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Thread: Metaphorically Speaking

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    Metaphorically Speaking

    Poets who let themselves lose sight
    of those for whom they claim to write
    move through the night like phantoms
    frantically ranting the end of the world
    and pissing in the street.
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    Back from the Brink Polly's Avatar
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    Love it!
    "...phantoms / frantically ranting..." is beautiful when read aloud.

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    thank you.
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    I keep coming back and rereading this, William. I haven't commented because I am puzzling over the message.

    But the poem itself? It's very well written. Pure William through and through, which makes it quite enjoyable. Thank you for sharing it.
    ..
    "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark."
    Michelangelo

    "You don't need thick skin, you just need perseverance." leifwright


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    give it to me straight Brandt's Avatar
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    Inspirational William. It has the ring of a famous quote, or a maxim.

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    thank you all for reading and commenting.
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    the commentary is brilliant but my favorite thing is your rhyme doing all the work of changing your rhythm.

    A Haskins signature, but I actually think, if possible, you might be getting better at it.

    I know. right?
    Sometimes I actually write stuff
    Like this...
    If a tree falls in Hesperides

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