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5728GOLDEN SHOVELS

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  • G. Smith
    Jul 7, 2014
      Taking the Poetic Asides Golden Shovel Challenge



      AM I PAST?
      G. Smith
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      I don't know what to say;
      I don't like how "goodbye"
      leaves me with nothing to
      remember but blackeyed
      peas and lazy Susans
      and how our nights turn'd long,
      dark, and cold as the sea.
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      From the opening line of Jill Bialosky's AMERICAN PASTORAL:
      "Say goodbye to blackeyed Susans, long sea
      "grasses..." (FYI, the first word of the second line - for clarity, more or less)

      Also I pulled my title from hers: AMerIcan PASToral

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      TURNING POINT
      G. Smith
      -------------------
      Here we are, you and I,
      looking back on what was.
      With the meter running
      I stop the cab, lean in,
      the window and see the
      future with our muddy
      feelings in the twilight.
      -------------------
      From the opening line of Pier Paolo Paslini's RUNNING IN THE MUDDY TWILIGHT:
      "I was running in the muddy twilight..."

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      MORNING 
      G. Smith
      ----------------------------------------
      So, not wanting to wake
      you till the sun comes up,
      I ease out of bed to
      the kitchen, where I find
      the sink full. I let out
      the water, knowing that
      I do these things for you
      without your knowing. Are
      there things you do with the
      quiet times, when my eyes
      are elsewhere with sights of
      what should be; the good, the
      better, the best, our world.?
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      From Robert Hunter & Jerry Garcia's chorus to the song EYES OF THE WORLD:
      "...Wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world..."
       

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