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Symbol Forests
ES (February 4,1990 / Mt. Airy, NC)

Symbol Forests

"A man wends his way through forests of symbols
Which look at him with their familiar glances"
Charles Baudelaire, sonnet entitled ‘Correspondances'.
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Choosing words to say what I want to say
Without re-treading beaten paths, unafraid
To lose my imagined destination; that would suffice
To pass my voiding mood of blank ineptitude.

Even to find afresh a bare branch stretched out
To reach a warmer waft, a seasonal bud to defy
The angles of a land too harsh to till or reclaim.

Maybe all the best thoughts have been inscribed
Imperishably in stone and cyber-memory,
But I must venture forth, onward, forward or even
In spirals widening out beyond space and time.

Let metaphors go the way of similes. I make my way.
Why should I care,
If others do not dare
To travel this way?

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Mary Elizabeth Frye

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep

Comments (14)

A very heart wrenching poignant write where you perfectly expressed your loneliness with those elaborate lines.Wishing you to have the courage to fight it out.
Nice work with the muse of loneliness.
Loneliness depicted in some beautiful lines- - - - Dining alone in a quiet cafe Delicious food still seems so bland Brown briefcase and nice attache Fighting to meet life's many demands - - - -When loved one remains away for long loneliness creeps in and life seems to lose its charm in spite of all available comforts.
The feeling of loneliness is awkward you feel it in a crowd of people, the alienation of minds and thoughts on what is going on around you leaves you alone, Awesome poem
Profound feelings expressed in very lyrical muse. Be always blessed.
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