Proposal for a new social contract
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25-01-2013, 05:55 PM
RE: Proposal for a new social contract
Poetry is a tricky business.

A poem is NEVER finished.

Every time I look at it, I have to fiddle with it, make it better, leaner, snappier -- smoother.

And then there is the maxim by Richard Bach who once said to a fledgling writer: "never underestimate the power of a deleted word".

So the poem I referred to earlier (which I can't edit in-situ any more) now stands as:

The prospector

The prospector is old,
dim eyes searching for elusive glitter,
gnarled fingers still looking for gold,
but all he finds is useless litter.

He thinks he will give it up soon,
abandon this futile obsession,
stop humming this haunting tune,
extinguish a life-long passion.

It’s hard to know what new role
he might find in a now hopeless life,
not looking for gold in their soul,
accepting the dullness and spite.

....................

Not much difference but enough to make it sing better.
Once, when Marilyn Monroe was accused of wearing falsies, she said: "Those who know me better know better".

What has all this got to do, if anything, with the "Proposal for a New Social Contract"?

Everything! Big Grin
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Proposal for a new social contract - Zatamon - 24-08-2011, 10:44 AM
RE: Proposal for a new social contract - Zach - 24-08-2011, 01:55 PM
RE: Proposal for a new social contract - Zatamon - 24-08-2011, 02:39 PM
RE: Proposal for a new social contract - Zach - 24-08-2011, 08:17 PM
RE: Proposal for a new social contract - Zatamon - 25-08-2011, 12:06 AM
RE: Proposal for a new social contract - Zatamon - 24-08-2011, 05:45 PM
RE: Proposal for a new social contract - Zach - 25-08-2011, 08:12 PM
RE: Proposal for a new social contract - Zach - 26-08-2011, 08:19 AM
RE: Proposal for a new social contract - Zatamon - 26-08-2011, 04:46 AM
RE: Proposal for a new social contract - Zatamon - 26-08-2011, 08:52 AM
RE: Proposal for a new social contract - Zatamon - 26-08-2011, 09:57 AM
RE: Proposal for a new social contract - Zach - 26-08-2011, 09:58 AM
RE: Proposal for a new social contract - Zatamon - 26-08-2011, 10:46 AM
RE: Proposal for a new social contract - Zatamon - 26-08-2011, 02:08 PM
RE: Proposal for a new social contract - Zatamon - 26-08-2011, 02:42 PM
RE: Proposal for a new social contract - Zatamon - 27-08-2011, 12:43 AM
RE: Proposal for a new social contract - Zatamon - 27-08-2011, 10:13 AM
RE: Proposal for a new social contract - Zatamon - 27-08-2011, 06:49 AM
RE: Proposal for a new social contract - Zatamon - 27-08-2011, 12:27 PM
RE: Proposal for a new social contract - Zatamon - 27-08-2011, 01:46 PM
RE: Proposal for a new social contract - Zat - 25-01-2013 05:55 PM
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