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comes a time
hank

when nothing looks ugly
 1
when everything holds
 2
a fascination
 3
 
 
maybe it's re-learned
 4
this seemingly naive
 5
rediscovered view
 6
 
 
no offences:
 7
litter- cause and effect
 8
bloodletting- a sweet aroma
 9
 
 
comes a time for an artist
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when all appears beautiful
 11
curious, odd perhaps
 12
 
 
we are no longer repulsed
 13
by a slaughter of dolphins say
 14
but philo'sophically stimulated
 15
 
 
how good can we be?
 16
how willing are we
 17
to reel ourselves?
 18
 
 
comes a time
 19
when a man ceases
 20
to see horror
 21
 
 
comes a time of annulment
 22
when an artist sees...just a time,
 23
everything oddly beautiful
 24
 
 
what then? how do?
 25
smile, continue...
 26
wherego?
 27

ode to derek walcott.

20 May 12


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the whole thing bottlenoses unexpectedly which is nice.  right down to the last lineword which somehow embodies the longer "where do we go".  
a dolphin's smiling beak not unnoticed.

to be critical,  "comes a time" is a weird phrase that i have no identity with except neil young, and then only a weak hinge.  i tried to read it face-on but that did not cause me to see any new point of grammer view.
 — gnormal

about the title.
yeah, i agree.
i know and don't know what to do about it.
 — hank

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