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228: The States

poetry, exceptindreams
"The States"
George Tsongas

it's an
amazing
place, where
no one enjoys

life

but they
all want
to live

forever




The living forever idea reminds me of this poem: "the lesson of the moth".

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kyreii
Jun. 18th, 2008 01:31 pm (UTC)
living forever can take many forms. In the lesson of the moth, it's being part of something beautiful that makes you eternal.

Then I'd make a case for byzantium/ sailing to byzantium as well, wherein art and ideas make something eternal.
two_little_fish
Jun. 18th, 2008 01:36 pm (UTC)
misogynist.
exceptindreams
Jun. 19th, 2008 03:04 am (UTC)
Explain please.
sectionchild
Jun. 19th, 2008 02:19 pm (UTC)
huh? I don't see it.
lt_aliceock
Jun. 19th, 2008 02:30 pm (UTC)
I love your icon! May I borrow it?
makibaka
Jun. 18th, 2008 01:52 pm (UTC)
this one made me laugh and feel sad.

it's not only in the states...haha.
xhaiiro
Jun. 18th, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC)
I think it should be called "The World".
a_muggle
Jun. 18th, 2008 04:28 pm (UTC)
Haha, I liked this one. So true :)
alzzers
Jun. 18th, 2008 05:51 pm (UTC)
aaah, I love that!
with_our_love
Jun. 18th, 2008 06:49 pm (UTC)
"The Lesson of the Moth" is one of my all-time favorite poems; I guess it was posted here before I joined. You're right about the similarities, though, especially in the syntax of the two.
stickywithhoney
Jun. 19th, 2008 04:24 am (UTC)
I have been looking for that moth poem. Thanks.

Also, thanks for doing this. I cannot begin to tell you how much my life has improved since I started reading your poem a day. (I'm being completely serious.)

Cheers!
bronchitikat
Jun. 19th, 2008 08:04 am (UTC)
Y'know what, the moth maybe has a point.

Though instead of just living forever one could always try doing something worthwhile with one's life rather than the pursuit of eternal youth.

Wrinkles, etc, will come anyhow, why not have 'smile lines', along with purpose & contentment of spirit?
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