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H. Arlequin
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qoheleth


The seasons rush from bud to leaf
greens to red turned dirty brown,
as life reborn is made for grief,
detached debris drifting down.
Forests in spring bursting anew
a foliage to produce their fuel,
recalling nil that last year grew,
unremembered, death is cruel.
Yet, man must keep the past intact
rough images, replayed, rerun,
each insisting nothing distract
Despair with his daydreaming done.
Hindsight, foresight, it mattered not,
in the end, man's compost forgot.

--H. Arlequin
© Copyright 1999 H. Arlequin - All Rights Reserved
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..."Those who refuse to learn from history".....much more eloquently said...
snow in summer
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wonderful poem on the topic of one of the many things that sets man apart - memory. There is a line from the movie 'The Natural' that this poem reminds me of: "I believe we have two lives - the one we learn with and the one we live with after." (That may be paraphrased somewhat, but the point is there). Where does the title come from?
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Hi and tx for the comments and question.

qoheleth is OT Hebrew for the word, 'teacher'
in the Septuagint translated 'Ecclesiastes'
written by Solomon. "...vanity, vanity, all is vanity..." (KJV) or "...meaninglessness..." (NIV).

smooooooooches

HA
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H. Arlequin,
Your a smoothy, well done
Wolfgang
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A thoughtfully written piece of (philosophy) Poetry. Good stuff!
H. Arlequin
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tx all for the encouraging comments!!!


excelsior


HA
 
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