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I have stood in a place my heart knows as holy.
And felt the whole of the vast green earth
Groan at the weight of my joy.

So little it appears we are leaving,
there was never so much ours here,
Never so much for eyes and touch
To be gathered in numbers on a page.

So little we are leaving.
Only the Autumn,
Only the great burning of the world.
Only the persistent memory of wonder.
Only the place where my heart said, finally, "Enough."

Paul Godfrey

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The following comments are for "The Great Burning of the World"
by SamPark

Sam - I liked

I loved this part:

And felt the whole of the vast green earth
Groan at the weight of my joy.

It made me think about how annoyed the bitter world seems to be by true love when having to witness the sheer joy of the experience.

Thanks for posting.


( Posted by: FeliciaStone [Member] On: February 28, 2005 )

Well Done
I laughed at true love until, embarassingly enough, through no fault of my own, I fell squarely in it. Love at first sight is no myth either. You got it directly. Thank you for your note.

( Posted by: SamPark [Member] On: February 28, 2005 )

I, too, am a new believer in true love... I like the feeling of this piece as I'm leaving home soon to indulge myself daily in my love who resides now much too far away. I feel like I connect to it, but even without that it's beautiful in it's imagery and quiet conceits.

( Posted by: shefallssoftly [Member] On: February 28, 2005 )

By Adam on Eve's grave "Wherever She was, There was Paradise." (The Diary of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain.) thanks, Casey.

( Posted by: SamPark [Member] On: March 2, 2005 )

A Nice Piece of Paradise
Pussy in Paradise
is nice...
until you encounter a fur-ball

( Posted by: awhippingflame [Member] On: May 27, 2016 )

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