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What Else is There?

September 24, 2009
By Mabish3 SILVER, Stratford, Connecticut
Mabish3 SILVER, Stratford, Connecticut
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Now perhaps there may be more
More than hazy light that shines through dirty glass
Smudging the walls with pallid yellow strokes -
There may be more, there may be more,
More than the hollow faces that you pass;
There may be more to model and destroy,
And more than all the wrinkles on your face
That even toothy smiles can't employ.
More for them and more for you,
And then more for ten thousand looks of longing,
And for ten thousand questions of belonging
When there's nothing else for you to do.

The author's comments:
This was a piece designed to imitate the style of a poem by T.S. Eliot that I very much enjoy.

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inkers GOLD said...
on Jun. 25 2011 at 1:19 am
inkers GOLD, Midland, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"And the lamplight gloating o'er him threw his shadow on the floor... and my soul from out that shadow... shall be lifted, nevermore!" - Poe

This definitely had the T.S. Eliot feel. Awesome work.

Mabish3 SILVER said...
on Jan. 19 2010 at 1:11 pm
Mabish3 SILVER, Stratford, Connecticut
5 articles 0 photos 3 comments
thanks very much!

on Jan. 15 2010 at 10:54 pm
hamsa_prophet SILVER, Los Angeles, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"this is your warning / this
your birthright / do not let
this universe regret you."
- Marty McConnell

Hey, I just read your story, and your other poem, and I have to say -- bravo! Seriously, your talent is like mind-blowing. This is beautifully sculpted poem, and I especially love the random rhyme scheme. I'm a fan, hands down :)