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Master
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0 posted 03-16-2000 09:54 PM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

What did the person look for in life before he died?

Blue eyes to darkness have surrendered
Your fervent heart would beat no more
Your hand, diagonally extended,
Lied motionless, not on the floor
But high above it. There in slumber
You slept and dreamt that you have tumbled
Like Alice, down a rabbit’s hole,
With nothing there to break your fall.
A single moment’s repetition
Would never cease inside your mind.
You thought that it was left behind,
But there it spun, the apparition,--
The word you read before you died,
Before you walked into the light.

Inside a book, the era festers
A lifetime’s captured in one line--
The second column of the “Webster’s”--
The middle of nine-fourty-nine.
Thus meaning slowly grows eternal
Below the  “purple passage, purple
Scale, purplish, purply, purport...”
Your eyes were focussed on one word,
One explication—definition,
You sought to find a little sense.
All’s in the past, clock’s stubborn hands
Will not reverse. The tenth edition
Forever sealed your final plea
Inside a word that all can see.

© Copyright 2000 Andrey Kneller - All Rights Reserved
Poet deVine
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1 posted 03-17-2000 12:06 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

ARGHHHHH! I am searching...don't give me the answer!!! (I like this!)

Later: is it purpose?  


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Mistikman
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2 posted 03-17-2000 12:16 AM       View Profile for Mistikman   Email Mistikman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mistikman

I would have to agree with PdV on purpose, you nearly broadcasted that this was the word   Cool poem.

ps. My Websters only goes to 796  
Master
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3 posted 03-17-2000 09:54 AM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

I guess that I made it too easy!
Poet deVine
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4 posted 03-17-2000 10:03 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

No..not too easy. I collect dictionaries..I have almost 100 of them!!! LOL
Master
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5 posted 03-17-2000 06:30 PM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

Almost 100? LOL Impressive!
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6 posted 03-17-2000 06:43 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Yes..the oldest was published in 1813..it's incredible..there are some bits of cloth in the pages...a couple of pieces of really old paper and two notes..one is an invitation to a reception for a minister..dated January 2, 1852! Incredible...
Master
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7 posted 03-17-2000 09:34 PM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

1852? Must be worth a ton of money!
 
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