Thursday, September 02, 2010


I was young -

And would move the world
with my own brilliant hand

But I  had to sell my lever

To rent a place to stand


Blogger kathew said...

oh my...nicely done

9:24 AM  
Blogger Glenn Buttkus said...

You are a comet, an
apparition sailing through
the room, navigating the
cyber winds like the natural
mariner you are. Yup, I
am still trying to write
my poetic response to the
Magpie challenge, and hey,
there you are, on her site,
and ours, FFTR, Dougie
on the spot, Mister Smartie.
Congratulations, I say,
and more poetry to you.

9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmm it leaves me sad.. just a few words but have left impact ..

9:50 AM  
Blogger Kristen Haskell said...

Growth and humility. Good job indeed!

10:27 AM  
Blogger Bloggin'withAmanda said...

realities in life stated so eloquently.

4:29 PM  
Anonymous Teresa said...

Very nice. It's shortness makes an even larger impact.

7:49 PM  
Blogger Tumblewords: said...

Strange how that works. Wonderful use of words.

9:27 PM  
Blogger Doctor FTSE said...

This is really clever! Long may Archimedes smile upon you.

3:46 AM  
Blogger Glenn Buttkus said...

The feedback is magnificent,
and I have to face the fact,
no not on Facebook, but
right here on FFTL, that
A) I put my comment of
congratulations, and my
fuss for my own poem not
receiving such adoration over
on the comments for the
previous posting. What the
hell is up with that?
anyway, bask in the limelight
while you can, and of course
I am both happy for you
and a bit envious, since it
was only days ago that most
of these magpies were commenting
over on FFTR.
B) It appears that unless you
actively click back to each of
their blogs and leave comments
on their poetry, well then there
is a mismatched reciprocation,
and they will abandon you in
Tonight the film club is screening
Fellini's 8 1/2, released in 1963.
My first year out of high school.
I'm not sure I even knew who
Frederico Fellini was at that point.
Probably saw the film years later
while at the U of W, after your
return from AK and the US Army.

10:20 AM  
Blogger willow said...

Quirky and marvelous. I had to read this through several times, out loud!

11:54 AM  
Blogger Lane Savant said...

8 1/2 Is my favorite Film of all time.
Except for that 20 minute period on Aug 12 back in 1988, and I don't want to talk about that.

12:30 PM  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

we give up much in reaching...though i imagine you still might move it if you try...nice magpie!

6:09 PM  
Blogger Sue J said...

I really like this! Thanks.

9:47 PM  
Blogger Claudia said...

this was short and clever

here's my magpie

7:44 AM  
Blogger Nes said...

Now that's what I call FLOW! Your words read like a pencil put to paper - such words are a match made in heaven! Your poem sounds wonderful, great Mag!

7:44 AM  
Blogger Jingle said...

a tale in depth, u make me think!

11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

short and thought provoking - right up my alley.

12:15 PM  
Blogger Jim Swindle said...

Very clever!

2:48 PM  
Blogger Caty said...

nicely done. the sacrifices we make, but you may still achieve your original goal someday :)

7:11 AM  
Blogger Lena said...

So succinct yet says so much! Nicely put!

12:14 PM  

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