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silence is god
in this broken little
piece of heaven

who taught you this?
when did they
make youth bodiless?

I smell revolution
rotting through
your floorboards

who told you this?
when did they
make youth heartless?

I smell revolution
flowering through
the floorboards

(no one ever takes the time
to learn the names
of wildflowers)

someone will show you
that faith
is its own reward

------
I'm very ape and very nice


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The following comments are for "breast-feeding the zeitgeist"
by Joe Quinn

flowers
. . . and then there's indian paintbrush, wild columbine, fireweed, thistles, tumbleweed (yes, it has very pretty, little red flowers- at least, our local variety does), bleeding hearts (the wild variety), goatsbeard, wild cherry, thimbleberry, salmonberry, several varieties of wild blackberry, sorrel weed, buttercups, dogwood, salal, skunk cabbage, wild clover . . .

An odd coincidence . . .

" . . . the war has been over for several months now. I am not a man of religion, but I would swear that at the moment the fighting ended, when the guns and the world rang with silence, it was the voice of God speaking clearly for the first time in many years. We lifted our heads to peer out of the trenches, not half-expecting to get out heads shot off, but to look up at the sky, our hearts yearning for something that could not be put clearly into words. The Great War was over."

Guess it's a universal sentiment.

( Posted by: gsmonks [Member] On: February 15, 2004 )

wow....
This is a very powerful poem! I particularly enjoy the anticipation of revolution, as it is up to the reader to decipher this term in any way he/she chooses. Also the image of flowers projects "revolution" as a beautiful and secretive idea, the blossoming of which will be heralded by many.
Thank you for your comments on my poetry. Do you have an e-mail address?

( Posted by: blightedstar [Member] On: February 20, 2004 )

great z00ts
you wrote a review for one of my poems and just wanted to say thanks and i really love your poetry and how everything has a different, personal rhythm to it. this one's my favorite especially. (from someone who grows wild flowers)

( Posted by: agent-x [Member] On: February 29, 2004 )

wow
heavy shit... nice...

( Posted by: Gami [Member] On: June 15, 2004 )





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