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South Street, Again


The ocean is a metaphor for Time
in its endlessness, eternity
in each wave's individuality
the constant change with which the world must rhyme
This street I visit is a little world
Where the waves of Time have changed its shape
Tastes and trends conspire to change the tape
While all the sounds and fashions come unfurled
This place is stale and void of mystery
and endless change has made it history



(This is a tough one to read aloud in-rhythm correctly, unless you take a hard look at it first. However, I warrant that it IS in perfect Iambic Pentameter for any purists out there.)

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The Alienist
jhfurnish@yahoo.com


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by The Alienist

Time passes
This also I find 'stirring', it reminds me of the feelings one gets inside when revisiting places once knew well after many years.

How you instantly yearn for the familiarality of the past and are absorbed by its history. This 'feeling' was the main motivation I had behind a poem I wrote called 'Penang Revisited' (not sure if I posted it on Lit) when returning to an island I 'grew up' on after 40 years to see many modernisations, but swamped by its past.

If a poem such as yours can carry the reader back into his innermost feelings then 'writing' is cetainly worth while.

Sorry I missed this when first posted but at last the 'connection' has not been lost in time......


Ivor

( Posted by: ivordavies [Member] On: October 29, 2010 )





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