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Song of the Modem

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Corinne
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0 posted 02-28-2000 01:40 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Corinne


Song of the Modem

Amazing. This could not have occurred
in the not-so-distant past.
What do we crave so desperately,
that drives crazed notions across
dusty particles of insular transmissions?

Somewhere, a gadget collects our fees and listens in,
while we pretend we are alone in the world.

We added layers of reality.  No longer just text,
but voices carrying across strings,
from Dixie cup to  Dixie cup.
We sent dots that translated to blurry images,
fill in the gaps where you can.
Expecting an airbrushed perfection?
If so, you will be gravely disappointed.

What do I envision, the end-all, be-all?
The dream ancient woman have dreamt
for thousands of years.

Will Icarus finally fly?  The bird awaiting this flight
is not made feathers but flawed shiny metal,
a contraption of melting wires and loosening bolts.

If the lights turn out, what then love?  What then?

2000 Corinne Bailey



[This message has been edited by Corinne (edited 02-28-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Corinne - All Rights Reserved
Severn
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1 posted 02-28-2000 03:32 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

And such a heart breaking question...

This is such of song of bittersweet, Corinne. It is beautiful.

K

 'Writing sharpens life;
life enriches writing'
Sylvia Plath
JamesMichael
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2 posted 02-28-2000 03:45 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Very nicely written Corinne.  I suppose it would be back to the days of the pony express.  James
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3 posted 02-28-2000 11:48 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Great poem, Corinne! I enjoyed this very much!  

Denise
Corinne
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4 posted 02-28-2000 06:29 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Thank you, Debbie, James and Severn

Corinne
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5 posted 02-28-2000 06:55 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Steele, Dam's, power,
space time or distance,
When two souls meld,
they will not be denied.
and in the dark love,
and in the dark,
they will shine.

Parker
HelmutB
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6 posted 02-28-2000 08:22 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

True as skies are blue
Without the wire life is an empty shoe
But not for me, no I won't give in
Get the candle, a good book and perhaps a Gin
Sure I would miss my friends so much
But the pony rider will bring the mail to keep in touch.
A very nice poem with a deep deep meaning.
Well done Corinne

 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

Corinne
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7 posted 02-28-2000 10:01 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Thank you Parker and Helmut, I loved your poetic responses!

Corinne
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8 posted 02-28-2000 11:10 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Excellent writing, Corinne, almost haunting in its allure. What, indeed?
RAM
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9 posted 04-07-2000 03:56 PM       View Profile for RAM   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RAM

Ripplin' Waters
by Jimmy Ibbotson
from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Dream

I got rippling waters to wake me
to the morning, my woman and love
our tall pine trees are pointing us easily to heaven above
Blue spruce flaming on the grate in the evening
Takes the chill away fine
Cut the telephone line and the story's the same

There's an old red chair by our window
That we found at a sale down the lane
Some old women said they needed more room for the winter
People like to pull out the stuffing when they sit down
So it passes the time
Cut the telephone line and the story's the same

chorus-

Blow like a bubble on a windy day
Start to flutter when I hear you say
That you feel to good to go away
And you make me feel fine
You've made my world a warmer place
By the sparkle of your diamond face
on a frayed spot, put a little lace
And you make me feel fine
Warm as the mountain sunshine
On the edge of the snowline
In a meadow of columbine

Oh, little Jennifer, I'd give a penny for
What you've got on your mind
It seems like most of the time you're lying here dreaming.
Maybe in your vision you've seen how our mission is
slightly less than divine
Cut the telephone line and the story's the same

repeat chorus
Martie
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10 posted 04-07-2000 06:26 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Corinne--you are full of interesting and provocative questions...sometimes I think life would be better simplified, but I'd miss my computer like a lover.  This was a wonderful poem!!

[This message has been edited by Martie (edited 04-07-2000).]
 
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