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message 1: by Matt (last edited Apr 11, 2009 01:55PM) (new)

Matt Comito | 23 comments The sky is suspended
as if by pulleys
for this day and for this day.
The moon is paper, yes
like the song
like the movie, the little girl who grew
up to marry the tennis player
then divorce him
starred in it, you remember

The stars in clockwork rotation
bare no threshing gears to clatter
and click their teeth
at the impulse of the spring
It is the spring that matters



message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

:) Happy Spring!


message 3: by Matt (last edited Apr 16, 2009 06:58AM) (new)

Matt Comito | 23 comments The sky is suspended
as if by pulleys
at the beginning of each day
The moon is paper, yes
like the song

like the movie, the little girl who
grew up to marry the tennis player
then divorce him
starred in it, you remember

The stars in clockwork rotation
bare no threshing gears to clatter
and click no teeth
at the impulse of the spring

But it is the spring that matters



message 4: by Shel (new)

Shel (shelbybower) | 54 comments Why is it that everything good I read makes me say, Murakami?

I like this.



message 5: by Patrick (new)

Patrick (horrorshow) | 15 comments Is the spring also referred to the winding spring inside a clock? Just curious and trying to see what I can get out of this poem. You seem to make it work if that's so....


message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

I know it's charades uhm....Everything is nothing with out it's begining that works for the gears/spring and MacEnro/Tatum yep good stuff


message 7: by Matt (last edited Apr 24, 2009 07:57AM) (new)

Matt Comito | 23 comments yes to the spring and not (but if you like sure because if sense there is then it's there) Spring - both kind of work because there is a sense in which this poem owes a debt to the spirit of Dylan Thomas's The Force that Drives the Green Fuse Drives the Flower or at least the sense of that first line


message 8: by Patrick (new)

Patrick (horrorshow) | 15 comments Just glanced to the right of this screen and had to roll my eyes at a clever poem automatically being exploited by Google ads about springs, watch, and so forth...


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