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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:46 pm    Post subject: "Beside the Point" Reply with quote

"Beside the Point"
by Stephen Cushman

Beside the Point

"The sky has never won a prize.
The clouds have no careers.
The rainbow doesn't say my work,
thank goodness.

The rock in the creek's not so productive.
The mud on the bank's not too pragmatic.
There's nothing useful in the noise
the wind makes in the leaves.

Buck up now, my fellow superfluity,
and let's both be of that worthless ilk,
self-indulgent as shooting stars,
self-absorbed as sunsets.

Who cares if we're inconsequential?
At least we can revel, two good-for-nothings,
in our irrelevance; at least come and make
no difference with me."
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 3:05 am    Post subject: Re: "Beside the Point" Reply with quote

jeff j wrote:
"Beside the Point"
by Stephen Cushman

Beside the Point

"The sky has never won a prize.
The clouds have no careers.
The rainbow doesn't say my work,
thank goodness.

The rock in the creek's not so productive.
The mud on the bank's not too pragmatic.
There's nothing useful in the noise
the wind makes in the leaves.

Buck up now, my fellow superfluity,
and let's both be of that worthless ilk,
self-indulgent as shooting stars,
self-absorbed as sunsets.


Who cares if we're inconsequential?
At least we can revel, two good-for-nothings,
in our irrelevance; at least come and make
no difference with me
."


leo,
this is very close to my feelings about (y)our forum...
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 9:24 am    Post subject: Re: "Beside the Point" Reply with quote

jeff j wrote:
jeff j wrote:
"Beside the Point"
by Stephen Cushman

Beside the Point

"The sky has never won a prize.
The clouds have no careers.
The rainbow doesn't say my work,
thank goodness.

The rock in the creek's not so productive.
The mud on the bank's not too pragmatic.
There's nothing useful in the noise
the wind makes in the leaves.

Buck up now, my fellow superfluity,
and let's both be of that worthless ilk,
self-indulgent as shooting stars,
self-absorbed as sunsets.


Who cares if we're inconsequential?
At least we can revel, two good-for-nothings,
in our irrelevance; at least come and make
no difference with me
."


leo,
this is very close to my feelings about (y)our forum...


Thanks Jeff
I love it and may use it for a newsletter.

It reminds me of Chuang Tzu's story of the useless tree.

The cinnamon tree can be eaten, and therefore it is cut down. The varnish tree is useful, and therefore incisions are made in it. All men know the advantage of being useful, but no one knows the advantage of being useless.'


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