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    laudator temporis acti andave_ya's Avatar
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    Sit and Dream a While With Me

    Sit and dream a while with me -
    Dream of when the world was made,
    Of the words that called to being,
    Of the wind that blessed the earth.

    Sit and dream a while with me -
    Dream of the One on the cross,
    Of mansions in Heaven bought with crimson and gold;
    Of an open channel 'twixt man and God.

    Sit and dream a while with me -
    Dream of how the world will end,
    Of colors grieving for the dead,
    Of the world denied.

    Sit and dream a while with me -
    Dream of a dying world,
    Of a silence that penetrates, deafens...
    ...Then a white flower raises its head, waiting.
    "The time has come," the Walrus said,
    "To talk of many things:
    Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
    Of cabbages--and kings--
    And why the sea is boiling hot--
    And whether pigs have wings."

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    King of Dreams MorpheusSandman's Avatar
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    I really like it. Life, death, beginnings, endings, rebirth; lovely.
    "As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being." --Carl Gustav Jung

    "To absent friends, lost loves, old gods, and the season of mists; and may each and every one of us always give the devil his due." --Neil Gaiman; The Sandman Vol. 4: Season of Mists

    "I'm on my way, from misery to happiness today. Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh" --The Proclaimers

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    Card-carrying Medievalist Lokasenna's Avatar
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    Absolutely beautiful imagery there! The third stanza stands out with particular force for me.
    "I should only believe in a God that would know how to dance. And when I saw my devil, I found him serious, thorough, profound, solemn: he was the spirit of gravity- through him all things fall. Not by wrath, but by laughter, do we slay. Come, let us slay the spirit of gravity!" - Nietzsche

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    who me?? optimisticnad's Avatar
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    I love that line - 'sit and dream a while with me'

    'dream of how the world will end'

    scary stuff, mind boggling if you think about it.
    We can never know what to want, because living only one life we can neither compare it with our previous lives, nor perfect it in our lives to come'
    Milan Kundera,The Unbearable Lightness of Being

    Parce que c'est toi, parce que c'est moi

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    Not politically correct Pendragon's Avatar
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    Of a silence that penetrates, deafens...
    ...Then a white flower raises its head, waiting.

    A great ending to a wonderful poem!
    Some of us laugh
    Some of us cry
    Some of us smoke
    Some of us lie
    But it's all just the way
    that we cope with our lives...

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