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    Something's gotta give PrinceMyshkin's Avatar
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    We are girls!

    We are girls
    with our long,
    loose-flowing hair,
    our flimsy halter tops,
    shapely bare legs
    streaming out
    from our short shorts.

    We are girls
    and we own
    the summer city!


    Jerry Newman © 02Jul08
    "You must be the change you want to see in the world." Gandhi

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceMyshkin View Post
    We are girls
    with our long,
    loose-flowing hair,
    our flimsy halter tops,
    shapely bare legs
    streaming out
    from our short shorts.

    We are girls
    and we own
    the summer city!


    Jerry Newman © 02Jul08
    A contemporary condensation of The Girls In Their Summer Dresses. Very nicely done.

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    I don't know why, but this somehow made me think of "We real cool", by Gwendolyn Brooks:

    We real cool. We
    Left school. We

    Lurk late. We
    Strike straight. We

    Sing sin. We
    Thin gin. We

    Jazz June. We
    Die soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceMyshkin View Post
    We are girls
    with our long,
    loose-flowing hair,
    our flimsy halter tops,
    shapely bare legs
    streaming out
    from our short shorts.

    We are girls
    and we own
    the summer city!


    Jerry Newman © 02Jul08
    Cute ... and summery.
    *

    "Courage is not the absence of fear but the judgment that something else is more important than fear." -- Ambrose Redmoon

    CR: Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert
    JF: Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. My review is here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefangled View Post
    A contemporary condensation of The Girls In Their Summer Dresses. Very nicely done.
    YES! By Irwin Shaw! I think there was a small nervous tickle in my consciousness as I was writing this, though I hadn't read that story (for the 2nd or 3rd time) in easily 20 years! What a deft bit of writing that was, don't you agree? And if you have access to the first volume of collected NYer stories you could do me -and yourself - a favour by looking up "First Marriage" by St.Clair McKelway,

    No, I just went to look. That volume has some other St.Clair McKelway story, but that seemingly off-hand way "First Marriage" ends seldom fails to make my heart clench!

    What a couple of graybeards you and I are (ok, ok, I more so than you, Junior)!
    "You must be the change you want to see in the world." Gandhi

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    Let us hope that certain things never change, and that your reference remains immutable. Even in the face of the truism: "This too, shall pass!"


    goldenrod.

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    What 'bout the girls who aren't those girls?
    What about the women who aren't women yet?


    hi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceMyshkin View Post
    We are girls
    with our long,
    loose-flowing hair,
    our flimsy halter tops,
    shapely bare legs
    streaming out
    from our short shorts.

    We are girls
    and we own
    the summer city!


    Jerry Newman © 02Jul08
    Does it reflect all girls or it simply specify the types the poet and some she or he sees. Do not simply generalize with the sexes.

    “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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    I'm not generalizing.

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