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    The Unreadable Book

    Here lies a book
    whose cover can't be read -
    well maybe sometimes,
    depending on its theme.
    Today it's all about drama
    and grandiose statements.

    Oh how I weep
    and lose myself
    in the tragedy
    till I discover
    that's not my genre.

    Comedy extraordinaire
    floods my imagination.
    Such stinging wit
    that the cutting words
    are worth it.

    Have my attention
    for all the intrigue
    you surround me with.
    I'll flick through the pages
    before I wonder whether
    I've been duped.

    Is this the real story?
    All the chapters
    of this young author
    are out of order.

    Pages missing
    The contents strewn
    across a timeline
    blurred by fiction and fact
    glued together.

    This book that never
    really reveals itself
    doesn't know that I love it
    at any price.
    Success is not forever and failure is not fatal

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    What a wierd conversaton to be having with yourself!

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    Interesting on a scale above all others but also lower at the same time hmmm...

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    I know this is a metaphor for something else. But what?
    Let me ponder this one for a little while.

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    i like it. just like a young person, who may be impetuous and hiding vulnerabilities.

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    I like the 3rd stanza especially.
    shad·ow ing

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    Quote Originally Posted by cogs View Post
    i like it. just like a young person, who may be impetuous and hiding vulnerabilities.
    Yay! Cogs gets the prize here
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    Great stuff Delta I really enjoyed this intriquing piece!
    I can just about figure out this book..haha.


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    if you let it it becomes you
    and if you ignore it becomes not
    prepare to thought and art is your court

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacian View Post
    Great stuff Delta I really enjoyed this intriquing piece!
    I can just about figure out this book..haha.
    lol. Well when you do, can you let me know?
    Success is not forever and failure is not fatal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delta40 View Post
    lol. Well when you do, can you let me know?
    Oh, Delta, is there any wonder why I admire you so? The line above is great.
    When somebody asked Robert Browning what he meant in one of his poems he said, "When I first wrote it, only God and I knew what it meant. Now only God knows."

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    I am not sure what to say since I won't be able to bring anything really constructive to the table (my knowledge of poems is non-existent). I just know I liked it .
    So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past - The Great Gatsby

    Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice - Polonius (Hamlet)

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    Thanks Ricmisc. Your post says more than enough!
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    I'm guessing a variation on the Book of Sand

    Interesting Delta

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    When I got to the two penultimate stanzas I thought to myself "hmm, he must've been reading William Burroughs lately too!" I actually love the playful, self-aware ambiguity in this piece. It reads like an autobiographical metaphor subtly becoming something much more blurred, obscure, and fictional, which, perhaps unintentionally, seems to mirror the process being described! That last stanza is just extraordinary... it reminds me of that wonderful trick that Wordsworth pulled in Simon Lee where the last stanza provokes one to go back and reread the whole piece as it seems to have miraculously changed the tone and meaning of what came before.

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    When somebody asked Robert Browning what he meant in one of his poems he said, "When I first wrote it, only God and I knew what it meant. Now only God knows."
    I also like Vera Pavlova's: "How do I feel about people who do not understand my poetry? I understand them."
    "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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