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Not Here

January 17, 2014
By theSunfloweredCrow PLATINUM, Green Bay, Wisconsin
theSunfloweredCrow PLATINUM, Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Can't keep my eyes from the circling sky,
Tongue-tied and twisted
Just an earth-bound misfit, I"
~Pink Floyd

"Now is blessed
The rest
remembered "

~Jim Morrison

Lying in a meadow, a field of sweet,
Knowing not what the next day bring.
Hearing the music of wind, the whispered beat,
Wondering about life's never-ending ring.

My sense of time, has seemed to be lost,
Any linger of worry, aside I tossed.

I inhaled my emotion,
And inside zen,
I looked to the ocean,
And it occurred to me then:

My sense of time, has seemed to be lost,
Any linger of worry, aside I tossed.

The red sphere's heat grazed the long grass,
I sat there absorbing it all.
The clear blue sky, colored glass,
Arising from ashes the phoenix called.

The author's comments:
The first inspiration for this poem came from a song that I heard. (The title of the song is "Learning to Fly" by Pink Floyd.) It had these incredibly fascinating lyrics and this idea of blissfulness that would not leave my mind. I loved the emotion so much from the song that I wrote a poem inspired from it. My intention was to give the same feeling to people that the song I heard gave me but representing it in a new way. This feeling was the feeling of being free from the things that we as humans experience like timing, tragedies, and circumstances we can not control. My original goal was it to be a spiritual poem although now I think it would be unsafe for me to say that the poem is only spiritual. There is some symbolism written in it purposefully to add to the feeling but you don't need to hear the song to understand the poem.

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