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The Hundred Year Lovers

When she asked, "Where will you go on the day that I die?"
he drew a big empty house in a tree on a hill.
She said, "Draw me the things I must never forget,"
so he drew both of his hands, asleep in a jewelry box

in the big empty house in a tree on a hill.
She said, "Draw something of mine you know you will miss"
so he drew both of his hands asleep in a jewelry box
cupping her heart with a key in its throat.

When she said, "Draw something else you know you will miss"
he drew her shimmering brain, perched on a pedestal
cupping his heart with a key in its throat.
She said, "Draw what I'll look like in fifty-six years,"

so he drew her shimmering brain, perched on a pedestal
deep in a cloud of grandfather clocks.
When she said, "Draw what I'll look like in sixty-five years"
he drew her in their bed, coughing up paper orchids

deep in a cloud of grandfather clocks.
She said, "This is the thing you must never forget--
me in our bed, coughing up paper orchids
telling you where to go on the day that I die."

Date: 2010-04-12 05:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Though I would prefer my girl to draw my mind, rather than my brain, if there is a difference.

Date: 2010-04-12 07:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
hmm, that's a challenge. i'd say the brain is a symbol of the mind, but "the mind" is intangible, like an owl symbolizes wisdom?

i am inspired to paint a soul, though i don't know where to start.

Date: 2010-04-12 07:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
In the far East, heart is the "symbol" (or seat) of the mind.
When you ask folks where the mind is, frequently they point to the heart.

Date: 2010-04-12 10:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Also, in the contemporary phil tradition, people frequently use the terms "mind," "soul," and "spirit" interchangably.

Date: 2010-04-12 07:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So, so pretty. One of the most effective uses of circularity I think I've ever seen -- it almost feels muted, subtle, next to the richness of the imagery itself.

Did you get this from a collection? If so, which one!

Date: 2010-04-12 07:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
i want to paint almost everything she writes. her images are so vivid and heartrending.

this is a napowrimo poem, frm lj_lowhumcrush, who is some sort of freaky wizard.

Hey! I've seen that fab poet about!

Date: 2010-04-12 07:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I don't know how I'm not friends with this lady!

Thanks so much for the rec!

Date: 2010-04-12 09:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm with you on that beach house THANG.

jack of all trades, master of none

Date: 2010-04-12 10:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
they are playing here on the 22nd holla!

Date: 2010-04-12 11:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Bianca and I are seeing them on May 6! I have the BIGGEST crush on the singer.

Date: 2010-04-13 11:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
that was so right

Date: 2010-04-13 01:27 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-04-14 05:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Four stars!

Date: 2010-04-27 03:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
she puts out work like this seemingly effortlessly. it's really not fair.

Date: 2010-04-26 01:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
If you don't post more, I'll just go on missing you!

Date: 2010-04-26 05:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
aw, i am not feeling particularly interesting lately, D.
but i'm watching you guize!

Date: 2010-04-26 09:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
if you find yourself in need of "a que no puedes" or "12 corazones", give me a call. I love your company

Date: 2010-04-27 03:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
very soon, maybe this week we can chat it up someplace.

ma-che-te! ma-che-te

green thumbs beneath a word-umbrella

Date: 2010-04-30 10:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hey mighty FlightV, I have a random plant-care/gardening question. Can I send you an email about it? My address is jaybthompson attt google'

spring is nature's high five

Date: 2010-04-30 11:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
of course you may!
i am concretekissed at gmail

Date: 2010-05-06 11:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Do not make me come over there. You can have two weeks, and you have had them, and now I need you back. I need flowers and chilluns and paintings and all the beautiful things from your mind in your words. The days are grayer when you're not in them.


Date: 2010-05-06 01:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh sweets, you get me to tearing. It means alot that you still think of me.
I will email you soon.


in absentia

Date: 2010-05-13 07:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Where's TxS, I wonder! LJ's a sorrier place without you, miss, and I hope you'll well. How's that new gig comparatively? Motherfuckers must be working you around the clock!!

but not forgotten

Date: 2010-05-14 12:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
i am well, thank you mister.
new gig is exhausting, tho happily so. i go home having worked every part of my being, from limbs to organs. i got alot of writing in me, but lack the leisure to sit down and unpack.

good to hear from you! and hug yr fine lady for me.

shall hug her in a few minutes!

Date: 2010-05-14 01:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Maybe you could get voice recognition software, and then you can just speak your words, not having to move your hands! Or you could do the old voice-post thing and sing for everyone, just to throw your anxious LJ crowd a bone. A triple-whammy would be a voice-post using a program that spoke your voice recognition software-enhanced "written" words in robot cadence.

We just hope you're happy, healthy & well, lady, glad you love your job!

lucky you!

Date: 2010-05-14 03:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
these are all great ideas. esp, the read aloud robot idea. heee, i used to open up rap songs in adobe for laffs. i will pull something together again soon, i promise.


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