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Eric B&W

The New Leaf

Posted on 2009.01.14 at 06:30
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: Tchaikovsky - The Ballets: Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker

As I traverse this well-trodden path called life
Down the same road I've been many times before
I marvel at its wonder
Allicient speculation in store

My path worn with travel is a comfortable one
Lined with fun and tranquility
A few rough patches I've learned to avoid
Taking comfort in its familiarity

The path is broad and marvelous
Overhead trees canopy
Shielding me from unknown perils
Protection also from entropy

Always looking forward, never looking back
(Occasionally a sideways glance)
Ambulatory exploration
One foot before the other in a never-ending dance

With such routine rote to me
Imagine then my surprise
When one winter day amongst bare trees
A green unturned leaf I spied!

Throwing off my gate severely
I bent to study, to investigate
And found this leaf a puzzlement
Its very presence extravagate

Everything was different now
My levity gone in a flash
A single misplaced question
All hopes of continuity dashed

Having seen the Persian Gulf
And the white cliffs of Dover
I mustered all the courage I had
And turned that new leaf over.


dawaioser at 2009-01-14 12:58 (UTC) (Link)
ehowton at 2009-01-14 13:33 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. And nice avatar!
thesweetestnote at 2009-01-14 16:26 (UTC) (Link)
So very very cool. Unique beauty in life is hard too find if we all wear blinders on our eyes. And sometimes it jumps up and slaps us when we're least expecting it. And the shock and surprise of the jolt is very profound.
ehowton at 2009-01-14 16:33 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Gorgeous avatar, BTW. We've hosted entire threads before where everyone only used their B&W's...
irulan_amy at 2009-01-14 16:53 (UTC) (Link)
"Always looking forward, never looking back
(Occasionally a sideways glance)
Ambulatory exploration
One foot before the other in a never-ending dance"

The whole poem is beautiful, but that stanza in particular speaks to me. Well done (as usual).
ehowton at 2009-01-14 18:08 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! It was either this, or put up another Hyperdrive clip :)
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2009-01-14 18:18 (UTC) (Link)
Protection also from entropy

"How may entropy be reversed?"
ehowton at 2009-01-14 18:37 (UTC) (Link)
photogoot at 2009-01-15 01:37 (UTC) (Link)
Wonderful use of "entropy".

Any hints as to your inspiration? Has a new leaf been turned over? Do tell...
ehowton at 2009-01-15 04:29 (UTC) (Link)
Smarter than the average bear! It has indeed sir - more information to follow. Probably Friday's post.

Wonderful to see you here.
whester at 2009-01-17 00:40 (UTC) (Link)
Very beautiful sir I must commend you on a fine fin peace of literary art.
ehowton at 2009-01-17 00:52 (UTC) (Link)
*perfect* avatar for this comment. Thanks dude. And its good to see you back. You got a lot of comments on your return post...
whester at 2009-01-17 01:41 (UTC) (Link)
That means quite a lot from a avatar buff like yourself. That was one I took on a trail in Gatlinburg TN on my honeymoon that your poem sparked very fond memories of. Very beautiful country with great views of the Smokey Mountains.
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