"Beside the Point"

You're a poet...and you know it!
Post Reply
jeff j
Posts: 2822
Joined: Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:49 pm

"Beside the Point"

Post by jeff j » Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:46 pm

"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."
be yourself, the real fictional character?
jeff j
Posts: 2822
Joined: Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:49 pm

Re: "Beside the Point"

Post by jeff j » Sat Nov 17, 2007 3:05 am

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...
be yourself, the real fictional character?
awakening
Site Admin
Posts: 2277
Joined: Sat Nov 12, 2005 7:10 pm

Re: "Beside the Point"

Post by awakening » Sat Nov 17, 2007 9:24 am

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.'


Post Reply