for the asking

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    To Mock A Mockingbird

    My total trashing of it- turned into a poem! (The book, not your very good poem xx)


    A mockingbird, a mockingbird
    The worst metaphor that I ever heard
    And moral lessons that are quite grating
    A narrator's tone I find irritating
    Some false emotions from a bland book
    290 pages at which to look
    But look at what? The dull brick scene
    with character descriptions thrown in between
    Descritption is vital as characters blur
    So to identify I flick back and refer
    to the pages I already endured
    and by random words obscured
    No matter- I'll focus on the case
    An unfair charge for a matter of race
    So here it is, the second half
    might give me some tears, I hope not a laugh
    A court case quite short and the verdict unfair
    But it's 200 pages in and I really don't care.

    So here we are, the final page
    Of a book which wound me into a rage
    Maybe here she's pulled the big guns
    But no. What a waste of my time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ampoule View Post
    Who Could Kill A Mockingbird?
    Happy birthday sweet Nelle

    Who could do this terrible thing,
    slay this innocent feathered recorder,
    and why?
    Was it self-defense for a sleepless night,
    exhausted from listening to the constant repetitions,
    or taking it upon himself to avenge its thievery?
    Perhaps it was an accident, the bird swooping
    from the hedgerows to protect its speckled ova.

    Oh, the night,
    its mateless nocturnal tunes,
    perched ready beneath a silver moonlit leaf,
    or a white crocheted coverlet,
    I will be glad to sing another's tune
    if it will make you look my way.

    ampoule, April TwentyEighth, TwoThousandEight
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    Apart from the sweet tenderness of the thoughts here, I felt as if I'd never before experienced such open vowels!
    "You must be the change you want to see in the world." Gandhi

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceMyshkin View Post
    Apart from the sweet tenderness of the thoughts here, I felt as if I'd never before experienced such open vowels!
    As a singer, that is a huge compliment. I hope the same holds true for writing poetry. Thank you very very much Prince.

    Thank you too Fire. I like those words from Paul Simon.

    Kelby....???....I'm not real sure....lol....Sorry the book was a waste of your time though.
    I'm in love with The Vinegar Man and Mr. Tanner, but be careful, it could just as easily be you.

    "If you're going to write you better have somewhere to come from." Flannery O'Connor

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    Been a while since i last read anything by u, amp. The last two lines here are fantastic.
    Oh and i was also wondering lately about your colors thread. Looking forward to seeing you revive that.
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    ...the smell of flowers through metal labyrinths.

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    Thank you dear symphony. Hmmm...I will have to find my colors thread and see what I have left. Thank you for mentioning it.
    I'm in love with The Vinegar Man and Mr. Tanner, but be careful, it could just as easily be you.

    "If you're going to write you better have somewhere to come from." Flannery O'Connor

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    Quote Originally Posted by ampoule View Post
    Who Could Kill A Mockingbird?
    Happy birthday sweet Nelle

    Who could do this terrible thing,
    slay this innocent feathered recorder,
    and why?
    Was it self-defense for a sleepless night,
    exhausted from listening to the constant repetitions,
    or taking it upon himself to avenge its thievery?
    Perhaps it was an accident, the bird swooping
    from the hedgerows to protect its speckled ova.

    Oh, the night,
    its mateless nocturnal tunes,
    perched ready beneath a silver moonlit leaf,
    or a white crocheted coverlet,
    I will be glad to sing another's tune
    if it will make you look my way.

    ampoule, April TwentyEighth, TwoThousandEight
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    I am thrilled to read your poem, for it is a wonderful imagination. How sadly people become heartless these days. This is symbolic.

    “Those who seek to satisfy the mind of man by hampering it with ceremonies and music and affecting charity and devotion have lost their original nature””

    “If water derives lucidity from stillness, how much more the faculties of the mind! The mind of the sage, being in repose, becomes the mirror of the universe, the speculum of all creation.

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    Yes, very symbolic. Thank you, Blaze.
    I'm in love with The Vinegar Man and Mr. Tanner, but be careful, it could just as easily be you.

    "If you're going to write you better have somewhere to come from." Flannery O'Connor

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